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The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time

Updated September 4, 2020 4.7k votes 895 voters 19.5k views46 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Point guard
    444
    121

    Age50

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns

    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 Basketball  ...more

    #60 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#46 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#16 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • 2
    Point guard
    391
    103

    Age33

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number1

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    2007 - 2008

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

    #3 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time#127 of 323 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#22 of 168 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • 3
    Power forward, Center
    239
    74

    Age58

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWest Memphis, Arkansas, United States of America

    TeamsBrooklyn 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), American  ...more
  • 4
    Eddie Lee HeastonJr addedShooting guard
    139
    35

    AgeDec. at 60 (1951-2011)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    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 NCAA  ...more
  • 5
    Aggel addedShooting guard, Small forward
    170
    57

    Age31

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Number13

    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 in  ...more
  • 6
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    150
    55

    Age34

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    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 Memphis.  ...more
  • 7
    Power forward, Center
    153
    59

    AgeDec. at 34 (1975-2010)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsAtlanta 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 7th  ...more
  • 8
    Jim Largue addedPoint guard
    88
    14

    Age51

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies

    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), was  ...more
  • 9
    JasonRussell1 addedShooting guard
    89
    24

    Age30

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Number5

    TeamsDenver 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

    #72 of 133 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#48 of 86 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA#39 of 71 The Best Sleeper Picks For Your Fantasy Basketball Team In 2019-2020

  • 10
    JasonRussell1 addedPoint guard
    81
    22

    Age56

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets

    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 State  ...more
  • 11
    JasonRussell1 addedShooting guard, small forward
    65
    20

    Age54

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

    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 teams.  ...more
  • 12
    Power forward, Center
    76
    35

    Age37

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Number9

    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 basketball for the  ...more
  • 13
    Point guard
    87
    48

    Age37

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCamden, New Jersey

    TeamsCleveland 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) player  ...more
  • 14
    Small forward
    78
    42

    Age36

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    TeamsPhiladelphia 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
  • 15
    Power forward
    37
    7

    2019–present 

  • 16
    Guard, Forward
    82
    51

    Age30

    Number30

    2009 - 2013

    D.J. Stephens is an American basketball player.  ...more
  • 17
    JasonRussell1 addedPower forward, small forward
    50
    20

    Age45

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsCleveland 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
  • 18
    Power forward
    125
    96

    Age68

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    TeamsNew 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) and the  ...more
  • 19
    23nweber addedPoint guard
    50
    22

    NationalityAmerican

    2015–2019

  • 20
    44
    19

    2019–present

  • 21
    JasonRussell1 addedPoint Guard
    43
    19

    Age40

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsMemphis 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  ...more
  • 22
    JasonRussell1 addedShooting guard, Small forward
    46
    24

    Age36

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLynn, Massachusetts

    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 at  ...more
  • 23
    Tom Sullivan addedPower forward, Center
    35
    13

    Age47

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    TeamsBrooklyn 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
  • 24
    JasonRussell1 addedSmall forward
    39
    18

    Age53

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMillington, Tennessee

    TeamsMiami 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" forward  ...more
  • 25
    JasonRussell1 addedPoint guard, Guard
    45
    25

    Age28

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Number1

    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 the University  ...more