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The Best NBA Players from West Virginia  

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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
Chelyan, West Virginia, West Virginia
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
Belle, West Virginia
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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Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
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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Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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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Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Mullens, West Virginia
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) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Rod Hundley Charleston, West Virginia
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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O. J. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
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 Barrett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Mike Barrett Montgomery, West Virginia
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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Rod Thorn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Princeton, USA, West Virginia
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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Gary Gregor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Charles Town, West Virginia
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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Dave Jamerson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Dave Jamerson Clarksburg, West Virginia
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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Tamar Slay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Tamar Slay Beckley, West Virginia
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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Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Earl Jones Oak Hill, West Virginia
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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Marshall Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Marshall Hawkins Huntington, West Virginia
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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Henry Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Henry Dickerson Beckley, West Virginia
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) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
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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George King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
George King Charleston, West Virginia
George King may refer to:
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Freddie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
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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Dwayne Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia
Dwayne Jones may refer to: Dwayne Jones (basketball), American basketball player Dwayne Jones (murder victim), Jamaican victim of hate crime
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Jerome Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Jerome Anderson Mullens, West Virginia
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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Kevin Salvadori is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Kevin Salvadori Wheeling, West Virginia
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
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Andy Tonkovich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Wheeling, West Virginia
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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Ron Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Ron Williams Weirton, West Virginia
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