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The Best NBA Players from Kansas  

Ranker NBA
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List Rules Only NBA players born in Kansas.

Here are the best NBA players from Kansas. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Kansas includes Warren Jabali, Willie Cauley-Stein, Ron Baker, and Larry Drew. Who is the greatest NBA player from Kansas?

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Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Spearville, Kansas
Willie Trill Cauley-Stein (born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. on August 18, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more
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Alvan Adams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Alvan Leigh Adams is a retired American professional basketball player. After starring at the University of Oklahoma, the 6'9" power forward/center was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the ...more
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Lionel Hollins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Arkansas City, Kansas
Lionel Eugene Hollins is an American retired professional basketball player and a National Basketball Association coach for the Brooklyn Nets.
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Ron Baker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Hays, Kansas
Ron Baker is a basketball player.
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Semi Ojeleye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Jesusemilore Talodabijesu "Semi" Ojeleye is an American basketball player.
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Larry Drew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas
Larry Donnell Drew is an American former professional basketball player who is the assistant coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Drew was selected by the ...more
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Earl Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas
Earl Joseph Watson, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association who is currently an assistant coach with the Austin Spurs of the NBA ...more
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Scott Wedman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Harper, Kansas
Scott Dean Wedman is an American former NBA basketball player. He was drafted by Kansas City-Omaha Kings in the first round in the 1974 NBA Draft.
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Lucius Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas
Lucius Allen is the father of Geoffrey Allen.
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Warren Jabali is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Warren Jabali Kansas City, Kansas
Warren Jabali was an American basketball player. He played professionally in the American Basketball Association from 1968 to 1975.
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Bob Kinney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Bob Kinney Fort Scott, Kansas
Robert Paul "Bob" Kinney was an American professional basketball player in the Basketball Association of America, National Basketball Association and National Professional Basketball ...more
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Howie Shannon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Manhattan, Kansas
Howard Shannon was an American basketball player and coach. He played professionally in the Basketball Association of America and the early years of the National Basketball Association and ...more
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Maurice Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Maurice Eugene Evans is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He ...more
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Otto Schnellbacher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Otto Schnellbacher Sublette, Kansas
Otto Ole Schnellbacher was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was a 2-time Pro Bowler. Also a professional basketball player, ...more
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Martin Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Martin Lewis Liberal, Kansas
Martin Lewis is an American former professional basketball player. Lewis, a 6'5" and 210 lb small forward, played competitively with Seward County Community College and Butler County ...more
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Maurice King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Maurice "Maury" E. King was an American professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association for the Boston Celtics and Chicago Zephyrs, and with the ...more
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Ernie Barrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Ernie Barrett Pratt, Kansas
Ernie Drew "Black Jack" Barrett is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the Kansas State University. Barrett was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1st ...more
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Riney Lochmann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Reinhold D. Lochmann is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward from the University of Kansas, Lochmann played three seasons in the American Basketball Association ...more
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Ronald Franz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Ronald Franz
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Pierre Russell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Pierre Russell Kansas City, Kansas
Pierre Russell was a professional basketball player.
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Scott Hastings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Independence, Kansas
Scott Alan Hastings is a retired American player in the National Basketball Association. His career spanned from 1982–1993 and he played forward/center for the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, ...more
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Steve Henson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Junction City, Kansas
Steven Michael Henson is a retired American professional basketball player, who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round of the 1990 NBA Draft. He is currently an assistant ...more
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Korleone Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Suntino Korleone Young is an American retired professional basketball player. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association with the 40th overall pick in the 1998 ...more
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Leonard Gray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Leonard Gray Kansas City, Kansas
Leonard Earl Gray was an American professional basketball player. He was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. Gray was a 6'8" 240 lb forward and he played collegiately at the Long Beach ...more
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Dick Knostman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Kansas
Dick Knostman Wamego, Kansas
Richard W. Knostman is an American former professional basketball player. He attended Wamego High School in Wamego, Kansas. A 6' 6" center, Knostman played at Kansas State University. He ...more