Charlotte Hornets Best Players of All Time

The Charlotte Hornets are one of the most beloved and successful teams in recent NBA history. Founded in 1988, they have a long legacy of excellence on the court that has been punctuated by two division titles, six playoff appearances and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. The team is known for its passionate fan base as well as its unique identity rooted in local culture. Led by All-Star point guard Kemba Walker and center Dwight Howard, this young core is poised to take their place among basketball’s elite franchises with an exciting brand of play that promises many more years of success ahead.

1. Kemba Walker

Point guard

Kemba Walker Career

  • High school: Rice (Manhattan, New York)
  • College: Connecticut (2008–2011)
  • NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2011–present
  • 2011–2019: Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
  • 2019–2021: Boston Celtics
  • 2021–2022: New York Knicks
  • 2022–2023: Dallas Mavericks
  • 4× NBA All-Star (2017–2020), All-NBA Third Team (2019), 2× NBA Sportsmanship Award (2017, 2018), NCAA Champion (2011), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2011), Consensus First-Team All-American (2011), Bob Cousy Award (2011), First-Team All-Big East (2011), Third-Team All-Big East (2010), Big East Tournament MVP (2011), Second-Team Parade All-American (2008), McDonald's All-American (2008)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas U-18 Championship, : 2008 Formosa: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas U-18 Championship
  • : 2008 Formosa: Team

Kemba Walker is a point guard for the Charlotte Hornets and has been in the NBA since 2011. Kemba was drafted 9th overall by the Bobcats in 2011, who traded him to the Hornets just two years later.

Kemba has had three different teams over his six-year career - Charlotte, Boston and New York - but he's still managed to be one of the most consistent players in the league. In 2019, Walker led Charlotte to their first playoff appearance in eight seasons; they eventually lost 4-0 to LeBron James and The Golden State Warriors (who went on to win the championship).

Kemba is married with two young children and enjoys spending time with family as much as possible - especially when they're able to travel together. Kemba Walker is a talented basketball player who has been successful both in the NBA and internationally. He was drafted first overall by the Charlotte Hornets in 2011 and has since played for several teams, including the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, and Portland Trail Blazers.

Kemba Walker is known for his explosiveness on offense as well as his defensive abilities; he has twice won an All-NBA Third Team honor. In 2018 he led the Charlotte Hornets to their first playoff appearance in over 20 years—an impressive achievement given that they were one of the worst teams in the league at that time. Kemba Walker currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks and is still young enough to continue making waves on court

2. Larry Johnson

Power forward

Larry Johnson Career

  • 2× NBA All-Star (1993, 1995)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1993)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1992)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)
  • NCAA champion (1990)
  • Naismith College Player of the Year (1991)
  • John R. Wooden Award (1991)
  • USBWA Player of the Year (1991)
  • NABC Player of the Year (1991)
  • Sporting News College Player of the Year (1991)
  • 2× Consensus first-team All-American (1990, 1991)
  • 2× Big West Player of the Year (1990, 1991)
  • 2x First-team All-Big West (1990, 1991)
  • No. 4 retired by UNLV Runnin' Rebels
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1989)
  • Mr. Basketball USA (1987)
  • 2-Time National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men's Basketball Player Of The Year
  • First-team Parade All-American (1987)
  • McDonald's All-American (1987)
  • Texas Mr. Basketball (1987)

Larry Johnson was a highly-touted power forward who played in the NBA for ten seasons. He averaged 21.8 points and 10 rebounds per game over his career.

Johnson is perhaps best known for leading the Hornets to their first ever playoff appearance in 1995, which they eventually lost to the Chicago Bulls in six games.

After leaving Charlotte, Johnson spent two years with the Milwaukee Bucks before signing with Sacramento Kings in 2001, where he retired after playing just one season due to injury Larry Johnson was a prolific scorer in the NBA and is one of only four players to score 30,000 points in his career.

He also had good skills defensively, averaging 2.9 blocks per game over his career. His time with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks were both successful; he won two All-Star games and an NBA championship with the latter team. After retiring from playing professionally, Johnson worked as a commentator for ESPN for several years before joining TNT as an analyst early in 2018

3. Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning Career

  • NBA champion (2006)
  • 7× NBA All-Star (1994–1997, 2000–2002)
  • All-NBA First Team (1999)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2000)
  • 2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1999, 2000)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1999, 2000)
  • 2× NBA blocks leader (1999, 2000)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2002)
  • No. 33 retired by Miami Heat
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1992)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1990)
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (1991)
  • Big East Player of the Year (1992)
  • 2× First-team All-Big East (1990, 1992)
  • 3× Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1989, 1990, 1992)
  • 2× USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1990, 2000)
  • NCAA blocks leader (1989)
  • National high school player of the year (1988)
  • McDonald's All-American Game MVP (1988)
  • 2× First-team Parade All-American (1987, 1988)
  • Second-team Parade All-American (1986)
  • Virginia Mr. Basketball (1988)

Alonzo Mourning is a five-time NBA Champion and two-time Finals MVP. He was drafted second overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets and played for them until 2001.

He then joined the Miami Heat, where he won his first title in 2006 and his second in 2007. In 2008, Mourning retired from professional basketball after playing with the Heat for 13 seasons.

Alonzo currently holds several positions within the Miami Heat organization including Vice President of Player Programs and Development Alonzo Mourning was a dominant player in the NBA for over a decade, winning championships with Miami Heat and New Jersey Nets.

He was an All-NBA selection six times and led the league in blocks twice. After retiring from the game, he founded Alonzo Mourning Foundation to help disadvantaged children in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

4. Glen Rice

Glen Rice Career

  • NBA champion (2000)
  • 3× NBA All-Star (1996–1998)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1997)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1997)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1998)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1990)
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (1995)
  • NCAA champion (1989)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1989)
  • Consensus second team All-American (1989)
  • Big Ten Player of the Year (1989)
  • No. 41 retired by Michigan Wolverines
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (1985)

Glen Rice was a highly productive small forward in the NBA for many years. He first gained fame as a member of the Miami Heat, where he won two championships and helped lead them to another Finals appearance.

After leaving Miami, Glen spent time with the Charlotte Hornets before retiring in 2004. Glen is now a commentator on various sports broadcasts and has written two books about his basketball career experiences.

Glen Rice was a prolific scorer in the NBA and is one of the most decorated players in league history. He won an NBA championship with the Lakers and three All-Star games. Rice also held numerous NCAA records, including winning a national title with Michigan Wolverines in 1989.

After retiring from basketball, Glen Rice has devoted his time to charity work and promoting educational programs for children across America.

5. Gerald Wallace

Power forward

Gerald Wallace Career

  • High school: Childersburg, (Childersburg, Alabama)
  • College: Alabama (2000–2001)
  • NBA draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 2001–2015
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 45, 3
  • 2001–2004: Sacramento Kings
  • 2004–2011: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2011–2012: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2012–2013: New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets
  • 2013–2015: Boston Celtics
  • NBA All-Star (2010), NBA All-Defensive First Team (2010), NBA steals leader (2006), Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2000), First-team Parade All-American (2000), Alabama Mr. Basketball (2000), McDonald's All-American (2000)
  • Points: 9,933 (11.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 4,838 (5.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,725 (2.1 apg)

Gerald Wallace was drafted 25th overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2001. He played for the Kings from 2001 to 2004 and then joined the New Jersey Nets in 2005.

Wallace is a two-time all-star, winning his first award with Sacramento in 2002 and again with New Jersey in 2013. Injuries have limited Wallace's career somewhat, but he has still been an effective player throughout it all.

Gerald Wallace will be turning 40 this year and retirement is not currently on his agenda - although that may change at any time. Gerald Wallace was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004. He played for the team until 2011, when he was traded to Portland.

In 2012, he signed with the New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets and helped them reach the playoffs that year. The Celtics acquired him in 2013 and he has remained with them ever since; they reached the NBA Finals this past season. Gerald Wallace is a two-time All-Star and won an All-Defensive First Team award during his time in the league.

6. Dell Curry

Shooting guard

Dell Curry Career

  • High school: Fort Defiance (Fort Defiance, Virginia)
  • College: Virginia Tech (1982–1986)
  • NBA draft 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 1986–2002
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 30
  • 1986–1987: Utah Jazz
  • 1987–1988: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1988–1998: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1999: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1999–2002: Toronto Raptors
  • NBA Sixth Man of The Year (1994), Consensus second-team All-American (1986), Metro Conference Player of the Year (1986), 3× First-team All-Metro Conference (1984–1986), No. 30 retired by Virginia Tech Hokies, Fourth-team Parade All-American (1982), McDonald's All-American (1982), Virginia Mr. Basketball (1982)
  • Points: 12,670 (11.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,617 (2.4 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,909 (1.8 apg)

Dell Curry was a shooting guard who played in the NBA for over 20 years. He started his career with the Utah Jazz, and then spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets before finishing up his career with the Golden State Warriors.

Dell Curry is considered one of the best shooting guards in NBA history, as he was able to shot well from beyond the arc. Dell Curry retired from professional basketball in 2002 after playing for several different teams over two decades. Dell Curry completed his college career at Virginia Tech, where he was a two-time Mr.

Basketball and four-time All-American. Dell played 11 seasons in the NBA with five different teams before retiring in 2009. His best years came with the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors, where he averaged over 17 points per game each season. After retirement, Dell became an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors and is currently coaching their summer league team.

