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The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time

Updated July 30, 2020 11.5k votes 1.4k voters 22.3k 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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  • Glen Rice1
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    Glen Rice

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age52

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, USA

    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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    #91 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#19 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

  • Chris Webber2
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    Chris Webber

    Power forward, Center

    Age46

    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...  more

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    #28 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#51 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • Jalen Rose3
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    146

    Jalen Rose

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age46

    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...  more

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    #10 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time#10 of 76 Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

  • Juwan Howard4
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    Juwan Howard

    Power forward, Center

    Age46

    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...  more
  • Trey Burke5
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    183

    Trey Burke

    Point guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Number23

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    2011 - 2013

    Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Cazzie Russell6
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    Cazzie Russell

    Small forward

    Age75

    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...  more
  • Tim Hardaway, Jr.7
    349
    163

    Tim Hardaway, Jr.

    Shooting guard / Small forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Number11

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    2010 - 2013

    Timothy Duane Hardaway Jr. (born March 16, 1992) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #33 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#99 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Jamal Crawford8
    356
    170

    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 ...  more

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    #31 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#18 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

  • Moe Wagner9
    312
    150

    Moe Wagner

    Power forward

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Number21

    TeamsWashington Wizards

    2015 - 2018

    Victor Moritz "Moe" Wagner (born April 26, 1997) is a German professional basketball player...  more
  • Rudy Tomjanovich10
    231
    102

    Rudy Tomjanovich

    Power forward

    Age71

    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan

    TeamsHouston Rockets, San Diego Rockets

    1967 - 1970

    Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr. (born November 24, 1948) is an American retired basketball player and...  more

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    #101 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#18 of 76 The All Time Greatest NBA Coaches

  • Gary Grant11

    1984 - 1988

    Gary Grant (born April 21, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player at the...  more
  • Roy Tarpley12
    170
    83

    Roy Tarpley

    Power forward, Center

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    1982 - 1986

    Roy James Tarpley (November 28, 1964 – January 9, 2015) was an American professional...  more
  • Glenn Robinson III13
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    117

    Glenn Robinson III

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana

    Number22

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    2012 - 2014

    Glenn Alan Robinson III (born January 8, 1994) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Nik Stauskas14
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    Nik Stauskas

    Shooting guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceEtobicoke, Toronto, Canada

    Number1

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    2012 - 2014

    Nikolas Tomas Stauskas (born October 7, 1993) is a Canadian professional basketball player for...  more

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    #141 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#742 of 874 Big Grid relations

  • Jimmy King15
    134
    60

    Jimmy King

    Shooting guard

    Age46

    BirthplaceSouth Bend, Indiana

    TeamsToronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets

    1991 - 1995

    Jimmy Hal King (born August 9, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player....  more
  • Rumeal Robinson16
    164
    83

    Rumeal Robinson

    Point guard

    Age53

    BirthplaceMandeville, Jamaica

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

    1987 - 1990

    NCAA Champion (1989)

  • Zavier simpson17
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    102

    Zavier simpson

    Point Guard

    2016 - present

  • Isaiah Livers18
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    Isaiah Livers

    Isaiah Livers played for the Michigan Wolverines from 2017-present

  • Derrick Walton Jr.19
    120
    54

    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

  • Jordan Poole20
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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

  • Duncan Robinson21
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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

  • Loy Vaught22
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    73

    Loy Vaught

    Power forward

    Age52

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

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

    1986 - 1990

    NCAA Champion (1989)

  • Robert Traylor23
    141
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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...  more
  • Rickey Green24

    1975 - 1977

    Rickey Green (born August 18, 1954) is an American retired professional basketball player who...  more
  • Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman25
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    Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

    2014 - 2018