Building the ultimate All-Ohio NBA squad with 15 dollars

LeBron James is undoubtedly the greatest NBA player to ever come from Ohio. Does he make your starting five? - Mike Ehrmann

Following a trend that has caught fire on Twitter, the LGHL staff decided to create our own with current and former NBA players from the state of Ohio.

If you have a primarily basketball-dominated Twitter timeline like myself, you've probably seen multiple posts like this.

After some deep consideration, LGHL has decided to bring our readers our own version of this format, complete with former and current NBA players from Ohio. Without further ado, let's see what types of teams you guys can create in the comment section.

What can you build with 15 dollars?

Point Guards:

$5 - Eric Snow (Canton McKinley ‘91)

College Attended: Michigan State

Draft: Milwaukee Bucks, 2nd round (14th pick, 43rd overall), 1995 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 6.8ppg, 5.0apg, 2.5rpg (13 seasons)

$4 - Earl Boykins (Cleveland Central Catholic ‘94)

College Attended: Eastern Michigan

Draft: Undrafted

Career Averages: 8.9ppg, 3.2apg, 1.3rpg (13 seasons)

$3 - Gary Grant (Canton McKinley ‘84)

College Attended: Michigan

Draft: Seattle SuperSonics, 1st round (15th pick, 15th overall), 1988 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 7.9ppg, 5.5apg, 2.3rpg (13 seasons)

$2 - Antonio Daniels (Columbus St. Frances DeSales ‘93)

College Attended: Bowling Green

Draft: Vancouver Grizzlies, 1st round (4th pick, 4th overall), 1997 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 7.6ppg, 3.4apg, 1.8rpg (13 seasons)

$1 - Trey Burke (Columbus Northland ‘11)

College Attended: Michigan

Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves, 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall), 2013 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 12.8ppg, 5.7apg, 3.0rpg (1 season)

Shooting Guards:

$5 - John Havlicek (Martins Ferry ‘59)

College Attended: Ohio State

DraftBoston Celtics, 1st round (7th pick, 7th overall), 1962 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 20.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.8apg (16 seasons)

$4 - Michael Redd (Columbus West ‘97)

College Attended: Ohio State

Draft: Milwaukee Bucks, 2nd round (14th pick, 43rd overall), 2000 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 19.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.1apg (12 seasons)

$3 - Ron Harper (Dayton Kiser ‘82)

College Attended: Miami (OH)

Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 1st round (8th pick, 8th overall), 1986 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 13.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg (15 seasons)

$2 - Jim Jackson (Toledo Macomber-Whitney ‘89)

College Attended: Ohio State

Draft: Dallas Mavericks, 1st round (4th pick, 4th overall), 1992 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 14.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.2apg (14 seasons)

$1 - Kevin Martin (Zanesville ‘01)

College Attended: Western Carolina

Draft: Sacramento Kings, 1st round (26th pick, 26th overall), 2004 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 17.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.9apg (10 seasons)

Small Forwards:

$5 - LeBron James (Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary ‘03)

College Attended: None

Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 1st round (1st pick, 1st overall), 2003 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 27.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 6.9apg (11 seasons)

$4 - Gus Johnson (Akron Central ‘56)

College Attended: Idaho

Draft: Baltimore Bullets, 2nd round (2nd pick, 10th overall), 1963 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 16.2ppg, 12.1rpg, 2.5apg (10 seasons)

$3 - Dick Snyder (North Canton Hoover ‘62)

College Attended: Davidson

Draft: St. Louis Hawks, 2nd round (4th pick, 14th overall), 1966 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 12.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.9apg (13 seasons)

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$2 - Alex Groza (Martins Ferry ‘45)

College Attended: Kentucky

Draft: Indianapolis Olympians, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1949 BAA Draft

Career Averages: 22.5ppg, 10.7rpg, 2.2apg (2 seasons)

Groza was banned from the NBA for life in 1951 for point-shaving.

$1 - Alvin Robertson (Barberton ‘81)

College Attended: Arkansas

Draft: San Antonio Spurs, 1st round (7th pick, 7th overall), 1984 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 14.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 5.0apg (10 seasons)

Power Forwards:

$5 - Jerry Lucas (Middletown ‘58)

College Attended: Ohio State

Draft: Cincinnati Royals, 1962 NBA Draft (territorial selection)

Career Averages: 17.0ppg, 15.6rpg, 3.3apg (11 seasons)

$4 - Johnny Green (Dayton Dunbar ‘52)

College Attended: Michigan State

Draft: New York Knicks, 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall), 1959 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 11.6ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.4apg (14 seasons)

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$3 - Clark Kellogg (Cleveland St. Joseph ‘79)

College Attended: Ohio State

Draft: Indiana Pacers, 1st round (8th pick, 8th overall), 1982 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 18.9ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.9apg (5 seasons)

$2 - Wayne Embry (New Carlisle Tecumseh ‘55)

College Attended: Miami (OH)

Draft: St. Louis Hawks, 3rd round (7th pick, 22nd overall), 1958 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 12.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.4apg (11 seasons)

$1 - Brian Grant (Georgetown ‘90)

College Attended: Xavier

Draft: Sacramento Kings, 1st round (8th pick, 8th overall), 1994 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 10.5ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.2apg (12 seasons)

Centers:

$5 - Nate Thurmond (Akron Central ‘59)

College Attended: Bowling Green

Draft: San Francisco Warriors, 1st round (3rd pick, 3rd overall), 1963 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 15.0ppg, 15.0rpg, 2.7apg (14 seasons)

$4 - Neil Johnston (Chillicothe ‘48)

College Attended: Ohio State

Draft: Undrafted

Career Averages: 19.4ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.5apg (8 seasons)


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$3 - Herb Williams (Columbus Marion-Franklin ‘77)

College Attended: Ohio State

Draft: Indiana Pacers, 1st round (14th pick, 14th overall), 1981 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 10.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.7apg (18 seasons)

$2 - Charles Oakley (Cleveland John Hay ‘81)

College Attended: Virginia Union

Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall), 1985 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 9.7ppg, 9.5rpg, 2.5apg (19 seasons)

$1 - Tyrone Hill (Cincinnati Withrow ‘86)

College Attended: Xavier

Draft: Golden State Warriors, 1st round (11th pick, 11th overall), 1990 NBA Draft

Career Averages: 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 0.8apg (14 seasons)

Now that you have seen all the selections, how would you spend your 15 dollars to build an all-Ohio NBA starting five? Let us know below in the comments section.

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