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The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 16, 2020 7.4k votes 1.5k voters 22.1k views30 items

List RulesVote 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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    Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    Age47

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

    1989 - 1992

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    Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    Pete Maravich

    Shooting guard

    AgeDec. at 41 (1947-1988)

    BirthplaceAliquippa, Pennsylvania

    Number44

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, New Orleans Jazz

    1967 - 1970

  • 3
    Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    141

    Bob Pettit

    Power forward, Center

    Age87

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    TeamsMilwaukee Hawks, St. Louis Hawks

    1951 - 1954

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    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

    Point guard

    Age50

    BirthplaceGulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

    TeamsSacramento 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
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    Ben Simmons

    Point guard/forward

    Number12

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    2015 - 2016

  • 6
    Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    138

    Glen Davis

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age33

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Number11

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    2004 - 2007

  • 7
    Rudy Macklin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    94

    Rudy Macklin

    1976 - 1981

  • 8
    Brandon Bass is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    113

    Brandon Bass

    Power forward

    Age34

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Number30

    TeamsDallas 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
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    99

    Tyrus Thomas

    Power forward

    Age33

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Number12

    TeamsChicago Bulls

    2005 - 2006

  • 10
    Howard Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    72

    Howard Carter

    1979 - 1983

  • 11
    Stromile Swift is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    93

    Stromile Swift

    Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Vancouver Grizzlies

    1998 - 2000

  • 12
    Garrett Temple is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    89

    Age33

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Number17

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards

    2005 - 2009

  • 13
    Ricky Blanton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time

    1984 - 1989

  • 14
    Marcus Thornton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    79

    Marcus Thornton

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Number23

    2007 - 2009

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    Ronald Dupree is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
    2
    2

    Ronald Dupree

    Small forward, Forward

    Age38

    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi

    TeamsSeattle 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
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    67

    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
    Johnny O'Bryant III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time

    Age26

    2011 - 2014

  • 19
    Anthony Hickey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    48

    Anthony Hickey

    Guard

    Age27

    2011 - 2014

  • 20
    Greg Cook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
    50
    52

    Greg Cook

    1976 - 1981

  • 21
    Emmitt Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
    17
    14

    Emmitt Williams

    Forward

    2018 - present

  • 22
    Darius Days is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
    14
    14

    Darius Days

    Forward

    2018 - present

  • 23
    Sparky Wade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
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    58

    Sparky Wade

    1931 - 1935

  • 24
    Tasmin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
    5
    4

    Tasmin Mitchell

  • 25
    Trendon Watford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest LSU Basketball Players of All Time
    10
    12

    Trendon Watford

    Forward

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