NBA players born in Columbus (G.A.), U.S.
1. William Coleman
A former American Basketball Association player for the Mid-South Echoes, William Coleman was born November 16, 1988, in Columbus, Georgia. He is an American national with a height of 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and a weight of 250 lb (113 kg).
Coleman graduated from the College of Interdisciplinary Studies in May 2011. Due to his community service contributions and good academic standing, he received the 2011 Conference USA Spirit of Service Award.
A deal to play for Le Mans Sarthe in the 2011–12 season was signed on August 10, 2011. Kavala signed him for the 2012–13 season on August 19, 2012.
Podgorica, a Montenegrin club, signed him on August 14, 2013. As of March 27, 2014, he had signed with Macedonian club Rabotnicki to complete the season.
His one-year deal with the Israeli club Hapoel Holon was signed on August 6, 2014. Hapoel parted ways with him on November 6, 2014. Within five days, he had signed with Panionios for the remainder of the season.
The 2015-16 season will be his first with the s.Oliver Baskets.
Tournament of Basketball
Coleman represented Team Memphis State in The Basketball Tournament 2018. As a team leader, he averaged 18.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game on 76 percent shooting. As a result of a loss to Team DRC in the second round, Memphis State was eliminated from the tournament.
2. Chris Denson
A retired American basketball player, Christopher Tyler Denson II was born September 17, 1991, in Columbus, Georgia. As a college basketball player, he represented Auburn. In the Netherlands, he played professional basketball for Den Bosch for one season.
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
High school career
As a Columbus Shaw High School senior under coach Terry White, Denson averaged 24.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.5 steals. His name was on the list of McDonald's All-Americans. He was also a first-team All-State selection as a senior. Against Liberty County in the 2010 Class AAA state tournament, Denson scored a game-high 38 points as a junior. As a freshman, he helped Shaw reach the Elite Eight, then the Sweet 16 as a sophomore, and then lost a heartbreaker as a junior in 2009 when the team finished 23-8.
Career in college
Denson played collegiately for the Auburn Tigers for four seasons. He was named All-SEC Honorable Mention by the Associated Press, All-SEC second team by the league coaches, and All-District by the NABC and USBWA. As a senior, he averaged 19.1 points per game. He was the first A.U. player since Keenan Carpenter in 1988-89 to score 25 or more points in four straight conference games (February 5-15). In addition, he made 176 of 268 free throws. He broke John Mengelt's 70-71 record of 256 free throw attempts in a single season.
He helped Den Bosch win the 2014–15 Dutch Basketball League championship with a 4–1 victory over Donar Groningen in the Finals on July 24, 2014. Averaging 14.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 37 league games for Den Bosch, and he averaged 14.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.
As part of the 2015 NBA Development League Draft, Denson was selected by the Delaware 87ers. On November 11, he was waived.
3. Sam Mitchell
Samuel E. Mitchell Jr. (born September 2, 1963) was an American basketball player and coach. Mitchell played small forward for 18 years, including ten seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), for whom he also served as interim coach in 2015-16. In 2007, Mitchell won the Coach of the Year Award for the Toronto Raptors.
The listed weight is 210 lb (95 kg), and the height is 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m).
Mitchell works as an analyst for TSN, NBA TV, and SiriusXM NBA Radio.
A graduate of Columbus High School, Mitchell graduated in 1981. He spent the next four years at Mercer University (1981–85), where he became the Bears' leading scorer with nearly 2,000 points. Under his leadership, the team won both regular and postseason titles in 1985. As a senior, Mitchell averaged 25 points and 8.2 rebounds per game; the Bears would not return to the NCAA tournament for nearly 30 years until 2014.
4. Chris Robinson
The name Chris Sean Robinson was given to him due to his birth on April 2, 1974, in Columbus, Georgia. His NBA career was short. He is 200 lb (91 kg and 6 ft 5 in tall.
During his four seasons at Western Kentucky University, Robinson averaged 13.8 points per game after graduating from Southwest Magnet High School in Macon, Georgia.
As the 51st overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, he was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies. During the 1996–97 NBA season, Robinson played 41 games for the Grizzlies, starting six.