List of European basketball players in the United States

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This is a list of European basketball players who have played in the United States at either professional or NCAA Division I level. It is intended to include players who are currently active, whether inside or outside the U.S., and former players (both living and deceased).

For the purpose of this article, a "European player in the United States" is defined as a citizen of a FIBA Europe member country who was playing in the U.S. while a citizen of said country. Examples of players who do not fall within this definition are:

  • Howard Carter, who became a naturalized citizen of France after having played professionally in that country, and never played in the U.S. while a French citizen.
  • Jeff Taylor, whose story is similar to that or Carter, except that his eventual country of citizenship was Sweden. However, his son Jeffery, born in Sweden as a dual citizen of both the U.S. and Sweden, is listed.
  • Kelenna Azubuike, who despite being born and raised in the United Kingdom has never held British citizenship. He was born a Nigerian citizen.

In addition, NBA players are considered to be playing in the United States even if they have played only for a Canada-based team (currently the Toronto Raptors, and in the past the Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Huskies).

If a player is listed as being a dual citizen, his or her country of birth is indicated first.

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Austria

Active in the US

Belarus

Active outside the US

Belgium

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Bulgaria

Active outside the US

Former players

Croatia

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Czech Republic

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Denmark

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Estonia

Active in the US

Former players

Finland

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

France

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Georgia

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Germany

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Greece

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Hungary

Active in the US

  • Allie Quigley (US/Hungarian dual citizen) – Chicago Sky
    • Quigley played college basketball at DePaul and professionally for four other WNBA teams before acquiring Hungarian citizenship in 2012.

Former players

Iceland

Active Players

Former players

Ireland

Former players

Israel

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Italy

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Latvia

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Lithuania

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Montenegro

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Netherlands

Active outside the US

Former players

Norway

Active outside the US

Former players

Poland

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Portugal

Former players

Republic of Macedonia

Active outside the US

Romania

Active outside the US

Former players

Russia

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Serbia

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Slovakia

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Slovenia

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Spain

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Sweden

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

Switzerland

Active in the US

Turkey

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Men
Women

Former players

Ukraine

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

United Kingdom

Active in the US

Active outside the US

Former players

References

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  4. ^ http://www.olemisssports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/dominik_olejniczak_1021482.html
  5. ^ http://www.olemisssports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/sebastian_saiz_861782.html
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Giannis Antetokounmpo

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