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The Greatest Cincinnati Basketball Players of All Time

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Upvote the best basketball players in Bearcats history based only on the player's college career.

Cincinnati basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Cincinnati Bearcats of all-time. This list of Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati men's basketball team history include Oscar Robertson, Kenyon Martin, Nick Van Exel, and Steve Logan. Who is the best Cincinnati Bearcat ever?

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Cincinnati basketball players in Bearcats history. Feel free to add any Bearcat freshmen, NBA rookies, or Cincinnati alumni missing from the list.

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  • Oscar Robertson
    1
    Point guard
    • Age: 83
    • Number: 1, 14
    • Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks

    1957 - 1960

  • Kenyon Martin
    2
    Power forward
    • Age: 44
    • Number: 3
    • Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets

    1996 - 2000

  • Nick Van Exel
    3
    Point guard
    • Age: 50
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets

    1991 - 1993

  • Steve Logan
    4
    Point guard
    • Age: 42

    1998 - 2002

  • Jack Twyman
    5
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1934-2012)
    • Teams: Cincinnati Royals, Rochester Royals

    1951 - 1955

  • Danny Fortson
    6
    Power forward, Center
    • Age: 46
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets

    1994 - 1997

  • Jason Maxiell
    7
    Power forward, Center
    • Age: 39
    • Number: 54
    • Teams: Detroit Pistons

    2001 - 2005

  • Lance Stephenson
    8
    Point guard, Shooting guard
    • Age: 31
    • Number: 1

    2009 - 2010

  • Corie Blount
    9
    Power forward, Center
    • Age: 53
    • Teams: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers

    1991 - 1993

  • Ruben Patterson
    10
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    • Age: 46
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

    1996 - 1998

  • 1960 - 1963

    NCAA champion (1961, 1962)

  • 1974 - 1979

  • Paul Hogue
    13
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1940-2009)
    • Teams: Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks

    1959 - 1962

    NCAA Champion (1961, 1962)

    NCAA Final Four MOP (1962)

  • Damon Flint
    14

    Damon Flint

    1993 - 1997

  • Roger McClendon
    15

    Roger McClendon

    1984 - 1988

  • Darnell Burton
    16

    Darnell Burton

    1993 - 1997

  • Bobby Austin
    17

    Bobby Austin

  • 1961 - 1964

    NCAA champion (1962)

  • Jarron Cumberland
    19

    Jarron Cumberland

    Guard

      2017 - present

    • Deonta Vaughn
      20

      Deonta Vaughn

      2006 - 2010

    • LaZelle Durden
      21

      LaZelle Durden

      1992 - 1995

    • George Wilson
      22
      • Age: 80
      • Teams: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Cincinnati Royals, Buffalo Braves, Seattle Supersonics

      1961 - 1964

      NCAA Champion (1962)

    • Pete Mickeal
      23
      Small forward
      • Age: 44

      1998 - 2000

    • Connie Dierking
      24
      • Age: Dec. at 77 (1936-2013)
      • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Syracuse Nationals, Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors

      1955 - 1958

    • Eddie Lee
      25

      Eddie Lee

      1976 - 1980