List of Famous people born in Saint John Parish, Antigua and Barbuda
Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, OBE is an Antiguan retired cricketer, who represented the West Indies at Test and international levels. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the greatest ODI batsman of all time, as well as the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Sir Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar. Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century by a 100-member panel of experts in 2000, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne. He is also the mentor of T20 team Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.
Norvel Pelle Jr. is an Antiguan–Lebanese professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m), 231-pound (105 kg) power forward, he played at three different high schools in the Los Angeles area and was ranked as one of the top recruits in his class. He was barred from competing in college after failing to meet academic requirements, choosing to immediately turn professional in 2013.
Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She was born in St. John's, Antigua. She lives in North Bennington, Vermont, during the summers, and is Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard University during the academic year.