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NAIA Players in the Pros - NBA

September 10, 2005
By NAIA National Office

Athlete, NAIA School - NBA Team

Ron Adams, Fresno Pacific (Calif.) - Milwaukee Bucks
James Anderson, Union (Ky.) - Portland Trailblazers
Paul Anderson, California College - San Diego
Nate Archibald, Alcorn State (Miss.) - Boston Celtics
Dick Barnett, Tennessee A & I - New York Knicks
John Barnhill, Tennessee A & I -
Billy Ray Bates, Kentucky State - Portland, Golden State
John Bates, West Virginia Wesleyan - Indianapolis
Elgin Baylor, College of Idaho - Los Angeles Lakers
Zelmo Beaty, Prairie View A&M (Texas) - San Francisco/Utah Jazz
Leroy Berry, Wilmington (Ohio) - Cleveland
Delmer Beshore, California (Pa.) - Milwaukee Bucks/Chicago Bulls
Bill Branch, Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) - Denver Nuggets
Mike Brungardt, Central State (Ohio) - San Antonio Spurs
Don Butcher, Pikeville (Ky.) - Detroit Pistons/New York Knicks
M.L. Carr, Guilford (N.C.) - Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics
Gordon Chiesa, St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) - Utah Jazz
Melvin Crafter, Central State (Ohio) - Cleveland
Melvin Crayton, Alabama State - Milwaukee
Ken Dancy, Chicago State (Ill.) - Washington
John Drew, Gardner-Webb (N.C.) - Atlanta/Philadelphia/Utah
Terry Dupris, Huron (S.D.) - Detriot
Claude English, Rhode Island (current Park (Mo.) Athletics Director) - Portland Trail Blazers
Kenny Evans, Norfolk State (Va.) -
Tony Forch, Midwestern State (Texas) - Dallas
World B. Free, Guilford (N.C.) - Philadelphia 76'ers/Houston Rockets
Joe Fulks, Murray State (Ky.) - Philadelphia 76'ers
Jim Gillen, Fort Hays State (Kan.) - Denver Nuggets
Carl Goodine, Stephen F. Austin (Texas) - Washington
Del Harris, Hanover (Ind.) - LA Lakers
Tim Higgins, Kearney State (Neb.) - Golden State
Charles Hightower, Dillard (La.) - Atlanta
Gib Hinz, Wisconsin-Eau Claire - San Antonio
Melvin Hooker, Edinboro State (Pa.) - Los Angeles
Bob Hopkins, Grambling State (La.) - Seattle/Buffalo
Leroy Jackson, Cameron (Okla.) - Dallas
Lucious Jackson, Pan American (Texas) - Philadelphia 76'ers
Henry James, St. Mary's (Texas) - Cleveland
Bob Kauffman, Guilford (N.C.) - Buffalo
Arvesta Kelly, Lincoln (Mo.) - Utah Stars 
Stanley Lamb, Steubenville (Ohio) - Atlanta
Kevin Loder, Alabama State - Kansas City Kings
Leroy Loggins, Fairmont State (W.Va.) - Detriot
Bob Love, Southern-Baton Rouge (La.) - Chicago/Baltimore
Rick Mahorn, Hampton (Va.) - Washington/Philadelphia
Joe C. Meriweather (current Park (Mo.) WBB coach) -- Kansas City Kings
Pete Meyers, Arkansas-Little Rock - Chicago Bulls
Vern Mikkelsen, Hamline (Minn.) - Minneapolis Lakers
Earl Monroe, Winston-Salem (N.C.) - Washington Bullets/New York Knicks
Tony Murphy, Southern-Baton Rouge (La.) - Kansas City
Moochie Norris, West Florida - Houston Rockets
Bob Ociepka, Quincy (Ill.) - Detroit Pistons
Charlie Parker, Findlay (Ohio) - Dallas Mavericks
James Patrick, Southwest Texas State - Denver
Mike Pemberthy, The Master's (Calif.) - Los Angeles Lakers
Scottie Pippen, Central Arkansas - Chicago Bulls, Portland Trailblazers
Terry Porter, Wisconsin-Stevens Point - Portland Trailblazers
Willis Reed, Grambling State (La.) - New York Knicks
Robert Reid, St. Mary's (Texas) - Houston
Dennis Rodman, Southeastern Oklahoma State - Detroit Pistons/Chicago Bulls/LA Lakers/SA Spurs
Gerald Ross, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) - New York
Earl Sango, Regis (Colo.) - Denver
Daniel Santiago, St. Vincent (Pa.) - Phoenix Suns/Milwaukee Bucks
Mike Schimensky, Central Washington - Seattle Supersonics
Bruce Seals, Xavier (La.) - Seattle
Purvis Short, Jackson State (Miss.) - Golden State
Jack Sikma, Illinois Wesleyan - Seattle Supersonics
Larry Smith, Alcorn State (Miss.) - Golden State
Maurice Stokes, St. Francis (Pa.) - Rochester/Cincinnati
Roger Strickland, Jacksonville (Fla.) - Los Angeles Lakers
Greg Sutton, Oral Roberts (Okla.) - San Antonio/Miami
Bennie Swain, Texas Southern - Boston Celtics
Sedale Threatt, West Virginia Tech - Seattle/Washington/LA Lakers
Jay Triano, Simon Fraser (B.C.) - Toronto Raptors
Al Tucker, Oklahoma Baptist - Seattle Supersonics
Ed Turner, Texas A & I - Houston
John Turner, Phillips (Okla.) - Houston
Clarence Walker, West Georgia - New Jersey Nets
Mike Wells, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) - Houston Rockets
Robert Whaley, Walsh (Ohio) - Utah Jazz (ACTIVE)
Eddie Wilkins, Gardner-Webb (N.C.) - New York Knicks
Joel Williams, Wisconsin-LaCrosse - Atlanta
Milton Williams, Lincoln (Mo.) - New York Knicks
Clint Wyatt, Alcorn State (Miss.) - Washington
Elmore Smith, Kentucky State, Athlete, NBA, Buffalo, LA Lakers, Milwaukee, Cleveland
Travis Grant, Kentucky State, Athlete, NBA, LA Lakers
Slick Watts, Xavier (La.), Athlete, NBA, Seattle, New Orleans, Houston
 

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