No Limit Larry & Morning Maddhouse

No Limit Larry & Morning Maddhouse

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Charlotte has put some great players in the National Basketball League (NBA). Most were high school standouts and went on to play big-time college basketball. All the top players from Charlotte to play in the NBA at a high level did not attend a big-time college. No matter the path they took the top five players from Charlotte to play in the NBA all made a huge impact once they hit the league. From shooters to big men, Charlotte has produced them all. Most have gone on to become household names. As the league continues the list continues to grow. I am sure some of the players currently in the league will one day make the list if they did not this time. So check out my 5 top basketball players to play in the National Basketball League coming out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry was not born in Charlotte but was raised in Charlotte. He attended Charlotte Christian High School where he starred and was recruited by Davidson College. He went on to become the Number 7 overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft. He is a 4x NBA champion, 2x MVP, and a 9x NBA all-star. He currently holds the record for most 3-pointers of all time.

  • Antawn Jamison

    Antawn Jamison was not born in Charlotte. He was raised in Charlotte after moving to the city at a very young age. He attended Providence High School where he was a five-star recruit. He went on to attend The University of North Carolina where he was a college all-star. He went on to become the number 4 overall pick in the 1998 draft. He is a 2x all-star and NBA 6th man of the year. He played in the NBA for 16 seasons.

  • Jeff McInnis

    Jeff  ‘Touche’ McInnis was born and raised in Charlotte. He attended West Charlotte High School where he won a state championship. He also attended the world-famous Oak Hill Academy. He went on to star at The University of North Carolina. He was the 37th pick overall in the 1996 NBA draft. He played for 12 years in the NBA. He also played in the CBA where he was the MVP of the league in 2000.

     

  • Bobby Jones

    Bobby Jones is one of the most decorated players in NBA history. He was born and raised in Charlotte. He attended South Mecklenburg High School. He went on to play college basketball for the University of North Carolina. He was the number 5 pick in the 1974 NBA draft.  He was an NBA Champion in 1983. He is inducted into the basketball hall of fame. He also is known as the secretary of defense.

  • Patrick Williams

    Patrick Williams was born and raised in Charlotte. He went to West Charlotte High School where he led the lions to a state championship appearance. He then attended The University of Florida State. He won 6th man of the year for the Seminoles in 2020. He was the 4th pick in the 2020 NBA draft. He made the NBA rookie second team in his rookie season.

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