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The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated December 25, 2019 1.9k votes 282 voters 5.5k views 62 items

List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Golden Bears history based only on the player's college career.

California basketball fans, we’re ranking the best California Bears of all-time. This list of UC Berkeley basketball players includes current and former players, along with the seasons played with the college. Featuring All-Americans, players in the NBA, and school legends who had their jerseys retired, the top players from University of California, Berkeley men's basketball team history include Jason Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Jaylen Brown, and Ryan Anderson. Who is the best California Golden Bear ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Cal Bears roster has the starting five: Darius McNeill, Juhwan Harris-Dyson, Justice Sueing, Marcus Lee, and Kingsley Okoroh.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest UC Berkeley basketball players in Golden Bears history. Feel free to add any Bear freshmen, NBA rookies, or California alumni missing from the list.

list ordered by
1
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from California, United States of America

1992–1994

2
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Sacramento, California, United States of America

1983–1987

3
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jaylen Brown

2015–2016

4
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Power forward from Marietta, Georgia, United States of America

1995–1996

5
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Sacramento, California

2006–2008

6
Allen Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Guard from Los Angeles, California

2010–2013

 

7
Lamond Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1991–1994

8
Leon Powe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Oakland, California

2003–2006

9
Phil Chenier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Berkeley, California

1969–1971

10
Jorge Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jorge Gutiérrez

2008–2012

11
Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center from San Gabriel, California

1957–1960

12
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1994-1997

13
Tyrone Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Tyrone Wallace

2012–2016

14
Jerome Randle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jerome Randle

2006–2010

15
Sean Lampley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward from Harvey, Illinois

1997–2001

16
Ed Gray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Riverside, California

1995–1997

17
Jabari Bird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

2013–2017

 

18
Dave Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Butler

1983–1987

19
Mark McNamara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1980–1982

20
Geno Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Geno Carlisle

1997–1999

21
Patrick Christopher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Compton, California

2006–2010

22
Russ Critchfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Russ Critchfield

1965-1968

 

23
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Johnson

1968–1971

24
Francisco Elson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Rotterdam, Netherlands

1997–1999

25
Michael Stewart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1993–1997