ncaa 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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Darrell Griffith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Darrell Griffith Shooting guard - 1976-1980

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Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Wes Unseld Center - 1965-1968

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Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Pervis Ellison Power forward, Center - 1985-1989

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20 4
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Donovan Mitchell Shooting guard - 2015-2017

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Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Thompson 1982-1986

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Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Rodney McCray Small forward - 1979-1983

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Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Derek Smith Shooting guard - 1978-1982

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12 3
Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Butch Beard Point guard - 1966-1969

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11 3
Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner 1981-1986

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13 6
LaBradford Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
LaBradford Smith 1987-1991

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7 1
Charles Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Jones Power forward, Center, Forward-center - 1980-1984

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8 2
Scooter McCray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Scooter McCray 1978-1983

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12 6
DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
DeJuan Wheat 1993-1997

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9 4
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Charlie Tyra Power forward, Center - 1953-1957

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Taquan Dean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Taquan Dean 2002-2006

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11 6
Terrence Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Terrence Williams Shooting guard, Small forward - 2005-2009

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6 2
Reece Gaines is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Reece Gaines Point guard - 1999-2003

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6 2
Mike Grosso is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Grosso 1968-1970

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Jim Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Price 1969-1972

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5 2
Fred Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Fred Sawyer 1958-1961

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5 2
Herbert Crook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Herbert Crook 1984-1988

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Phil Bond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Bond 1972-1977

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Ron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Thomas 1970-1972

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3 1
Tick Rogers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Tick Rogers 1992-1996

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6 5
John Turner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
John Turner Power forward - 1958-1961

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2 3
John Reuther is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
John Reuther 1961-1965