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The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated March 30, 2020 2.6k votes 402 voters 7k views 36 items

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

Missouri basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Missouri Tigers of all-time. This list of Missouri 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 Missouri men's basketball team history include Jordan Clarkson, DeMarre Carroll, Kareem Rush, and Norm Stewart. Who is the best Missouri Tiger ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Missouri Tigers roster has the starting five: Kassius Robertson, Cullen VanLeer, Jordan Barnett, Kevin Puryear, and Jeremiah Tilmon.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Missouri basketball players in Tigers history. Feel free to add any Tiger freshmen, NBA rookies, or Missouri alumni missing from the list.

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Anthony Peeler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Age: 50

Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves

1988–1992

Anthony Eugene Peeler (born November 25, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball player, having played for a number of NBA teams from 1992 to 2005. He later became an assistant ...more

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Derrick Chievous is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Derrick Chievous

Age: 52

Teams: Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers

1984–1988

Derrick Joseph Chievous (born July 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player who played the forward position, and played three seasons in the National Basketball Association ...more
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Doug Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Doug Smith Power forward from Detroit, Michigan

Age: 50

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics

1987–1991

Douglas Smith (born September 17, 1969) is a retired American basketball player who was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round (6th overall) of the 1991 NBA draft.
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Steve Stipanovich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Center from St. Louis, Missouri

Age: 59

Teams: Indiana Pacers

1979–1983

Stephen Samuel Stipanovich (born November 17, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6-ft 11-inch (211 cm) center from the University of Missouri, Stipanovich was ...more

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DeMarre Carroll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward from Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 33

Number: 77

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

2007–2009

DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll (born July 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carroll was selected 27th ...more
6
Jon Sundvold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 58

Teams: Seattle Supersonics, Miami Heat

1979–1983

Jon Thomas "Sunny" Sundvold (born July 2, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1st round (16th overall) of the ...more
7
Kareem Rush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Kansas City, Missouri

Age: 39

Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers

1999–2002

Kareem Lamar Rush (born October 30, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Kansas City Tornados of North American Premier Basketball (NAPB). Rush's younger brother, Brandon, ...more
8
Melvin Booker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Melvin Booker

Age: 47

Teams: Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets

1990–1994

Melvin Jermaine Booker (born August 20, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 185 lb (84 kg) point guard, he played for the University of Missouri.
9
Larry Drew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Kansas City, Kansas

Age: 61

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons

1976–1980

Larry Donnell Drew (born April 2, 1958) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National ...more
10
John Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 68

Teams: Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls

1969–1973

John Brown most often refers to: John Brown (abolitionist) (1800–1859), American who led an anti-slavery raid in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859 John Brown (doctor) (1735–1788), Scottish ...more
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Willie Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Willie Smith

Age: 64

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls

1974–1976

 

William C. Smith (born October 26, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'2" (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) guard and played collegiately at Seminole State College ...more
12
Keyon Dooling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Age: 39

Teams: Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers

1998–2000

Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended ...more
13
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Guard from San Antonio, Texas

Age: 27

Number: 8

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

2013–2014

Jordan Taylor Clarkson (born June 7, 1992) is a Filipino-American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Marcus Denmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Alex Friedman added Point guard and Shooting guard from Kansas City, Missouri

Age: 29

Number: 12

2008–2012

Marcus Denmon is an American professional basketball player for New Basket Brindisi of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played for the University of Missouri. He was taken 59th overall by the San ...more
15
Norm Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 84

Teams: St. Louis Hawks

1953–1956

Norman Eugene Stewart (born January 20, 1935) is a retired American college basketball coach. He coached at the University of Northern Iowa (then known as State College of Iowa) from 1961 to ...more
16
Kim English is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Kim English Guard from Baltimore, Maryland

Age: 31

Number: 24

2008–2012

Kim English is a guard for the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team.
17
Ricky Frazier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
jeremyjbutler added Ricky Frazier

Age: 61

Number: 32

Teams: 1979-1982

1979–1982

Ricky Frazier (born February 9, 1958) is a former professional basketball player. After transferring from Saint Louis University in 1980, he played on three Big Eight Conference championship and ...more
18
Rickey Paulding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Rickey Paulding

Age: 37

2000–2004

Rickey Paulding (born October 23, 1982) is an American professional basketball player, who currently plays for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college ...more
19
Phil Pressey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 24

Number: 1

2010–2013

Phillip Michael "Phil" Pressey is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. As a junior playing ...more
20
Linas Kleiza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward from Kaunas, Lithuania

Age: 34

Number: 11

Teams: Denver Nuggets

2003–2005

Linas Kleiza (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[ˈlʲɪnɐs kʲlʲɛɪ̯ˈzɐ]; born January 3, 1985) is a Lithuanian professional basketball executive and former player. Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he ...more
21
Al Eberhard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Al Eberhard

Age: 67

Teams: Detroit Pistons

1971–1974

Allen Dean Eberhard is a retired American basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted with the fifteenth pick in the first round of the 1974 ...more
22
Jabari Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Jabari Brown

Age: 23

Number: 2

2012–2014

Jabari Brown is a basketball player.
23
Jason Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
nathaniel.allen37 added Jason Sutherland

Number: 5

Teams: Missouri

1993-1997

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Laurence Bowers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
ecs2p8 added Laurence Bowers
Laurence Bowers is a forward for the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team.
25
Bill Stauffer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Stauffer

1949–1952