Athletes The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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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, Shooting guard

1991 - 1993

Anfernee Deon "Penny" Hardaway is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association, specializing as an unconventionally tall point ...more

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243 73
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2007 - 2008

Derrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played one year of college ...more

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171 44
Keith Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1981 - 1985

Keith DeWayne Lee is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round of the 1985 NBA Draft later to be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. ...more

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69 12
Larry Finch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Eddie Lee HeastonJr added

1969 - 1973

Larry Finch was a player and coach for the University of Memphis men's basketball team. He is perhaps most famous for leading the Memphis State Tigers to the NCAA men's basketball championship ...more

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37 4
Elliot Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Largue added Point guard

1987 - 1991

Elliot Lamonte Perry is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'0" point guard from Memphis State University, was selected with the tenth pick of the second round by the ...more

6
107 42
Lorenzen Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1994 - 1996

Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright was an American professional basketball player who died mysteriously in July 2010, shortly after leaving his ex-wife's home.

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101 40
Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Aggel added Shooting guard, Small forward

2008 - 2009

Tyreke Jamir Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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104 43
Chris Douglas-Roberts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward, Forward

2005 - 2008

Chris Douglas-Roberts is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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85 34
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1972 - 1973

Larry Joe Kenon is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward who had a productive career in both the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball ...more

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44 9
Andre Turner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Andre Turner Point guard

1982 - 1986

Andre Devalle Turner is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA. A 5'11", 160 lb point guard, he played collegiately at Memphis State University. Born in ...more

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39 12
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Shooting guard

2010 - 2012

William Denard "Will" Barton is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. Barton attended the ...more

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33 12
Vincent Askew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Shooting

1984 - 1987

Vincent Jerome Askew is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 1987 NBA Draft. A 6'6" guard-forward from ...more

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23 4
Jeremiah Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
23nweber added Jeremiah Martin Guard

14
58 36
William Bedford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1983 - 1986

William Bedford is an American retired professional basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round of the 1986 NBA Draft after playing at Memphis State University. ...more

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25 9
Cedric Henderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Power forward, Small forward

1993 - 1997

Cedric Earl Henderson is an American former professional basketball player who played 5 seasons in the NBA. A 6'7" small forward, Henderson starred at the University of Memphis, and was ...more

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25 10
Antonio Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Antonio Anderson Shooting guard, Small forward

2005 - 2009

Antonio Andrew Anderson is an assistant college basketball coach for Wheelock College. He majored in interdisciplinary studies at the University of Memphis. He started at Lynn Vocational ...more

17
56 37
Rodney Carney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

2002 - 2006

Rodney Dion Carney is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Cocodrilos de Caracas of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto. He played college basketball at the ...more

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50 33
Joey Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

2004 - 2008

Richard Elmer "Joey" Dorsey is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He played his college ...more

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26 13
Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Point guard, Guard

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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21 10
Antonio Burks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Point guard

2001 - 2004

Antonio Cornell Burks is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA and Europe. At 6'0" and 185 lb, he played as a guard. Burks played at Booker T. Washington ...more

21
52 40
D.J. Stephens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
D.J. Stephens Guard, Forward

2009 - 2013

D.J. Stephens is an American basketball player.

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25 15
Robert Dozier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Robert Dozier Power forward

2005 - 2009

Robert Lorenzo Dozier, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Alaska Aces of the Philippine Basketball Association.

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9 1
Ronnie Robinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Dbo3 added Ronnie Robinson
Ronnie Robinson was an American basketball player. Robinson played high school basketball at Memphis Melrose High School, where one of his teammates was his future college and professional ...more

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53 43
Dajuan Wagner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2001 - 2002

Dajuan Marquett Wagner is an American former professional basketball player. Wagner is the son of former University of Louisville and NBA player Milt Wagner. He was forced out of the NBA by ...more

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19 11
Sylvester Gray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Memphis Basketball Players of All Time
JasonRussell1 added Sylvester Gray Small forward

1986 - 1988

Sylvester "Sly" Gray is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Miami Heat in the 2nd round of the 1988 NBA Draft. A 6'6" forward from Memphis ...more