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The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time 

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

Kansas State basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Kansas State Wildcats of all-time. This list of Kansas 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 Kansas State University men's basketball team history include Mitch Richmond,  Michael Beasley, Rolando Blackman, and Jack Gardner. Who is the best Kansas State Wildcat ever?

In the 2018-19 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Kansas State Wildcats roster has the starting five: Barry Brown, Cartier Diarra, Xavier Sneed, Dean Wade, and Makol Mawien.

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

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Mitch Richmond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1986 - 1988

Mitchell James Richmond (born June 30, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the St. John's Red Storm. He played collegiately at Moberly Area ...more

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Rolando Blackman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1977 - 1981

Rolando Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959) is a retired Panamanian-born American professional basketball player. He was a four-time All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas ...more

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Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

2007 - 2008

Michael Paul Beasley Jr. (born January 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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Jacob Pullen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2007 - 2011

Jacob Everse Pullen (born November 10, 1989) is an American-Georgian professional basketball player for Mornar Bar of the ABA League and the Montenegrin League. He played for the Kansas State ...more
5
Bob Boozer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1956 - 1959

Robert Louis Boozer (April 26, 1937 – May 19, 2012) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Boozer won a gold medal in the 1960 Summer ...more
6
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1974 - 1978

Michael Leeroyall Evans (born April 19, 1955) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player and coach. He played collegiately at Kansas State University where he is Kansas ...more
7
Rodney McGruder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2009 - 2013

Rodney Christian McGruder is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Kansas ...more
8
Chuckie Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Chuckie Williams
Shooting guard

1972 - 1976

Chuckie Williams (born December 31, 1953) is an American former professional basketball player.A 6'3" guard, Williams played at Kansas State University from 1972 to 1976 for legendary head ...more
9
Barry Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Kansasstatefan added Barry Brown
Guard

2015 - 2018

10
Dean Wade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Kansasstatefan added
Power forward

2015 - 2018

Dean Jackson Wade (born November 20, 1996) is an American college basketball player for the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference.
11
Steve Henson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1986 - 1990

Steven Michael Henson (born February 2, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player, who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1990 NBA draft. ...more
12
Lon Kruger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1971 - 1974

Lonnie Duane Kruger (born August 19, 1952) is an American college and professional basketball coach who is currently the men's basketball head coach of the University of Oklahoma. Kruger played ...more
13
Ed Nealy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Forward

1978 - 1982

Eddie Carl Nealy (born February 19, 1960) is an American retired basketball player. At 6'7" and 238 pounds, he played as a forward. Born in Pittsburg, Kansas, Nealy attended Kansas State ...more
14
Ernie Barrett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Ernie Barrett
Forward, guard

1950 - 1951

Ernie Drew "Black Jack" Barrett (born August 27, 1929) is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the Kansas State University. Barrett was selected by the ...more
15
Willie Murrell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Willie Murrell
Small forward

1962 - 1964

Willie Vernon Murrell is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward, Murrell played at Kansas State University from 1962 to 1964. He averaged 20.6 points and 10.7 ...more
16
Cartier Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2003 - 2007

Cartier Alexander Martin (; born November 20, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for SAN-EN NeoPhoenix of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for ...more
17
Jack Parr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Jack Parr
Center

1955 - 1958

Jack Parr (March 13, 1936 – January 4, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. Parr was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He played college basketball at Kansas State University. ...more
18
Askia Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1990 - 1994

Askia Rahman Jones (born (1971-12-03)December 3, 1971) is an American-Venezuelan professional basketball player. A 6'5" (1.96 m) shooting guard, Jones was never drafted by a National ...more
19
Wesley Iwundu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Kansasstatefan added
Small forward

2013 - 2017

Wesley Deshawn Iwundu (born December 20, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
20
Denis Clemente is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Denis Clemente
Point guard, Shooting guard

2008 - 2010

Denis Clemente (born April 10, 1986 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player with BK Bemaco SPU Nitra of the Slovak Basketball Association, he played ...more
21
Henry Walker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Henry Walker
Forward

2006 - 2008

22
Dick Knostman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Dick Knostman
Center

1950 - 1953

Richard W. "Dick" Knostman (born August 9, 1931) is an American former professional basketball player. He attended Wamego High School in Wamego, Kansas. A 6' 6" center, Knostman ...more
23
Norris Coleman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Norris Coleman
Small forward, Power forward

1985 - 1987

Norris James Coleman (born September 27, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round (38th pick overall) of the ...more
24
Lew Hitch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Lew Hitch
Power forward, center

1949 - 1951

Lewis Rufus Hitch (July 16, 1929 – February 8, 2012) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Griggsville, Illinois. A 6'8" forward/center from Kansas State ...more
25
Steve Honeycutt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time
Steve Honeycutt
Guard

1967 - 1969