Notre Dame basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Notre Dame Fighting Irish of all-time. This list of Notre Dame 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 Notre Dame men's basketball team history include Adrian Danley, Troy Murphy, Austin Carr, and Ben Hansborough. Who is the best Notre Dame Fighting Irish ever?
In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish roster has the starting five: Matt Farrell, Temple Gibbs, Rex Pflueger, Austin Torres, and Martin Geben.
Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Notre Dame basketball players in Fighting Irish history. Feel free to add any Fighting Irish freshmen, NBA rookies, or Notre Dame alumni missing from the list.
Number: 22, 34
Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers
1968 - 1971Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets of the National ...more
Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, + more
1973 - 1976Adrian Delano Dantley (born February 28, 1956) is an American retired basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A forward and six-time NBA All-Star, ...more
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons
1975 - 1979William Laimbeer Jr. (born May 19, 1957) is an American former basketball player and current coach of the Las Vegas Aces in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).During his National ...more
2011 - 2015Pat Connaughton is a baseball and a basketball player.
Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets
1988 - 1992LaPhonso Darnell Ellis (born May 5, 1970) is an American retired basketball player. He was selected by the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets as the fifth overall pick in the 1992 ...more
Teams: Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks
2011 - 2015Holdyn Jerian Grant (born October 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He played college basketball with the University of Notre Dame and was ...more
Age: Dec. at 53 (1959-2012)
Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, + more
1977 - 1981Orlando Vernada Woolridge (December 16, 1959 – May 31, 2012) was an American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1981 to 1994. He was ...more
Teams: Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors
1998 - 2001Troy Brandon Murphy (born May 2, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Murphy was born ...more
Teams: Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic
1994 - 1998Patrick Joseph Garrity (born August 23, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who played for ten years in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a member of the ...more
Teams: Phoenix Suns, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons
1971 - 1974John Henry Shumate (born April 6, 1952) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. Shumate grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey and played high school basketball at Thomas ...more
Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers
1984 - 1988David Lee Rivers (born January 20, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player, and former associate head coach of the Kennesaw State Owls. A 6'2" (1.88 m ) tall point guard, ...more
Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks
1989 - 1994Montgomery Eli Williams (born October 8, 1971) is an American professional basketball coach and a former player and executive who is the head coach for the Phoenix Suns of the National ...more
Teams: Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets
1976 - 1980William Henry Hanzlik (born December 6, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach.
Teams: Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers
1999 - 2003Matthew John Carroll (born August 28, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. Carroll is 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs 212 lb (96 kg; 15.1 st). He played high school ...more
Age: Dec. at 79 (1913-1992)
1946 - 1951Edward Walter "Moose" Krause (born Edward Walter Kriaučiūnas; Lithuanian: Edvardas Valteris Kriaučiūnas; February 2, 1913 – December 11, 1992) was an American football, basketball, and ...more
Teams: Buffalo Braves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks
1972 - 1974Gary George Brokaw (born January 11, 1954) is a retired American basketball player and a basketball coach.
Teams: Indiana Pacers, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals
1966 - 1969Robert Louis "Bob" Arnzen (born November 3, 1947) is a retired American basketball and baseball player. Born in Covington, Kentucky, Arnzen graduated from St. Xavier High School in ...more
Teams: Washington Wizards
1974 - 1978David Robert Batton (born March 26, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player. At a height of 2.08 m (6'10") tall, he played at the center position.
2001 - 2005Chris Thomas (born October 3, 1982) is a Polish-American former professional basketball player who is an alumnus of Pike High School and the University of Notre Dame.