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Michigan State basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Michigan State Spartans of all-time. This list of Michigan State basketball players includes current and former players, along with the seasons played with the college. Featuring All-Americans, players in the NBA, and school legends who had their jerseys retired, the top players from Michigan State University men's basketball team history include Magic Johnson, Draymond Green, Scott Skiles, and Steve Smith. Who is the best Michigan State Spartan ever?
Vote up the ones you think are the greatest MSU basketball players in Spartans history. Feel free to add any Spartan freshmen, NBA rookies, or Michigan State alumni missing from the list.
Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
1977 - 1979
NCAA Champion (1979)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1979)
Teams: Golden State Warriors
2008 - 2012Draymond Jamal Green Sr. (born March 4, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Green, who plays primarily ...more
Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat
1987 - 1991Steven Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969) is an American retired basketball player who is currently a basketball analyst for Turner Sports. After a collegiate career with Michigan State, he ...more
Teams: Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons
1996 - 2000
NCAA Champion (2000)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2000)
Teams: Chicago Bulls
2012 - 2016Denzel Robert Valentine (born November 16, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
Teams: Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks
1982 - 1986Scott Allen Skiles Sr. (born March 5, 1964) is an American basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as the head coach of the Orlando Magic. He also coached the Phoenix Suns, ...more
Teams: Sacramento Kings
2000 - 2001Zachary McKenley Randolph (born July 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed ...more
Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors
1999 - 2001
NCAA Champion (2000)
Teams: Denver Nuggets
2012 - 2014Gary Harris (born September 14, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more
Teams: Indiana Pacers, San Diego Clippers, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons
1975 - 1979
NCAA Champion (1979)
Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks
1990 - 1995Shawn Christopher Respert (born February 6, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player who used to be an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball ...more
Teams: Toronto Raptors, New Orleans Pelicans
Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics
1991 - 1995Eric Snow (born April 5, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player. Snow played the point guard position in the NBA from 1995 to 2008 and appeared in three NBA Finals. Known ...more
2007 - 2011Kalin Jay Lucas (born May 24, 1989) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Michigan State University.
2010 - 2014Adreian Payne is a basketball player.
Teams: Kansas City Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore Bullets, Cincinnati Royals, San Diego Rockets, + more
1956 - 1959John M. "Jumpin' Johnny" Green (born December 8, 1933) is an American retired professional basketball player.
Teams: Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls
1981 - 1985James Samuel Vincent (born May 18, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball Player and Coach. Vincent won the State of Michigan "Mr. Basketball" award in 1981, the first ...more
2004 - 2008Drew Neitzel (born May 7, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player.
Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets
1977 - 1981Jay Fletcher Vincent (born June 10, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward, Vincent played at Michigan State University under coach, Jud Heathcote, where ...more
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls
2003 - 2006Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003, and ...more
Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons
1969 - 1970Not to be confused with Ralph Sampson, who played in the NBA from 1983 to 1992Ralph Derek Simpson (born August 10, 1949) is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the ...more