College Sports The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Golden Eagles history based only on the player's college career.

Marquette basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Marquette Golden Eagles of all-time. This list of Marquette 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 Marquette University men's basketball team history include Dwyane Wade, Wesley Matthews, Jimmy Butler, and Doc Rivers. Who is the best Marquette Golden Eagle ever?

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Marquette basketball players in Golden Eagles history. Feel free to add any Golden Eagle freshmen, NBA rookies, or Marquette alumni missing from the list.

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2001 - 2003

Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has established himself as one of the most ...more

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80 31
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

2008 - 2011

Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler ...more

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70 26
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1980 - 1983

Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach and President of Basketball Operations for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. A ...more

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46 15
Butch Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Butch Lee Point guard

1974 - 1978

NCAA Champion (1977)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1977)

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45 15
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1972 - 1974

Maurice Lucas was an American professional basketball player. The first two years of his postcollegiate career were spent in the American Basketball Association with the Spirits of St. Louis and ...more

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47 19
Bo Ellis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Bo Ellis Power forward

1973 - 1977

NCAA Champion (1977)

Maurice H. "Bo" Ellis is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward from Parker High School in Chicago, Ellis played college basketball at Marquette ...more

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51 25
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2005 - 2009

 

Wesley Matthews, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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31 10
Dean Meminger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1968 - 1971

Dean Peter Meminger was an American basketball player and coach.

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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

2010 - 2012

Corey Jae Crowder (born July 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the son of former NBA player Corey ...more

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27 9
George Thompson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
George Thompson Point guard

1966 - 1969

George "Tip" Thompson is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'2" guard, he attended Erasmus Hall High School from which he graduated in 1965. He then attended ...more

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29 11
Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1970 - 1972

James Bernett Chones is an American former professional basketball player, and current radio analyst for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A 6'11" forward/center, Chones starred at Marquette ...more

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23 10
Jerome Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Center, Power forward

1975 - 1978

NCAA Champion (1977)

Jerome Whitehead was an American professional basketball player. He was selected by the San Diego Clippers in the 2nd round of the 1978 NBA Draft. A 6'10" center-forward from Marquette ...more

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37 23
Steve Novak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

2002 - 2006

Steven Michael Novak is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. He is listed as 6'10", 235 lbs. ...more

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20 9
Earl Tatum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Earl Tatum Shooting guard, Small forward

1972 - 1976

William Earl Tatum is a retired American professional basketball player born in Mount Vernon, New York. He was a 6'4½" 185 lb guard who played high school basketball at Mount Vernon, ...more

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20 11
Jim McIlvaine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1990 - 1994

James Michael "Jim" McIlvaine is a retired American professional basketball player who spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Washington Bullets, Seattle ...more

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23 14
Travis Diener is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Travis Diener Point guard

2001 - 2005

Travis Lyle Diener is a retired American professional basketball player. He also holds Italian citizenship, and has played for the Italian national team.

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18 11
Jerel McNeal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2005 - 2009

Jerel McNeal is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.

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19 12
Darius Johnson-Odom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2009 - 2012

Darius Johnson-Odom is an American basketball player.

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11 5
Bob Lackey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Bob Lackey Forward

1969 - 1972

Robert "Bob" Lackey was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Evanston, Illinois. Robert Lackey was born to Raymond Oliver Lackey and died from cancer in 2002. ...more

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16 11
Tony Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Tony Smith Shooting guard

1986 - 1990

Charles Anton "Tony" Smith is a retired American professional basketball player. Smith played high school basketball at Wauwatosa East High School, which retired his number 34 jersey ...more

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16 11
Don Kojis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1958 - 1961

Donald R. Kojis is a former professional basketball player. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he attended Marquette University and was drafted by the Chicago Packers in the second round of the 1961 ...more

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16 11
Lazar Hayward is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

2006 - 2010

Lazar Miller Hayward is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He was a college standout for Marquette University.

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13 9
Bernard Toone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Bernard Toone Power forward

1975 - 1979

NCAA Champion (1977)

Bernard Toone is a retired American basketball player born in Yonkers, New York. Toone played collegiately at Marquette University, where as a sophomore reserve he was a member of the Warriors' ...more

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11 7
Lloyd Walton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Lloyd Walton Point guard

1973 - 1976

Lloyd Walton is a retired American basketball player. He attended Mount Carmel High School and Marquette University, where he played for legendary coach Al McGuire. Walton, a 6'0" point ...more

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12 9
Sam Worthen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Worthen Shooting guard

1978 - 1980

Samuel Lee "Sam" Worthen is an American former NBA player who currently is touring as the coach of the Washington Generals, the team that perennially loses to the Harlem Globetrotters. ...more

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Vander Blue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Vander Blue Shooting guard

2010 - 2013

Vander Blue is a basketball player at Marquette Golden Eagles.

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Larry Mcneill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Mcneill Power forward, Center

1971 - 1973

Larry McNeill was an American National Basketball Association player. McNeill was drafted in the second round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Kansas City-Omaha Kings and would play with the ...more

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Joe Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Joe Thomas Forward

1967 - 1970

Joe Thomas is a former forward who played in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns and would play the 1970-71 NBA ...more

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Dwight Buycks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Dwight Buycks Point guard, Shooting guard

2009 - 2011

Dwight Buycks is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

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6 6
Mike Wilson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Wilson Point guard

1978 - 1982

Mike Wilson is a former guard who played in the National Basketball Association. Wilson was drafted in the third round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He first played with the ...more

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11 12
Chris Crawford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1993 - 1997

Christopher Lee Crawford is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2nd round of the 1997 NBA Draft. A 6'9" forward from Marquette ...more

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Amal McCaskill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1992 - 1996

Amal Omari McCaskill is an American former professional basketball player, at the center position. After a four-year career at Marquette University, McCaskill was selected by the National ...more

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13 15
Jamil Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Jamil Wilson Small forward

2011 - 2014

Jamil Wilson is a forward for the Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball.

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13 15
Henry Ellenson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Henry Ellenson Power forward

2015 - 2016

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12 14
Allie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Allie McGuire Guard

1970 - 1973

Alfred C. "Allie" McGuire is a former guard in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted in the third round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and played with the ...more

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9 11
Brian Brunkhorst is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Brian Brunkhorst Forward

1964 - 1968

Brian J. "Bronk" Brunkhorst is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately for the Marquette University. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the 6th round of the ...more

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10 14
Gene Berce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Gene Berce Guard, Small forward

1946 - 1948

Eugene D. "Gene" Berce is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiately at Cornell University and Marquette University. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the ...more

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Tom Copa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1983 - 1987

Thomas James "Tom" Copa is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA. Born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, he was named Minnesota Mr. Basketball in 1983. Copa, ...more

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5 10
Bill Downey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Downey Center

1942 - 1944

William K. "Bill" Downey is a retired American professional basketball center. He played for the Providence Steamrollers of the Basketball Association of America. Downey played at the ...more