Basketball The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
388 votes 62 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.

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Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard - 1992–1994

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Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin Johnson Point guard - 1983–1987

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jaylen Brown 2015–2016

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Leon Powe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Leon Powe Power forward, Center - 2003–2006

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Allen Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Allen Crabbe Shooting guard, Guard - 2010–2013  

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Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Ryan Anderson Power forward - 2006–2008

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Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Power forward - 1995–1996

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Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Darrall Imhoff Center - 1957–1960

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Dave Butler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Butler 1983–1987

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Jabari Bird is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jabari Bird 2013–2017  

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Phil Chenier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Chenier Point guard - 1969–1971

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Patrick Christopher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Patrick Christopher Shooting guard, Small forward - 2006–2010

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Francisco Elson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Francisco Elson Center - 1997–1999

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Jorge Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jorge Gutiérrez 2008–2012

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Lamond Murray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Lamond Murray 1991–1994

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Vern Corbin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Vern Corbin 1926–1929

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Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Johnson 1968–1971

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Jerome Randle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jerome Randle 2006–2010

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Mark McNamara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Mark McNamara 1980–1982

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Stephen Domingo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Stephen Domingo Forward - 2015–2017  

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Chet Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Chet Carlisle 1935–1938

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Denny Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Denny Fitzpatrick 1957–1959

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Russ Critchfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Russ Critchfield 1965-1968  

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Zhang Zhaoxu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Zhang Zhaoxu Center - 2008–2010

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Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Tony Gonzalez 1994-1997

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Tyrone Wallace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Tyrone Wallace Guard - 2012–2016

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Marcus Lee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
rhiggins added Marcus Lee 2017

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Rod Benson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Rod Benson Forward, Power forward, Center - 2002–2006

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Jamal Sampson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jamal Sampson Power forward, Center, Forward-center - 2001–2002  

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Michael Stewart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Michael Stewart 1993–1997

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DeVon Hardin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
DeVon Hardin Power forward, Center - 2004–2008

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Jackie Ridgle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jackie Ridgle 1968–1971

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Sean Lampley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Sean Lampley Small forward - 1997–2001

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Richard Solomon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Richard Solomon 2010–2014

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Geno Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Geno Carlisle 1997–1999

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Larry Friend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Friend 1954–1957

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Saulius Kuzminskas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Saulius Kuzminskas 2000–2001

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Ed Gray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Ed Gray Shooting guard - 1995–1997

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Ayinde Ubaka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Ayinde Ubaka 2003–2007

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Kenyon Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Kenyon Jones Center - 1995–1998

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Jack Rocker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jack Rocker Center - 1942–1947

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Tremaine Fowlkes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Tremaine Fowlkes Small forward - 1994–1996

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Ryan Forehan-Kelly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Ryan Forehan-Kelly Forward - 1998–2002

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Jelani Gardner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jelani Gardner 1994-1996

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Amit Tamir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Amit Tamir Power forward - 2001–2004

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Dominic McGuire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Dominic McGuire Small forward, Power forward - 2003–2005

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Brian Wethers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Brian Wethers 1999–2003

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Richard Midgley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Richard Midgley 2002-2006

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Sean Marks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Sean Marks Power forward, Center - 1994–1998

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Andy Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Andy Wolfe 1945–1948