7. LaMelo Ball

Point guard

LaMelo Ball Career

  • High school: , Chino Hills (Chino Hills, California), SPIRE Academy (Geneva, Ohio)
  • NBA draft 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018: Prienai
  • 2018: Los Angeles Ballers
  • 2019–2020: Illawarra Hawks
  • 2020–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • NBA All-Star (2022), NBA Rookie of the Year (2021), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2021), NBL Rookie of the Year (2020), JBA champion (2018), JBA All-Star (2018)

LaMelo Ball is one of the most promising young stars in the NBA. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 2020 and has already shown great potential, averaging 23.5 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game this season.

LaMelo Ball is known for his incredible shooting ability, with an average of 43% from three-point range throughout his career so far. He is also a very adept passer who can create opportunities for himself or others on the court.

LaMelo Ball will be playing in his first All-Star Game this year, and he is sure to put on a show during what will likely be a highly competitive contest. LaMelo Ball is a talented professional basketball player who was drafted first overall in the 2018 NBA draft.

LaMelo started his career with the Prienai U19 team before being signed by the Los Angeles Ballers in 2018. He quickly became one of the best rookies in the league, leading the Lakers to their first playoff appearance since 2013 and earning himself an All-Star selection.

LaMelo has continued his success into 2019-20, averaging 23 points, five rebounds and three assists per game for Charlotte Hornets. LaMelo is known for his flashy playstyle which often results in him making spectacular dunks or layups on offense, as well as jaw-dropping blocks on defense.

8. Muggsy Bogues

Muggsy Bogues Career

  • High school: Paul Laurence Dunbar, (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • College: Wake Forest (1983–1987)
  • NBA draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Washington Bullets
  • Playing career: 1987–2001
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 1, 14
  • Coaching career: 2005–2014
  • USBL Rookie of the Year (1987), Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (1987), First-team All-ACC (1987), No. 14 retired by Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • Points: 6,858 (7.7 ppg)
  • Assists: 6,726 (7.6 apg)
  • Steals: 1,369 (1.5 spg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA World Championship, : 1986 Spain: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA World Championship
  • : 1986 Spain: National team

Bogues was a five-time All-Star and two-time champion with the Washington Bullets. Bogues is perhaps best known for his creativity on the court, which led to him earning the nickname "The Muggsy Bogues Show." After playing eleven seasons in the NBA, Bogues retired in 2001.

He then coached at Florida International University until 2005. In 2014, he joined ESPN as an analyst and color commentator for basketball games and tournaments. Muggsy Bogues was a versatile player who excelled at both shooting and passing. Muggsy Bogues played in the NBA for 19 seasons, spending time with the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors.

Muggsy Bogues is best known for his years as a member of the Charlotte Sting team in the 1995-1996 season. Muggsy Bogues has been inducted into several Hall of Fame ceremonies including those of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), National Basketball Association (NBA), and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

9. Baron Davis

Point guard

Baron Davis Career

  • High school: Crossroads School, (Santa Monica, California)
  • College: UCLA (1997–1999)
  • NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 1999–2016
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 1, 5, 85, 24
  • 1999–2002: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2002–2005: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2005–2008: Golden State Warriors
  • 2008–2011: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2011: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2011–2012: New York Knicks
  • 2016: Delaware 87ers
  • 2× NBA All-Star (2002, 2004), All-NBA Third Team (2004), 2× NBA steals leader (2004, 2007), Third-team All-American – AP (1999), First-team All-Pac-10 (1999), Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1998), Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (1998), Gatorade Player of the Year (1997), First-team Parade All-American (1997), McDonald's All-American (1997), California Mr. Basketball (1997)
  • Points: 13,447 (16.1 ppg)
  • Assists: 6,025 (7.2 apg)
  • Steals: 1,530 (1.8 spg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, Goodwill Games, : 2001 Brisbane: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Goodwill Games
  • : 2001 Brisbane: National team

Baron Davis was born on April 13th, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Crossroads School where he starred as a point guard for the Lakers' youth teams before going to UCLA.

Baron was drafted 3rd overall by the Charlotte Hornets and spent six seasons with them before moving on to New Orleans Pelicans. In 2009, he signed with the Golden State Warriors and played two seasons there before retiring at age 34 in 2014 due to injury.

Baron has since become an NBA TV analyst and is currently working for TNT as well as his own clothing line called "Baron Davis Clothing". Baron Davis was a highly decorated college basketball player, earning First-team Parade All-American and California Mr.

Basketball honors in 1997 before being drafted with the 7th pick by the Golden State Warriors. Baron played for five different NBA teams over his nine seasons, amassing averages of 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game while shooting 43% from three point range.

Baron retired from professional basketball in 2016 after playing for the Delaware 87ers of the G League where he averaged 21 points and 6 assists per game this season

10. Emeka Okafor

Power forward

Emeka Okafor Career

  • High school: Bellaire (Bellaire, Texas)
  • College: UConn (2001–2004)
  • NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2004–2013; 2017–2020
  • Position: Center / Power forward
  • Number: 50
  • 2004–2009: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2009–2012: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2012–2013: Washington Wizards
  • 2017–2018: Delaware 87ers
  • 2018: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2019–2020: Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2005), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2005), NCAA champion (2004), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2004), NABC Co-Player of the Year (2004), Consensus first-team All-American (2004), Third-team All-American – NABC (2003), 2× NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2003, 2004), Chip Hilton Player of the Year (2004), Pete Newell Big Man Award (2004), Big East Player of the Year (2004), 2× First-team All-Big East (2003, 2004), 2× Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2003, 2004), NCAA blocks leader (2003)
  • Points: 7,370 (12.0 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 5,967 (9.7 rpg)
  • Blocks: 1,003 (1.6 bpg)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing the  United States, Olympic Games, : 2004 Athens: United States
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 2004 Athens: United States

Emeka Okafor was originally selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2004 NBA draft. He spent four seasons with the team before being traded to New Orleans Hornets in 2009.

Okafor continued his career with the Hornets until 2013, when he signed with Washington Wizards. He played for them for two more seasons before retiring in 2017. Emeka Okafor is a two-time All Star and recipient of two MVP Awards during his professional basketball career.

His impressive stats include averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds per game over his 17-year career. Emeka Okafor has also philanthropically supported various organizations throughout his life, most notably Habitat for Humanity where he has built homes several times himself.

Okafor was a two-time NCAA champion with the Georgetown Hoyas and an All-American honoree. Okafor was drafted No. 2 by Washington in the 2005 NBA Draft, but had a lackluster rookie season due to injury. Okafor's breakout year came in 2007–08 when he averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and one block per game while helping lead Washington to the Eastern Conference Finals before falling to Orlando Magic in six games.

After another strong campaign (16 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks) in 2008–09, Okafor signed with New Orleans as a free agent for the 2009–10 season where he helped them reach the 2010 playoffs before being swept by Miami Heat in four games

11. Anthony Mason

Forward

Anthony Mason Career

  • NBA All-Star (2001)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1997)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1997)
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1995)

Anthony Mason was born on December 14, 1966 in Miami, Florida. He played in the NBA from 1988 to 2003 and averaged 13 points and 7 rebounds per game over his career.

Mason died from a heart attack on February 28, 2015 at the age of 48. Anthony Mason was a versatile player who could play multiple positions on the court. Mason had an illustrious career with stints with three different teams, including two in the NBA.

He is best known for his time spent with the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets, where he helped lead each team to playoffs appearances. In 2001, Mason was selected to participate in the All-Star game after averaging 18 points per game that season. After retiring from playing basketball, Mason has since worked as a television commentator and analyst for various leagues around the world

12. PJ Washington

Power forward

PJ Washington Career

  • High school: , Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada), Lone Star High School (Frisco, Texas)
  • College: Kentucky (2017–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2020), Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, USBWA, SN (2019), First-team All-SEC (2019), McDonald's All-American (2017)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 2016 Chile: National team, FIBA Under-19 World Cup, : 2017 Egypt:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 2016 Chile: National team
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup
  • : 2017 Egypt:

PJ Washington is a 24-year-old power forward who played college basketball at Kentucky. He was drafted 12th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2019 NBA Draft and has since signed with the team.

In his freshman year at Kentucky, he averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game while playing alongside fellow All-American De'Aaron Fox. As a sophomore, Washington improved upon those numbers to average 16 points and 7 rebounds per contest before declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft early after winning SEC Player of the Year honors.

His rookie season saw him play in all 82 games for Charlotte, averaging 14 minutes and 4 points per game off the bench as they made it to the playoffs where they were eventually swept by Philadelphia。 Washington was a McDonald's All-American in 2017 and helped lead the Hornets to their first playoff appearance since 2006. Washington played collegiately at Georgetown, where he won numerous awards, including Third Team AP All-America honors and First Team USBWA accolades as a sophomore in 2018-19.

In his rookie season with Charlotte, Washington averaged 16 points and eight rebounds per game while helping the team finish 41–41 on the year.

13. Cody Zeller

Power forward

Cody Zeller Career

  • High school: Washington (Washington, Indiana)
  • College: Indiana (2011–2013)
  • NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2021: Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
  • 2021–2022: Portland Trail Blazers
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014), Consensus second-team All-American (2013), First-team All-Big Ten (2013), Second-team All-Big Ten (2012), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2012), Big Ten All-Freshman team (2012), McDonald's All-American (2011), Second-team Parade All-American (2011), Indiana Mr. Basketball (2011)

Cody Zeller is a center for the Charlotte Hornets and was drafted 4th overall in the 2013 NBA draft. He played college basketball at Indiana and had a standout career there, averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds per game his senior year.

In the 2013 offseason, he signed with Charlotte as an undrafted free agent. He has since become one of the team's most important players, starting all but two games during his rookie season and being named to both the All-Rookie Second Team and All-NBA Third Team in 2016/17 respectively.

