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?

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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
369 106
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

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343 121
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
204 80
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 for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After one year of college basketball with the Kansas ...more

5
207 97
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

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193 91
Frank Mason III is listed (or ranked) 6 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.

7
201 97
Kirk Hinrich is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
240 124
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
270 145
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
160 87
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
102 47
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 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.

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128 72
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
120 68
Sherron Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
125 72
Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
108 59
Jacque Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 15 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.

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104 56
Brandon Rush is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
86 42
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Power forward

2008 - 2011

Marcus Morris is a Forward on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.

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94 50
Drew Gooden is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
142 88
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
78 39
Markieff Morris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Power forward

2008 - 2011

Markieff Morris is a Center on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.

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29 4
Devonte' Graham is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
59 28
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
54 26
Cole Aldrich is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
79 48
Wayne Simien is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
38 20
Scot Pollard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Power forward, Center

1993 - 1997

Scot Pollard is an actor and film producer.

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52 34
Ben McLemore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Shooting guard

2012 - 2013

Ben McLemore III is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. McLemore played college basketball for the ...more

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41 25
Darnell Valentine is listed (or ranked) 27 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

28
32 18
Rex Walters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Shooting guard

1991 - 1993

Rex Andrew Walters (born March 12, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player and the assistant coach. Previously Walters served as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive. ...more

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42 28
Jeff Withey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Center

2009 - 2013

Jeff Withey is a Center on the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team.  Withey transferred from Arizona and will be eligible to play for the Jayhawks in the Fall 2009 semester.

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32 19
Keith Langford is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Shooting guard

2001 - 2005

Keith Langford is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. Standing at 6' 4", he plays the shooting guard position. He played ...more

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48 41
Dave Robisch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1968 - 1971

David George Robisch is a retired American professional basketball player in the ABA and NBA. Robisch played at the University of Kansas, where he was initiated into the Sigma Nu fraternity. He ...more

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28 23
Jerod Haase is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Jerod Haase Guard

1994 - 1997

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6 2
Udoka Azubuike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Udoka Azubuike Center

2016 - present

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5 1
Devon Dotson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Devon Dotson Point guard

2018 - present

35
20 18
Adonis Jordan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Adonis Jordan Point guard

1989 - 1993

Adonis Adelecino Jordan is an American former professional basketball player. An All-Big Eight guard who played collegiately at the University of Kansas, Jordan was the starting point guard ...more

36
26 25
Aaron Miles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Point guard

2001 - 2005

Aaron Marquez Miles (born April 13, 1983) is an American retired professional basketball player and current head coach of the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League. He played college ...more

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23 23
Sasha Kaun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
AdamH added Center

2004 - 2008

NCAA Champion (2008)

Alexander "Sasha" Olegovich Kaun is a Russian professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. He played college basketball in the United States with the ...more

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31 33
Tyshawn Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
John Petty added Point guard

2008 - 2012

Tyshawn Jamar Taylor (born April 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Auxilium Torino of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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22 25
Walt Wesley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
John Petty added Center

1963 - 1966

Walter Wesley is an American former professional basketball player.

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4 5
Wayne Selden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
jackieson2004 added Wayne Selden Shooting guard

2013 - 2016

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2 3
Quentin Grimes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2018 - present

Quentin Grimes (born May 8, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the Kansas Jayhawks of the Big 12 Conference. Grimes attended The Woodlands College Park High School in The ...more

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32 43
Bill Bridges is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1958 - 1961

William C. "Bill" Bridges is a retired American basketball player. A 6'6" power forward from Hobbs, New Mexico and the University of Kansas, Bridges played for the Kansas City ...more

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18 30
Dean Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Derr added Guard

1949 - 1953

NCAA Championship (1952)

Dean Edwards Smith was an American head coach of men's college basketball. Originally from Emporia, Kansas, Smith was called a "coaching legend" by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He is ...more

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26 58
Greg Dreiling is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1983 - 1986

Gregory Alan Dreiling is a retired American professional basketball player. A 7'1" center who attended Wichita State University and later transferred and graduated from the University of ...more