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Top 20 All-Time Highest Scoring NBA Players From Arkansas Top 20 All-Time Highest Scoring NBA Players From Arkansas
If you follow the posts ’round these parts, you know I love me some all-time “NBA Arkansans” lists. Below is the most recent batch... Top 20 All-Time Highest Scoring NBA Players From Arkansas

If you follow the posts ’round these parts, you know I love me some all-time “NBA Arkansans” lists. Below is the most recent batch of stats, baked with love through April 15th, 2016. These are, in short, the Arkansans who through the decades have most heavily taxed NBA nets.

As I point out in an upcoming OnlyInArk.com piece, Johnson recently surpassed Scottie Pippen as the state’s top NBA scorer of all time. While Pippen wasn’t exactly Option No.1 for those great Bulls teams, he is a Top 50 of all time player and did put in 17 years. It’s impressive Johnson has surpassed him in fewer years. He has been blessed with largely good health in the face of heavy minutes (indeed, since 2002 or so no NBA player besides LeBron James has logged more court time).

Bravo, Joe, my c/o 1999 LR Central High classmate. You’ve done well. Here’s to hoping you make your long-deserved first NBA Finals appearance this season. Nash knows you certainly should have gotten one in 2005 while playing in Phoenix …

 All-Time NBA Arkansans Point Leader 

1 Joe Johnson Little Rock 19318 16.9 44.2% 37.2% 80.1% 15 41186
2 Scottie Pippen Hamburg 18940 16.1 47.3% 32.6% 70.4% 17 41069
3 Glen Rice Jacksonville 18336 18.3 45.6% 40.0% 84.6% 15 34985
4 Joe Barry Carroll Pine Bluff 12455 17.7 47.4% 0.0% 74.7% 10 22838
5 Sidney Moncrief Little Rock 11931 15.6 50.2% 28.4% 83.1% 11 23150
6 Archie Clark Conway 11819 16.3 48.0% 76.9% 10 23581
7 Paul Silas Prescott 11782 9.4 43.2% 67.3% 16 34989
8 Alvin Robertson Barberton 10882 14 47.7% 29.5% 74.3% 10 24669
9 Derek Fisher Little Rock 10713 8.3 39.9% 37.4% 81.7% 18 32719
10 Fat Lever Pine Bluff 10433 13.9 44.7% 31.0% 77.1% 11 23814
11 Caldwell Jones McGehee 10241 7.9 47.4% 12.3% 75.6% 17 35081
12 Corliss Williamson Russellville 9147 11.1 49.0% 13.6% 71.4% 12 18749
13 Antonio Davis Pine Bluff? 9041 10 44.8% 8.7% 72.7% 13 26084
14 Mike Conley Fayetteville 8635 13.6 44.0% 37.3% 80.6% 9 20692
15 Wil Jones McGehee 8482 11.7 45.9% 14.3% 73.3% 9 21931
16 Michael Cage West Memphis 8278 7.3 51.5% 0.0% 66.4% 15 29716
17 Eddie Miles North Little Rock 8120 13.4 44.0% 74.7% 9 15681
18 Darrell Walker Chicago 6389 8.9 43.5% 5.9% 71.3% 10 18601
19 Ron Brewer Fort Smith 5971 11.9 45.9% 24.8% 82.4% 8 12892
20 Todd Day Decatur 5917 12.3 40.6% 34.5% 73.9% 8 12214

You’ll notice I have included some Razorbacks born out of state. I’ve boldfaced their names. Its worth noting  Alvin Roberton is the only non-native Razorback found in the Top 19. That is a result of  the program’s inability to lure big-time talent from other areas of the country relative to other (current and former) powerhouses over the last couple decades. Even when the program did bring in great high school talents like Darnell Robinson, BJ Young and Olu Famutimi, those players have failed to develop into NBA players at all, let alone NBA players with long, productive careers.

Of course, we wouldn’t be having this discussion right now had Nolan Richardson stayed another year and signed Andre Iguodala, who has gone on to score 12, 109 NBA points and would rank No. 5 on this list. Around that same time in the early 2000s, Mississippi prep superstar Al Jefferson was also a Razorback lean before bolting directly for the NBA.

He would be No. 4.

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