In 2018/19, Cody averaged 20 points (on 53% shooting from the field) along with 9 rebounds per game while leading Charlotte to their first playoff appearance in over 20 years. Cody Zeller was a highly-touted recruit out of high school, and he made an immediate impact in the NBA. He played for the Charlotte Bobcats from 2013 to 2021, before joining the Portland Trail Blazers in 2022.

Zeller has won several awards during his career, including being named an All-Rookie Second Team player in 2014 and a consensus second-team All-American in 2013. He is also one of only two players ever to be named Indiana Mr Basketball twice (2011 & 2012). Cody's biggest contribution to basketball may have come off the court - through his work with charities like Feed America and The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana - which serve as excellent examples of what goes into making a successful professional athlete/personality beyond just playing ball.

14. Raymond Felton

Point guard

Raymond Felton Career

  • High school: Latta (Latta, South Carolina)
  • College: North Carolina (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2005–2019
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • 2005–2010: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2010–2011: New York Knicks
  • 2011: Denver Nuggets
  • 2011–2012: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2012–2014: New York Knicks
  • 2014–2016: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2016–2017: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2017–2019: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006), NCAA champion (2005), Bob Cousy Award winner (2005), Third-team All-American – AP (2005), First-team All-ACC (2005), 2× Third-team All-ACC (2003, 2004), All-ACC Freshman Team (2003), No. 2 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels, Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2002), First-team Parade All-American (2002), Third-team Parade All-American (2001), South Carolina Mr. Basketball (2002), McDonald's All-American (2002)

Raymond Felton played college basketball at North Carolina before being drafted in the first round by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005. He was traded to the New York Knicks in 2010, where he spent five seasons until being dealt to the Denver Nuggets in 2019.

Felton is a two-time All-Star and has averaged 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal per game over his professional career. Raymond Felton was born on June 26th 1984 in Marion, South Carolina and will turn 39 years old next month Raymond Felton is a three-time All-ACC selection and two-time Third team All American.

Raymond Felton was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2006, but he failed to live up to expectations with them and was traded to the New York Knicks shortly after. Raymond Felton enjoyed some success with the Knicks before signing a four year $56 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. After one season with Dallas, Raymond Felton was traded to Los Angeles Clippers where he has since played his last game as an NBA player at age 31 in 2017 due to injury problems...

15. Al Jefferson

Forward-center

Al Jefferson Career

  • High school: Prentiss (Prentiss, Mississippi)
  • NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 2004–2018
  • Position: Center / Power forward
  • Number: 8, 7, 25
  • 2004–2007: Boston Celtics
  • 2007–2010: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2010–2013: Utah Jazz
  • 2013–2016: Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
  • 2016–2018: Indiana Pacers
  • 2018: Xinjiang Flying Tigers
  • All-NBA Third Team (2014), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2005), McDonald's All-American (2004), First-team Parade All-American (2004), Mississippi Mr. Basketball (2004)
  • Points: 14,343 (15.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 7,690 (8.4 rpg)
  • Blocks: 1,093 (1.2 bpg)

Al Jefferson is a former NBA center and power forward. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2004, and played for them from 2004-2018. Jefferson had an impressive career with Minnesota Timberwolves before joining the Hornets in 2018.

His 8 seasons with Boston are some of his most successful, as he averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game during that time period. Jefferson's best season came in 2011-12 when he averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists per game on 53% shooting from the field (all stats via Basketball-Reference).

After spending one year with Charlotte, Al will now move onto his next chapter - retirement after 20 years playing professional basketball. Al Jefferson was drafted 9th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Al Jefferson had an impressive college career at Kentucky, where he won two NCAA Championships and was a Second-team All-American.

In his rookie season with Utah, Jefferson averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds per game. He helped lead the Jazz to their first playoff appearance in over 8 years that year. Jefferson continued to be one of the most consistent players for Utah during his time there, averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds per game from 2007-2010 before being traded to Charlotte in 2013.

With Charlotte, Al led them to a Hornets/Bobcats franchise record 42 wins in 2014 but was later traded again, this time to Indiana midway through the 2016-17 season where he has since played out his final seasons as a Pacer (2018). In total, Al has appeared in 1128 games (including playoffs) scoring 24 thousand points and grabbing 16 thousand rebounds along the way - making him one of only 5 players ever with 15000+ point & 7000+ rebound averages.

At 36 years old Al is still playing at an high level; currently averaging 17ppg / 11rpg for Xinjiang Flying Tigers of China's CBA league..

16. Marvin Williams

Power forward

Marvin Williams Career

  • High school: Bremerton (Bremerton, Washington)
  • College: North Carolina (2004–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2005–2020
  • Position: Power forward / Small forward
  • Number: 24, 2, 20
  • 2005–2012: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2012–2014: Utah Jazz
  • 2014–2020: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2020: Milwaukee Bucks
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006), NCAA champion (2005), USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2005), ACC Rookie of the Year (2005), ACC All-Freshman Team (2005), First-team Parade All-American (2004), McDonald's All-American (2004)
  • Points: 10,965 (10.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 5,546 (5.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,373 (1.3 apg)

Marvin Williams was drafted second overall by the Atlanta Hawks in 2005. Marvin Williams played for the Hawks from 2005 to 2012 and averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

In 2013, Marvin Williams signed with the Pelicans and played for them until 2016 when he rejoined the Hawks. In 2018, Marvin Williams announced his retirement from professional basketball after 16 seasons in the NBA..

MarvinWilliams is a two-time All-Star (2012, 2017) and has been selected to participate in three consecutive All-NBA first teams (2013–2015). He also won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 as a member of their small forward unit alongside Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson Marvin Williams is a versatile forward who was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2012.

Marvin Williams has been with the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, and now Philadelphia 76ers during his career. Marvin Williams has averaged 10.2 points per game throughout his NBA career so far, including 546 rebounds and 1,373 assists. MarvinsWilliams was named to two All-Rookie Second Teams (2006 & 2014) as well as an All-ACC team once upon graduating from college (2005).

He will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers this upcoming season after signing with them earlier this year free agency period.

17. Terry Rozier

Point guard

Terry Rozier Career

  • High school: , Shaker Heights, (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Hargrave, (Chatham, Virginia)
  • College: Louisville (2013–2015)
  • NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2019: Boston Celtics
  • 2015–2016: →Maine Red Claws
  • 2019–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • Second-team All-ACC (2015), AAC All-Rookie Team (2014)

Terry Rozier is a shooting guard and point guard for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. He was born on March 17, 1994, in Youngstown, Ohio. Rozier attended high school at Shaker Heights (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and then Hargrave (Chatham, Virginia).

In his sophomore year of college at Louisville he led the Cardinals to their first NCAA championship game appearance since 1986 before losing to North Carolina 84-75 in overtime. Rozier was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 21st overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft but only played one season with them before being traded to Minnesota Timberwolves where he spent two more seasons before joining Charlotte Hornets as a free agent during 2018–19 season .

Terry Rozier has won several awards including Second Team All-NBA 2016-17 Season and Third Team All-NBA 2017–18 Season .

18. Vlade Divac

Center

Vlade Divac Career

  • NBA draft 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 1983–2005
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 12, 21
  • 1983–1986: Sloga
  • 1986–1989: Partizan
  • 1989–1996: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1996–1998: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1999: Crvena zvezda
  • 1998–2004: Sacramento Kings
  • 2004–2005: Los Angeles Lakers
  • NBA All-Star (2001), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1990), No. 21 retired by Sacramento Kings, FIBA Korać Cup champion (1989), Yugoslav League champion (1987), Yugoslav Cup winner (1989), Mister Europa Player of the Year (1989), FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991), 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008), Olympic Order (2016)
  • Points: 13,398 (11.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 9,326 (8.2 rpg)
  • Blocks: 1,631 (1.4 bpg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • FIBA Hall of Fame as player
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Yugoslavia, Summer Olympic Games, : 1988 Seoul: Team, FIBA World Cup, : 1990 Argentina: Team, : 1986 Spain: Team, FIBA Eurobasket, : 1989 Yugoslavia: Team, : 1991 Italy: Team, : 1987 Greece: Team, Universiade, : 1987 Zagreb: Team, FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup, : 1987 Italy: Under-19, European Championship for Cadets, : 1985 Bulgaria: Under-16, Representing FR Yugoslavia, Summer Olympic Games, : 1996 Atlanta: Team, FIBA World Cup, : 2002 Indianapolis: Team, FIBA Eurobasket, : 1995 Greece: Team, : 1999 France: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Yugoslavia
  • Summer Olympic Games
  • : 1988 Seoul: Team
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 1990 Argentina: Team
  • : 1986 Spain: Team
  • FIBA Eurobasket
  • : 1989 Yugoslavia: Team
  • : 1991 Italy: Team
  • : 1987 Greece: Team
  • Universiade
  • : 1987 Zagreb: Team
  • FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
  • : 1987 Italy: Under-19
  • European Championship for Cadets
  • : 1985 Bulgaria: Under-16
  • Representing FR Yugoslavia
  • Summer Olympic Games
  • : 1996 Atlanta: Team
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 2002 Indianapolis: Team
  • FIBA Eurobasket
  • : 1995 Greece: Team
  • : 1999 France: Team

Vlade Divac is a Serbian professional basketball player who has played for various clubs throughout his career including KK Partizan, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings.

He was part of the senior Yugoslav national team that won bronze medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and he also competed at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. After retiring from playing professionally, he served as president of KK Partizan between 2006 and 2008 before serving as president of Serbia's Olympic Committee between 2009 and 2017.

In 2014, he was named an honorary citizen of Belgrade following his contributions to sport in his home country over several decades Vlade Divac was a dominant center in the NBA throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He is one of only two players to win both an MVP award (1997) and a Finals MVP award (2002). Divac also won five championship rings with the Lakers, Hornets, and Serbian national team.

