College Sports The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time  

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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.

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1
53 10
Darrell Griffith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1976-1980

2
59 14
Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1965-1968

3
64 19
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2015-2017

4
39 9
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1985-1989

5
33 7
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

6
22 5
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

7
25 8
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1979-1983

8
19 4
Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard

9
19 4
Reece Gaines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1999-2003

10
15 2
Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard, Small forward

11
16 3
Peyton Siva is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

12
25 11
Terrence Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

2005-2009

13
18 5
Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1978-1982

14
19 6
Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner

1981-1986

15
19 6
Taquan Dean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

2002-2006

16
11 1
Samaki Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward

17
21 8
LaBradford Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1987-1991

18
22 9
DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1993-1997

19
23 10
Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1982-1986

20
15 4
Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

21
16 5
Scooter McCray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1978-1983

22
18 7
Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1966-1969

23
6 0
marques maybin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added marques maybin

24
10 1
Clifford Rozier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward

25
8 1
Felton Spencer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

26
9 2
Earl Clark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

27
10 3
Herbert Crook is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Herbert Crook

1984-1988

28
11 4
Jim Price is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1969-1972

29
14 7
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1953-1957

30
7 1
Damion Lee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard

31
7 1
Greg Minor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard

32
7 1
Larry O'Bannon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Larry O'Bannon

33
9 3
Charles Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center, Forward-center -

1980-1984

34
5 0
Dwayne Morton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

35
5 0
Alvin Sims is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

36
7 2
Édgar Sosa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Édgar Sosa

37
9 5
Mike Grosso is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Grosso

1968-1970

38
6 2
Tick Rogers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Tick Rogers

1992-1996

39
5 1
Preston Knowles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Preston Knowles

40
5 1
Kenny Payne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Kenny Payne

41
4 0
Cornelius Holden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Cornelius Holden

42
4 0
Luke Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Luke Whitehead Small forward

43
9 6
Luke Hancock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard

44
9 6
ray spalding is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added ray spalding

45
5 2
Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

46
5 2
David Padgett is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward, Center

47
5 2
Kyle Kuric is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

48
5 2
Ron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Thomas

1970-1972

49
4 1
everick sullivan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added everick sullivan

50
8 6
Chane Behanan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward