NCAA The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1991 - 1993

Mayce Edward Christopher "Chris" Webber III is a retired American professional basketball player. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, a former NBA Rookie ...more

2
216 67
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1985 - 1989

NCAA Champion (1989)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1989)

Glen Anthony Rice, Sr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. A 6'8" guard/forward, Rice was a three-time NBA All-Star, and made 1,559 three-point field ...more

3
166 64
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

1991 - 1994

Jalen Anthony Rose is a retired American professional basketball player and current sports analyst with ESPN. In college, he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines' "Fab ...more

4
173 86
Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2011 - 2013

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

5
134 63
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1991 - 1994

Juwan Antonio Howard is an American retired professional basketball player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Howard formerly ...more

6
156 78
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

1999 - 2000

Aaron Jamal Crawford (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Crawford played his high school ...more

7
155 79
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2010 - 2013

Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway, Jr. is an American professional basketball shooting guard who plays with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

8
108 48
Moritz Wagner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
logknoll added Power forward, Center

2015 - 2018

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

9
132 66
Cazzie Russell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1963 - 1966

Cazzie Lee Russell is an American former professional basketball player and coach. In 1962, while playing at Chicago Carver High School, Russell was named the Chicago Sun Times Boy's Player of ...more

10
84 45
Rudy Tomjanovich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1967 - 1970

Rudolph "Rudy" Tomjanovich, Jr. is an American retired basketball player and coach who coached the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for ...more

11
112 67
Nik Stauskas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2012 - 2014

Nikolas Tomas Stauskas is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Stauskas played two ...more

12
101 62
Glenn Robinson III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2012 - 2014

Glenn Alan Robinson III is an American basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. Robinson played college basketball for the ...more

13
71 40
Gary Grant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1984 - 1988

Gary Grant is a retired American professional basketball player at the point guard position in the NBA. Gary "The General" Grant played for Canton McKinley High School and collegiately ...more

14
87 57
Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman Point guard, Shooting guard

2014 - 2018

15
20 6
Jimmy King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard

1991 - 1995

Jimmy Hal King is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. He is most famous for his time spent on the famed University of Michigan Wolverines ...more

16
48 35
Loy Vaught is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward

1986 - 1990

NCAA Champion (1989)

Loy Stephen Vaught is a retired American professional basketball player who spent ten seasons in the NBA, primarily with the Los Angeles Clippers. Vaught played at East Kentwood High School in ...more

17
55 43
Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1982 - 1986

Roy James Tarpley was an American professional basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions, earning an NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1988. Despite his talent, ...more

18
48 37
Rickey Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1975 - 1977

Rickey Green is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. The Chicago-born 6'0" and 170 lb point guard from the University of Michigan and Vincennes ...more

19
52 41
Rumeal Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1987 - 1990

NCAA Champion (1989)

Rumeal James Robinson is a retired American professional basketball player. Growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Robinson graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and went on to play ...more

20
50 41
Robert Traylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1995 - 1998

Robert DeShaun "Tractor" Traylor was an American professional basketball player.

21
55 49
Mitch McGary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2012 - 2014

Mitchell Neil William "Mitch" McGary is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. A native of ...more

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28 29
Bill Buntin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Buntin Power forward, Center

1962 - 1965

William L. "Bill" Buntin was an American basketball player. He played collegiately for the University of Michigan and in the NBA. In three seasons playing center for Michigan, the 6' ...more

23
30 34
Louis Bullock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1995 - 1999

Louis Bullock, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Although his records have officially been vacated due to the University of Michigan basketball scandal, his vacated ...more

24
33 39
Zavier simpson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
25461 added Zavier simpson Point guard

2016 - present

25
6 9
Eric Riley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Eric Riley Center

1989 - 1993

Eric Riley is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round of the 1993 NBA Draft. Riley played for the Mavericks, Houston Rockets, ...more

26
25 33
Sean Higgins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1987 - 1990

NCAA Champion (1989)

Sean Marielle Higgins is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Michigan, whom he helped win the 1989 national championship. Higgins was selected by ...more

27
39 53
Spike Albrecht is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Spike Albrecht Point guard

2012 - 2016

Michael Joseph "Spike" Albrecht is a college basketball point guard for Michigan Wolverines men's basketball. He has completed his junior season for the 2014–15 team. Spike played high ...more

28
34 48
Zak Irvin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Zak Irvin Shooting guard

2013 - 2017

Zakarie Tyler "Zak" Irvin is an American college basketball player for Michigan where he is a freshman on the 2013–14 team. He earned the 2013 Indiana Mr. Basketball and Indiana Boys ...more

29
22 38
DeShawn Sims is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
DeShawn Sims Forward

2006 - 2010

DeShawn Adrian Sims is an American professional basketball player who plays for Champville SC of the Lebanese Basketball League. He has previously played for Hekmeh of the Lebanese Basketball ...more

30
16 37
Maceo Baston is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1994 - 1998

Maceo Demond Baston is an American former professional basketball player.