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The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated November 19, 2019 4.2k votes 703 voters 10.9k views 45 items

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

Iowa State basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Iowa State Cyclones of all-time. This list of Iowa State 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 Iowa State University men's basketball team history include Jeff Hornacek, Fred Hoiberg, Barry Stevens, and Georges Niang. Who is the best Iowa State Cyclone ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Iowa State Cyclones roster has the starting five: Donovan Jackson, Lindell Wigginton, Zoran Taley, Cameron Lard, and Solomon Young. 

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest ISU basketball players in Cyclones history. Feel free to add any Cyclone freshmen, NBA rookies, or Iowa State alumni missing from the list.

list ordered by
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Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Elmhurst, Illinois

1982–1986

2
Monté Morris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Monté Morris

2013–2017

3
Georges Niang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Forward from Lawrence, Massachusetts

2012–2016

4
Fred Hoiberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Lincoln, Nebraska

1991–1995

5
Marcus Fizer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Inkster, Michigan

1997–2000

6
Jamaal Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from New York City, New York

1999–2001

 

7
Jeff Grayer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time

1984–1988

 

8
Melvin Ejim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Forward from Toronto, Canada

2010–2014

9
Royce White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

2011–2012

10
Barry Stevens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time

1981–1985

11
DeAndre Kane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Guard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2013–2014

 

12
Gary Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Gary Thompson

1954–1957

13
Kelvin Cato is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Atlanta, Georgia

1995–1997

14
Abdel Nader is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Guard and Forward from Alexandria, Egypt

2014–2016

15
Dedric Willoughby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Dedric Willoughby

1995-1997

16
Victor Alexander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Detroit, Michigan

1987–1991

17
Curtis Stinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from New York City, New York

2003–2006

18
Zaid Abdul-Aziz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from New York City, New York

1965–1968

19
Craig Brackins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Craig Brackins Power forward from Los Angeles, California

2007–2010

 

20
Loren Meyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Emmetsburg, Iowa

1991–1995

21
Hercle Ivy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Hercle Ivy

1972-1976

22
Will Blalock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Will Blalock Point guard from Boston, Massachusetts

2003–2006

23
Don Medsker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Don Medsker

1956-1958

24
Sam Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Hill

1983-1987

25
Bill Cain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Iowa State Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Cain

1967-1970