College Basketball 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
152 50
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2015-2017

2
117 34
Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1965-1968

3
114 33
Darrell Griffith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1976-1980

4
84 27
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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5
83 29
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1985-1989

6
63 22
Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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7
66 26
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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8
47 16
Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

9
51 19
Peyton Siva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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10
49 18
Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner

1981-1986

11
55 23
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1979-1983

12
41 14
Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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13
50 22
Terrence Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2005-2009

14
46 20
Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1982-1986

15
41 18
Reece Gaines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1999-2003

16
45 22
DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1993-1997

17
37 16
LaBradford Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1987-1991

18
31 12
Scooter McCray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1978-1983

19
28 10
Clifford Rozier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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20
35 16
Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1978-1982

21
30 12
Felton Spencer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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22
25 8
Samaki Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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23
24 8
Damion Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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24
32 15
Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1966-1969

25
21 6
Jordan Nwora is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
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