In 2007, he became head coach of his former team, the Lakers, but resigned after just three seasons due to health concerns. Since retiring from playing basketball in 2005, Divac has worked as a sports administrator for various organizations including FIBA Europe and Euroleague Basketball Association..

19. Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones Career

  • 3× NBA All-Star (1997, 1998, 2000)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2000)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1998–2000)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
  • NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (1995)
  • NBA steals leader (2000)
  • Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (1994)
  • Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1994)

Eddie Jones was a shooting guard and small forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and Charlotte Hornets during his playing career. He averaged 12 points per game in his NBA career.

Jones is currently an assistant coach with the Australian Boomers team. Eddie Jones was born on October 20th, 1971 in Pompano Beach Florida to African American parents who played basketball professionally before he was born.

His younger brother Reggie also had a successful professional basketball career as a player-coach in Spain and South America before retiring in 2013 at the age of 42 after 16 seasons as head coach of Gran Canaria Basket Club (Gran Canaria).

Jones holds dual citizenship with Australia through his father's heritage, which helped him land coaching roles Down Under including stints with Melbourne United (2011–12) and Sydney Kings (2015).

20. Gordon Hayward

Power forward

Gordon Hayward Career

  • High school: Brownsburg (Brownsburg, Indiana)
  • College: Butler (2008–2010)
  • NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2017: Utah Jazz
  • 2017–2020: Boston Celtics
  • 2020–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • NBA All-Star (2017), Horizon League Player of the Year (2010), 2× First-team All-Horizon League (2009, 2010), Horizon League Newcomer of the Year (2009)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA U-19 World Cup, : 2009 Auckland: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA U-19 World Cup
  • : 2009 Auckland: Team

Gordon Hayward was a standout player at Butler, and he was drafted by the Jazz in 2010. Hayward has been with Utah for six seasons, averaging 18 points per game over that time.

He has also played for the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets in his career. In 2017, Hayward helped lead the Jazz to their first playoff appearance since 2016. Gordon Hayward was born on October 22nd, 1988 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Gordon Hayward attended Butler University where he played college basketball for the Bulldogs from 2005-2008. After graduating from Butler with a degree in communications, Hayward was selected by the Boston Celtics with the ninth overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.

In his rookie season (2008-2009), Gordon Hayward averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds per game while playing alongside future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce on Team USA at the FIBA U-19 World Cup. In his second year (2009-2010), Hayward increased his scoring average to 14 points per game as he led Butler to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance before losing to Florida State in overtime in the Sweet 16 stage.

In 2011-2012, Gordon Haywards stats decreased slightly as Boston struggled early into the season but finished strong winning 47 games and making it all the way to Game 7 of Eastern Conference Finals against Miami Heat before eventually losing 103–101 after leading by as many as 23 points midway through 3rd quarter . Hayward's numbers started increasing steadily again starting from 2012 onwards culminating with him becoming an All Star starter for Boston during 2016-2017 campaign averaging 26 points 8 assists 4 rebounds per contest which helped lead them to their fourth championship trophy since 2007.

21. Jalen McDaniels

Center

Jalen McDaniels Career

  • High school: Federal Way, (Federal Way, Washington)
  • College: San Diego State (2017–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2019–2021: →Greensboro Swarm
  • Second-team All-Mountain West (2019)

McDaniels was the sixth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He played college basketball for San Diego State and averaged 18 points, six rebounds and three assists per game last season.

McDaniels has a strong shooting arsenal with an average of 46% from 3-point range throughout his career thus far. His size (6'9", 205 lbs) and athleticism make him a versatile player who can play both power forward or small forward positions on offense, depending on team needs at any given time.

McDaniels is still learning how to be an effective leader on a team, but he has all the potential to become one of the top players in the league soon Jalen McDaniels is a second-year player for the Charlotte Hornets. He was drafted by the Hornets in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft and has started playing for Greensboro Swarm this season.

Jalen McDaniels played college basketball at San Diego State and averaged 10 points, four rebounds, and two assists per game during his senior year. He is a versatile player who can play both guard positions well and has good shooting skills from behind the arc. Jalen McDaniels is hoping to prove himself as an elite player in the NBA and make a name for himself soon

22. Nicolas Batum

Small forward

Nicolas Batum Career

  • NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
  • Selected by the Houston Rockets
  • Playing career: 2006–present
  • 2006–2008: Le Mans Sarthe
  • 2008–2015: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2011: SLUC Nancy
  • 2015–2020: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2020–present: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2× LNB Pro A Best Young Player (2007, 2008), French Basketball Player of the Year (2021), Albert Schweitzer Tournament MVP (2006), FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2006), , As Director of ASVEL Basketball Operations:, , LNB Pro A champion (2019), French Cup champion (2019)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  France, Summer Olympics, : 2020 Tokyo: Team, FIBA World Cup, : 2014 Spain: , : 2019 China: , EuroBasket, : 2013 Slovenia: , : 2011 Lithuania: , : 2015 France: , U-18 European Championship, : 2006 Greece: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  France
  • Summer Olympics
  • : 2020 Tokyo: Team
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 2014 Spain:
  • : 2019 China:
  • EuroBasket
  • : 2013 Slovenia:
  • : 2011 Lithuania:
  • : 2015 France:
  • U-18 European Championship
  • : 2006 Greece: Team

Nicolas Batum is a French small forward and power forward who has played in the NBA since 2008. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets, but only played for them for one season before moving to Portland Trail Blazers.

In Portland, he made an immediate impact as a rookie, averaging 14 points per game and winning Rookie of The Year honours. He continued his progress in subsequent seasons, becoming an All-Star twice and helping the Blazers make it to the playoffs each time they entered (they were knocked out on both occasions).

In 2018 he moved to Charlotte Hornets where he has been relatively successful so far - despite playing under difficult circumstances due to injuries - averaging 18 points per game over 36 appearances thus far in 2020/21 campaign Nicolas Batum was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2008. Nicolas Batum played for ASVEL from 2006 to 2010 and then moved on to play with the Charlotte Bobcats where he has been since 2011.

He won a French League championship with ASVEL in 2007, an Albert Schweitzer Tournament MVP award in 2006, and helped lead France to a gold medal at the European Under-18 Championship that same year. In 2016, he joined the Portland Clippers as their director of basketball operations and has continued his success there since then, helping them win two LNB Pro A championships (2019) and reach the 2019 French Cup final.

23. Stephen Jackson

Shooting guard

Stephen Jackson Career

  • High school: , Abraham Lincoln, (Port Arthur, Texas), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1997–2014
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 24, 3, 1, 5
  • 1997–1998: La Crosse Bobcats
  • 1998: Sydney Kings
  • 1999, 2000: Marinos de Oriente
  • 1999, 2000: San Carlos
  • 1999: Fort Wayne Fury
  • 2000: Pueblo Nuevo
  • 2000–2001: New Jersey Nets
  • 2001–2003: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2003–2004: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2004–2007: Indiana Pacers
  • 2007–2009: Golden State Warriors
  • 2009–2011: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2011–2012: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2012–2013: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2013–2014: Los Angeles Clippers
  • NBA champion (2003), Second-team Parade All-American (1996), McDonald's All-American (1996)
  • Points: 12,976 (15.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,328 (3.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,634 (3.1 apg)

Stephen Jackson was born on April 5, 1978 in Houston, Texas. He played college basketball at Abraham Lincoln High School and then went on to play professional basketball for the Phoenix Suns from 1997-2014.

Stephen Jackson is a 6'8" forward and shooting guard who is known for his athleticism and scoring ability. In 2004, he led the Suns to their first ever NBA Finals appearance where they eventually lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.

After leaving Phoenix, Jackson spent time with several other teams before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 where he has had success once again as one of their top players. Stephen Jackson is a 2001-2003 NBA All-Star, 3x champion (2003) with the San Antonio Spurs.

He was once fined $50,000 for directing an obscenity at then-Indiana Pacers teammate Jermaine O'Neal. In March 2013, Stephen Jackson was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing his car in Charlotte, NC; he later pleaded guilty and received 18 months probation and community service

24. Matt Carroll

Matt Carroll Career

  • High school: Hatboro-Horsham, (Horsham, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Notre Dame (1999–2003)
  • NBA draft: 2003 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2003–2012
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 31, 3, 13, 33
  • 2003–2004: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2004: Roanoke Dazzle
  • 2004: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2004–2005: Roanoke Dazzle
  • 2005–2009: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2009–2010: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2010–2012: Charlotte Bobcats
  • NBA D-League MVP (2005), First-team All-Big East (2003)
  • Points: 3,013 (6.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 863 (1.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 313 (0.7 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 1998 Puerto Plata: Team competition, FIBA U19 World Championship, : 1999 Lisbon: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 1998 Puerto Plata: Team competition
  • FIBA U19 World Championship
  • : 1999 Lisbon: Team competition

Carroll was born in 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school he attended Notre Dame and played for the Fighting Irish from 1999 to 2003. Carroll went undrafted in the 2003 NBA Draft but signed with the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent that year.

He spent two seasons with Portland before being traded to the Roanoke Dazzle midway through 2004 season where he would finish his career. Carroll retired from professional basketball following the 2012 season and now works as an assistant coach for Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA).

Matt Carroll was drafted in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. Matt Carroll has played for five different teams throughout his career, most notably with the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Bobcats. In 2005, Matt Carroll led the D-League in scoring with 27 points per game while being named MVP of that season's playoffs.

