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The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time

Updated September 4, 2020 4.7k votes 870 voters 18.7k 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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    Penny Hardaway

    Point guard

    Age49

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Memphis

    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

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    #46 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#16 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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    Derrick Rose

    Point guard

    Age32

    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

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    #83 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#3 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

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    Keith Lee

    Power forward, Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceWest Memphis, Arkansas

    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
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    Larry Finch

    Shooting guard

    AgeDec. at 60 (1951-2011)

    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
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    Tyreke Evans

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    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
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    Chris Douglas-Roberts

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age33

    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
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    Lorenzen Wright

    Power forward, Center

    AgeDec. at 35 (1975-2010)

    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
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    Elliot Perry

    Point guard

    Age51

    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
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    Will Barton

    Shooting guard

    Age29

    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

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    #161 of 395 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#105 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

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    Andre Turner

    Point guard

    Age56

    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
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    Vincent Askew

    Shooting guard, small forward

    Age54

    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
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    Joey Dorsey

    Power forward, Center

    Age37

    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
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    Rodney Carney

    Small forward

    Age36

    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
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    Dajuan Wagner

    Point guard

    Age37

    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
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    Age57

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsPhoenix 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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    Cedric Henderson

    Power forward, small forward

    Age45

    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
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    Precious Achiuwa

    Power forward

    2019–present 

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    D.J. Stephens

    Guard, Forward

    Age30

    BirthplaceTexas, Killeen, Area code 254, Edwards Plateau, Contiguous United States

    Number30

    2009 - 2013

    D.J. Stephens is an American basketball player....  more
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    Larry Kenon

    Power forward

    Age68

    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
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    Jeremiah Martin

    Point guard

    2015–2019

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    David Vaughn III

    Power forward, Center

    Age47

    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
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    James Wiseman

    Center

    2019–present

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    Antonio Burks

    Point Guard

    Age40

    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
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    Billy Smith

    Guard

    1990-1993

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    Antonio Anderson

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age35

    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