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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?

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

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Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Chet Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Mike Green McComb, Mississippi
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Sam Lacey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Indianola, Mississippi
Samuel "Sam" Lacey was an American basketball player.
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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 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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E. C. Coleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
E. C. Coleman Flora, Mississippi
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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Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Ronald Dupree is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Biloxi, Mississippi
Ronald Edmund Dupree, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player who played six seasons in the National Basketball Association. He also played numerous seasons in the NBA ...more
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Harvey Catchings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
Harvey Lee Catchings is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the NBA from 1974 to 1985 as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los ...more
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Purvis Short is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Erick Dampier is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Clarence Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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Slick Watts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Rolling Fork, Mississippi
Donald Earl "Slick" Watts is an American former basketball player. Watts was not selected by any team in the 1973 NBA Draft, but his coach at Xavier University of Louisiana was a ...more
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Mo Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Johnny O'Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Johnny O'Bryant
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Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Monticello, Mississippi
Al Ricardo Jefferson (born January 4, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player. He played high school basketball for Prentiss High School in Mississippi before skipping college ...more
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Gerald Glass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Greenwood, Mississippi
Gerald Damon Glass is a retired American professional basketball player. Graduating from Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood at the age of sixteen, Glass flew under the radar as a player and ...more
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Larry Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Rolling Fork, Mississippi
Larry Smith is a former American professional basketball player. A 6'8" forward/center from Alcorn State University, Smith spent 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association, playing ...more
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Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 21 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 Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
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James Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
James Robinson Jackson, Mississippi
James "Hollywood" Robinson is a former American professional basketball player, most notably in the NBA. Robinson, an undersized 6 ft 2 in shooting guard, attended the University of ...more
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Leland Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Leland Mitchell Kiln, Mississippi
Leland Mitchell was an American basketball player.
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Cornell Warner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
Cornell Warner is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward/center from Jackson State University, Warner played seven seasons in the National Basketball Association ...more
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John Stroud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Mississippi
John Stroud New Albany, Mississippi
John Stroud is a retired American basketball player who played four years at the University of Mississippi, before being drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1980 NBA Draft. However, he played ...more