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

1992–1994

2
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Power forward

1995–1996

3
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1983–1987

4
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jaylen Brown Small forward / Shooting guard

2015–2016

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

2010–2013

 

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

2006–2008

7
Tony Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Forward

1994-1997

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

2003–2006

9
Darrall Imhoff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1957–1960

10
Matt Bradley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Matt Bradley Guard

2018-present

11
Lamond Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Forward

1991–1994

12
Tyrone Wallace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Tyrone Wallace Guard

2012–2016

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

1969–1971

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

2006–2010

15
Jorge Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Jorge Gutiérrez Guard

2008–2012

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

1995–1997

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

2013–2017

 

18
Sean Lampley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1997–2001

19
Francisco Elson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1997–1999

20
Dave Butler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Butler Forward

1983–1987

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

2006–2010

22
Geno Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Geno Carlisle Guard

1997–1999

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

1968–1971

24
Michael Stewart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, center

1993–1997

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

1965-1968