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.

list ordered by

1
70 16
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1976–1980

2
50 14
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1974–1978

3
43 10
Lou Hudson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

1963–1966

4
41 10
Bobby Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1995–1997

5
35 13
Trent Tucker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time

1978–1982

6
26 6
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time

1975–197

7
31 10
Randy Breuer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1979–1983

8
29 9
Jim Brewer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

1970–1973

9
24 6
Willie Burton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1986–1990

10
22 5
Archie Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time

1963–1966

11
19 3
Mark Olberding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time

1974–1975

12
26 9
Voshon Lenard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1991–1995

13
27 11
Sam Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Jacobson

1994–1998

14
32 17
Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

2003–2004

15
19 6
Quincy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

1995–1999

16
20 7
Kevin Lynch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin Lynch

1987–1991

17
20 8
Richard Coffey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Richard Coffey

1990-1991

18
30 17
Flip Saunders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time

1973–1977

19
18 8
Jim Petersen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Petersen Power forward, Center -

1980–1984

20
19 9
Joel Przybilla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1998–2000

21
14 5
John Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
John Thomas Center -

1993–1997

22
14 6
Ben Coleman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Ben Coleman Power forward -

1979–1981

23
15 7
Courtney James is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time
Courtney James

1995-1997

24
11 4
Walter Bond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time

1987–1991

25
14 7
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Minnesota Basketball Players of All Time

1993–1994