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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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Donovan Mitchell Shooting guard - 2015-2017

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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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Darrell Griffith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Darrell Griffith Shooting guard - 1976-1980

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Pervis Ellison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Pervis Ellison Power forward, Center - 1985-1989

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Gorgui Dieng is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Gorgui Dieng Center

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Terry Rozier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Terry Rozier

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Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Rodney McCray Small forward - 1979-1983

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Terrence Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Terrence Williams Shooting guard, Small forward - 2005-2009

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Billy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Thompson 1982-1986

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

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Derek Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Derek Smith Shooting guard - 1978-1982

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Milt Wagner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Milt Wagner 1981-1986

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Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Butch Beard Point guard - 1966-1969

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DeJuan Wheat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
DeJuan Wheat 1993-1997

The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time

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Reece Gaines is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Reece Gaines Point guard - 1999-2003

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LaBradford Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
LaBradford Smith 1987-1991

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Taquan Dean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Taquan Dean 2002-2006

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Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Russ Smith Guard

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Charles Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Jones Power forward, Center, Forward-center - 1980-1984

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Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Charlie Tyra Power forward, Center - 1953-1957

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Scooter McCray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Scooter McCray 1978-1983

The Top Current Baseball Players

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Francisco García is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Francisco García Shooting guard, Small forward

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Peyton Siva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Peyton Siva Point guard

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Felton Spencer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Felton Spencer Center

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Jim Price is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Price 1969-1972

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Mike Grosso is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Grosso 1968-1970

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Luke Hancock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Luke Hancock Guard

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Fred Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Fred Sawyer 1958-1961

The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

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Herbert Crook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Herbert Crook 1984-1988

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Earl Clark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Earl Clark Forward

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Samaki Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Samaki Walker Power forward

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Larry O'Bannon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Larry O'Bannon

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Clifford Rozier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Clifford Rozier Power forward

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Phil Bond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Bond 1972-1977

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ray spalding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added ray spalding

37 Celebrities Who Played High School Basketball

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Tick Rogers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Tick Rogers 1992-1996

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Ron Thomas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Thomas 1970-1972

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chinanu onuaka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added chinanu onuaka

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Chane Behanan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Chane Behanan Forward

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Greg Minor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Greg Minor Shooting guard

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Kenny Payne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Kenny Payne

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Dwayne Morton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Dwayne Morton

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Jerry Smith Point guard

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Preston Knowles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Preston Knowles

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John Turner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
John Turner Power forward - 1958-1961

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Kyle Kuric is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Kyle Kuric

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marques maybin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added marques maybin

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nate johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added nate johnson

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Cornelius Holden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Cornelius Holden

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everick sullivan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added everick sullivan