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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1
45 11
Austin Carr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1968–1971

2
42 13
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

1973–1976

3
27 9
John Paxson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1979–1983)

4
23 7
Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1977–1981

5
25 10
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1975–1979

6
30 16
LaPhonso Ellis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

1988–1992

7
24 12
Pat Connaughton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Guard, Forward -

2011–2015

8
24 12
Luke Harangody is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

2006–2010

9
29 17
Jerian Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Guard -

2011–2015

10
23 12
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1977–1981

11
20 10
Tom Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1956–1959

12
16 7
Troy Murphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1998–2001

13
18 9
John Shumate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1971–1974

14
19 12
Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1999–2003

15
15 9
Ryan Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Forward -

2000–2002

16
15 9
Chris Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

2001–2005

17
18 12
Bill Hanzlik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1976–1980

18
13 8
Tracy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1977–1981

19
18 13
Ben Hansbrough is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2009–2011

20
14 9
Gary Brokaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Gary Brokaw

1972–1974

21
18 13
David Rivers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1984–1988

22
12 8
Monty Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1989–1994

23
11 7
Rob Kurz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Forward -

2004–2008

24
16 13
Pat Garrity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward -

1994–1998

25
13 10
Dave Batton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1974-1978

26
16 14
Bob Arnzen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Bob Arnzen

1966–1969

27
10 8
Sid Catlett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Sid Catlett

1968–1971

28
10 8
Russell Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Russell Carter Shooting guard -

2003–2007

29
12 11
Leo Barnhorst is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Leo Barnhorst

1946–1949

30
11 10
Joe Kleine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1980–1981

31
8 7
Billy Hassett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Hassett

1944–1946

32
8 7
George Ireland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
George Ireland

1933–1936

33
7 6
Moose Krause is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Moose Krause Center -

1946–1951

34
6 5
Ray Meyer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1935–1938

35
10 10
Elmer Bennett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Elmer Bennett

1988–1992

36
6 6
Billy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Taylor

1991–1995

37
6 7
Luke Zeller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Luke Zeller Forward, Power forward, Center -

2005–2009

38
4 5
Chris Quinn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

2002–2006

39
8 10
Collis Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1969–1970

40
7 9
Ron Rowan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Rowan

1981–1983

41
5 7
Tim Kempton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1982–1986

42
4 6
Donald Royal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1983–1987

43
4 6
Steve Sitko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Steve Sitko

1939-1940

44
4 7
Jay Miller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Jay Miller

1962–1965

45
4 7
Keith Tower is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Keith Tower

1988–1992

46
3 6
Kevin O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin O'Shea

1946–1950

47
2 6
Tom Sluby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Sluby

1980–1984

48
1 5
Gary Voce is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time
Gary Voce

1984–1988

49
1 5
Babe Ziegenhorn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Notre Dame Basketball Players of All Time

1941-1946