The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time

Over 600 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time
Voting 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.

Photo: Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons
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  • Anthony Peeler
    Shooting guard
    231 votes
    • Age: 53
    • Teams: Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves


    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 coach at ...more
  • Steve Stipanovich
    166 votes
    • Age: 62
    • Teams: Indiana Pacers


    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 selected by ...more
  • Derrick Chievous

    Derrick Chievous

    Small forward
    189 votes
    • Age: 55
    • Teams: Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers


    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 (NBA) ...more
  • Doug Smith

    Doug Smith

    Power forward
    176 votes
    • Age: 53
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics


    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.
  • Melvin Booker

    Melvin Booker

    137 votes
    • Age: 50
    • Teams: Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets


    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.
  • Larry Drew
    Point guard
    124 votes
    • Age: 65
    • Teams: Kansas City Kings, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons


    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 Basketball ...more