List of Haitian NBA Players

Here is the complete list of Haitians and American Basketball players of Haitian descent playing in the NBA, The National Basketball Association:

Haitian NBA Player Skal Labissiere

SKAL LABISSIERE, Sacramento Kings #7 / Power forward, Center.

NBA draft 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall, Selected by the Phoenix Suns.

Labissiere was traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft night. Labissiere is the highest drafted Haitian player since Samuel Dalembert in 2001. Labissiere played NCAA Division I college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Labissiere was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His basketball career began at the College Canado-Haitien.


BLAKE GRIFFIN, Los Angeles Clippers #7 / Power forward.

Blake Griffin is of Haitian decent. Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Tommy Griffin, who is of Afro-Haitian descent, and Gail Griffin, who is Caucasian. Griffin was selected first overall by the Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has since been a five-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA selection.

Career highlights and awards: 5 times NBA All-Star (2011-2015), 3 times All-NBA Second Team (2012-2014), NBA Rookie of the Year (2011), NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2011), His Jersey, No. 23 retired by University of Oklahoma


TAYLOR GRIFFIN, Phoenix Suns, Small forward / Power forward

NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall, Selected by the Phoenix Suns.

Taylor Griffin is of Haitian decent. He is the big brother of Bake Griffin, Taylor Griffin was born on April 18, 1986, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Tommy Griffin, who is of Afro-Haitian descent, and to Gail Griffin, who is Caucasian.


NERLENS NOEL, Dallas Mavericks #3 / Power forward, Center.

NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall, Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Nerlens played NCAA Division I college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. Nerlens was born in Malden, Massachusetts to Haitian immigrant parents.


SAMUEL DALEMBERT, New York Knicks #11 / Center, Philadelphia 76ers #3 / Center, Philadelphia 76ers #10 / Center, Houston Rockets #21 / Center, Milwaukee
Bucks #21 / Center, Dallas Mavericks #1 / Center

NBA draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall, Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Dalembert played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Shanxi Zhongyu.

Dalembert played college basketball for Seton Hall University. Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti


OLDEN POLYNICE, NBA draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall, Selected by the Chicago Bulls. Polynice played center for the Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and Utah Jazz. Polynice was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

YVON JOSEPH, NBA draft 1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall, Selected by the New Jersey Nets. Joseph was the first native Haitian to play NCAA Division I college basketball in the United States. He played collegiately at Georgia Tech.

If you know any Haitian NBA players not in this list let us know by posting a comment and we will update this list

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Frantz Gilles says...

If I am not mistaken, what about Chalmers of the Miami Heat?

If I am not mistaken, what about Chalmers of the Miami Heat?

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