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The Greatest California Basketball Players of All Time

Updated December 25, 2019 2.8k votes 321 voters 6.9k views59 items

List RulesUpvote 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 Kidd1
    176
    27

    Jason Kidd

    Point guard

    1992–1994

  • Kevin Johnson2
    130
    37

    Kevin Johnson

    Point guard

    1983–1987

  • Shareef Abdur-Rahim3
    115
    31

    Shareef Abdur-Rahim

    Power forward

    1995–1996

  • Jaylen Brown4
    130
    51

    Jaylen Brown

    Small forward / Shooting guard

    2015–2016

  • Leon Powe5
    65
    28

    Leon Powe

    Power forward, Center

    2003–2006

  • Ryan Anderson6
    70
    35

    Ryan Anderson

    Power forward

    2006–2008

  • Lamond Murray7
    67
    37

    1991–1994

  • Allen Crabbe8
    69
    40

    Allen Crabbe

    Shooting guard, Guard

    2010–2013

     

  • Phil Chenier9
    50
    27

    Phil Chenier

    Point guard

    1969–1971

  • Ed Gray10
    37
    15

    Ed Gray

    Shooting guard

    1995–1997

  • Sean Lampley11
    34
    14

    Sean Lampley

    Small forward

    1997–2001

  • Tony Gonzalez12
    50
    33

    1994-1997

  • Jorge Gutiérrez13
    42
    27

    Jorge Gutiérrez

    Guard

    2008–2012

  • Jerome Randle14
    38
    23

    Jerome Randle

    Guard

    2006–2010

  • Tyrone Wallace15
    37
    23

    Tyrone Wallace

    Guard

    2012–2016

  • Darrall Imhoff16
    37
    24

    1957–1960

  • Jabari Bird17
    45
    33

    2013–2017

     

  • Geno Carlisle18
    29
    17

    Geno Carlisle

    Guard

    1997–1999

  • Vern Corbin19
    27
    17

    Vern Corbin

    Center

    1926–1929

  • Ayinde Ubaka20
    22
    11

    Ayinde Ubaka

    Point guard, shooting guard

    2003–2007

  • Dave Butler21
    28
    18

    Dave Butler

    Forward

    1983–1987

  • Russ Critchfield22
    25
    16

    Russ Critchfield

    Point guard

    1965-1968

     

  • Charles Johnson23
    21
    11

    Charles Johnson

    Point guard

    1968–1971

  • Jamal Sampson24
    28
    19

    Jamal Sampson

    Power forward, Center

    2001–2002

     

  • Michael Stewart25
    24
    15

    Michael Stewart

    Power forward, center

    1993–1997