While Abdul-Jabbar (New York), Chamberlain (Pennsylvania), James (Ohio), Johnson (Michigan), Jordan (North Carolina) and Russell (California) all doubled up on our list, they share the stage with state stars that might require a little more recall like Red Rocha from Hawaii and Steve Hayes from Idaho.
NBA accolades: Averaged 22.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists over 16 seasons and was an All-Star 11 times. Barkley earned his lone MVP award in 1992-93 and was recently named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
NBA accolades: A two-time All-Star, Boozer averaged 16.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists across 13 seasons. His best season was in 2006-07 when he averaged 20.9 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the Utah Jazz.
NBA accolades: Slightly edged out Sean Elliott and Mike Bibby, averaging 13.9 points, 6.2 assists and 6.0 assists over the course of 11 seasons in the league. Lever was twice named an All-Star and had his best season in 1988-89 when he averaged 19.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 2.7 steals.
NBA accolades: Carved out his legacy as one of the top second options in NBA history, averaging 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists over 17 seasons. Pippen won six titles, was an All-Star seven times with the Chicago Bulls and was recently named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
NBA accolades: The ultimate winner, Russell won the more titles than any player in NBA history with 11 in 13 seasons. The 12-time All-Star averaged 15.1 points, 22.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists and was named league MVP five times.
NBA Accolades: Earned MVP honors of the 2004 NBA Finals after leading the Detroit Pistons past the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1. Billups averaged 15.2 points, 5.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds over 17 seasons and was named an All-Star three times, barely edging out Tom Chambers.
NBA accolades: The 1993 Basketball Hall of Fame selection averaged 17.9 points, 4.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds over 13 seasons. Murphy averaged a career-high 25.6 points per game in 1977-78 for the Houston Rockets.
NBA accolades: Although Walt Hazzard was the most notable player born in the state, he played his high school basketball in Maryland and Pennsylvania. DiVincenzo currently receives the nod in the Blue Hen State, averaging 9.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists through four seasons thus far.
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NBA accolades: Earned All-NBA honors 10 times over 14 seasons, averaging 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists to establish himself as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Baylor still holds the record for most points in an NBA Finals game, scoring 61 points against the Boston Celtics in 1962.
NBA accolades: Played a record 22 seasons in the NBA, averaging 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists while earning eight All-Star selections. The journeyman played for eight teams after beginning his career with the Toronto Raptors in 1998-99. Mitch Richmond received strong consideration.
NBA accolades: Won a pair of titles with the New York Knicks while earning seven All-Star selections over 13 seasons. Frazier averaged 18.9 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds and was named to the all-defensive team seven times.
NBA accolades: Played two seasons in the BBA before transitioning to the NBA where he was twice named an All-Star in seven seaons. Rocha played nine seasons in total between the two leagues and averaged 10.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
NBA accolades: The 7-footer played five seasons in the NBA, but also spent time in Italy, France and the Continental Basketball Association. Hayes was named Continental Basketball League MVP in 1985.
NBA accolades: This one was too close to call as Wade averaged 22.0 points, 5.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds while earning 13 All-Star selections and winning three NBA titles. Thomas won a pair of NBA titles and averaged 19.2 points, 9.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds with 12 All-Star nods in 13 years.
NBA accolades: Edges out Oscar Robertson slightly after averaging 24.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists while earning 12 All-Star selections in 13 seasons. Bird was a three-time MVP, two-time Finals MVP and three-time champion.
NBA accolades: In his nine year NBA career, Barnes has averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists while winning the NBA title in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors.
NBA accolades: Although his career didn't quite live up to the hype of being the No. 1 overall pick, he was a two-time All-Star selection and won the 1997-98 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. He averaged 14.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 15 seasons.
NBA accolades: The Bluegrass State was a tough call as both Unseld and Cowens were named MVP once throughout their careers. Unseld averaged 10.8 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists over 13 seasons while Cowens averaged 17.6 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 11 years.
NBA accolades: Two-time league MVP averaged 25.0 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists to earn 14 All-Star selections in 19 seasons. Malone finished his career third on the all-time scoring list with 36,928 points.
Played 14 years in the league, averaging 14.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists while earning a pair of all-star selections. Butler won his lone title in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks.
NBA accolades: Established himself as one of the greatest scorers in NBA history with four scoring titles while averaging 27.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists to earn 12 All-Star selections in 13 seasons. Durant won Finals MVP twice with the Golden State Warriors.
NBA accolades: One of the greatest centers in NBA history, Ewing averaged 21.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while being selected an All-Star 11 times in 17 seasons. His best year came in 1989-90 when he averaged 28.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 4.0 blocks.
NBA accolades: The greatest point guard in NBA history was an All-Star 12 times over 13 seasons with five NBA titles, three Finals MVP awards and three regular season MVP awards. Johnson averaged 19.5 points, 11.2 assists and 7.5 rebounds during his career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA accolades: A three-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, McHale earned seven All-Star selections and six all-defensive honors over the course of 13 seasons. McHale averaged 17.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks as a pro.
NBA accolades: Although Booker's career is still in its infancy, he's clearly established himself as one of the best players in the NBA and could potentially establish himself as one of the greatest players at his position. He averaged 23.5 points, 4.7 assists and 3.9 rebounds with three All-Star Game appearances in his first seven years.
