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The Best NBA Players from Kentucky

Updated June 10, 2021 4.0k votes 322 voters 6.4k views112 items

List RulesOnly NBA players born or raised in Kentucky.

Here are the best NBA players from Kentucky. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Kentucky includes Rajon Rondo, D'Angelo Russell, Allan Houston, and Wes Unseld. Who is the greatest NBA player from Kentucky?

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

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    Anthony Grundy

    Louisville, Kentucky

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

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    22
    16

    Butch Beard

    Hardinsburg, Kentucky

    PositionPoint guard

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

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    19
    14

    Scott Padgett

    Louisville, Kentucky

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies

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    20
    15

    Adrian Smith

    Farmington, Kentucky

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors

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    19
    14

    Wah Wah Jones

    Harlan, Kentucky
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    15
    10

    Scotty Hopson

    Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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    19
    15

    Charlie Tyra

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionPower forward, Center

    TeamsChicago Zephyrs, New York Knicks

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    16
    10

    Larry Conley

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    Jerry Eaves

    Louisville, Kentucky

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings

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    19
    16

    Joe Hamilton

    Lexington, Kentucky
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    17
    14

    Felton Spencer

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionCenter

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

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    16
    13

    Mike Price

    Russellville, Kentucky

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, New York Knicks

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    19
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    Glen Combs

    Hazard, Kentucky
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    17
    16

    Frank Selvy

    Corbin, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsMilwaukee Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Hawks, New York Knicks

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    13
    10

    Donta Smith

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

  • 41
    15
    13

    Rudy Macklin

    Louisville, Kentucky

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, New York Knicks

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    20
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    Ralph Davis

    Vanceburg, Kentucky

    PositionShooting guard

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, Chicago Zephyrs

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    13
    11

    Winston Bennett

    Louisville, Kentucky

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

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    21
    22

    Darel Carrier

    Kentucky
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    7
    3

    Nolan Smith

    Louisville, Kentucky

    PositionPoint guard

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    17
    17

    Tex Ritter

    Richmond, Kentucky

    PositionGuard, Forward

    TeamsNew York Knicks

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    20
    20

    Odie Spears

    Scottsville, Kentucky

    TeamsChicago Stags, St. Louis Hawks, Rochester Royals, Fort Wayne Pistons

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    17
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    Johnny Cox

    Fleming-Neon, Kentucky

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Chicago Zephyrs

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    10
    8

    Jack Tingle

    Bedford, Kentucky

    PositionPower forward

    TeamsWashington Capitols, Los Angeles Lakers

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    10
    8

    Bobby Washington

    Lexington, KY

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers