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The Best NBA Players from Nebraska  

Ranker NBA
161 votes 41 voters 12 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in Nebraska.

Here are the best NBA players from Nebraska. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in Nebraska includes Bob Boozer, Fred Hoiberg, Rich King, and Tom Kropp. Who is the greatest NBA player from Nebraska?

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Dave Hoppen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Dave Hoppen Omaha, Nebraska
David Dirk "Dave" Hoppen is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. Hoppen attended the University of Nebraska and is the school's ...more
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Bob Boozer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Robert Louis "Bob" Boozer was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He won a gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics and won an NBA ...more
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Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg (born October 15, 1972) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He currently serves as the head coach for the Chicago Bulls of the National ...more
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Ken Sailors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Kenny Sailors Bushnell, Nebraska
Kenneth L. Sailors is an American former professional basketball player. A 5-foot-10-inch guard, he is notable for popularizing the jump shot as an alternative to the two-handed, flat-footed set ...more
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Chuck Gardner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Chuck Gardner Lincoln, Nebraska
Charles Rutland "Chuck" Gardner is a retired professional basketball power forward who played one season in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Denver Rockets during ...more
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Rich King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
Richard Thomas "Rich" King is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round of the 1991 NBA Draft out of the University ...more
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Tom Kropp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Tom Kropp Grand Island, Nebraska
Thomas Carl "Tom" Kropp is an American former professional basketball player born in Grand Island, Nebraska. A 6'3" guard from the Kearney State College, Kropp played two seasons ...more
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Mark Pope is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Mark Edward Pope is an American basketball coach and is the head coach for Utah Valley University. A former college and professional player, he played for the national championship Kentucky ...more
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Alex Stivrins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Alex Stivrins Lincoln, Nebraska
Alex Frank Stivrins is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'8" 220 lb small forward. Stivrins graduated from Lincoln East High School in 1980 and led East to three ...more
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Rex Walters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
Rex Andrew Walters (born March 12, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player and the assistant coach. Previously Walters served as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive. ...more
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Mike Higgins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Mike Higgins Grand Island, Nebraska, United States of America
Michael S. Higgins is an American professional basketball player. A 6'9" power forward from the University of Northern Colorado, Higgins played two seasons in the National Basketball ...more
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Bart Kofoed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from Nebraska
Bart Kofoed Omaha, Nebraska
Bart Kofoed is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'4" he played as a small forward/shooting guard. Kofoed attended Kearney State College and Hastings College and was ...more