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The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time

Updated July 30, 2020 11.6k votes 1.5k voters 24.9k 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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  • 1
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    531
    146

    Age54

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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)

  • 2
    Power forward, Center
    595
    173

    Age48

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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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  • 3
    Point guard, Shooting guard
    416
    138

    Age48

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    #188 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#13 of 91 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time#99 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • 4
    Power forward, Center
    375
    123

    Age48

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 5
    Point guard
    452
    180

    Age28

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    #337 of 323 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#67 of 80 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA#29 of 76 Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

  • 6
    Small forward
    346
    133

    Age77

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 7
    Point guard, Shooting guard
    355
    165

    Age41

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 8
    Small forward
    345
    164

    Age29

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    #89 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#223 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History#33 of 86 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA

  • 9
    logknoll addedCenter
    312
    146

    NationalityGerman

    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
  • 10
    Power forward
    239
    103

    Age72

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

    #76 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#102 of 133 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#17 of 78 The All Time Greatest NBA Coaches

  • 11

    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
  • 12
    Power forward, Center
    176
    80

    Age56

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 13
    Shooting guard
    250
    134

    Age27

    NationalityCanada, Lithuania

    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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  • 14
    bigulcards addedShooting guard
    145
    60

    Age47

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 15
    DetroitBoyGaming added
    138
    57

    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

  • 16
    Shooting guard
    214
    112

    Age27

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 17
    DetroitBoyGaming added
    122
    48

    Isaiah Livers played for the Michigan Wolverines from 2017-present

  • 18
    DetroitBoyGaming added
    165
    83

    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

  • 19
    Point guard
    165
    84

    Age54

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceMandeville, Jamaica

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

    1987 - 1990

    NCAA Champion (1989)

  • 20
    25461 addedPoint Guard
    185
    99

    2016 - present

  • 21
    DetroitBoyGaming added
    128
    56

    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

  • 22
    Power forward
    149
    75

    AgeDec. at 34 (1977-2011)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 23
    bigulcards addedPower forward
    139
    70

    Age53

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

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

    1986 - 1990

    NCAA Champion (1989)

  • 24

    2014 - 2018

  • 25

    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