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The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated November 13, 2018 5.2k votes 843 voters 17.7k views 31 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest men's basketball players in NC State history

Many colleges have storied traditions of tremendous Men's NCAA basketball programs. When thinking of some of the absolute best of all time, the NC State Wolfpack have to be on the short list. Here is a list of the best NC State Wolfpack of all time! The best Wolfpack players in the history of their men's basketball program. Take a look at this list of NC State basketball players and vote up your favorites! 

From all time greats like David Thompson to Julius Hodge, to other players you might not remember so well, this is a great list of the top NC State basketball players. So, take a look at these great NC State Wolfpack and vote up the players that you think are truly some the greatest NC State basketball players of all time. Who are the greatest NC State players ever? Who do you think are the best NC State basketball players of all time?
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David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever

Age: 65

Teams: Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets

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2
T. J. Warren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
3
Thurl Bailey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Power forward and Center from Washington, D.C.

Age: 58

Teams: Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves

4
Tom Gugliotta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Power forward from Huntington Station, New York

Age: 50

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, + more

5
Rodney Monroe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever

Age: 51

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

6
Tommy Burleson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Center from Crossnore, North Carolina

Age: 67

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Seattle Supersonics

7
Dennis Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
ravi2 added Dennis Smith, Jr.
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Chris Corchiani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever

Age: 51

Teams: Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic

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Julius Hodge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Shooting guard and Small forward from Harlem, New York City, New York

Age: 36

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

10
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Charles Rothman added Point guard from Dallas, Texas

Age: 56

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Vinny Del Negro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Point guard and Shooting guard from Springfield, Massachusetts

Age: 53

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

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Lorenzo Charles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Small forward from New York City, New York

Age: Dec. at 48 (1963-2011)

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

13
Nate McMillan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Nate McMillan

Age: 55

Teams: Seattle Supersonics

14
Sidney Lowe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever

Age: 59

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons

15
Kenny Carr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Small forward and Power forward from Washington, D.C.

Age: 64

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

16
Dereck Whittenburg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Charles Rothman added

Age: 59

17
Anthony Barber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Anthony Barber
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Monte Towe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever

Age: 66

Teams: Denver Nuggets

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Charles Whitney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Charles Whitney

Age: 62

Teams: Kansas City Kings

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Ronnie Shavlik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Ronnie Shavlik Center from Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 50 (1933-1983)

Teams: New York Knicks

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Charles Shackleford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Charles Rothman added Power forward and Center from Kinston, North Carolina

Age: 53

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves

22
Chris Washburn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Center from Hickory, North Carolina

Age: 54

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors

23
Trevor Lacey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever

Age: 24

Number: 3

24
JJ Hickson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Power forward from Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 31

Number: 21

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Hawkeye Whitney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NC State Basketball Players Ever
Charles Rothman added Hawkeye Whitney