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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
Jerry Alan West is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. His nicknames include ...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 Chandler Williams is an American retired basketball player who was a point guard in the National Basketball Association for twelve seasons during the late 1990s and 2000s. A native of West ...more
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Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Deron Michael Williams is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
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Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
Harold Everett Greer is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington. He played college ...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 who was formerly a professional basketball player. He is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of ...more
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O. J. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
Ovinton J'Anthony "O. J." Mayo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He was selected in the ...more
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Rod Hundley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Rod Hundley Charleston, West Virginia
Rodney Clark "Hot Rod" Hundley was an American professional basketball player and television broadcaster. Hundley's life revolved around the game of basketball. His love and talent for ...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 was an American basketball player. He was reared in Richwood, West Virginia and attended Richwood High School. A 6'2" guard from West Virginia ...more
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Gary Gregor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Charles Town, West Virginia
Gary W. Gregor is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward/center from the University of South Carolina, Gregor played in the National Basketball Association and ...more
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Dave Jamerson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Dave Jamerson Clarksburg, West Virginia
John David "Dave" Jamerson is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1st round of the 1990 NBA Draft. After graduating in 1990 with ...more
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Rod Thorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Princeton, USA, West Virginia
Rodney King "Rod" Thorn is an American basketball executive and a former player and coach.
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Marshall Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Henry Dickerson Beckley, West Virginia
Henry Dickerson 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 Central University from 2004 to ...more
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Freddie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia
Frederick L. Lewis is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the National Basketball Association and now defunct American Basketball Association from 1966 to 1977. ...more
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Tamar Slay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Tamar Slay Beckley, West Virginia
Tamar Ulysses Slay is a former American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in guard/forward, he was formerly with the NBA's New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats. Slay was the 54th overall ...more
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Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Earl Jones Oak Hill, West Virginia
Earl Jones is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 7'0" 210 lb center born in Oak Hill, West Virginia and played collegiately at the University of the District of ...more
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Dwayne Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Morgantown, West Virginia
Dwayne Clinton Jones is an American professional basketball player.
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Jerome Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Jerome Anderson Mullens, West Virginia
Jerome "Jay" Anderson was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was born in Mullens, West Virginia. A 6'5" guard from West Virginia University, Anderson was ...more
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Andy Tonkovich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Wheeling, West Virginia
Andrew Edward "Andy" Tonkovich was an American basketball player. He was selected first in the 1948 BAA draft by the Providence Steamrollers. He attended Marshall College.
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George King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
George King Charleston, West Virginia
George Smith King, Jr. was an American professional basketball player and collegiate coach. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia.
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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 is an American former professional basketball player. A center from the University of North Carolina, Salvadori went undrafted but did manage to play for the Sacramento ...more
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Mark Workman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players from West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Mark Cecil Workman was an American professional basketball player. Born in Logan, West Virginia, Workman grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, leading the Charleston High School Mountain Lions ...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 was an American basketball player. A 6'3" guard from Weirton, West Virginia, Williams starred at West Virginia University in the mid-1960s, where he was one of the ...more