Matt Carroll is a 3 time All-Big East selection and holds numerous other ACC records including 10th highest field goal percentage (.571) during his time at Duke University and 5th all-time leading scorer (2736 points). Most recently, he signed a two year deal with San Antonio Spurs where he will be looking to add some much needed depth behind starters Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge

25. D. J. Augustin

D. J. Augustin Career

  • High school: , Brother Martin, (New Orleans, Louisiana), Hightower, (Missouri City, Texas)
  • College: Texas (2006–2008)
  • NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2008–present
  • 2008–2012: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2012–2013: Indiana Pacers
  • 2013: Toronto Raptors
  • 2013–2014: Chicago Bulls
  • 2014–2015: Detroit Pistons
  • 2015–2016: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2016: Denver Nuggets
  • 2016–2020: Orlando Magic
  • 2020–2021: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2021–2022: Houston Rockets
  • 2022: Los Angeles Lakers
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2009), Bob Cousy Award (2008), Consensus first-team All-American (2008), First-team All-Big 12 (2008), Second-team All-Big 12 (2007), Big 12 All-Rookie Team (2007), McDonald's All-American (2006), Fourth-team Parade All-American (2006)

D. J. Augustin was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school, and he proved it by leading Texas to the NCAA Championship in 2006. Augustin started his career with Charlotte before being traded to Houston midway through the 2011–12 season.

In 2017, Augustin signed with the Utah Jazz after playing for Orlando and Memphis in previous seasons. After averaging 14 points and 5 assists per game for Utah last season, he is expected to be one of the top free agents this summer. At 35 years old, Darnell Jackson may be more likely than not to retire at the end of next season which would open up an opportunity for D-Jou to start from day one on another team next year if interested; however nothing has been confirmed as of yet so we'll just have to wait and see.

D. J. Augustin is a former professional basketball player who has played for the Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Augustin was born on December 28th 1988 in Fort Myers, Florida to parents Darnell and Patricia. He attended Bishop Moore High School where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Knights as both a guard and forward before being drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats with the 15th overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.

After playing one season with Charlotte, he was traded to Indiana along with Brendan Haywood and Jason Maxiell in exchange for Roy Hibbert and Donald Sloan. In his five seasons with Indiana he averaged 8 points 2 assists 3 rebounds per game while shooting 43% from three point range which earned him an All-Star selection in 2013 AND 2014 respectively.. On July 10th 2016 it was announced that Augustin had signed with Denver Nuggets on a 5 year deal worth $80 million dollars which made him their all time leading scorer surpassing Andre Iguodala's record of 27000 points scored within NBA history.

26. Kelly Oubre Jr.

Small forward

Kelly Oubre Jr. Career

  • High school: , George Bush (Fort Bend, Texas), Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada)
  • College: Kansas (2014–2015)
  • NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2018: Washington Wizards
  • 2018–2020: Phoenix Suns
  • 2020–2021: Golden State Warriors
  • 2021–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2015), McDonald's All-American (2014), First-team Parade All-American (2014)

Kelly Oubre Jr. is a small forward who was drafted by the Washington Wizards in the first round of the 2018 NBA draft. Oubre spent two years at Kansas, where he averaged 10.5 points and 5 rebounds per game as a sophomore and junior.

Oubre was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, reuniting him with his former head coach at Kansas, Bill Self. He made his professional debut for Charlotte on October 16 against Toronto Raptors and has since averaged 7 points and 3 rebounds per game in 11 appearances for them so far this season..

In December 2017, Oubre underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his right adductor muscle that had been bothering him for some time .. Kelly Oubre Jr. was selected 15th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. Kelly Oubre Jr.'s playing career began with the Washington Wizards in 2015-16 where he averaged 4 points and 2 rebounds per game.

In 2018, Oubre joined the Phoenix Suns where he posted averages of 7 points and 3 rebounds per game over a season and a half before being traded to Golden State Warriors in 2020. Over his four seasons with Golden State, including two as an starter, Oubre has averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per outing while shooting 43% from three-point range. He is currently signed with Charlotte Hornets for the 2021-22 season and looks to continue his success there after averaging 16 points and 5 boards last year

27. Mason Plumlee

Forward-center

Mason Plumlee Career

  • High school: , Warsaw Community, (Warsaw, Indiana), Christ School, (Arden, North Carolina)
  • College: Duke (2009–2013)
  • NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
  • Selected by the Brooklyn Nets
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013–2015: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2015–2017: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2017–2020: Denver Nuggets
  • 2020–2021: Detroit Pistons
  • 2021–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014), NCAA champion (2010), Consensus second-team All-American (2013), Pete Newell Big Man Award (2013), First-team All-ACC (2013), Third-team All-ACC (2012), McDonald's All-American (2009), Third-team Parade All-American (2009), North Carolina Mr. Basketball (2009)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, World Cup, : 2014 Spain: Team, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 2008 Argentina: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • World Cup
  • : 2014 Spain: Team
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 2008 Argentina: Team

Mason Plumlee is a 7 foot center who played college ball at Duke. He was drafted 22nd overall by the Charlotte Hornets in 2013, and has since established himself as one of the league's top centers.

Plumlee isn't afraid to put his body on the line for his team, and routinely finishes around the rim with force. Mason also brings an extensive amount of experience to any squad he joins, both from playing internationally (with Team USA) and in NBA play.

Mason Plumlee was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 and has since played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets. He is a two-time All-ACC player and an NCAA champion. In his rookie season with the Brooklyn Nets in 2013–14, Plumlee was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

During his time with Portland (2015–17), he won a championship with them in 2015 as well as being named to both the 2016 NBA All-Star Game and 2017 Western Conference All-Star Teams while averaging 10 points per game over that span. After spending one year out of the league playing for Denver (2017–2020), Mason rejoined Charlotte where he averaged 11 points per game through 2020 before signing with Detroit this offseason to play until 2021/22 season His most notable individual accolades include winning Pete Newell Big Man Award during his time at UNC alongside first team all ACC honors from North Carolina in 2009 along side consensus secondteam APAll American status from Louisville’s Rick Pitino who called him “a very difficult matchup because of how skilled he is offensively”

28. James Bouknight

Guard

James Bouknight Career

  • High school: , La Salle Academy, (Manhattan, New York), MacDuffie School, (Granby, Massachusetts)
  • College: UConn (2019–2021)
  • NBA draft 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2021–2022: →Greensboro Swarm
  • First-team All-Big East (2021), Third-team All-AAC (2020), AAC All-Freshman Team (2020)

James Bouknight is a talented shooting guard who was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2nd round of the 2019 NBA Draft. He played high school basketball at La Salle Academy and MacDuffie School before being drafted by the Hornets.

James has shown great promise both offensively and defensively during his time in college, which led to him being selected in the second round of this year's draft by Charlotte. We can expect James to make an impact for the Hornets over next few seasons, as he continues to develop his skills on court James Bouknight was selected 11th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2021 NBA draft.

He has played for Greensboro Swarm and the Charlotte Hornets since then, having averaged 10.1 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game over his career to date. James Bouknight is a versatile player who can score from anywhere on the court, making him an asset for any team he plays for. His best seasons came with Greensboro Swarm where he helped lead them to an NBL championship in 2020 as well as being named Third-team All-AAC that year.

James Bouknight is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2021 NBA draft but could rise even higher if he continues playing at this level; don't miss out on seeing him play live.

29. Cody Martin

Small forward

Cody Martin Career

  • High school: , Davie County, (Mocksville, North Carolina), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
  • College: , NC State (2014–2016), Nevada (2017–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2019: →Greensboro Swarm
  • Second-team All-Mountain West (2018), Third-team All-Mountain West (2019), Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year (2018)

Cody Martin was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on September 28, 1995. He attended Davie County High School and then Oak Hill Academy before entering the NBA draft in 2016.

Martin played college basketball for Duke University and won a National Championship in 2017 as a junior. After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, he signed with the Charlotte Hornets and made his debut that season.

In 2018-19, he averaged 15 points per game while playing 34 minutes per game off the bench for Charlotte Hornets.. Cody Martin played college basketball at NC State and Nevada. He was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, but has yet to play a game for them.

Martin is currently playing with the Greensboro Swarm in the G League. In 2018, he won Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year honors after averaging 2 blocks and 1 steal per game for NC State during their run to an NIT quarterfinal appearance that year as well as being named First Team All-MWC along with teammate Abdul-Malik Abu (a first team selection this season).

Outside of basketball, Cody also studies business management at Nevada where he plans on attending law school after his career is over so that he can continue helping people through legal counsel or mediation services if needed; something his father did before him when Cody was growing up and something Cody takes great pride in following in his footsteps both on and off court because it's always been one of his passions alongside playing sports professionally...

30. Kendall Gill

Kendall Gill Career

  • High school: Rich Central, (Olympia Fields, Illinois)
  • College: Illinois (1986–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 1990–2005
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 13, 9, 12
  • 1990–1993: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1993–1995: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 1995–1996: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1996–2001: New Jersey Nets
  • 2001–2002: Miami Heat
  • 2002–2003: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2003–2004: Chicago Bulls
  • 2004–2005: Milwaukee Bucks
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1991), NBA steals leader (1999), Most Steals in One Game (11), Consensus second-team All-American (1990)
  • Points: 12,914 (13.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 4,002 (4.1 rpg)
  • Steals: 1,519 (1.6 spg)

Kendall Gill was a shooting guard and small forward who played in the NBA for 13 seasons. He is best known for his time with the Charlotte Hornets, where he won two championships.

Kendall Gill started his career at Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Illinois before going on to play college ball at Illinois. After being drafted fifth overall by the Charlotte Hornets in 1990, Gill spent three years with them before signing with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent in 1993.

In 1996, Kendall Gill signed with the Dallas Mavericks and helped them win their first championship that season. He retired from professional basketball following the 2005–2006 season Kendall Gill was a standout player during his time at Seattle SuperSonics. He averaged over 12 points per game and 4 rebounds while stealing the ball more than anyone else in the NBA.

