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The Best NBA Players from Iowa 

Ranker NBA
Updated May 31, 2019 1k votes 220 voters 4.9k views 25 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Iowa.

Here are the best NBA players from Iowa. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Iowa includes Harrison Barnes, Kirk Hinrich, Nick Collison, and Darren Daye. Who is the greatest NBA player from Iowa?

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

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Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Small forward and Power forward from Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Age: 27

Number: 40

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
mbless1415 added Shooting guard and Small forward from Lakewood, California

Age: 38

Number: 26

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Kyle Elliot Korver (born March 17, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Kirk Hinrich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Point guard and Shooting guard from Sioux City, Iowa

Age: 38

Number: 12

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Kirk James Hinrich (born January 2, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player. He has also been a member of the USA National Team. Growing up in Sioux City, Iowa, Hinrich was ...more
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Nick Collison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Power forward and Center from Orange City, Iowa

Age: 39

Number: 4

Teams: Seattle Supersonics

Nicholas John Collison (born October 26, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who played his entire 15-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the ...more
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Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
mbless1415 added Shooting guard and Small forward from Lincoln, Nebraska

Age: 47

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls

Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg (born October 15, 1972) is an America college basketball coach and former player. He currently is the head coach for the University of Nebraska men's basketball ...more
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Bob Hansen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa

Age: 58

Teams: Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls

Robert Louis Hansen II (born January 18, 1961) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) guard, he played nine seasons (1983–1992) in the National Basketball ...more
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Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Power forward and Center from Hampton, Iowa

Age: 43

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets

Raef Andrew LaFrentz (born May 29, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball power forward and center who played in the NBA from 1998 to 2009. Born and raised in Iowa, LaFrentz ...more
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Marcus Paige is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Age: 26

Marcus Taylor Paige is an American college basketball player for the University of North Carolina. A junior in the 2014-2015 season, he went to Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa, where he was ...more
9
Matt Bullard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Matt Bullard

Age: 52

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets

Matthew Gordon Bullard (born June 5, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA and current color analyst for the Houston Rockets on AT&T SportsNet Southwest. ...more
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Jarrod Uthoff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Jarrod Uthoff
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Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Center from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Age: 56

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic

Jon Francis Koncak (born May 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player. A 7'0" center from Southern Methodist University, Koncak was selected with the fifth pick in the ...more
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Darren Daye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Shooting guard and Small forward from Des Moines, Iowa

Age: 59

Teams: Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls

Darren Keefe Daye (born November 30, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, at a height of 6'8", and a weight of 220 lbs., he played as a ...more
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Kevin Kunnert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Kevin Kunnert Power forward and Center from Dubuque, Iowa

Age: 68

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, San Diego Clippers

Kevin Robert Kunnert (born November 11, 1951) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 7'0" and 230 lb center–forward, was drafted out of the ...more
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Kenny Fields is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Kenny Fields

Age: 57

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers

Kenny Fields (born February 9, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft. A ...more
15
Ryan Bowen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Power forward from Fort Madison, Iowa

Age: 44

Teams: Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets

Ryan Cleo Bowen (born November 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association ...more
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Murray Wier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Murray Wier

Age: 93

Murray Neal Wier (December 12, 1926 – April 6, 2016), nicknamed "Rampaging Redhead" and "Wizard Wier," was an American professional basketball player for the Tri-Cities ...more
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Al Eberhard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Al Eberhard

Age: 67

Teams: Detroit Pistons

Allen Dean Eberhard is a retired American basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted with the fifteenth pick in the first round of the 1974 ...more
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Todd Mundt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Todd Mundt Center from Iowa City, Iowa

Age: 49

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics

Todd Mundt (born May 17, 1970 in Iowa City, Iowa) is a retired American professional National Basketball Association player. He played college basketball at Delta State University and University ...more
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Patrick O'Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Patrick O'Bryant
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Loren Meyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Center from Emmetsburg, Iowa

Age: 47

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets

Loren Henry Meyer (born December 30, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft.
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Luke Zeller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Luke Zeller Forward and Power forward from Ames, Iowa

Age: 32

Luke Zeller is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League. He is the brother of NBA players Tyler Zeller and Cody Zeller and nephew of ...more
22
Matt Fish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Matt Fish Center from Washington, Iowa

Age: 50

Teams: Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

Matt Fish (born November 18, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and ...more
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Dick Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Dick Gibbs

Age: 71

Teams: Washington Wizards, Kansas City Kings, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics

Dick Gibbs is an American retired professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association for five teams from 1971 to 1976, posting career averages of 5.2 points per ...more
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Adam Woodbury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Braxtonzzz added Adam Woodbury Center from Sioux City, Iowa

Age: 25

Adam Woodbury (born January 13, 1994) is an American basketball player for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League.[1] He was a Division I (NCAA) basketball player for the University of Iowa ...more
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Brett Szabo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Iowa
Brett Szabo Center from Postville, Post Township, Iowa

Age: 51

Teams: Boston Celtics

Brett Leon Szabo (born (1968-02-01)February 1, 1968 in Postville, Iowa) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'11" center, Szabo played for the NCAA Division II's ...more