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The Best NBA Players from Arkansas 

Ranker NBA
Updated June 2, 2019 1.9k votes 304 voters 8k views 46 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Arkansas.

Here are the best NBA players from Arkansas. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Arkansas includes Scottie Pippen, Derek Fisher, Mike Conley, and Joe Johnson. Who is the greatest NBA player from Arkansas?

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Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Small forward from Hamburg, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

Scotty Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965), commonly spelled Scottie Pippen, is an American former professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball ...more

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#1,856 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #22 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #4 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Shooting guard/Small forward from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 38

Number: 7

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Joseph Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Tri-State Triplets of the BIG3 professional basketball league. He played high ...more

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#164 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #46 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time #68 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

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Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Shooting guard from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 62

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

Sidney Alvin Moncrief (born September 21, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player. As an NCAA college basketball player from 1975 to 1979, Moncrief played for the University ...more

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#661 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #635 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #48 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Point guard and Shooting guard from Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 32

Number: 11

Teams: Utah Jazz

Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a member of the Memphis ...more

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#200 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #66 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings #40 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

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Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Point guard from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 45

Number: 6

Teams: Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...more

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#192 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #52 of 160 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #14 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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Bobby Portis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas

Number: 5

Teams: Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

Bobby Portis (born February 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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#218 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today #49 of 77 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time #27 of 62 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

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Corliss Williamson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Small forward and Power forward from Russellville, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons

Corliss Mondari Williamson (born December 4, 1973) is an American basketball coach and former basketball player who played for four teams during his 12-year NBA career. He last served as an ...more
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Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Point guard and Shooting guard from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 59

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

Lafayette "Fat" Lever (; born August 18, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He later served as the director ...more

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#125 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #76 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History #57 of 160 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Shooting guard from Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA

Number: 1

Teams: Charlotte Hornets

Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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#509 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #24 of 148 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time #18 of 92 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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Ron Brewer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas

Age: 64

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

Ronald Charles Brewer (born September 16, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'4" (1.93 m) guard from the University of Arkansas, he was selected by the Portland ...more
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Archie Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Shooting guard from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 25

Archie Goodwin III is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League. The 2012 graduate of Sylvan Hills High School led his team to ...more
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Joe Barry Carroll is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Center from Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Age: 61

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets

Joe Barry Carroll (born July 24, 1958) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent ten seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After retiring from basketball, ...more

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#449 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #50 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked #16 of 41 The Biggest First Round NBA Draft Pick Busts

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Sonny Weems is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Shooting guard and Small forward from West Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 33

Clarence "Sonny" Weems (born July 8, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played ...more

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#24 of 33 The Greatest Arkansas Basketball Players of All Time #17 of 33 Former NBA Players Currently Playing In China, Ranked #21 of 26 The Best Toronto Raptors Shooting Guards of All Time

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Bryant Reeves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Center from Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: Vancouver Grizzlies

Bryant Reeves (born June 8, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player. Reeves spent his entire career with the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies, playing with the team from 1995 until ...more
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Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Power forward and Center from West Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 57

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics, Los Angeles Clippers

Michael Jerome Cage (born January 28, 1962) is an American former NBA basketball player and current broadcast analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A 6'9" power forward/center from San ...more
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Andrew Lang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Center from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 53

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, + more

Andrew Charles Lang Jr. (born June 28, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. After a four-year career at the University of Arkansas, Lang was selected ...more
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Archie Clark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas

Age: 78

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore Bullets, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons

Archie L. Clark (born July 15, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'2", he played guard for five National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. Born in Conway, ...more
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Caldwell Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas

Age: Dec. at 64 (1950-2014)

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, St. Louis Hawks, Chicago Bulls

Caldwell "Pops" Jones (August 4, 1950 – September 21, 2014) was an American professional basketball player. Jones was drafted out of Albany State College (Georgia) by the Philadelphia ...more

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#431 of 869 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #95 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #37 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

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Jim Barnes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Center from Tuckerman, Arkansas

Age: Dec. at 61 (1941-2002)

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

Velvet James Barnes (April 13, 1941 – September 14, 2002), also affectionately known as Jim "Bad News" Barnes, was an American basketball player, who was an Olympic Gold Medalist and ...more
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Jim McElroy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas

Age: 66

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz, Detroit Pistons

James Charles McElroy, Jr. (born October 4, 1953) is an American former professional basketball player. He was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. A 6'3" guard from Central Michigan University, ...more
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Major Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Major Jones Power forward from McGehee, Arkansas

Age: 66

Teams: Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons

Major James Brooks Jones (born July 9, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. Born in McGehee, Arkansas, he attended and played ...more
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Marcus Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Marcus Brown

Age: 45

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons

Marcus James Brown (born April 3, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'3" (1.93 m), he played as a shooting guard. A three time All-EuroLeague selection, Brown ...more
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Keith Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Power forward and Center from West Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 57

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers

Keith Lee may refer to: Keith Lee (American football) (born 1957), American football player Keith Lee (basketball) (born 1962), American basketball player Keith Lee (wrestler) (born 1984), ...more
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Jeremy Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Small forward and Power forward from Crossett, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 32

Number: 40

Jeremy D Evans (born October 24, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Western Kentucky ...more
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Eddie Miles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas

Age: 79

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

Edward Miles, Jr. (born July 5, 1940) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'4" guard born in North Little Rock, Arkansas and a graduate of Scipio A. Jones High School, Miles was ...more