After being drafted by Charlotte Hornets, Kendall played there for two seasons before moving on to New Jersey Nets where he continued to be one of the best defenders in the league and average nearly 16 points per game. In 2001, Kendall joined Miami Heat where he won consecutive MVP Awards and helped lead them to their first championship appearance in 2006. Following his stint with Miami, Kendall signed with Minnesota Timberwolves but only played there for one season before retiring from playing professional basketball in 2003.

Nowadays, Kendall is an analyst for ESPN covering both college and NBA games as well as serving as a color commentator for several tournaments such as NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Championship Game telecasted annually throughout March Madness week by CBS Sports Network 6 .

31. Nick Richards

Center

Nick Richards Career

  • High school: , St. Mary's, (Manhasset, New York), The Patrick School, (Hillside, New Jersey)
  • College: Kentucky (2017–2020)
  • NBA draft 2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans
  • Playing career: 2020–present
  • 2020–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2021: →Greensboro Swarm
  • First-team All-SEC (2020), McDonald's All-American (2017)

Nick Richards was born on November 29, 1997, in Kingston, Jamaica. He played high school basketball at St. Mary's alongside future Kentucky teammate PJ Washington.

Richards then attended The Patrick School and starred for the varsity team as a junior before deciding to enter the 2017 NBA Draft instead of returning for his senior season.

Richards was selected by Charlotte Hornets with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after averaging 18 points and nine rebounds per game during his freshman year at Kentucky Wildcats under head coach John Calipari .

Richards made an immediate impact with Charlotte appearing in all 82games of his rookie season and averaged 10 points and five rebounds per game while shooting 50% from 3-point range . In 2018-19, he posted averages of 13 points and 5 rebounds per game as Charlotte finished third in their division but were eliminated from playoff contention by Boston Celtics who went on to win the 2019 NBA Finals .

32. David Wesley

David Wesley Career

  • High school: Longview (Longview, Texas)
  • College: , Temple JC (1988–1989), Baylor (1989–1992)
  • NBA draft: 1992 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 1992–2007
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • 1992–1993: Wichita Falls Texans
  • 1993–1994: New Jersey Nets
  • 1994–1997: Boston Celtics
  • 1997–2002: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2002–2003: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2004–2006: Houston Rockets
  • 2006–2007: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • First-team All-SWC (1992)
  • Points: 11,842 (12.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,405 (2.5 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,159 (4.4 apg)

David Wesley was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1992 NBA draft but did not play in the league. David Wesley played for five different teams during his playing career, most notably with the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets.

In 2006, Wesley retired from professional basketball after 17 seasons. David Wesley is a two-time All-Star and holds several records as a player, including most games played (1,831) and minutes played (37,186). After retirement from basketball, David Wesley became an analyst for ESPN's coverage of the NBA playoffs David Wesley was a versatile player who could play both point guard and shooting guard.

He played for the Wichita Falls Texans, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, and Houston Rockets in his career. Wesley won two SWC titles with the Texans (1992) and one with the Hornets (1997). He also reached the NBA Finals twice with the Celtics (1994 and 1997) but failed to win an championship overall. After playing 11 seasons in the NBA he retired in 2007 after stints with Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans

33. Boris Diaw

Power forward

Boris Diaw Career

  • High school: INSEP (Paris, France)
  • NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2001–2018
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 32, 13, 3, 33
  • 2001–2003: Pau-Orthez
  • 2003–2005: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2005–2008: Phoenix Suns
  • 2008–2012: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2011: JSA Bordeaux
  • 2012–2016: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2016–2017: Utah Jazz
  • 2017–2018: Levallois Metropolitans
  • NBA champion (2014), NBA Most Improved Player (2006), 2x French League champion (2001, 2003), French League French Player's MVP (2003), All-French League First Team (2003), French League Rising Star (2002), 2x French Cup champion (2002, 2003)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  France, World Cup, : 2014 Spain: , EuroBasket, : 2013 Slovenia: , : 2011 Lithuania: , : 2005 Serbia and Montenegro: , : 2015 France: , FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, : 2000 Croatia: U-18 Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  France
  • World Cup
  • : 2014 Spain:
  • EuroBasket
  • : 2013 Slovenia:
  • : 2011 Lithuania:
  • : 2005 Serbia and Montenegro:
  • : 2015 France:
  • FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
  • : 2000 Croatia: U-18 Team

Diaw is a French power forward who has played in the NBA for 13 seasons. Diaw was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 2003 and has spent most of his career with them, winning three championships while playing alongside stars such as Tony Parker and Tim Duncan.

He joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2015 after spending two years with the Paris Saint-Germain team. Diaw retired from professional basketball at the end of 2018 to take up a role as president of Metropolitans 92, a club based in his home town of Cormeilles-en-Parisis.

Diaw is a versatile player who has played both on the front court and at Shooting Guard. Diaw was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 2003 and played for them until 2005 when he was traded to Phoenix Suns. Diaw then spent two seasons with Charlotte Bobcats before joining Bordeaux of France's National Basketball League (LNB) in 2011 where he won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.

Diaw made his NBA debut with San Antonio Spurs in 2008 and helped lead them to their first championship title that season, becoming just the second European player to do so (after Vlade Divac). He then joined Utah Jazz but left following the 2017 season after playing a total of nine years in the league overall, six of which were with Spurs. Boris now plays for Levallois Metropolitans where he has led them to 2 French Cup titles this year as well as being named MVP of both competitions thus far.

34. Devonte' Graham

Point guard

Devonte Career

  • High school: , Broughton, (Raleigh, North Carolina), Brewster Academy, (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
  • College: Kansas (2014–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2021: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2018–2019: →Greensboro Swarm
  • 2021–present: New Orleans Pelicans
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2018), Big 12 Player of the Year (2018), First-team All-Big 12 (2018), Second-team All-Big 12 (2017), Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2016), Big 12 tournament MVP (2016)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, Summer Universiade, : 2015 Gwangju: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 2015 Gwangju: Team competition

Devonte' Graham was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 22nd 1995. He attended high school at Broughton before going to Brewster Academy for his college years.

Devonte' Graham played one season of basketball at Kansas and he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 2018 with a second round pick. Devonte's main role is as a point guard but he can also play shooting guard or small forward if needed.

In 2017, Devonte won the prestigious John R. Wooden Award which is given to the best player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball every year. Graham has represented Team USA internationally several times and finished fourth overall in the FIBA U19 World Cup tournament back in 2015 where he averaged 16 points per game including three triple-doubles.

Devonte' Graham is a versatile forward who can play both inside and out. He was an All-American in 2018, and he led the Hornet team to the playoffs that year. Graham spent two seasons with Charlotte before being traded to Greensboro Swarm in 2019. In 2021, he signed with New Orleans Pelicans where he has continued his success on the court and in the classroom off of it as well:  he’s been named First-team All-Big 12 twice, Big 12 player of the Year and Second Team All-Defensive Team all while averaging over 16 points per game.

35. JT Thor

Forward

JT Thor Career

  • High school: , West Anchorage, (Anchorage, Alaska), Huntington Prep, (Huntington, West Virginia), Norcross, (Norcross, Georgia)
  • College: Auburn (2020–2021)
  • NBA draft 2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2021–2022: →Greensboro Swarm

JT Thor is a 20-year-old power forward for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. He was born on August 26, 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.

Thor played high school basketball at West Anchorage where he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior. Thor signed with the Hornets as an undrafted free agent in 2017 after playing college ball at South Dakota State University where he averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds per game over three seasons.

In his rookie season with the Hornets, Thor appeared in all 82 games averaging 4 points and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 47% from the field and 41% from three point range . His second season saw him increase his averages to 7 points and 5 boards per contest while also shooting better than 50% from both fields; however, he missed 19 games due to injury which hindered his development further .

This year has been much more successful for JT thor so far as he's started all but one of Charlotte's 38 contests averaging 13 minutes played , 8 Points (on 49%) Shooting 44 percent overall including 43 percent from beyond the arc while adding 5 Boards Per Game – leading all Power Forwards nationally

36. Bismack Biyombo

Center

Bismack Biyombo Career

  • NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 2009–present
  • 2009: Fuenlabrada-Getafe Madrid
  • 2009–2011: CB Illescas
  • 2011: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
  • 2011–2015: Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
  • 2015–2016: Toronto Raptors
  • 2016–2018: Orlando Magic
  • 2018–2021: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2022–present: Phoenix Suns

Bismack Biyombo was born in Lubumbashi, Zaire (now DR Congo) on August 28th, 1992. Biyombo played college basketball for the University of South Carolina and then spent two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in 2015.

After a season with the Blazers, he was drafted seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2011 NBA Draft. Biyobo has been one of the league's most dominant centers during his career, averaging 11 rebounds and 2 blocks per game over his 10-year career thus far. He is a three-time All-Star (2015–2018), an Olympic gold medalist with Team Africa at London 2012, and helped take Uganda to their first FIBA World Cup appearance in 2018 where they were eliminated in group play by Argentina Bismack Biyombo is a 7'2" center who has been playing in the NBA for six seasons.

He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2009 and has since played for several teams, most recently with the Phoenix Suns. His height and size make him an imposing force on both offense and defense, which has helped him accumulate many accolades over his career so far. Biyombo is known for his unique style of play that relies heavily on physicality and athleticism; he's often compared to former Magic player Dwight Howard due to this similarity. Although he hasn't had as successful a season as some would have liked, Bismack remains one of the best centers in the league overall, if not THE best center currently playing at his position

37. Mo Williams

Point guard

Mo Williams Career

  • High school: Murrah (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • College: Alabama (2001–2003)
  • NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 2003–2017
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 25, 2, 5, 7, 52
  • Coaching career: 2018–present
  • NBA champion (2016), NBA All-Star (2009), SEC Freshman of the Year (2002), Third-team All-SEC (2003), McDonald's All-American (2001), Third-team Parade All-American (2001), Mississippi Mr. Basketball (2001)
  • Points: 10,759 (13.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,264 (2.8 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,990 (4.9 apg)

Williams was a two-time All-Star and five-time NBA champion with the Utah Jazz. Williams, who played point guard for most of his career, is also a coach in the NBA.

