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The Best NBA Players from West Virginia 

Ranker NBA
Updated July 25, 2019 558 votes 122 voters 3k views 23 items

List Rules Only NBA players born in West Virginia.

Here are the best NBA players from West Virginia. Featuring Hall of Fame greats, superstars, and active players, this list of basketball players who were born in West Virginia includes O. J. Mayo, Deron Williams, Jason Williams, and The Logo himself, Jerry West. Who is the greatest NBA player from West Virginia?

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Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia

Age: 81

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Jerome Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American basketball executive and former player. During his active career West played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National ...more

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Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Point guard from Belle, West Virginia

Age: 44

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

Jason Williams may refer to: SportspeopleJason Williams (American football) (born 1986), American football player Jason Williams (baseball) (born 1974), American baseball player Jason Williams ...more

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Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Point guard from Parkersburg, West Virginia

Age: 35

Number: 8

Teams: Utah Jazz

Deron Michael Williams ( DERR-ən; born June 26, 1984) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Illinois Fighting Illini before being drafted third ...more

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#381 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #51 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #123 of 151 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

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Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Shooting guard from Huntington, West Virginia

Age: 83

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

Harold Everett Greer (June 26, 1936 – April 14, 2018) was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball ...more
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O. J. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Point guard and Shooting guard from Huntington, West Virginia

Age: 32

Number: 32

Ovinton J'Anthony "O. J." Mayo (born November 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player. He played one season of college basketball for the USC Trojans while earning ...more

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Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Point guard from Mullens, West Virginia

Age: 68

Teams: Kansas City Kings, St. Louis Hawks

Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball ...more
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Rod Hundley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Rod Hundley

Age: 85

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

Rodney Clark "Hot Rod" Hundley (October 26, 1934 – March 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and television broadcaster. Hundley was the No. 1 pick of the 1957 NBA ...more

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Rod Thorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia

Age: 78

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

Rodney King Thorn (born May 23, 1941) is an American basketball executive and a former professional player and coach, Olympic Committee Chairman, with a career spanning over 50 years. In 2018, ...more
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Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Earl Jones Center from Oak Hill, West Virginia

Age: 58

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

Earl Jones (born January 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player. He was a 7'0" (213 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) center born in Oak Hill, West Virginia and played ...more
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Gary Gregor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Power forward and Center from Charles Town, West Virginia

Age: 74

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Nets

Gary W. Gregor (born August 13, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) forward/center from the University of South Carolina, Gregor played in the ...more
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Mike Barrett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Mike Barrett

Age: Dec. at 68 (1943-2011)

Michael Thomas "Bird Man" Barrett (September 5, 1943 – August 8, 2011) was an American basketball player. He was reared in Richwood, West Virginia and attended Richwood High School. A ...more
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George King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
George King

Age: Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

Teams: Syracuse Nationals, Cincinnati Royals

George King may refer to:
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Jerome Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Jerome Anderson

Age: Dec. at 56 (1953-2009)

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics

Jerome "Jay" Anderson (October 9, 1953 – August 1, 2009) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was born in Mullens, West Virginia. A 6'5" (1.96 m) guard ...more
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Tamar Slay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Tamar Slay Shooting guard from Beckley, West Virginia

Age: 39

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets

Tamar Ulysses Slay (born April 2, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) guard-forward, he was formerly with the NBA's New Jersey Nets and Charlotte ...more
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Dave Jamerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Dave Jamerson

Age: 52

Teams: Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets

John David Jamerson (born August 13, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Miami Heat in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 1990 NBA draft. ...more
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Dwayne Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Center and Power forward from Morgantown, West Virginia

Age: 36

Number: 24

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

Dwayne Jones may refer to: Dwayne Jones (basketball), American basketball player Dwayne Jones (murder victim), Jamaican victim of hate crime
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Henry Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Henry Dickerson

Age: 68

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons

Henry Dickerson (born November 27, 1951) is a retired American basketball player and current college basketball coach. He was the head coach of the men's basketball team at North Carolina ...more
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Mark Workman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Center from Charleston, West Virginia

Age: Dec. at 53 (1930-1983)

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia Warriors

Mark Cecil Workman (born March 10, 1930 – December 21, 1983) was an American professional basketball player from Charleston, West Virginia. He played collegiately at West Virginia University. ...more
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Ron Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Ron Williams

Age: Dec. at 60 (1944-2004)

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, San Francisco Warriors

Ronald Robert Williams (September 24, 1944 – April 4, 2004) was an American basketball player. A 6'3" guard from Weirton, West Virginia, Williams starred at West Virginia University in the ...more
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Freddie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Point guard from Huntington, West Virginia

Age: 76

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Cincinnati Royals, St. Louis Hawks

Frederick L. Lewis (born July 1, 1943) is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA). ...more

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Andy Tonkovich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)

Teams: Providence Steamrollers

Andrew Edward Tonkovich (November 1, 1922 – September 2, 2006) was an American basketball player. He was selected first in the 1948 BAA draft by the Providence Steamrollers. He attended Marshall ...more
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Marshall Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Marshall Hawkins

Age: Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)

Teams: Indianapolis Olympians

James Marshall Hawkins is an American former professional basketball player. Hawkins was selected in the 1948 BAA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He played for the Indianapolis Olympians in ...more
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Kevin Salvadori is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Kevin Salvadori Center from Wheeling, West Virginia

Age: 49

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Kevin Michael Salvadori (born December 30, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player. A center from the University of North Carolina, Salvadori went undrafted but did manage to ...more