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The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time

Updated July 30, 2020 11.5k votes 1.5k voters 24.0k views46 items

List RulesVote up the best men's basketball players in Michigan history

Many colleges have storied traditions of tremendous Men's NCAA basketball programs. When thinking of some of the absolute best of all time, the Michigan Wolverines have to be on the short list. Here is a list of the best Michigan Wolverines of all time! The best Michigan Wolverines in the history of their men's basketball program. Take a look at this list of Michigan basketball players and vote up your favorites! 

From all time greats like Chris Webber and Glen Rice, to other players you might not remember so well, this is a great list of the top Michigan basketball players ever. So, take a look at these great Michigan Wolverines and vote up the players that you think are truly some the greatest Michigan basketball players of all time. 

Who are the greatest Michigan Wolverines? Who do you think are the best Michigan Wolverines of all time? Who do you think are the greatest Michigan Wolverines ever?
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    Chris Webber

    Power forward, Center

    Age47

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

    1991 - 1993

    Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III (born March 1, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie of...  more

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    #22 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#49 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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    Glen Rice

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age53

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers

    1985 - 1989

    NCAA Champion (1989)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1989)

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    #13 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#23 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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    Jalen Rose

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age47

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

    1991 - 1994

    Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player, current sports analyst for ESPN, and cofounder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. In college, he...  more

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    #196 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#11 of 91 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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    Juwan Howard

    Power forward, Center

    Age47

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number5

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets

    1991 - 1994

    Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973) is the head basketball coach at the University of Michigan. He was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from...  more
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    Trey Burke

    Point guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, United States of America

    Number23

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    2011 - 2013

    Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the...  more

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    #65 of 74 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA#36 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

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    Cazzie Russell

    Small forward

    Age76

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

    1963 - 1966

    Cazzie Lee Russell (born June 7, 1944) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. An NBA All-Star, he was selected by the New York Knicks with the first overall pick of the 1966...  more
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    Jamal Crawford

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age40

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Number11

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    1999 - 2000

    Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for basketball...  more
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    Tim Hardaway, Jr.

    Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Number11

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    2010 - 2013

    Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr. (born March 16, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more

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    #101 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#76 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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    Rudy Tomjanovich

    Power forward

    Age72

    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan

    TeamsHouston Rockets, San Diego Rockets

    1967 - 1970

    Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr. (born November 24, 1948) is an American retired basketball player and coach who lead the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for...  more

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    #16 of 78 The All Time Greatest NBA Coaches#17 of 23 The Best Lakers Coaches of All Time, Ranked

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    Number21

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    2015 - 2018

    Victor Moritz "Moe" Wagner (born April 26, 1997) is a German professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for University of Michigan...  more

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    #61 of 100 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#65 of 68 The Best NBA Centers Right Now

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    1984 - 1988

    Gary Grant (born April 21, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player at the point guard position in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gary "The General" Grant played for...  more
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    Roy Tarpley

    Power forward, Center

    Age56

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    1982 - 1986

    Roy James Tarpley (November 28, 1964 – January 9, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions in the National Basketball Association (NBA),...  more
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    Glenn Robinson III

    Shooting guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana

    Number22

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    2012 - 2014

    Glenn Alan Robinson III (born January 8, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
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    Nik Stauskas

    Shooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceEtobicoke, Toronto, Canada

    Number1

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    2012 - 2014

    Nikolas Tomas Stauskas (born October 7, 1993) is a Canadian professional basketball player for Kirolbet Baskonia of the Spanish Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Stauskas...  more

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    #132 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#61 of 94 The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

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    Jimmy King

    Shooting guard

    Age47

    BirthplaceSouth Bend, Indiana

    TeamsToronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets

    1991 - 1995

    Jimmy Hal King (born August 9, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player. King played in the NBA and other leagues. He is most famous for his time spent on the famed University of...  more
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    Duncan Robinson

    Duncan Robinson played for the Michigan Wolverines from 2015-2018 and won the big ten 6th man of the while helping lead the wolverines to the national championship game

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    Isaiah Livers

    Isaiah Livers played for the Michigan Wolverines from 2017-present

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    Rumeal Robinson

    Point guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceMandeville, Jamaica

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets

    1987 - 1990

    NCAA Champion (1989)

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    Derrick Walton Jr.

    Derrick Walton jr played for the Michigan Wolverines from 2013-2017 and holds the single game assist record for the michigan wolverines with 16 assists

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    Zavier simpson

    Point Guard

    2016 - present

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    Robert Traylor

    Power forward

    AgeDec. at 34 (1977-2011)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks

    1995 - 1998

    Robert DeShaun "Tractor" Traylor (February 1, 1977 – May 11, 2011) was an American professional basketball player....  more
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    Jordan Poole

    Jordan Poole Played for the Michigan Wolverines from 2017-Present. He hit a game winning buzzer beater against Houston in the march madness tournament to help propel michigan to the national championship game

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    Loy Vaught

    Power forward

    Age52

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons

    1986 - 1990

    NCAA Champion (1989)

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    1975 - 1977

    Rickey Green (born August 18, 1954) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, a 6'0" (1.83 m) and 170 lb (77 kg) point...  more
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    Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

    2014 - 2018