NCAA The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time  

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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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302 91
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
271 79
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
201 78
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
218 104
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
168 75
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
163 75
Cazzie Russell is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
190 94
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
190 94
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
144 65
Moritz Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
104 53
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
124 72
Glenn Robinson III is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
134 80
Nik Stauskas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2012 - 2014

Nikolas Tomas Stauskas (born October 7, 1993) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Mississauga, ...more

13
91 49
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
41 13
Jimmy King is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
34 10
Jordan Poole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
DetroitBoyGaming added Jordan Poole Shooting Guard

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

16
107 71
Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman Point guard, Shooting guard

2014 - 2018

17
71 47
Rumeal Robinson is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
27 10
Iggy Brazdeikis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
DetroitBoyGaming added Forward
Ignas "Iggy" Brazdeikis (born January 8, 1999) is a Lithuanian Canadian basketball player. He has completed his final season for Orangeville Prep and is playing for the Michigan ...more

19
69 50
Roy Tarpley is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
65 47
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
20 7
Derrick Walton Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
DetroitBoyGaming added Derrick Walton Jr. Point Guard

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
57 42
Loy Vaught is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
16 4
Charles Matthews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Michigan Basketball Players of All Time
DetroitBoyGaming added Small Forward
Charles I. Matthews (born November 15, 1996) is an American basketball player for the Michigan Wolverines is playing his redshirt junior season for the 2018-19 Michigan Wolverines men's ...more

24
60 45
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
56 42
Rickey Green is listed (or ranked) 25 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