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.
1977 - 1979
NCAA Champion (1979)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1979)Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the ...more
1996 - 2000
NCAA Champion (2000)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2000)Mateen Ahmad Cleaves (born September 7, 1977)
1999 - 2001
NCAA Champion (2000)Jason Anthoney Richardson (born January 20, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Richardson was taken by ...more
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
1956 - 1959John M. "Jumpin' Johnny" Green (born December 8, 1933) is an American retired professional basketball player.
2010 - 2014Adreian Payne is a basketball player.
2007 - 2011Kalin Jay Lucas (born May 24, 1989) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Michigan State University.
2004 - 2008Drew Neitzel (born May 7, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player.
1995 - 1999