Basketball The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
596 votes 86 voters 50 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
36 3
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1992–1994

2
27 6
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1983–1987

3
27 7
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

2015–2016

4
20 5
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

1995–1996

5
17 4
Allen Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Guard -

2010–2013

 

6
17 6
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

2006–2008

7
11 2
Leon Powe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

2003–2006

8
13 5
Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1957–1960

9
11 4
Jorge Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jorge Gutiérrez

2008–2012

10
14 7
Jabari Bird is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

2013–2017

 

11
10 4
Francisco Elson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1997–1999

12
15 9
Lamond Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1991–1994

13
12 7
Phil Chenier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1969–1971

14
10 5
Dave Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Butler

1983–1987

15
8 4
Patrick Christopher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

2006–2010

16
6 2
Tyrone Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Tyrone Wallace Guard -

2012–2016

17
6 2
Jerome Randle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jerome Randle

2006–2010

18
7 4
Vern Corbin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Vern Corbin

1926–1929

19
6 3
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Johnson

1968–1971

20
6 3
Ed Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1995–1997

21
4 1
Marcus Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
rhiggins added Marcus Lee

2017

22
7 5
Chet Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Chet Carlisle

1935–1938

23
7 5
Mark McNamara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1980–1982

24
6 4
Denny Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Denny Fitzpatrick

1957–1959

25
6 4
Russ Critchfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Russ Critchfield

1965-1968

 

26
5 3
Michael Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1993–1997

27
4 3
DeVon Hardin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
DeVon Hardin Power forward, Center -

2004–2008

28
4 3
Zhang Zhaoxu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Zhang Zhaoxu Center -

2008–2010

29
3 2
Sean Lampley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1997–2001

30
3 2
Jackie Ridgle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jackie Ridgle

1968–1971

31
7 7
Geno Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Geno Carlisle

1997–1999

32
7 7
Rod Benson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Forward, Power forward, Center -

2002–2006

33
4 4
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1994-1997

34
2 2
Richard Solomon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Richard Solomon

2010–2014

35
5 6
Tremaine Fowlkes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1994–1996

36
5 6
Jamal Sampson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center, Forward-center -

2001–2002

 

37
2 3
Kenyon Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Kenyon Jones Center -

1995–1998

38
3 5
Larry Friend is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Friend

1954–1957

39
1 3
Richard Midgley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Richard Midgley

2002-2006

40
1 3
Dominic McGuire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward -

2003–2005

41
1 3
Ayinde Ubaka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Ayinde Ubaka

2003–2007

42
1 3
Jack Rocker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jack Rocker Center -

1942–1947

43
1 3
Saulius Kuzminskas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Saulius Kuzminskas

2000–2001

44
5 8
Stephen Domingo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Stephen Domingo Forward -

2015–2017

 

45
3 6
Ryan Forehan-Kelly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Ryan Forehan-Kelly Forward -

1998–2002

46
1 4
Amit Tamir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

2001–2004

47
1 4
Sean Marks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1994–1998

48
0 3
Brian Wethers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Brian Wethers

1999–2003

49
3 7
Jelani Gardner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jelani Gardner

1994-1996

50
0 4
Andy Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Andy Wolfe

1945–1948