College Basketball The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time  

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Many colleges have long-standing traditions of NCAA basketball that breed great talent for the NBA. When thinking of some of the best college basketball programs of all time, the Kansas Jayhawks are, without a doubt, one of the best. KU! Rock Chalk! Here is a list of the best Kansas Jayhawks of all time! Take a look at this list of Kansas Jayhawks basketball players and vote up your favorites!

From all time greats like Wilt Chamberlain and Paul Pierce, to other players that saw their best days come at the college level, this a great list of the top Kansas Jayhawks basketball players. So, take a look at these great Kansas Jayhawks and vote up the players that you think deserve a spot on this all time best list. Who would be on your all time Kansas Jayhawks starting five?

Who are the best Jayhawks of all time? Who do you think are the greatest Kansas Jayhawks ever? Be sure to vote up your favorites!
 

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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1956 - 1958

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1957)

Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; ...more

2
441 120
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1995 - 1998

Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Pierce was a high school McDonald's ...more

3
402 147
Danny Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1984 - 1988

NCAA Champion (1988)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1988)

Daniel Ricardo "Danny" Manning is an American college basketball coach and retired National Basketball Association player. He is the current men's head coach at Wake Forest. After ...more

4
285 119
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Center

2013 - 2014

Joel-Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. The 76ers drafted Embiid third overall in the 2014 ...more

5
248 111
Jo Jo White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1965 - 1969

Joseph Henry "Jo Jo" White is an American former professional basketball player. As an amateur, he played for the University of Kansas Men's Basketball team and represented the U.S. ...more

6
288 142
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2005 - 2008

NCAA Champion (2008)

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2008)

Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He was selected 34th overall in the 2008 NBA ...more

7
237 118
Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Jeremy Hunt added Point guard

2013 - 2017

Frank Leo Mason III is an American basketball player.

8
237 118
Kirk Hinrich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

1999 - 2003

Kirk James Hinrich is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He has also been a member of the USA National Team. Growing up in ...more

9
315 173
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2013 - 2014

Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more

10
197 102
Nick Collison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1999 - 2003

Nicholas John Collison is an American former professional basketball player who played his entire 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Seattle ...more

11
121 55
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Power forward

2008 - 2011

Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. The 6'9" forward played college basketball at Kansas ...more

12
124 58
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1999 - 2002

Andrew Melvin Gooden III (born September 24, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports broadcaster for Comcast. The power forward played 14 seasons in the ...more

13
153 83
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1994 - 1998

Raef Andrew LaFrentz is a retired American professional basketball power forward and center who played in the NBA from 1998 to 2009. Born and raised in Iowa, LaFrentz attended the University of ...more

14
136 71
Jacque Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1993 - 1997

Jacque Vaughn is an American former professional basketball player and head coach who most recently coached the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association.

15
64 17
Devonte' Graham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
jackieson2004 added Point guard

2014 - 2018

Devonte' Terrell Graham is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of ...more

16
106 50
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Power forward

2008 - 2011

Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the University of Kansas before ...more

17
146 81
Sherron Collins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2006 - 2010

NCAA Champion (2008)

Sherron Marlon Collins is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League. He formerly played for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National ...more

18
127 69
Brandon Rush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2005 - 2008

NCAA Champion (2008)

Brandon Leray Rush is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted in 2008 by the NBA's ...more

19
168 102
Perry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2012 - 2016

Perry Ellis is a basketball player.

20
128 71
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Shooting guard

2016 - 2017

Joshua O'Neal Jackson is an American basketball player for the Phoenix Suns.

21
139 81
Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1950 - 1952

NCAA Champion (1952)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1952)

Clyde Edward Lovellette is a retired professional basketball player. He is the first basketball player in history to play on an NCAA championship team, Olympics gold medal basketball team, and ...more

22
79 36
Thomas Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Power forward

2009 - 2012

Thomas Earl Robinson is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. A consensus All-American at the University of ...more

23
96 56
Wayne Simien is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2001 - 2005

Wayne Anthony Simien, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player, who last played with Spain's Cáceres Ciudad de Baloncesto. He was a member of the Miami Heat team that won ...more

24
60 29
Darnell Valentine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Point guard

1977 - 1981

Darnell Terrell Valentine is an American former professional basketball player. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Valentine graduated from Wichita Heights High School in Wichita, Kansas, in 1977. He ...more

25
70 38
Cole Aldrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Center

2007 - 2010

NCAA Champion (2008)

Cole David Aldrich (born October 31, 1988) is an American professional basketball for the Tianjin Golden Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He previously played for the Oklahoma ...more