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The Best NBA Players from Kansas

Updated July 30, 2021 855 votes 130 voters 3.4k views40 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born or raised 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 Ron Baker, Lionel Hollins, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Larry Drew. Who is the greatest NBA player from Kansas?

Vote up the top Kansas NBA players, and help decide who is the best basketball player from Kansas. 

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    Willie Cauley-Stein

    Spearville, Kansas

    PositionCenter

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

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    17

    Ron Baker

    Hays, Kansas

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsNew York Knicks, Washington Wizards

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    27
    9

    Larry Drew

    Kansas City, Kansas

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons

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    27
    9

    Semi Ojeleye

    Overland Park, Kansas

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

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    16
    8

    Lionel Hollins

    Arkansas City, Kansas

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, San Diego Clippers, Detroit Pistons

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    15
    9

    Lucius Allen

    Kansas City, Kansas

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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    14
    8

    Scott Wedman

    Harper, Kansas

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers

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    16
    12

    Wayne Simien

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsMiami Heat

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    14
    11

    Warren Jabali

    Kansas City, Kansas

    PositionShooting Guard

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets

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    5
    1

    Dean Wade

    Wichita, Kansas

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

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    15
    15

    Earl Watson

    Kansas City, Kansas

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

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    12

    Maurice King

    Kansas City, Kansas

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Baltimore Bullets

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    9
    7

    Bob Kinney

    Fort Scott, Kansas

    PositionCenter

    TeamsFort Wayne Pistons, Boston Celtics

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    8
    7

    Steve Henson

    Junction City, Kansas

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

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    5

    Ernie Barrett

    Pratt, Kansas

    PositionForward

    TeamsBoston Celtics

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    9
    9

    Leonard Gray

    Kansas City, Kansas

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Seattle Supersonics

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    11
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    Ronald Franz

    Kansas City, Kansas

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsNew Orleans Buccaneers, Dallas Chapparals, Memphis Tams

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    Greg Dreiling

    Wichita, Kansas

    PositionCenter

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers

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    5
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    Danny Manning

    Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

    Raised in Lawrence, Kansas

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    7
    9

    Korleone Young

    Wichita, Kansas

    PositionSmall forward

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

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    5
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    Perry Ellis

    Wichita, Kansas

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

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    4
    5

    Scott Hastings

    Independence, Kansas

    PositionPower forward, Center

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

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    2
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    Gaylon Nickerson

    Osceola, Arkansas

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsWashington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs

    Raised in Wichita, Kansas

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    4
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    Ed Nealy

    Pittsburg, Kansas

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Kansas City Kings, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

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    Alvan Adams

    Lawrence, Kansas

    PositionPower forward, Center

    TeamsPhoenix Suns