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The Greatest Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Players of All Time

Updated June 2, 2020 17.9k votes 2.4k voters 39.9k views49 items

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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, whether they were leading scorers and invaluable roster pieces for Kansas University!

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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  • 1
    1,067
    87

    AgeDec. at 63 (1936-1999)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia Warriors, San Francisco Warriors

    1956 - 1958

    NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1957)

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    Paul Pierce

    Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards

    1995 - 1998

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  • 3
    776
    245

    Danny Manning

    Power forward

    Age55

    BirthplaceHattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks

    1984 - 1988

    NCAA Champion (1988)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1988)

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  • 4
    470
    195

    Jo Jo White

    Point guard

    Age74

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    TeamsKansas City Kings, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors

    1965 - 1969

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  • 5
    544
    234

    Frank Mason III

    Point guard

    BirthplacePetersburg, Virginia, USA

    Number15

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    2013 - 2017

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  • 6
    656
    297

    Age27

    Number21

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    2013 - 2014

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  • 7
    540
    236

    Mario Chalmers

    Point guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

    Number15

    2005 - 2008

    NCAA Champion (2008)

    NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2008)

  • 8
    351
    137

    Devonte' Graham

    Point guard

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number4

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    2014 - 2018

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  • 9
    408
    174

    Nick Collison

    Power forward, Center

    Age40

    BirthplaceOrange City, Iowa

    Number4

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

    1999 - 2003

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  • 10
    445
    198

    Kirk Hinrich

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age40

    BirthplaceSioux City, Iowa

    Number12

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    1999 - 2003

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    #75 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#107 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • 11
    273
    109

    Clyde Lovellette

    Power forward, Center

    Age92

    BirthplacePetersburg, Washington Township, Indiana

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Hawks

    1950 - 1952

    NCAA Champion (1952)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1952)

  • 12
    292
    126

    Sherron Collins

    Point guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    2006 - 2010

    NCAA Champion (2008)

  • 13
    326
    147

    Raef LaFrentz

    Power forward, Center

    Age45

    BirthplaceHampton, Iowa

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets

    1994 - 1998

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  • 14
    261
    109

    Drew Gooden

    Power forward, Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls

    1999 - 2002

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  • 15
    198
    72

    Udoka Azubuike

    Center

    2016 - present

  • 16
    319
    148

    Perry Ellis

    Power forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas

    2012 - 2016

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  • 17
    249
    105

    Brandon Rush

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age36

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Number4

    2005 - 2008

    NCAA Champion (2008)

  • 18
    562
    303

    Andrew Wiggins

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceMarkham, Thornhill, Canada

    Number22

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    2013 - 2014

    Andrew Christian Wiggins (born February 23, 1995) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball...  more
  • 19
    285
    130

    Marcus Morris

    Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number15

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    2008 - 2011

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  • 20
    209
    82

    Wayne Simien

    Power forward

    Age38

    BirthplaceLeavenworth, Kansas

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2001 - 2005

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  • 21
    273
    123

    Jacque Vaughn

    Point guard

    Age46

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic

    1993 - 1997

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    230
    97

    Thomas Robinson

    Power forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number41

    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 Kansas,...  more

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  • 23
    158
    59

    Devon Dotson

    Point guard

    2018 - present

  • 24
    241
    115

    Markieff Morris

    Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number8

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2008 - 2011

    Markieff Morris (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kansas...  more

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  • 25
    158
    61

    Age62

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers

    1977 - 1981

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