Sports

The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated March 10, 2020 3k votes 368 voters 5.2k views 46 items

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

Nebraska basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Nebraska Cornhuskers of all-time. This list of Nebraska 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 Nebraska-Lincoln men's basketball team history include Stu Lantz, Tyronn Lue, Dave Hoppen, and Rich King. Who is the best Nebraska Cornhusker ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Nebraska Cornhuskers roster has the starting five: Glynn Watson, Anton Gill, James Palmer, Isiaiah Roby, and Isaac Copeland.

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

list ordered by
1
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Mexico, Missouri, United States of America

1995–1998

2
Eric Piatkowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Eric Piatkowski Shooting guard and Small forward from Steubenville, Ohio

1990–1994

3
Andre Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Andre Woolridge

1992–1993

4
Erick Strickland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Erick Strickland

1992–1996

5
Dave Hoppen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Hoppen Center from Omaha, Nebraska

1982–1986

6
James Palmer Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
James Palmer Jr.

2017–2018

7
Cookie Belcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Cookie Belcher

1996–2001

8
Venson Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Forest City, North Carolina

1995–1999

9
Rich King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

1987–1991

10
Mikki Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Orangeburg, South Carolina

1993–1997

11
Glynn Watson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Glynn Watson Jr.

2015–2018

12
Shavon Shields is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Shavon Shields Guard and Forward from Overland Park, Kansas

2012–2016

13
Stu Lantz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Stu Lantz

1965–1968

14
Terran Petteway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Terran Petteway

2013–2015

15
Andre Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Andre Smith Guard from Tampa, Florida

1977-1981

16
Aleks Marić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Sydney, Australia

2004–2008

17
Tony Farmer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Tony Farmer

1990-1991

18
Nate Branch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Nate Branch

1964-1967

19
Chuck Jura is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Chuck Jura

1969–1972

20
Tai Webster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Tai Webster

2013–2017

21
Jack Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Jack Moore

1978–1982

22
Lance Jeter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Lance Jeter

2009–2011

23
Jerry Shoecraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
BillDunten added Jerry Shoecraft
24
Kimani Ffriend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Kimani Ffriend

1999–2001

25
Walter Pitchford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Nebraska Basketball Players of All Time
Walter Pitchford

2013–2015