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The Greatest Clemson Basketball Players of All Time

Updated January 15, 2020 2.3k votes 328 voters 6.8k views46 items

List RulesUpvote 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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  • Larry Nance1
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    Larry Nance

    Power forward, Center

    Age60

    BirthplaceAnderson, South Carolina

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Clemson career: 1977–1981

    Larry Donnell Nance Sr. (born February 12, 1959) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia

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    #60 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#34 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

  • Horace Grant2
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    Horace Grant

    Power forward, Center

    Age54

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    TeamsOrlando 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... more on Wikipedia

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    #31 of 80 Twins in Sports#8 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

  • Tree Rollins3
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    Age65

    BirthplaceWinter Haven, Florida

    TeamsAtlanta 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Elden Campbell4
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    Elden Campbell

    Center

    Age51

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, New Orleans Pelicans

    Clemson career: 1986–1990

    Elden Jerome Campbell (born July 23, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #628 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#48 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

  • Trevor Booker5
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    Trevor Booker

    Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceNewberry, South Carolina

    Number35

    Clemson career: 2006–2010

    Trevor Fitzgerald Booker (born November 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Dale Davis6
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    Dale Davis

    Power forward, Center

    Age50

    BirthplaceToccoa, Georgia

    TeamsIndiana 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Greg Buckner7
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    Greg Buckner

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceHopkinsville, Kentucky

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets

    Clemson career: 1994–1998

    Gregory Derayle Buckner (born September 16, 1976) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Jaron Blossomgame8
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    Jaron Blossomgame

    Clemson career: 2013–2017

  • K. J. McDaniels9
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    Age26

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Clemson career: 2011–2014

    K. J. McDaniels is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Terrell McIntyre10
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    Terrell McIntyre

    Clemson career: 1995–1999

    Lance Terrell McIntyre (born October 18, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Skip Wise11

    Clemson career: 1974–1975

    Allen Harper "Skip" Wise Jr. (born July 25, 1955) was an American basketball player. Wise was... more on Wikipedia
  • Sharone Wright12
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    Sharone Wright

    Power forward, Center

    Age46

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia, United States of America

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors

    Clemson career: 1991–1994

    Sharone Addaryl Wright (born January 30, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Vincent Hamilton13
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    Vincent Hamilton

    Guard

    BirthplaceRutherfordton, North Carolina

    Number15

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, LaCrosse Catbirds, USA Basketball, Memphis Rockers, LaCrosse Bobcats

    Clemson career: 1980-1985

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

  • Jerai Grant14
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    Jerai Grant

    Clemson career: 2007–2011

    Harvey Jerai Grant is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for BK... more on Wikipedia
  • Banks McFadden15
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    Banks McFadden

    Clemson career: 1938-1939

  • Harvey Grant16
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    Harvey Grant

    Power forward

    Age54

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers

    Clemson career: 1984–1985

    Harvey Grant (born July 4, 1965) is a retired American National Basketball Association... more on Wikipedia
  • Chris Whitney17

    Clemson career: 1991–1993

    Christopher Antoine Whitney (born October 5, 1971) is a former American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Harold Jamison18
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    Harold Jamison

    Power forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceOrangeburg, South Carolina

    TeamsMiami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers

    Clemson career: 1995–1999

    Harold Sherill Jamison (born November 20, 1976) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Will Solomon19
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    Will Solomon

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age41

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Clemson career: 1998–2001

    William James "Will" Solomon (born July 20, 1978) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • K. C. Rivers20
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    K. C. Rivers

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Number1

    Clemson career: 2005–2009

    Kelvin Creswell "K. C." Rivers (born March 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Williams21
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    Billy Williams

    Shooting guard

    Age61

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Clemson career: 1977–1980

    Billy Williams (born September 27, 1958) is a retired American basketball player who played... more on Wikipedia
  • Devin Gray22

    Clemson career: 1991–1995

    Devin Antoine Gray was an American basketball player. He played parts of three seasons in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Sharrod Ford23
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    Sharrod Ford

    Power forward, Center

    Age37

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Clemson career: 2001–2005

    Sharrod Victor Ford (born September 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • Mitchell Wiggins24
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    Mitchell Wiggins

    Shooting guard

    Age60

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

    Clemson career: 1979–1980

    Mitchell Lee Wiggins (born September 28, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • James Mays25
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    James Mays

    Forward, Power forward

    Age33

    BirthplaceGarner, North Carolina

    Clemson career: 2004–2008

    James Mays is a professional basketball player.