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The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated November 20, 2019 3.6k votes 739 voters 14.1k views 51 items

List Rules Vote up the best players in the history of the Memphis Tigers Men's Basketball program

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 Memphis Tigers have to be on your list. So, here's a list of the best Memphis Tigers of all time! The very best basketball players in Memphis history. In the men's program, that is. Take a look at this list of Memphis Tigers basketball players and vote up your favorites! With all time greats like Derrick Rose and Penny Hardaway, it's clear that many of the top Memphis Tigers basketball players are some of the best basketball players of all time. So take a look at these great Memphis Tigers and vote up the players you think deserve to be on this list. Who would be on your all time Memphis starting five?Who are the greatest Memphis basketball players of all time? The best Memphis Tigers ever?
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Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Age: 48

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, New York Knicks

1991 - 1993

Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway (born July 18, 1971) is an American college basketball coach for the Memphis Tigers and a former professional player. Hardaway played in the National ...more

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#62 of 872 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #16 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings #17 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Age: 31

Number: 1

Teams: Detroit Pistons

2007 - 2008

Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college ...more

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#83 of 872 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #27 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings #84 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

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Keith Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from West Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 57

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers

1981 - 1985

Keith Lee may refer to: Keith Lee (American football) (born 1957), American football player Keith Lee (basketball) (born 1962), American basketball player Keith Lee (wrestler) (born 1984), ...more
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Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Aggel added Shooting guard and Small forward from Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Age: 30

Number: 13

2008 - 2009

Tyreke Jamir Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player. After playing college basketball for the Memphis Tigers, he was selected with the fourth overall pick ...more

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#460 of 872 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #102 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History #119 of 160 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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Lorenzen Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Memphis, Tennessee

Age: Dec. at 35 (1975-2010)

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers

1994 - 1996

Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (November 4, 1975 – July 19, 2010) was an American professional basketball player who played thirteen seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more
6
Larry Finch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Eddie Lee HeastonJr added

Age: Dec. at 60 (1951-2011)

1969 - 1973

Larry O. Finch (February 16, 1951 – April 2, 2011) was a player and coach for the University of Memphis men's basketball team. He is perhaps most famous for leading the Memphis Tigers to the ...more
7
Chris Douglas-Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Detroit, Michigan

Age: 32

2005 - 2008

Chris Douglas Roberts (born January 8, 1987) is the CEO and President of DCTG Media Agency and a former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of
8
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 67

Teams: New York Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

1972 - 1973

Larry Joe Kenon (born December 13, 1952) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward who had a productive career in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) ...more
9
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Shooting guard from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 28

Number: 5

Teams: Denver Nuggets

2010 - 2012

William Norman Barton (born January 6, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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#199 of 320 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today #92 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time #135 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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Elliot Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Largue added Point guard from Memphis, Tennessee

Age: 50

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, + more

1987 - 1991

Elliot Lamonte Perry (born March 28, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'0" (1.83 m) point guard from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), ...more
11
Andre Turner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Andre Turner

Age: 55

Teams: Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, + more

1982 - 1986

Andre Devalle Turner (born March 13, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA. A 5'11", 160 lb (73 kg) point guard, he played collegiately at Memphis ...more
12
Rodney Carney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward from Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 35

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

2002 - 2006

Rodney Dion Carney (born April 15, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya of the B.League. He played college basketball for the University of ...more
13
William Bedford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Memphis, Tennessee

Age: 56

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons

1983 - 1986

William Bedford may refer to: William Bedford (chaplain) (1781–1852), Clergyman in Van Diemen's Land William Kirkpatrick Riland Bedford (1826–1905), English clergyman and author, antiquary and ...more
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Joey Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 36

Number: 9

2004 - 2008

Richard Elmer "Joey" Dorsey (born December 16, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Panionios of the Greek Basket League. He played college ...more
15
Vincent Askew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added

Age: 53

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, + more

1984 - 1987

Vincent Jerome Askew (born February 28, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for nine seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for eight different ...more
16
Dajuan Wagner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Camden, New Jersey

Age: 36

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

2001 - 2002

Dajuan Marquett Wagner (born February 4, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He is the son of former University of Louisville and National Basketball Association (NBA) ...more
17
D.J. Stephens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
D.J. Stephens Guard and Forward from Texas, Killeen, Area code 254, Edwards Plateau, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Bell County, United States, with Territories, Continental United States

Age: 29

Number: 30

2009 - 2013

D.J. Stephens is an American basketball player.
18
Cedric Henderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added

Age: 44

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors

1993 - 1997

Cedric Henderson may refer to: Cedric Henderson (basketball, born 1975), American former basketball player, played 1997–2007 Cedric Henderson (basketball, born 1965), American former basketball ...more
19
Jeremiah Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
23nweber added Jeremiah Martin

2015–2019

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Antonio Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Antonio Anderson Shooting guard and Small forward from Lynn, Massachusetts

Age: 34

2005 - 2009

Antonio Andrew Anderson (born June 5, 1985) is the head coach at Lynn English High School in Lynn, Massachusetts. He majored in interdisciplinary studies at the University of Memphis. He started ...more
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Antonio Burks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added

Age: 39

Teams: Memphis Grizzlies

2001 - 2004

Antonio Burks may refer to: Antonio Burks (basketball, born 1980), American former NBA player Antonio Burks (basketball, born 1982), American former player in Japan and Canada
22
Robert Dozier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Robert Dozier Power forward from Lithonia, Georgia

Age: 34

2005 - 2009

Robert Lorenzo Dozier, Jr. (born November 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association
23
David Vaughn III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Sullivan added Power forward and Center from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Age: 46

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls

1991-1995

David Vaughn III (born March 23, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player, married to Brandie B Vaughn in which they have 3 children together. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vaughn ...more
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Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Point guard and Guard from Memphis, Tennessee

Age: 27

Number: 1

2010 - 2014

Joseph Nathaniel "Joe" Jackson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for ...more
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Sylvester Gray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Sylvester Gray

Age: 52

Teams: Miami Heat

1986 - 1988

Sylvester Gray (born July 8, 1967) is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected by the Miami Heat in the second round (35th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. A 6'6" ...more