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The Best NBA Players from West Virginia

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List RulesOnly 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
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    Jerry West

    Chelyan, West Virginia

    Age81

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Jerome Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American basketball executive and former player.... more on Wikipedia

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    #1459 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#10 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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    Jason Williams
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    Jason Williams

    Belle, West Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age44

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

    Jason Williams may refer to: SportspeopleJason Williams (American football) (born 1986),... more on Wikipedia

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    #97 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#32 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History

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    Hal Greer
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    Hal Greer

    Huntington, West Virginia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age83

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals

    Harold Everett Greer (June 26, 1936 – April 14, 2018) was an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Deron Williams
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    Deron Williams

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age35

    Number8

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Deron Michael Williams ( DERR-ən; born June 26, 1984) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    O. J. Mayo
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    O. J. Mayo

    Huntington, West Virginia

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age32

    Number32

    Ovinton J'Anthony "O. J." Mayo (born November 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Rod Hundley
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    Rod Hundley

    Charleston, West Virginia

    Age85

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Rodney Clark "Hot Rod" Hundley (October 26, 1934 – March 27, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike D'Antoni
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    Mike D'Antoni

    Mullens, West Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age68

    TeamsKansas City Kings, St. Louis Hawks

    Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Rod Thorn
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    Rod Thorn

    Princeton, West Virginia

    Age78

    TeamsBaltimore Bullets, St. Louis Hawks, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons

    Rodney King Thorn (born May 23, 1941) is an American basketball executive and a former... more on Wikipedia
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    Earl Jones
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    Earl Jones

    Oak Hill, West Virginia

    PositionCenter

    Age58

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

    Earl Jones (born January 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Gary Gregor
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    Gary Gregor

    Charles Town, West Virginia

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age74

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Nets

    Gary W. Gregor (born August 13, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Barrett
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    Mike Barrett

    Montgomery, West Virginia

    AgeDec. at 68 (1943-2011)

    Michael Thomas "Bird Man" Barrett (September 5, 1943 – August 8, 2011) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    George King
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    George King

    Charleston, West Virginia

    AgeDec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    TeamsSyracuse Nationals, Cincinnati Royals

    George King may refer to:
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    Jerome Anderson
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    Jerome Anderson

    Mullens, West Virginia

    AgeDec. at 56 (1953-2009)

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Boston Celtics

    Jerome "Jay" Anderson (October 9, 1953 – August 1, 2009) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Tamar Slay
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    Tamar Slay

    Beckley, West Virginia

    PositionShooting guard

    Age39

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Brooklyn Nets

    Tamar Ulysses Slay (born April 2, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player.... more on Wikipedia
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    Dave Jamerson
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    Dave Jamerson

    Clarksburg, West Virginia

    Age52

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets

    John David Jamerson (born August 13, 1967) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Dwayne Jones
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    Dwayne Jones

    Morgantown, West Virginia

    PositionCenter, Power forward, Forward

    Age36

    Number24

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

    Dwayne Jones may refer to: Dwayne Jones (basketball), American basketball player Dwayne Jones... more on Wikipedia
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    Henry Dickerson
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    Henry Dickerson

    Beckley, West Virginia

    Age68

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons

    Henry Dickerson (born November 27, 1951) is a retired American basketball player and current... more on Wikipedia
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    Mark Workman
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    Mark Workman

    Charleston, West Virginia

    PositionCenter

    AgeDec. at 53 (1930-1983)

    TeamsBaltimore Bullets, Philadelphia Warriors

    Mark Cecil Workman (born March 10, 1930 – December 21, 1983) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Ron Williams
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    Ron Williams

    Weirton, West Virginia

    AgeDec. at 60 (1944-2004)

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, San Francisco Warriors

    Ronald Robert Williams (September 24, 1944 – April 4, 2004) was an American basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Freddie Lewis
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    Freddie Lewis

    Huntington, West Virginia

    PositionPoint guard

    Age76

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Cincinnati Royals, St. Louis Hawks

    Frederick L. Lewis (born July 1, 1943) is a retired American basketball player. He played... more on Wikipedia
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    Andy Tonkovich
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    Andy Tonkovich

    Wheeling, West Virginia

    AgeDec. at 84 (1922-2006)

    TeamsProvidence Steamrollers

    Andrew Edward Tonkovich (November 1, 1922 – September 2, 2006) was an American basketball... more on Wikipedia
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    Marshall Hawkins
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    Marshall Hawkins

    Huntington, West Virginia

    AgeDec. at 86 (1924-2010)

    TeamsIndianapolis Olympians

    James Marshall Hawkins is an American former professional basketball player. Hawkins was... more on Wikipedia
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    Kevin Salvadori
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    Kevin Salvadori

    Wheeling, West Virginia

    PositionCenter

    Age49

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Kevin Michael Salvadori (born December 30, 1970) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia