College Sports 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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1
65 14
Darrell Griffith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1976-1980

2
72 19
Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1965-1968

3
80 24
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2015-2017

4
51 13
Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1985-1989

5
41 13
Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

6
29 9
Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard

7
30 10
Montrezl Harrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

8
32 12
Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1979-1983

9
26 8
Reece Gaines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1999-2003

10
24 7
Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner

1981-1986

11
24 7
Peyton Siva is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

12
30 13
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
28 12
DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1993-1997

14
19 5
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
21 7
Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1978-1982

16
23 9
Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1966-1969

17
23 9
LaBradford Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1987-1991

18
26 12
Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1982-1986

19
20 7
Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

20
13 2
Felton Spencer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

21
13 2
Clifford Rozier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward

22
16 5
Jim Price is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1969-1972

23
18 7
Scooter McCray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

1978-1983

24
20 9
Taquan Dean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

2002-2006

25
17 8
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1953-1957

26
12 4
Samaki Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward

27
12 4
Herbert Crook is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Herbert Crook

1984-1988

28
14 7
Luke Hancock is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard

29
8 2
marques maybin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added marques maybin

30
8 2
Dwayne Morton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

31
8 2
Greg Minor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard

32
9 3
Damion Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Guard

33
9 3
Kyle Kuric is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

34
10 4
Earl Clark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

35
6 1
Alvin Sims is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

36
9 4
Charles Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center, Forward-center -

1980-1984

37
9 4
Édgar Sosa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Édgar Sosa

38
7 2
Kenny Payne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Kenny Payne

39
9 4
Larry O'Bannon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Larry O'Bannon

40
7 2
Preston Knowles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Preston Knowles

41
10 6
Mike Grosso is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Grosso

1968-1970

42
7 3
Ron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Thomas

1970-1972

43
5 1
Cornelius Holden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Cornelius Holden

44
11 8
ray spalding is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added ray spalding

45
11 8
Chane Behanan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

46
6 3
Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

47
6 3
Tick Rogers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Tick Rogers

1992-1996

48
5 2
Luke Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Luke Whitehead Small forward

49
5 2
everick sullivan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added everick sullivan

50
9 7
Phil Bond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Bond

1972-1977