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. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. ...more
1996 - 2000
NCAA Champion (2000)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2000)Mateen Ahmad Cleaves is an American former professional basketball player who played in six NBA seasons. He is currently a music talent manager and an analyst on the television program Inside ...more
1999 - 2001
NCAA Champion (2000)Jason Richardson is a professional basketball player and an actor.
2012 - 2014Gary Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at Michigan State
1991 - 1995Eric Snow is a retired American professional basketball player and businessman. He is currently the Assistant Coach for the Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball team.
1956 - 1959John M. "Jumpin' Johnny" Green is a retired American professional basketball player.
2007 - 2011Kalin Jay Lucas is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for TED Ankara Kolejliler of the Turkish Basketball League. He attended St. Mary's Preparatory in Orchard Lake, ...more
2010 - 2014Adreian Payne is a basketball player.
2004 - 2008Andrew "Drew" Neitzel is an American professional basketball player.
1969 - 1970Ralph Derek Simpson is a retired American basketball player. He played professionally in the ABA and NBA from 1970 to 1980.
1995 - 1999