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The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated March 16, 2020 5.9k votes 1.4k voters 20.8k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the best basketball players in LSU Men's Basketball history

There are some schools that just always seem to be competitive in men's basketball. There are always those powerhouse programs. And when thinking of some of the best college basketball programs of all time, the LSU Tigers have to be on your list. So, here's  a list of the best LSU Tigers of all time!  The very best basketball players in LSU history. In the men's program, that is. Take a look at this list of LSU Tigers basketball players and vote up your favorites!

With all time greats like Shaquille O'Neal an Pete Maravich, it's clear that many of the top LSU Tigers basketball players are some of the best basketball players of all time. So take a look at these great LSU Tigers and vote up the players you think deserve to be on this list. Who would be on your all time LSU starting five?

Who are the greatest LSU basketball players of all time? The best LSU Tigers ever?
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1
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Age: Dec. at 41 (1947-1988)

Number: 44

Teams: Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Jazz

1967 - 1970

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2
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Age: 47

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

1989 - 1992

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3
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 87

Teams: Milwaukee Hawks, St. Louis Hawks

1951 - 1954

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4
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Point guard from Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

Age: 50

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets

1988 - 1990

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5
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
6
Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 33

Number: 11

Teams: Boston Celtics

2004 - 2007

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7
Rudy Macklin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Rudy Macklin

Age: 61

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks

1976 - 1981

8
Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 34

Number: 30

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans

2003 - 2005

9
Tyrus Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 33

Number: 12

Teams: Chicago Bulls

2005 - 2006

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10
Stromile Swift is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Shreveport, Louisiana

Age: 40

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Vancouver Grizzlies

1998 - 2000

11
Garrett Temple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Guard from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 33

Number: 17

Teams: Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards

2005 - 2009

12
Howard Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Howard Carter

Age: 58

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets

1979 - 1983

13
Marcus Thornton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Age: 32

Number: 23

2007 - 2009

14
Ricky Blanton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
15
Ronald Dupree is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
kyle07tho added Small forward and Forward from Biloxi, Mississippi

Age: 38

Teams: Seattle Supersonics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

16
Ethan Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Ethan Martin

1977 - 1981

17
Don Redden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time

1982 - 1986

18
Tasmin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
kyle07tho added Tasmin Mitchell

Age: 29

Number: 1

19
Johnny O'Bryant III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 26

2011 - 2014

20
Glenn Hansen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
kyle07tho added Glenn Hansen

Age: 67

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Chicago Bulls

21
Anthony Hickey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added Anthony Hickey

Age: 27

2011 - 2014

22
Greg Cook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
RebeccaDrury added Greg Cook

1976 - 1981

23
Emmitt Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Emmitt Williams

2018 - present

24
Sparky Wade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Sparky Wade

1931 - 1935

25
Darius Days is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
Darius Days

2018 - present