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The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time

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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Basketball ...more
  • 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
  • Dean Wade
    11

    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
  • 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
  • Lon Kruger
    13

    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
  • Ed Nealy
    14

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Barry Brown
    17

    Barry Brown

    2015 - 2018

  • Jack Parr
    18

    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
  • Henry Walker
    19

    Henry Walker

    2006 - 2008

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 1987 ...more
  • 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 played at Kansas ...more
  • Xavier Sneed
    24

    Xavier Sneed

    2016 - 2019

  • Steve Honeycutt
    25

    Steve Honeycutt

    1967 - 1969