Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady is undeniably one of the best basketball players born and raised in the state of Florida.
The Best from the Sunshine State
Like Louisiana, Florida is widely considered a football state, especially in the college ranks.
College football programs like Florida, Florida State and Miami have produced standouts on the gridiron like Deion Sanders, Tim Tebow and Andre Johnson.
Nevertheless, since the mid-1990s, the Sunshine State has also produced some of the greatest basketball players of a generation.
Even going back to the 1960s and 1970s, Florida produced some Hall of Famers on the hardwood.
Therefore, in honor of the legends from Florida, RegalMag.com would like to place some sunshine on some NBA players who shined for years with the round ball in their hand.
So without further adieu, RegalMag.com presents its all time, All-Florida NBA team featuring players who were raised in Florida or played high school basketball in the state.
Small Forward—Tracy McGrady (Auburndale, Fla.): NBA career stats: 19.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG and 4.4 APG (played from 1997-2012 for the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs)
Power Forward—Udonis Haslem (Miami): NBA career stats: 7.7 PPG, 6.8 RPG and 0.9 APG (played from 2003-present for the Miami Heat)
Center—Artis Gilmore (Chipley, Fla.): NBA/ABA career stats: 18.8 PPG, 12.3 RPG and 2.3 APG (played from 1971-1988 for the Kentucky Colonels, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics)
Shooting Guard—Vince Carter (Daytona Beach, Fla.): NBA career stats: 18.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 3.3 APG (played from 1999-present for the Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings)
Point Guard—Dee Brown (Jacksonville, Fla.): NBA career stats: 11.0 PPG, 2.6 RPG and 3.7 APG (played from 1991-2002 for the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic)
Shooting Guard/Point Guard—Vernon Maxwell (Gainesville, Fla.): NBA career stats: 12.8 PPG, 2.6 RPG and 3.4 APG (played from 1988-2001 for the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Seattle Supersonics and Dallas Mavericks)
Shooting Guard—Eddie Jones (Pompano Beach, Fla.): NBA career stats: 14.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 2.9 APG (played from 1994-2008 for the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks)
Shooting Guard/Point Guard—Otis Birdsong (Winter Haven, Fla.): NBA career stats: 18.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG and 3.2 APG (played from 1977-1989 for the Kansas City Kings, New Jersey Nets and Boston Celtics)
Small Forward—Chandler Parsons (Winter Park, Fla.): NBA career stats: 13.3 PPG, 4.7 RPG and 2.8 APG (played from 2011-present for the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Memphis Grizzlies)
Center—Darryl Dawkins (Orlando, Fla.): NBA career stats: 12.0 PPG, 6.1 RPG and 1.3 APG (played from 1975-1989 for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons)
Shooting Guard—Raja Bell (Miami): NBA career stats: 9.9 PPG, 2.8 RPG and 1.7 APG (played from 2000-2012 for the Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats and Golden State Warriors)
Shooting Guard—Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Pinecrest, Fla.): NBA career stats: 11.5 PPG, 2.2 RPG and 1.6 APG (played from 2013-present for the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks)
Power Forward—Reggie Evans (Pensacola, Fla.): NBA career stats: 4.1 PPG, 7.1 RPG and 0.6 APG (played from 2002-2015 for the Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings)
Point Guard—Brandon Knight (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): NBA career stats: 15.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG and 4.3 APF (played from 2011-present for the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns)
Center—Will Perdue (Merritt Island, Fla.): NBA career stats: 4.7 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 0.8 APG (played from 1989-2001 for the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trailblazers)