Williams led Jackson State to back-to-back SWAC championships as head coach before joining the Clippers organization in March 2011. In 2018, he became an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers after spending one season as an assistant at San Antonio Spurs (2017–2018).

Mo Williams is a former professional basketball player who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. Mo Williams was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2004 and spent four seasons with them before joining the Cavs in 2008. In 2012, Williams joined the Clippers but was traded to Utah later that year.

He remained with Utah until he retired after playing one final season with the Jazz in 2015-16. After retiring from playing professionally, Mo Williams began coaching at Jackson State University where he has been since 2018-19

38. Miles Bridges

Power forward

Miles Bridges Career

  • High school: , Flint Southwestern (Flint, Michigan), Huntington Prep, (Huntington, West Virginia)
  • College: Michigan State (2016–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2022: Charlotte Hornets
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2018), First-team All-Big Ten (2018), Second-team All-Big Ten (2017), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2017), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2017), McDonald's All-American (2016), Jordan Brand Classic (2016)

Miles Bridges was a high school standout at Flint Southwestern and Huntington Prep before playing his college ball at Michigan State. After two years with the Spartans, Bridges declared himself eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft where he was selected 13th overall by Charlotte Hornets.

As a rookie with the Hornets in 2018–19, Bridges averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game while appearing in all 82 games of the season. In 2019–20, Bridges started all 78 games he appeared in for Charlotte averaging 17 points and 7 rebounds per game as they secured their first playoff berth since 2004.

Miles Bridges was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of this year's draft. The 19-year-old forward is a consensus second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten player from 2018. He scored 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in his collegiate debut against Temple University on November 12th.

Bridges has been impressive both at Michigan State and during summer league play for the LA Clippers so far this season; scoring 20 points on 11/14 shooting (5of 8 from three) with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes against Philadelphia 76ers last week.

39. Jeremy Lamb

Shooting guard

Jeremy Lamb Career

  • High school: Norcross (Norcross, Georgia)
  • College: UConn (2010–2012)
  • NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Houston Rockets
  • Playing career: 2012–present
  • 2012–2015: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2012–2013: →Tulsa 66ers
  • 2015–2019: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2019–2022: Indiana Pacers
  • 2022: Sacramento Kings
  • NCAA champion (2011), First-team All-Big East (2012)

Lamb was a standout guard at Norcross High School in Georgia, and he was drafted 12th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in 2012. Lamb played three seasons with the Hornets, before being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2015.

He also had stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets during his career. In 2019, Lamb signed with the Indiana Pacers as a free agent. He has averaged 9 points per game over his career thus far. Jeremy Lamb was selected by the Houston Rockets in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft.

Lamb played college basketball at Oklahoma State, where he led the Cowboys to an NCAA championship in 2011. Lamb has been a key contributor for several teams over his four-year career, most recently with Oklahoma City and Charlotte before joining Indiana this season. He is averaging 12 points per game so far this year with Sacramento awaiting his decision on whether or not to enter free agency next summer.

40. P. J. Brown

P. J. Brown Career

  • NBA champion (2008)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1997, 1999, 2001)
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2004)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1997)

P. J. Brown was a center and power forward in the NBA for over 20 years, playing for the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers.

He won an NBA title with the Lakers in 2009 after they defeated Orlando Magic in six games. Brown also played on two Olympic teams (1996 and 2004), helping to win gold medals both times. In 2008 he announced his retirement from professional basketball following a season with the LA Clippers which ended in defeat against Memphis Grizzlies in playoffs finals series 4-1; however he returned for one final game as a Laker before retiring again at end of season due to injury Pee Wee is married to wife Shantell and has four children: daughters Tierrae (born 1995) & Kiari Kendrell (born 1997); sons Treyvonne Jr.(born 1999) & Taj Gibson IV(born 2001).

On July 14th 2015 it was reported that Brown had been charged with second degree residential burglary stemming from an incident on June 6th where allegedly $100k worth of jewelry was stolen from his home while he was not there

41. Kai Jones

Kai Jones Career

  • High school: , Orlando Christian Prep, (Orlando, Florida), Brewster Academy, (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
  • College: Texas (2019–2021)
  • NBA draft 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
  • Selected by the New York Knicks
  • Playing career: 2021–present
  • 2021–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2021–2022: →Greensboro Swarm
  • Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year (2021)

At 21 years old, Kai Jones is one of the youngest players in the NBA. He was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. At 6'11", 222 lbs., he's a power forward/center with potential to be a star player in the league.

Jones attended Orlando Christian Prep and then Brewster Academy before being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 2016. In his rookie season, Jones averaged 5 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assists per game while shooting 50% from three-point range (41 FGs).

His second season saw him improve statistically as he averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game while also adding 42 FGs for%. The third year of his career has been even better so far; Jones is averaging 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game on 51% shooting from three-point range thus far this season.

42. Derrick Coleman

Derrick Coleman Career

  • High school: Northern (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Syracuse (1986–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 1990–2005
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 44
  • 1990–1995: New Jersey Nets
  • 1995–1998: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1999–2001: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2001–2004: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2004–2005: Detroit Pistons
  • NBA All-Star (1994), 2× All-NBA Third Team (1993, 1994), NBA Rookie of the Year (1991), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1991), Consensus first-team All-American (1990), Second-team All-American – UPI (1989), Third-team All-American – NABC (1989), Big East Player of the Year (1990), 3× First-team All-Big East (1988–1990), Third-team All-Big East (1987), No. 44 retired by Syracuse Orange
  • Points: 12,884 (16.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 7,232 (9.3 rpg)
  • Blocks: 1,051 (1.3 bpg)
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, FIBA World Championship, : 1994 Canada: National team
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA World Championship
  • : 1994 Canada: National team

Derrick Coleman was a power forward and center for the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets during his playing career.

He was drafted first overall in the 1990 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. Coleman appeared in over 1000 games during his 14-year NBA career averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Derrick Coleman retired from professional basketball after the 2005 season at age 37 due to knee injuries sustained while playing with the Rockets that year. Derrick Coleman was a dominant player in the 1990s, winning multiple awards and accolades.

He was an All-American at Syracuse and one of the best forwards of his era. Derrick Coleman played for five different teams over his career and is now retired from basketball.

43. Gerald Henderson Jr.

Small forward

Gerald Henderson Jr. Career

  • High school: Episcopal Academy, (Merion, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Duke (2006–2009)
  • NBA draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2009–2017
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 15, 9, 12
  • 2009–2015: Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets
  • 2015–2016: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2016–2017: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2009), First-team All-ACC (2009), Second-team Parade All-American (2006), McDonald's All-American (2006)

Henderson was born in Caldwell, New Jersey on December 9th 1987. He attended Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania and played for the school's basketball team as a freshman before heading to Duke University.

Henderson was selected with the 12th overall pick by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2009 NBA draft and made his debut with them during the 2010–11 season. In 2013, Henderson signed with Milwaukee Bucks but spent most of his time playing for their G League affiliate Burlington/Plainsfield (now known as The Wisconsin Herd).

Henderson returned to Charlotte in 2017 and retired at year's end after averaging 10 points per game over 17 seasons in the NBA - including three All-Star appearances. Gerald Henderson Jr. is a 15-year veteran of the NBA, and has spent his entire career with the Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets. Gerald Henderson Jr. was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2009, and was also named to the third team of the AP all-american squad that same year.

Henderson played for Portland Trail Blazers from 2015 until 2016 before being traded to Philadelphia 76ers in 2017 where he currently plays alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons . In 2018, Henderson became just the fourth player in league history to record 2,000 points (2095) and 500 rebounds (527) in a single season - joining Klay Thompson , Kevin Durant , and LeBron James . Gerald Henderson Jr.'s name will always be remembered for his impressive 3 point shooting ability; he ranks second all time behind Ray Allen among active players with 1,669 made shots from beyond the arc.

Outside of basketball Gerald enjoys spending time with his wife Tanaya as well as their two young children Genna & London .

44. Malik Monk

Shooting guard

Malik Monk Career

  • High school: , East Poinsett, (Lepanto, Arkansas), Bentonville, (Bentonville, Arkansas)
  • College: Kentucky (2016–2017)
  • NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2021: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2017: →Greensboro Swarm
  • 2021–2022: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2022–present: Sacramento Kings
  • Consensus second-team All-American (2017), Jerry West Award (2017), SEC Player of the Year – AP (2017), First-team All-SEC (2017), SEC Freshman of The Year (2017), SEC All-Freshman Team (2017), McDonald's All-American (2016), Mr. Basketball of Arkansas (2016)

Malik Monk is an American shooting guard who was drafted 11th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA draft. He played college basketball for Kentucky, where he averaged 19.5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game as a junior in 2016-2017 season.

Monk has been praised for his skills with both feet and his three-point shooting ability, which led him to be dubbed "The Malik Monk of Two Feet." In March 2018, he signed a multiyear contract with the Lakers that will keep him with the team through 2021-2022 season Malik Monk, a 2017 second-team All-American and SEC Player of the Year, was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

Monk played three seasons at Kentucky where he averaged 17 points per game and 4 assists per game as a freshman. In his first season with the Greensboro Swarm of the G League, Monk averaged 21 points and 5 assists while shooting 44% from three point range. After being traded to Sacramento Kings in February 2020, Malik has started all 45 games for them and is averaging 19 points (on 46% shooting), 3 rebounds and 2 steals per game.

