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The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time

Updated December 13, 2019 10.8k votes 1k voters 13.4k views95 items

List RulesUpvote 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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  • 1
    Shooting guard
    346
    94

    Age56

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

    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

    #94 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#40 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#81 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • 2
    Shooting guard
    274
    70

    Age62

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, New York Knicks

    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
  • 3
    Small forward, Power forward
    346
    115

    Age32

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCheverly, Maryland

    Number0

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers

    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 basketball...  more

    #8 of 38 The Best Oak Hill Academy Alumni#89 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time#56 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • 4
    Power forward
    231
    61

    AgeDec. at 75 (1937-2012)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

    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 Olympics...  more
  • 5
    Point guard
    295
    96

    Age31

    NationalityUnited States of America, Georgia

    BirthplaceProviso Township, Maywood, Illinois

    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
  • 6
    Point guard
    193
    48

    Age66

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGoldsboro, North Carolina

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

    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
    Shooting guard
    143
    41

    Age67

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    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 coach Jack...  more
  • 8
    Shooting guard
    184
    74

    Age30

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLandover, Maryland

    Number22

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

    2009 - 2013

    Rodney Christian McGruder (born July 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
  • 9
    Point guard
    167
    64

    Age68

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSilver Lake, Kansas

    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
  • 10
    Forward
    133
    44

    Age60

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePittsburg, Kansas

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Kansas City Kings, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

    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 University...  more
  • 11
    Kansasstatefan addedPower forward
    209
    96

    Number32

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    2015 - 2018

    Dean Jackson Wade (born November 20, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more
  • 12
    Kansasstatefan addedGuard
    194
    87

    NationalityAmerican

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg Florida

    Number5

    TeamsKansas State

    2015 - 2018

  • 13
    Point guard
    151
    58

    Age52

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJunction City, Kansas

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

    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. He...  more
  • 14
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    114
    38

    Age36

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCrockett, Texas

    Number20

    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
  • 15
    Center
    105
    32

    Age85

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    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. Kansas...  more
  • 16
    Forward, guard
    109
    38

    Age91

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePratt, Kansas

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    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 Boston Celtics in...  more
  • 17
    Kansasstatefan addedSmall forward
    129
    55

    Number25

    TeamsOrlando Magic

    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
  • 18
    Point guard, Shooting guard
    123
    54

    Age34

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    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 collegiately in...  more
  • 19
    Position not mentioned
    71
    27

    1947 - 1950

  • 20
    76
    36

    2006 - 2008

  • 21
    Small forward
    122
    79

    Age79

    BirthplaceTaft, Oklahoma

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    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 rebounds per...  more
  • 22
    Kansasstatefan addedForward
    102
    64

    2016 - 2019

  • 23
    89
    54

    1970 - 1973

  • 24
    Kansasstatefan addedForward
    61
    32

    1976 - 1978

  • 25
    68
    40

    Number32

    2007 - 2012

    Jamar Samuels is a basketball player....