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The Greatest Kansas State Basketball Players of All Time

Updated December 13, 2019 10.8k votes 999 voters 13.3k 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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    Mitch Richmond

    Shooting guard

    Age56

    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

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    #96 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#35 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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    Rolando Blackman

    Shooting guard

    Age62

    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
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    Michael Beasley

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceMaryland, United States of America

    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

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    #9 of 38 The Best Oak Hill Academy Alumni#89 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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    Bob Boozer

    Power forward

    AgeDec. at 75 (1937-2012)

    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
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    Jacob Pullen

    Point guard

    Age31

    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
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    Mike Evans

    Point guard

    Age66

    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
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    Chuckie Williams

    Shooting guard

    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
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    Rodney McGruder

    Shooting guard

    Age30

    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
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    Lon Kruger

    Point guard

    Age68

    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
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    Ed Nealy

    Forward

    Age60

    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
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    Dean Wade

    Power forward

    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
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    Barry Brown

    Guard

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg Florida

    Number5

    TeamsKansas State

    2015 - 2018

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    Steve Henson

    Point guard

    Age52

    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
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    Cartier Martin

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age36

    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
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    Jack Parr

    Center

    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
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    38

    Ernie Barrett

    Forward, guard

    Age91

    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
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    Wesley Iwundu

    Small forward

    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
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    Denis Clemente

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    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
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    Rick Harman

    Position not mentioned

    1947 - 1950

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    35

    Henry Walker

    Forward

    2006 - 2008

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    79

    Willie Murrell

    Small forward

    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
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    Xavier Sneed

    Forward

    2016 - 2019

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    54

    Ernie Kusnyer

    Forward

    1970 - 1973

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    60
    32

    Curtis Redding

    Forward

    1976 - 1978

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    40

    Jamar Samuels

    Forward

    Number32

    2007 - 2012

    Jamar Samuels is a basketball player....