List of Haitian NBA Players

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

BENNEDICT MATHURIN, NBA Draft 2022 / Round 1 / Pick 6 / Indiana Pacers #00, Small forward, Shooting guard.

His full name is Bennedict Richard Felder Mathurin. Born in Montreal from parents who migrated from Haiti, Bennedict Mathurin is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball, he started playing in the NBA in 2022 when he joined the Indiana Pacers.

Bennedict Mathurin was drafted in the NBA in 2022 (Round: 1 / Pick: 6). he played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats.

STEPHEN CURRY, Golden State Warriors #30 / Point guard.

Everyone knows Stephen Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry but did you know Stephen Curry's mother is Haitian-American? Stephen Curry's mom Sonya is the daughter of a Haitian woman named Candy. Mommie was born in Virginia but grand'ma is Haitian.

Career highlights: two-time NBA champion (2015, 2017), two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016), five-time NBA All-Star (2014-2018) and more...

SETH CURRY, Dallas Mavericks #30 / Shooting guard / Point guard.

Seth Curry, older brother of Stephen Curry, is the son of a Haitian-American woman named Sonya. Sonya's mother, Seth grandmother, is a Haitian woman named Candy Adams (Adams because she was married to Afro-American man named Cleive Ester Adams)

NBA champion (2015, 2017), NBA Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016), NBA All-Star (2014-2018)

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.

Ivon Joseph was the first native Haitian to play NCAA Division I college basketball in the United States. He played collegiality 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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Gar says...

I believe Lu Dort's parents are

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Peter Bromfield says...

Tito and Al

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Djodore Trazil says...

You guys missed Mario Elie (super Mario) he was playing for Seattle super sonic wich comes the Oklahoma city now and I believe he was also born in

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Akil says...

If you are making a claim that Stephon Curry is of Haitian Descent.

Please provide certified facts to support your claim.

How many generations you going back just to try and connect him to a nationality and because he happens to be an NBA Allstar to give your website some relevance.

Just stick with the players that either directly migrated from Haiti or their

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Leonord Metayer says...

First of all, I did want to give such a big love to whom that made this analysis to pull out those awesome Haitian men name out there so we can aware of them during a basketball game, I myself really didn't know of all them. In additionally, I did play ball for Immokalee High

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David says...

Mario Elie Houston

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Alsindor says...

Kareem Abdul Jabarr was born in Haiti port au prince but changed it. I saw his NBA card has a kid it said port au

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Bony Georges says...

Mario Antoine Elie, is of Haitian heritage.Elie won three NBA championships: two with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995 and one with the Spurs in

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Jay Johnson says...

Mario Elie San Antonio

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