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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
Donovan Mitchell Shooting guard

2015-2017

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

1985-1989

5
Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner

1981-1986

6
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1979-1983

7
DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1993-1997

8
Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard
9
Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1978-1982

10
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward
11
Peyton Siva is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard
12
Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard, Small forward
13
Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1982-1986

14
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Terry Rozier Point guard
15
Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1966-1969

16
Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center
17
Terrence Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2005-2009

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

1999-2003

19
Scooter McCray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1978-1983

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

1987-1991

21
Jim Price is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1969-1972

22
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1953-1957

23
Luke Hancock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard
24
Felton Spencer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center
25
Clifford Rozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward