Basketball The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Golden Gophers history based only on the player's college career.

Minnesota basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Minnesota Golden Gophers of all-time. This list of Minnesota 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 University of Minnesota men's basketball team history include Kevin McHale, Mychal Thompson, Kris Humphries, and Flip Saunders. Who is the best Minnesota Golden Gopher ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Minnesota Golden Gophers roster has the starting five: Nate Mason, Dupree McBrayer, Jordan Murphy, Michael Hurt, and Bakary Konate.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Minnesota basketball players in Golden Gophers history. Feel free to add any Golden Gopher freshmen, NBA rookies, or Minnesota alumni missing from the list.

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Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center - 1976–1980

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Trent Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Trent Tucker 1978–1982

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Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center - 1974–1978

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Lou Hudson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Lou Hudson Shooting guard, Small forward - 1963–1966

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Randy Breuer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Randy Breuer Center - 1979–1983

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Bobby Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Bobby Jackson Point guard - 1995–1997

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Willie Burton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Willie Burton Point guard - 1986–1990

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Sam Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Jacobson 1994–1998

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Flip Saunders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Flip Saunders 1973–1977

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Joel Przybilla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Joel Przybilla Center - 1998–2000

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Richard Coffey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Richard Coffey 1990-1991

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Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Kris Humphries Power forward - 2003–2004

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Voshon Lenard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Voshon Lenard Shooting guard - 1991–1995

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Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Ray Williams 1975–197

The Greatest Iowa Basketball Players of All Time

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Jim Petersen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Petersen Power forward, Center - 1980–1984

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Ben Coleman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Ben Coleman Power forward - 1979–1981

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Archie Clark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Archie Clark 1963–1966

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Blake Hoffarber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Blake Hoffarber 2007–2011

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Myer Skoog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Myer Skoog 1948–1951

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Doug Bolstorff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Doug Bolstorff 1952–1955

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Quincy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Quincy Lewis Shooting guard, Small forward - 1995–1999

The Best College Basketball Programs

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Courtney James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Courtney James 1995-1997

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Chuck Mencel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Chuck Mencel 1951–1955

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Austin Hollins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Austin Hollins Guard - 2010–2014

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Dusty Rychart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Dusty Rychart 1998–2002

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Jim Brewer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Brewer Power forward - 1970–1973

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Royce White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Royce White Power forward - 2009–2010

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Bill Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Davis 1962-1964

The Most Stunning Female Volleyball Players

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Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Bud Grant 1970-1971

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Kevin Lynch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin Lynch 1987–1991

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Trevor Mbakwe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Trevor Mbakwe Power forward - 2010–2013

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Trevor Winter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Trevor Winter Center - 1993-1997

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Mark Olberding is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Mark Olberding 1974–1975

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Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Winfield 1993–1994  

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John Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
John Thomas Center - 1993–1997

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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Don Carlson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Don Carlson 1940–1946

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Damian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Damian Johnson 2006–2010

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Lawrence Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Lawrence Westbrook 2006–2010

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Rodney Williams Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Rodney Williams Jr. Forward - 2009–2013

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Leo Rautins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Leo Rautins 1978–1979

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Walter Bond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Walter Bond 1987–1991

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Ariel McDonald is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Ariel McDonald Point guard - 1990–1994

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

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Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Tony Dungy 1971-1973

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Joe Coleman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Joe Coleman Guard - 2011–2013

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Vincent Grier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Vincent Grier 2004–2006

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Mark Landsberger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Mark Landsberger Power forward, Center - 1974–1975

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Ed Kalafat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Ed Kalafat Center - 1951–1954

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Tony Jaros is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Tony Jaros 1942–1946

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Ron Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Johnson 1957–1960

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Andre Hollins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Andre Hollins Guard - 2011–2015