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The Best NBA Players from Arkansas  

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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
USA, Hamburg, Arkansas
Scottie Maurice Pippen is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Pip", he is most remembered for his time with ...more
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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
Joseph Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball ...more
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Mike Conley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
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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Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
Sidney A. Moncrief is a retired American professional basketball player. As an NCAA college basketball player from 1975 to 1979, Moncrief led the University of Arkansas Razorbacks trio known as ...more
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Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
Derek Lamar Fisher is an American basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He played professionally in ...more
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Bobby Portis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
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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Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America
Lafayette "Fat" Lever is a retired American professional basketball player born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas who played in the NBA. He is currently the director of player development for ...more
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Corliss Williamson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Russellville, Arkansas, United States of America
Corliss Mondari Williamson is an American basketball coach and former basketball player who played for four teams during his 12-year NBA career. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the ...more
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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
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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Ron Brewer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Ronald Charles "Ron" Brewer is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'4" guard from the University of Arkansas, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in ...more
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Michael Cage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
West Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America
Michael Jerome Cage is a retired American NBA basketball player and current broadcast analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A 6'9" power forward/center from San Diego State, he is the ...more
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Archie Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
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) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America
Joe Barry Carroll is a retired American professional basketball player who spent ten seasons in the NBA. After retiring he became a wealth advisor, philanthropist, artist, author of the memoir ...more
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Andrew Lang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America
Andrew Charles Lang Jr. 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 by the Phoenix Suns ...more
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Sonny Weems is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
West Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America
Clarence "Sonny" Weems (born July 8, 1986 in West Memphis, Arkansas) is an American basketball player for the Toronto Raptors. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA ...more
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Jeremy Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Crossett, Arkansas
Jeremy Evans is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. A forward, Evans played in college for the Western ...more
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Jim Barnes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Tuckerman, Arkansas
Velvet James "Jim" Barnes, a.k.a. "Bad News" Barnes was an American basketball player. A 6'8" forward/center, Barnes began his college career at Cameron College. He ...more
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Jimmy Oliver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Jimmy Oliver Menifee, Arkansas
Jimmy Allen Oliver is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2nd round of the 1991 NBA Draft.
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Eddie Miles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Edward Miles, Jr. 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 nicknamed "The Man ...more
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Keith Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
West Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America
Keith DeWayne Lee is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round of the 1985 NBA Draft later to be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. ...more
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Bryant Reeves is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America
Bryant Reeves is an American retired professional basketball player for the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies. He was nicknamed Big Country by his college teammate Byron Houston after Reeves was amazed ...more
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Cory Carr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Cory Carr Fordyce, Arkansas
Cory Jermaine Carr is an American-born Israeli basketball player, formerly of the Chicago Bulls and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. After a successful high school basketball career in Kingsland, ...more
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Myron Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Myron Jackson Hamburg, Arkansas
Myron Jackson is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'3" 185 lb guard and played collegiately at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Jackson was selected with ...more
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Fred Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
Malvern, Arkansas, United States of America
Frederick Terrell "Fred" Jones is an American former professional basketball player who played at the shooting guard position.
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Charles Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Arkansas
McGehee, Arkansas
Charles "Gadget" Jones is a retired American professional basketball player. Although a raw offensive player, he possessed shot-blocking ability.