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The Greatest Missouri Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 30, 2020 4.1k votes 499 voters 9.1k views36 items

List RulesUpvote 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 Peeler1
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    Anthony Peeler

    Shooting guard

    Age50

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    TeamsWashington 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...  more
  • Doug Smith2
    130
    55

    Doug Smith

    Power forward

    Age50

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics

    1987–1991

    Douglas Smith (born September 17, 1969) is a retired American basketball player who was...  more
  • Derrick Chievous3
    143
    67

    Derrick Chievous

    Small forward

    Age52

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers

    1984–1988

    Derrick Joseph Chievous (born July 3, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Steve Stipanovich4

    Age59

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    1979–1983

    Stephen Samuel Stipanovich (born November 17, 1960) is an American retired professional...  more

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  • Melvin Booker5
    110
    54

    Melvin Booker

    Guard

    Age47

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi, United States of America

    TeamsHouston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets

    1990–1994

    Melvin Jermaine Booker (born August 20, 1972) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Larry Drew6
    95
    43

    Larry Drew

    Point guard

    Age61

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas

    TeamsKansas 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...  more
  • Willie Smith7
    96
    44

    Willie Smith

    Point guard

    Age64

    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls

    1974–1976

     

    William C. Smith (born October 26, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player....  more
  • Jon Sundvold8
    120
    65

    Jon Sundvold

    Shooting guard

    Age58

    BirthplaceSioux Falls, South Dakota

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics, Miami Heat

    1979–1983

    Jon Thomas "Sunny" Sundvold (born July 2, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Kareem Rush9
    119
    68

    Kareem Rush

    Shooting guard

    Age39

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers

    1999–2002

    Kareem Lamar Rush (born October 30, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • John Brown10
    92
    45

    John Brown

    Forward

    Age68

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls

    1969–1973

    John Brown most often refers to: John Brown (abolitionist) (1800–1859), American who led an...  more
  • DeMarre Carroll11
    118
    73

    DeMarre Carroll

    Small forward

    Age33

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Number77

    TeamsSan Antonio Spurs

    2007–2009

    DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll (born July 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • 12
    56
    17

    Ricky Frazier

    Forward

    Age61

    BirthplaceCharleston, Missouri

    Number32

    Teams1979-1982

    1979–1982

    Ricky Frazier (born February 9, 1958) is a former professional basketball player. After...  more
  • Keyon Dooling13
    87
    46

    Keyon Dooling

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age39

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers

    1998–2000

    Keyon Latwae Dooling (born May 8, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball guard...  more
  • Marcus Denmon14
    64
    29

    Marcus Denmon

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    Number12

    2008–2012

    Marcus Denmon is an American professional basketball player for New Basket Brindisi of the...  more
  • Norm Stewart15
    62
    38

    Norm Stewart

    Not mentioned

    Age84

    BirthplaceShelbyville, Missouri

    TeamsSt. Louis Hawks

    1953–1956

    Norman Eugene Stewart (born January 20, 1935) is a retired American college basketball coach. ...  more
  • Rickey Paulding16
    62
    43

    Rickey Paulding

    Shooting guard, small forward

    Age37

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    2000–2004

    Rickey Paulding (born October 23, 1982) is an American professional basketball player, who...  more
  • Al Eberhard17
    51
    33

    Al Eberhard

    Small forward

    Age67

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

    1971–1974

    Allen Dean Eberhard is a retired American basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the...  more
  • Kim English18
    78
    67

    Kim English

    Guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Number24

    2008–2012

    Kim English is a guard for the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team....  more
  • Jordan Clarkson19
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    Jordan Clarkson

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Number8

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    2013–2014

    Jordan Taylor Clarkson (born June 7, 1992) is a Filipino-American professional basketball...  more

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  • Linas Kleiza20
    61
    52

    Linas Kleiza

    Small forward

    Age34

    BirthplaceKaunas, Lithuania

    Number11

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    2003–2005

    Linas Kleiza (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[ˈlʲɪnɐs kʲlʲɛɪ̯ˈzɐ]; born January 3, 1985) is a...  more
  • Phil Pressey21
    66
    58

    Phil Pressey

    Point guard

    Age24

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number1

    2010–2013

    Phillip Michael "Phil" Pressey is an American professional basketball player who currently...  more
  • Jason Sutherland22
    34
    29

    Jason Sutherland

    Guard

    Number5

    TeamsMissouri

    1993-1997

  • Laurence Bowers23
    15
    8

    Laurence Bowers

    Laurence Bowers is a forward for the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team....
  • J. T. Tiller24
    37
    43

    J. T. Tiller

    Point guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceMarietta, Georgia

    2006–2010

    J. T. Tiller (born May 11, 1988) is an American professional basketball player. He played...  more
  • Jabari Brown25
    49
    67

    Jabari Brown

    Shooting guard, point guard

    Age23

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California

    Number2

    2012–2014

    Jabari Brown is a basketball player....  more