College Sports The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Cardinals history based only on the player's college career.

Louisville basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Louisville Cardinals of all-time. This list of Louisville 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 University of Louisville men's basketball team history include Wes Unseld, Donovan Mitchell, Rodney McCray, and Billy Thompson. Who is the best Louisville Cardinal ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Louisville Cardinals roster has the starting five: Darius Perry, Quentin Snider, V. J. King, Raymond Spalding, and Anas Mahmoud.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Louisville basketball players in Cardinals history. Feel free to add any Cardinal freshmen, NBA rookies, or Louisville alumni missing from the list.

list ordered by

1
98 28
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2015-2017

2
77 19
Darrell Griffith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1976-1980

3
83 23
Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1965-1968

4
56 15
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1985-1989

5
52 16
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

6
37 12
Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard

7
39 14
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

8
28 7
Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

9
30 9
Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner

1981-1986

10
31 10
Peyton Siva is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

11
37 15
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1979-1983

12
34 13
DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1993-1997

13
24 6
Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard, Small forward

14
33 14
Terrence Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

2005-2009

15
29 11
Reece Gaines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1999-2003

16
30 13
Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1982-1986

17
24 8
Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1978-1982

18
26 10
LaBradford Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1987-1991

19
26 10
Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1966-1969

20
16 3
Clifford Rozier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward

21
17 4
Felton Spencer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

22
21 8
Scooter McCray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1978-1983

23
18 6
Jim Price is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1969-1972

24
21 9
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1953-1957

25
22 10
Taquan Dean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

2002-2006