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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.

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

1976-1980

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

1965-1968

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

2015-2017

4
Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard
5
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1985-1989

6
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward
7
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard
8
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1979-1983

9
Peyton Siva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard
10
Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner

1981-1986

11
Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center
12
DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1993-1997

13
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
Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard, Small forward
15
Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1982-1986

16
Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1978-1982

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

1987-1991

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

1978-1983

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

1999-2003

20
Taquan Dean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

2002-2006

21
Jordan Nwora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added
22
Luke Hancock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard
23
Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1966-1969

24
Clifford Rozier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward
25
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1953-1957