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The Best NBA Players From South Dakota

Updated December 31, 2019 49 votes 22 voters5 items

List RulesVote up the best players born in South Dakota.

There have not been many NBA players from South Dakota, but every one who has made it to professional basketball's highest level has accomplished something special. From Jared Reiner and Ray Ellefson, who played just two years in the league, to Mike Miller, who spent 17 years in the league, all the players born in South Dakota have represented their state well at the professional level.

So vote up the top South Dakota NBA players, and help decide which stars among this small group deserves to be considered the best.

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    Ray Ellefson

    Ray Ellefson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players From South Dakota
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    Eugene Raymond Ellefson (September 18, 1922 – October 7, 1994) was an American professional basketball player. He was a 6'8" 230 lb forward and attended West Texas A&M University, Oklahoma A&M University, the University of Colorado, and Oklahoma State University. Ellefson played for the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers and New York Knicks from 1948 to 1951, averaging 1.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Brookings, South Dakota
    • Position: Power forward
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