The Best NBA Players From South Dakota

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Vote up the best players born in South Dakota.

Who are the best NBA players from 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, who is the best NBA player from South Dakota?

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  • Michael Lloyd Miller (born February 19, 1980) is an American former basketball player who is an assistant college basketball coach for the Memphis Tigers. He played in college for the Florida Gators, and was selected by the Orlando Magic in the first round of the 2000 NBA draft. He has also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Denver Nuggets. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2001, and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2006. Miller won back-to-back NBA championships with Miami in 2012 and 2013. He was a swingman who was primarily a three-point specialist.
    • Birthplace: Mitchell, South Dakota
    • Position: Shooting guard, Small forward
  • Jon Sundvold
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    Jon Thomas "Sunny" Sundvold (born July 2, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. A 6'2" shooting guard from the University of Missouri, Sundvold played in 9 NBA seasons from 1983–1992. He played for the Sonics, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.
    • Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Position: Point guard, Shooting guard
  • Jared Reiner
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    Jared Thomas Reiner (born April 8, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player.
    • Birthplace: Mitchell, South Dakota
    • Position: Center
  • Ray Ellefson
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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.
    • Birthplace: Brookings, South Dakota
    • Position: Power forward