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The Best NBA Players from Missouri 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 18, 2019 3k votes 495 voters 11.1k views 56 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Missouri.

Here are the best NBA players from Missouri. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Missouri includes Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum, Alec Burks, and Otto Porter Jr. Who is the greatest NBA player from Missouri?

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri

Number: 0

Teams: Boston Celtics

Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of St. Louis, Missouri, ...more
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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 26

Number: 3

Teams: Washington Wizards

Bradley Emmanuel Beal (born June 28, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
3
Otto Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Small forward from St. Louis, Missouri

Age: 26

Number: 22

Teams: Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
4
Jo Jo White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri

Age: 73

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors

Joseph Henry White (November 16, 1946 – January 16, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. As an amateur, he played basketball at the University of Kansas and represented the U.S. ...more
5
Larry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Point guard and Shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri

Age: 40

Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

Larry Darnell Hughes (born January 23, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player who played for eight different teams during a 14-year career in the National Basketball ...more
6
Ben McLemore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri

Age: 26

Number: 23

Teams: Houston Rockets

Ben McLemore III is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. McLemore played college basketball for the ...more
7
Landry Shamet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from Kansas City

Number: 20

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers

Landry Michael Shamet is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Wichita State ...more
8
Patrick McCaw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Number: 1

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Patrick Andrew McCaw (born October 25, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
9
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Point guard from Mexico, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 42

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, + more

Tyronn “Ty” Jamar Lue (, born May 3, 1977) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He also served as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball ...more
10
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Power forward and Center from St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 36

Number: 10

Teams: New York Knicks

David Lee (born April 29, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators before he was drafted 30th overall by the New York ...more
11
Alec Burks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from Grandview, Missouri

Age: 28

Number: 10

Alec Burks (born July 20, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Utah Jazz as the ...more
12
Anthony Peeler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 50

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Eugene Peeler (born November 25, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball player, having played for a number of NBA teams from 1992 to 2005. He later became an assistant ...more
13
Tyler Hansbrough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Power forward and Center from Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 34

Number: 50

Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). In college, Hansbrough ...more
14
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard and Small forward from Crystal City, Jefferson County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Missouri

Age: 76

Teams: New York Knicks

William Warren Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American politician and former professional basketball player. He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran ...more
15
Anthony Tolliver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Power forward from Springfield, Missouri

Age: 34

Number: 4

Anthony Lamar Tolliver (born June 1, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
16
Brandon Rush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard and Small forward from Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 34

Number: 4

Brandon Leray Rush (born July 7, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted ...more
17
Anthony Bonner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri

Age: 51

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

Anthony Bonner (born June 8, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player.
18
Steve Stipanovich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Center from St. Louis, Missouri

Age: 59

Teams: Indiana Pacers

Stephen Samuel Stipanovich (born November 17, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6-ft 11-inch (211 cm) center from the University of Missouri, Stipanovich was ...more
19
Kareem Rush is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from Kansas City, Missouri

Age: 39

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers

Kareem Lamar Rush (born October 30, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Kansas City Tornados of North American Premier Basketball (NAPB). Rush's younger brother, Brandon, ...more
20
Shaquille Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shaquille Harrison Guard from Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 26

Shaquille Harrison is an American basketball guard who plays for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
21
Chris Carr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Shooting guard from Ironton, Missouri

Age: 45

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, + more

Chris Dean Carr (born March 12, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round (56th overall) of the 1995 NBA draft, and ...more
22
Les Selvage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Les Selvage

Age: Dec. at 48 (1943-1991)

Lester Revell Selvage (March 7, 1943 – June 15, 1991) was an American professional basketball player. A 6'1" guard from Beaumont High School in St. Louis, Missouri, Selvage played college ...more
23
Ed Macauley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Power forward and Center from St. Louis, Missouri

Age: Dec. at 83 (1928-2011)

Teams: St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics, St. Louis Hawks

Charles Edward Macauley (March 22, 1928 – November 8, 2011) was a professional basketball player. His playing nickname was "Easy Ed."Macauley spent his prep school days at St. Louis ...more
24
Bob Ferry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri
Power forward and Center from St. Louis, Missouri

Age: 82

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, St. Louis Hawks, Detroit Pistons

Robert Dean Ferry (born May 31, 1937) is an American retired basketball player and executive. A 6'8" center from Saint Louis University, Ferry was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the ...more
25
Bill Garnett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players from Missouri

Age: 59

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers

William Patrick "Bill" Garnett (born April 22, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round (4th overall) of ...more