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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

2001 - 2003

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. (born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National ...more
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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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

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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Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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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Butch Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Butch Lee

1974 - 1978

NCAA Champion (1977)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1977)

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

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
7
Dean Meminger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

1968 - 1971

Dean Peter Meminger was an American basketball player and coach.
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Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

2005 - 2009

 

Wesley Matthews, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
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George Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
George Thompson

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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Jim Chones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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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Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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
12
Steve Novak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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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Jerome Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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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Earl Tatum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Earl Tatum

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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Travis Diener is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Travis Diener

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

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

2005 - 2009

Jerel McNeal is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.
18
Jim McIlvaine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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
19
Lazar Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

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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Lloyd Walton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Lloyd Walton

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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Tony Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Tony Smith

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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Bernard Toone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Bernard Toone

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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Larry Mcneill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Mcneill

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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Sam Worthen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Worthen

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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Darius Johnson-Odom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marquette Basketball Players of All Time

2009 - 2012

Darius Johnson-Odom is an American basketball player.