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The Best NBA Players from Arkansas

Updated June 2, 2019 3.2k votes 377 voters 10.6k views46 items

List RulesOnly 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?

Vote up the top Arkansas NBA players, and add your favorite players if they're missing from the list. 

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    Scottie Pippen

    Hamburg, Arkansas
    Scotty Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965), commonly spelled Scottie Pippen, is an...  more

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    #331 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time#5 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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    Sidney Moncrief

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Sidney Alvin Moncrief (born September 21, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Joe Johnson

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Joseph Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who...  more

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    #71 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#42 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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    Mike Conley, Jr.

    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    Michael Alex Conley Jr. (born October 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #47 of 100 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#64 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

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    Derek Fisher

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American basketball coach and former player who...  more

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    #183 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#55 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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    Fat Lever

    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Lafayette "Fat" Lever (; born August 18, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
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    Bobby Portis

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Bobby Portis (born February 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    #174 of 264 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#29 of 40 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

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    Corliss Williamson

    Russellville, Arkansas
    Corliss Mondari Williamson (born December 4, 1973) is an American basketball coach and former...  more
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    Ron Brewer

    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Ronald Charles Brewer (born September 16, 1955) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
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    Malik Monk

    Jonesboro, Arkansas
    Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
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    Joe Barry Carroll

    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Joe Barry Carroll (born July 24, 1958) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more
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    Myron Jackson

    Hamburg, Arkansas
    Myron Jackson (born May 6, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in...  more
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    Michael Cage

    West Memphis, Arkansas
    Michael Jerome Cage (born January 28, 1962) is an American former NBA basketball player and...  more
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    Archie Goodwin

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Archie Goodwin III is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the...  more
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    Jeff Webster

    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Jeffrey Tyrone Webster (born February 19, 1971) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Wil Jones

    McGehee, Arkansas
    Wilbert "Wil" Jones (born February 27, 1947) is an American former professional basketball...  more
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    Bryant Reeves

    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Bryant Reeves (born June 8, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player....  more
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    Cory Carr

    Fordyce, Arkansas
    Cory Jermaine Carr (born December 5, 1975) is an American-born Israeli retired basketball...  more
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    Sonny Weems

    West Memphis, Arkansas
    Clarence "Sonny" Weems (born July 8, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
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    Caldwell Jones

    McGehee, Arkansas
    Caldwell "Pops" Jones (August 4, 1950 – September 21, 2014) was an American professional...  more
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    Lee Johnson

    Plumerville, Arkansas
    Lee Willie Johnson (born 16 June 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player....  more
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    Jeff Martin

    Cherry Valley, Arkansas
    Jeffery Allen Martin (born January 14, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
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    Jim McElroy

    Cotton Plant, Arkansas
    James Charles McElroy, Jr. (born October 4, 1953) is an American former professional...  more
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    Dennis Nutt

    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Dennis Clay Nutt (born March 25, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player....  more
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    Brian Martin

    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Brian Martin (born August 18, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player, who...  more