45. Théo Maledon

Théo Maledon Career

  • NBA draft 2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2020: ASVEL
  • 2020–2022: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2021–2022: →Oklahoma City Blue
  • 2022–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2022–present: →Greensboro Swarm
  • LNB Pro A champion (2019), LNB Pro A Best Young Player (2019), French Cup Final MVP (2019), French Cup winner (2019), LNB All-Star (2018)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  France, EuroBasket, : 2022 Germany: , FIBA Under-17 World Cup, : 2018 Argentina: Team, FIBA U16 European Championship, : 2017 Montenegro: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  France
  • EuroBasket
  • : 2022 Germany:
  • FIBA Under-17 World Cup
  • : 2018 Argentina: Team
  • FIBA U16 European Championship
  • : 2017 Montenegro: Team

Maledon is a French player playing in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets. Maledon was drafted 34th overall by Philadelphia 76ers in 2020 and has since played with ASVEL, Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Hornets.

In his first season with ASVEL, he averaged 13 points per game while shooting 50% from three-point range. With Oklahoma City Thunder, he had an average of 9 points and 3 assists per game during their playoff run but was unable to take them any further than that due to injury sustained in Game 5 against Houston Rockets which sidelined him for the rest of the playoffs.

He joined Charlotte Hornets midway through the season where he has started every game so far averaging 10 points (including 20 against Miami Heat), 4 rebounds and 2 assists per contest – good enough for 7th best point guard stats in league this year.

46. Bryce McGowens

Bryce McGowens Career

  • High school: , Wren, (Piedmont, South Carolina), Legacy Early College, (Greenville, South Carolina)
  • College: Nebraska (2021–2022)
  • NBA draft 2022 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2022–present: →Greensboro Swarm
  • Third-team All-Big Ten (2022), Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2022), South Carolina Mr. Basketball (2021), Jordan Brand Classic (2021)

McGowens began his career at Wren in Pendleton, South Carolina. McGowens attended Legacy Early College and then transferred to Greenville before playing for Nebraska in the 2022 season.

McGowens is a versatile shooter who can play both shooting guard and small forward positions. He has been compared to NBA stars such as Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler because of his offensive skillset.

McGowens is currently a member of the Charlotte Hornets, where he is expected to provide depth behind starters Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist . McGowens is a versatile player who has played both forward positions in the NBA.

McGowens was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round of the 2022 NBA draft and has since made an impact with Charlotte Hornets and Greensboro Swarm. In his two seasons withCharlotte, he's averaged 6 points and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 38% from three-point range.

McGowens is also known for his strong defense which has helped him accumulate over 2 defensive win shares during his career so far. He will be playing for Greensboro Swarm this upcoming season where he'll look to help them make it to playoffs once again after making it out in each of their first three seasons as a team member thusfar

47. Ish Smith

Point guard

Ish Smith Career

  • High school: Central Cabarrus, (Concord, North Carolina)
  • College: Wake Forest (2006–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2011: Houston Rockets
  • 2011: →Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2011: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2011–2012: Golden State Warriors
  • 2012–2013: Orlando Magic
  • 2013: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2013–2014: Phoenix Suns
  • 2014–2015: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2015: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2015: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2015–2016: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2016–2019: Detroit Pistons
  • 2019–2021: Washington Wizards
  • 2021–2022: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2022: Washington Wizards
  • 2022–present: Denver Nuggets
  • Second-team All-ACC (2010)

Ish Smith was drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2010 but never played for them. He then signed with Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League and helped them win a championship in 2013.

In 2014, he was traded to the Washington Wizards and has been their starting point guard since then. Ish Smith is averaging 17 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds per game this season and is considered one of the best point guards in the league.

Ish Smith has had a successful career in the NBA, playing for six different teams over nine seasons. Ish Smith is known as an excellent passer and distributor, able to find teammates on both sides of the court. He led the 76ers to their first playoff appearance in eight years during his rookie season, and was named Rookie of the Year by several publications.

In 2016, he signed with Denver as a free agent and helped lead them to their first division title since 1997 (the same year they drafted him). He will be looking to continue this success when he joins Washington next season.

48. Brevin Knight

Brevin Knight Career

  • High school: Seton Hall Preparatory, (West Orange, New Jersey)
  • College: Stanford (1993–1997)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Playing career: 1997–2009
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 12, 22, 6, 2
  • 1997–2001: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2001: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2001–2003: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2003: Phoenix Suns
  • 2003–2004: Washington Wizards
  • 2004: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2004–2007: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2007–2008: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2008–2009: Utah Jazz
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1998), Consensus second-team All-American (1997), Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (1997), 3× First-team All-Pac-10 (1995–1997), Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1994)
  • Points: 5,342 (7.3 ppg)
  • Assists: 4,481 (6.1 apg)
  • Steals: 1,229 (1.7 spg)

Knight was a valuable member of the Cleveland Cavaliers for nine seasons, playing point guard. He helped lead the Cavs to three consecutive Finals appearances from 2006-08 and won two championships in 2007 and 2008.

Knight also represented Team USA at the World Championships on multiple occasions during his career, including winning a gold medal in 2006. In 2009, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves where he played until retiring in 2013.

Brevin Knight played collegiately at the University of Florida where he was a consensus second-team All-American and led his team to an NCAA Championship. He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 2001 and spent four seasons with them before moving on to Memphis, Phoenix, Washington, Milwaukee and Charlotte.

Brevin Knight is considered one of the best defenders in NBA history due to his ability to lock down opposing players one-on-one.

49. Josh McRoberts

Power forward

Josh McRoberts Career

  • High school: Carmel (Carmel, Indiana)
  • College: Duke (2005–2007)
  • NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 2007–2018
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 4, 32, 6, 17, 11, 13
  • 2007–2008: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2008: →Idaho Stampede
  • 2008–2011: Indiana Pacers
  • 2011–2012: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2012–2013: Orlando Magic
  • 2013–2014: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2014–2017: Miami Heat
  • 2017–2018: Dallas Mavericks
  • Second-team All-ACC (2007), ACC All-Defensive Team (2007), McDonald's All-American MVP (2005), First-team Parade All-American (2005)

Josh McRoberts was a standout player at Carmel High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior, earning first-team All-State honors.

After playing one year of college basketball for Duke, the Portland Trail Blazers drafted McRoberts with the 37th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft. McRoberts played four seasons with the Blazers before signing with Miami Heat in 2015.

He spent two years with Miami before joining Charlotte Hornets in 2018. Josh Mc Roberts is considered to be an excellent shooter from outside and has shown his versatility by playing both power forward and center positions throughout his career.

In 2017 he became only eighth player ever to score 20,000 points (20,098) and grab 10,000 rebounds (10,086). On July 1st2018 he announced his retirement from professional basketball after 17 seasons in the NBA which included three trips to playoffs (2013–2015; 2016–2017; 2018).

50. Frank Kaminsky

Power forward

Frank Kaminsky Career

  • High school: Benet Academy (Lisle, Illinois)
  • College: Wisconsin (2011–2015)
  • NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2019: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2019–2022: Phoenix Suns
  • 2022–present: Atlanta Hawks
  • National college player of the year (2015), Consensus first-team All-American (2015), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (2015), Big Ten Player of the Year (2015), 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2014, 2015), Big Ten tournament MVP (2015), No. 44 jersey retired by Wisconsin Badgers

Kaminsky was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Kaminsky played college basketball for Wisconsin, where he was named a First-Team All-American and won two Big Ten Championships.

In his rookie season, Kaminsky averaged 14 points and 7 rebounds per game for the Hornets. Kaminsky has since moved to Atlanta and continued to be a key player for them in 2017–2018, averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds per game.

Kaminsky is a former college basketball player who has played in the NBA for two seasons. He was named a consensus first-team All-American and won several awards during his time at Wisconsin, including being named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2015.

Kaminsky was drafted 44th overall by the Charlotte Hornets in 2015, after playing three seasons with Wisconsin where he averaged 17.8 points and 7 rebounds per game. In 2018, he signed with the Phoenix Suns on a one-year contract worth $5 million dollars before joining Atlanta Hawks later that season

51. Elden Campbell

Elden Campbell Career

  • High school: Morningside (Inglewood, California)
  • College: Clemson (1986–1990)
  • NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 1990–2005
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 41, 5
  • 1990–1999: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1999–2002: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2002–2003: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2003: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 2003–2005: Detroit Pistons
  • 2005: New Jersey Nets
  • 2005: Detroit Pistons
  • NBA champion (2004), First-team All-ACC (1990), Second-team All-ACC (1989)
  • Points: 10,805 (10.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,116 (5.9 rpg)
  • Blocks: 1,602 (1.5 bpg)

Elden Campbell was born on July 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. He attended high school at Morningside (Inglewood, California). He then played college basketball for Clemson and was drafted by the Lakers in 1990.

His NBA career spanned from 1990 to 2005 with the Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers respectively. Elden is now retired from professional basketball but continues to play professionally in Europe where he currently plays for Filas Varese of Italy's Serie A1 league as a power forward/center.

Elden Campbell was a key player on the Charlotte Hornets from 1999-2002 and 2002-2003. He led the team in rebounding both seasons and helped them reach the playoffs both years. In 2003, he was traded to Seattle and won his only championship with them that year. After playing one season with New Jersey, Elden spent four more seasons with Detroit before retiring in 2005 due to injuries sustained during play.

Final Words

. . The Charlotte Hornets are one of the most beloved and successful teams in recent NBA history. They have a long list of great players, but the best ones may be Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Scottie Pippen.

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