College Sports The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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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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1
59 10
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1992–1994

2
43 10
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1983–1987

3
34 10
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1995–1996

4
42 17
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

2015–2016

5
26 9
Ryan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2006–2008

6
21 5
Leon Powe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

2003–2006

7
24 11
Allen Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Guard

2010–2013

 

8
23 12
Lamond Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1991–1994

9
13 4
Jerome Randle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jerome Randle

2006–2010

10
15 6
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1994-1997

11
19 10
Phil Chenier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1969–1971

12
12 4
Ed Gray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1995–1997

13
16 8
Jorge Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jorge Gutiérrez

2008–2012

14
16 8
Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1957–1960

15
21 13
Jabari Bird is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

2013–2017

 

16
11 4
Tyrone Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Tyrone Wallace Guard

2012–2016

17
12 6
Patrick Christopher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2006–2010

18
12 6
Francisco Elson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1997–1999

19
13 7
Dave Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Butler

1983–1987

20
9 4
Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Johnson

1968–1971

21
9 5
Michael Stewart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1993–1997

22
8 4
Sean Lampley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1997–2001

23
12 9
Geno Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Geno Carlisle

1997–1999

24
11 8
Mark McNamara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

1980–1982

25
8 5
Russ Critchfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Russ Critchfield

1965-1968