The Top 5 Greatest NBA Players From Tennessee

Bet you can't guess who number one is

4. J.J Redick (Cookeville, Tennessee) 

Redick’s hometown of Cookeville is totally appropriate because Redick has been cooking folks in the league from the three-point line since entering. Redick did not spend a lengthy time in Tennessee, moving to Virginia during elementary school. But he definitely got the essential “growing up on a farm” childhood in TN like myself and many others. Once widely deemed the most hated player in America while playing for Duke, the perception of Redick has softened considerably over the years. He was the 11th pick overall in the 2006 NBA Draft, and currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. Career stat line not too shabby either. 13.0 ppg, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.