NBA The Best NBA Players from Mississippi  

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List Rules Only NBA players born in Mississippi.

Here are the best NBA players from Mississippi. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Mississippi includes Monta Ellis, Al Jefferson, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and Spencer Haywood. Who is the greatest NBA player from Mississippi?

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Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America
Monta Ellis is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Ellis entered the 2005 NBA draft directly after ...more

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23 7
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is an American former professional basketball player. His nine-year NBA career was marked by an appearance in the Slam Dunk Contest as well as by one of the most accurate ...more

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17 4
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Silver City, Mississippi, United States of America
Spencer Haywood is an American former professional basketball player.

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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America
Rodney Michael Hood (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Quitman, Mississippi, United States of America
Antonio Keithflen McDyess is a retired American professional basketball player. Listed at 6'9" and 245 lbs., McDyess played as a power forward.

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Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America
Daniel Ricardo "Danny" Manning is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He is the current men's head coach at Wake Forest. After ...more

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15 3
Purvis Short is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America
Purvis Short is a retired American professional basketball player who played with the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association from 1978 ...more

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Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America
Erick Travez Dampier is an American former professional basketball player. He has most recently played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He is a 6 ft 11 in / 265 lb. ...more

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15 5
Chet Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States of America
Chester "Chet" Walker is an American former professional basketball player. Walker played high school basketball for the Benton Harbor High School boys basketball team. He graduated ...more

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17 7
Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America
Maurice "Mo" Williams is an American former professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful high school career at ...more

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16 7
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Monticello, Mississippi, United States of America
Albus Ricardo "Al" Jefferson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. He played high school ...more

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Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Mike Green McComb, Mississippi

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Dee Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America
Daniel "Dee" Brown is an American professional basketball player who plays for PBC Lukoil Academic of the Bulgarian League. Brown played at the University of Illinois from 2002 to ...more

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8 2
Melvin Booker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Melvin Booker Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States of America
Melvin Jermaine Booker is an American, former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 1 in, 185 lb point guard, he played for the University of Missouri Tigers basketball team. Booker was a ...more

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10 5
Jonathan Bender is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Picayune, Mississippi
Jonathan Rene Bender is an American retired professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association.

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8 3
Isaiah Canaan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States of America
Isaiah Canaan (born May 21, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an All-American college ...more

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10 5
Billy Ray Bates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
Billy Ray Bates is a retired American professional basketball player. Bates played shooting guard at McAdams High in Mississippi and attended Kentucky State University. Bates played four seasons ...more

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8 3
Cleveland Buckner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Cleveland Buckner Yazoo City, Mississippi, United States of America
Cleveland Buckner was an American basketball player. A forward/center from Yazoo City, Mississippi, he played collegiately for the Jackson State University and was selected by the New York ...more

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8 4
Lindsey Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Utica, Mississippi, United States of America
Lindsey Benson Hunter, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He was a point guard in the National Basketball Association from 1993 to 2010, spending most of his career with ...more

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8 4
E. C. Coleman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
E. C. Coleman Flora, Mississippi, United States of America
E.C. Coleman Jr. is a retired American basketball player. Born in Flora, Mississippi, Coleman played collegiately for Houston Baptist, and was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 3rd round of ...more

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8 4
Alonzo Bradley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Utica, Mississippi, United States of America
Alonzo Bradley is a retired American basketball player. Born in Utica, Mississippi, he played collegiately for Texas Southern University. He was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the 2nd round ...more

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Eddie Hughes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Eddie Hughes Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America
Eddie Hughes is a retired American professional basketball player who played three years in the NBA.

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9 6
Terry Catledge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Houston, Mississippi, United States of America
Terry DeWayne Catledge is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'8" forward from the University of South Alabama, Catledge spent eight seasons in the NBA as a member of the ...more

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8 5
Earl Barron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America
Earl Daniel Barron, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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Clarence Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Crawford, Mississippi, United States of America
Clarence Weatherspoon, Sr. is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA born in Crawford, Mississippi. After a college career at the University of Southern Mississippi, ...more