NBA accolades: While basketball hall of famers JoJo White and Ed Macauley received strong consideration, Tatum has already established himself as one of the faces of the league and is likely to become an all-time great, averaging 20.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his first five seasons.
NBA accolades: The 6-8 center played six seasons in the ABA, averaging 12.1 points, 11.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists while earning a pair of All-Star selections.
Bob Boozer, Omaha Technical
NBA accolades: Played 11 years in the NBA, averaging 14.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists while winning his lone NBA title with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971.
NBA accolades: Played 11 seasons in the league, averaging 7.3 points and 4.0 assists. He averaged a career-high 14.0 points and 6.9 assists with the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995-96.
NBA accolades: Not including post-graduate programs such as Brewster Academy, Matt Bonner is currently the best NBA player from New Hampshire, playing 12 seasons and averaging 5.8 points and 3.0 rebounds.
NBA accolades: Played 10 seasons in the NBA and four seasons in the ABA, averaging 24.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists over his 14 year career. Barry was named an all-star 12 times and was named the 1975 NBA Finals MVP after leading the Golden State Warriors to the title.
NBA accolades: Played 13 seasons in the NBA, averaging 11.9 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists while earning three All-Star selections and winning the 1975 NBA title with the Golden State Warriors.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Power Memorial
NBA accolades: One of the greatest players in the history of the game, Abdul-Jabbar was selected to the All-Star Game 19 times in 20 years with six MVP awards and six NBA titles. He averaged 24.6 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists and accumulated the most career points in NBA history.
NBA accolades: Widely regarded as the greatest player in the history of the game, Jordan was named Finals MVP six times, won six NBA titles and was named regular season MVP five times. He won 10 scoring championships and averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists over 15 seasons.
NBA accolades: Although the Zen Master is mostly known for winning 11 NBA championships as a coach, he won two titles as a player and averaged 6.7 points and 4.3 rebounds over the course 12 seasons.
NBA accolades: The "King" continues to carve out his legacy in the NBA as the four-time NBA Finals MVP and four-time NBA champion has been selected to the All-Star Game 17 times in 18 seasons. James averages 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists and is closing in on Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record.
NBA accolades: Although Blake Griffin would also be an acceptable answer here, Young has clearly established himself as one of the elite point guards in the NBA. He averages 25.3 points, 9.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds through four years and led the Atlanta Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals last season.
NBA accolades: Likely a future hall of famer, Love is averaging 17.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists over the course of 14 seasons in the league. He was selected to the All-Star Game five times and won the title in 2016 with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
NBA accolades: Two players widely regarded as top 10 players in NBA history hail from the Keystone State. Chamberlain averaged 30.1 points, 22.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists while winning four MVP awards. Bryant won five NBA titles with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists over 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.
NBA accolades: Slightly edged out Michael Carter-Williams, averaging 16.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists across six seasons in the NBA and ABA. Barnes was an all-star selection both years he played in the ABA.
NBA accolades: Averaged 17.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists over the course of 21 seasons. Garnett was an All-Star 15 times, was named to the all-defensive team 12 times, won a title in 2008 with the Boston Celtics and was named league MVP in 2003-04. He played three seasons of high school basketball in South Carolina before transferring to Farragut (Chicago) for his senior year.
NBA accolades: The 17-year NBA veteran averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists while winning Sixth Man of the Year in 2005-06 and winning a pair of titles with the Miami Heat. He currently sits at No. 33 all-time in 3-pointers made in NBA history.
NBA Accolades: Although our initial thought was to go with Penny Hardaway, after comparing career resumes Marion gets the edge after averaging 15.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists across 16 seasons in the league. Marion was named an all-star four times and won his only title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.
TexasShaquille O'Neal, Cole (San Antonio)
NBA accolades: One of the most dominant players NBA history, Shaq averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 19 seasons. He was named an All-Star 14 times and won four NBA titles while being named Finals MVP three times and regular season MVP once.
NBA accolades: The towering 7-foot-6 center averaged 8.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over the course of 12 seasons in the NBA. Although Tom Chambers was born in the Beehive State, he played high school basketball in Colorado.
No NBA player has ever been born in or played high school basketball in the Green Mountain State aside from current Brooklyn Nets guard Bruce Brown, who played at a post-graduate institution.
NBA accolades: Posting career averages of 20.3 points and 12.3 rebounds with 13 All-Star selections, three regular season MVP awards and one Finals MVP over the course of 21 years, Malone edged out Allen Iverson for the top spot in Virginia.
NBA accolades: Played 19 seasons in the league, averaging 13.1 points, 10.5 assists and 2.2 steals with 10 All-Star selections. Stockton is the NBA's all-time leader in assists with 15,806 for his career.
Jerry West, East Bank
NBA accolades: Named an All-Star all 14 years of his career, he averaged 27.0 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds while winning his lone title in 1972. West is the only player in NBA history to win Finals MVP for the losing team.
NBA accolades: Sprewell edged out Terry Porter and Nick Van Exel for the best NBA career out of the Badger State, averaging 18.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists over 13 seasons in the league while earning four All-Star selections.
NBA accolades: Recently wrapped up his 13th season in the league, averaging 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists during his career while playing for nine different teams.