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The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated January 15, 2020 1.8k votes 299 voters 5.6k views 46 items

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

Clemson basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Clemson Tigers of all-time. This list of Clemson 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 Clemson University men's basketball team history include Horace Grant, Elden Campbell, Tree Rollins, and K. J. McDaniels. Who is the best Clemson Tiger ever?

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

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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Augusta, Georgia

Age: 54

Teams: Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

Clemson career: 1983–1987

Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University before playing professionally in the National ...more

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Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Anderson, South Carolina

Age: 60

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

Clemson career: 1977–1981

Larry Donnell Nance Sr. (born February 12, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) forward from Clemson University, Nance played 13 seasons (1981–1994) ...more

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Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Winter Haven, Florida

Age: 64

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

Clemson career: 1973–1977

Wayne Monte "Tree" Rollins (born June 16, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Atlanta ...more

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Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Elden Campbell Center from Los Angeles, California

Age: 51

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, New Orleans Pelicans, + more

Clemson career: 1986–1990

Elden Jerome Campbell (born July 23, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player who played as a power forward and center in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Dale Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Toccoa, Georgia

Age: 50

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

Clemson career: 1987–1991

Elliott Lydell "Dale" Davis (born March 25, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player who played center and power forward. During his playing days, he was listed at ...more

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Trevor Booker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Newberry, South Carolina

Age: 32

Number: 35

Clemson career: 2006–2010

Trevor Fitzgerald Booker (born November 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more
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K. J. McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Forward from Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 26

Clemson career: 2011–2014

K. J. McDaniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Clemson ...more
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Jaron Blossomgame is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Jaron Blossomgame

Clemson career: 2013–2017

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Greg Buckner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Age: 43

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets

Clemson career: 1994–1998

Gregory Derayle Buckner (born September 16, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who is served an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Selected in the ...more
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Vincent Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
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Number: 15

Teams: Indiana Pacers, LaCrosse Catbirds, USA Basketball, Memphis Rockers, LaCrosse Bobcats, + more

Clemson career: 1980-1985

The Only Tiger player in history with over 1500 points 600 rebounds and 300 assist.

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Harvey Grant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Augusta, Georgia

Age: 54

Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers

Clemson career: 1984–1985

Harvey Grant (born July 4, 1965) is a retired American National Basketball Association basketball player. He is the identical twin brother of Horace Grant, also a former NBA player.
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Skip Wise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 64

Clemson career: 1974–1975

Allen Harper "Skip" Wise Jr. (born July 25, 1955) was an American basketball player. Wise was a sensation as a high school player at Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland. In his ...more
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Jerai Grant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Jerai Grant

Age: 26

Number: 45

Clemson career: 2007–2011

Harvey Jerai Grant is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for BK Ventspils of the Latvijas Basketbola līga. He played college basketball for Clemson University.
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Terrell McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Terrell McIntyre

Age: 42

Clemson career: 1995–1999

Lance Terrell McIntyre (born October 18, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball player. Standing at 5'9¼" (1.76 m), he played at the point guard position. A two-time ...more
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Banks McFadden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Banks McFadden

Clemson career: 1938-1939

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Sharone Wright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Macon, Georgia, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors

Clemson career: 1991–1994

Sharone Addaryl Wright (born January 30, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Macon, Georgia, he played collegiately at Clemson University from 1990 until 1994. ...more
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Chris Whitney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 48

Teams: Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets

Clemson career: 1991–1993

Christopher Antoine Whitney (born October 5, 1971) is a former American professional basketball player. Whitney was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. A 6'0" point guard from Clemson ...more
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Will Solomon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 41

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

Clemson career: 1998–2001

William James "Will" Solomon (born July 20, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Shark Antibes of the French League. Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), ...more
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Harold Jamison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Harold Jamison Power forward from Orangeburg, South Carolina

Age: 43

Teams: Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers

Clemson career: 1995–1999

Harold Sherill Jamison (born November 20, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, he is 6'9" and played the power forward and center
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Billy Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Williams Shooting guard from New York City, New York

Age: 61

Clemson career: 1977–1980

Billy Williams (born September 27, 1958) is a retired American basketball player who played one year at Brevard Community College and three years at Clemson University, before being drafted by ...more
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Devin Gray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time

Age: Dec. at 41 (1972-2013)

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

Clemson career: 1991–1995

Devin Antoine Gray was an American basketball player. He played parts of three seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets and ...more
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Mitchell Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Mitchell Wiggins Shooting guard from Kinston, North Carolina

Age: 60

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

Clemson career: 1979–1980

Mitchell Lee Wiggins (born September 28, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player who played the shooting guard position.
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K. C. Rivers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
K. C. Rivers Shooting guard and Small forward from Charlotte, North Carolina

Age: 32

Number: 1

Clemson career: 2005–2009

Kelvin Creswell "K. C." Rivers (born March 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Coosur Real Betis of the Liga ACB. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays at the ...more
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Sharrod Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Washington, D.C.

Age: 37

Teams: Phoenix Suns

Clemson career: 2001–2005

Sharrod Victor Ford (born September 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Acıbadem Üniversitesi of the Turkish Basketball First League.
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James Mays is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time
James Mays Forward and Power forward from Garner, North Carolina

Age: 33

Clemson career: 2004–2008

James Mays is a professional basketball player.