College Sports The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time  

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

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.

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Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Austin Carr 1968–1971

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Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward - 1973–1976

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John Paxson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
John Paxson Point guard - 1979–1983)

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LaPhonso Ellis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
LaPhonso Ellis Power forward - 1988–1992

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Jerian Grant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Jerian Grant Guard - 2011–2015

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Tom Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Hawkins 1956–1959

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Luke Harangody is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Luke Harangody Power forward - 2006–2010

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Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Orlando Woolridge 1977–1981

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Troy Murphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Troy Murphy Power forward, Center - 1998–2001

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Ryan Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Ryan Humphrey Forward - 2000–2002

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Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Matt Carroll Shooting guard - 1999–2003

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Pat Garrity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Pat Garrity Small forward, Power forward - 1994–1998

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Bob Arnzen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Bob Arnzen 1966–1969

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Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Kelly Tripucka 1977–1981

The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time

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Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Laimbeer Center - 1975–1979

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David Rivers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
David Rivers Point guard - 1984–1988

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Pat Connaughton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Pat Connaughton Guard, Forward - 2011–2015

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John Shumate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
John Shumate Power forward, Center - 1971–1974

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Leo Barnhorst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Leo Barnhorst 1946–1949

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Ben Hansbrough is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Ben Hansbrough Shooting guard - 2009–2011

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Rob Kurz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Rob Kurz Forward - 2004–2008

The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

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Chris Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Chris Thomas 2001–2005

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Monty Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Monty Williams Small forward - 1989–1994

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Tracy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Tracy Jackson 1977–1981

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Bill Hanzlik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Hanzlik Small forward - 1976–1980

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Dave Batton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Batton Center - 1974-1978

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Gary Brokaw is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Gary Brokaw 1972–1974

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Joe Kleine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Joe Kleine Center - 1980–1981

Evolution of Female Pro Wrestlers

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George Ireland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
George Ireland 1933–1936

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Elmer Bennett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Elmer Bennett 1988–1992

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Sid Catlett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Sid Catlett 1968–1971

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Russell Carter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Russell Carter Shooting guard - 2003–2007

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Billy Hassett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Hassett 1944–1946

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Ray Meyer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Ray Meyer 1935–1938

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Moose Krause is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Moose Krause Center - 1946–1951

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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Luke Zeller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Luke Zeller Forward, Power forward, Center - 2005–2009

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Billy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Taylor 1991–1995

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Steve Sitko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Steve Sitko 1939-1940

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Chris Quinn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Chris Quinn Point guard - 2002–2006

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Collis Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Collis Jones 1969–1970

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Jay Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Jay Miller 1962–1965

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Donald Royal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Donald Royal 1983–1987

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Tom Sluby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Sluby 1980–1984

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Keith Tower is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Keith Tower 1988–1992

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Kevin O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin O'Shea 1946–1950

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Ron Rowan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Rowan 1981–1983

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Tim Kempton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Tim Kempton 1982–1986

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Babe Ziegenhorn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Babe Ziegenhorn 1941-1946

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Gary Voce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Gary Voce 1984–1988