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The Greatest Ohio State Basketball Players of All Time

Updated November 21, 2019 5.4k votes 813 voters 15.1k views33 items

List RulesVote up the greatest men's basketball players in Ohio State history

There are some schools that just always seem to be competitive in men's basketball. There are always those powerhouse programs. And when thinking of some of the best college basketball programs of all time, the Ohio State Buckeyes have to be on your list. 
 
So, here's a list of the best Ohio State Buckeyes of all time! The very best basketball players in Ohio State history. In the men's program, that is. Take a look at this list of Ohio State Buckeyes basketball players and vote up your favorites! With all time greats like Jerry Lucas or John Havlicek, it's clear that many of the top Ohio State Buckeyes basketball players are some of the best basketball players of all time
 
So take a look at these great Ohio State Buckeyes and vote up the players you think deserve to be on this list. Who would be on your all time Ohio State starting five? Who are the greatest Ohio State basketball players of all time? Who do you think are the best Ohio State Buckeyes ever?
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    Jerry Lucas
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    Jerry Lucas

    Power forward, Center

    Age79

    BirthplaceMiddletown, Ohio

    TeamsCincinnati Royals, New York Knicks, San Francisco Warriors

    1959 - 1962

    NCAA Champion (1960)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1960, 1961)

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    #74 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#56 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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    John Havlicek
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    88

    John Havlicek

    Small Forward, Shooting guard

    Age79

    BirthplaceMartins Ferry, Ohio

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    1959 - 1962

    NCAA Champion (1960)

  • 3
    Mike Conley, Jr.
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    121

    Mike Conley, Jr.

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number11

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    2006 - 2007

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    #42 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#24 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

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    D'Angelo Russell
    297
    126

    Age23

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    2014 - 2015

  • 5
    Michael Redd
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    83

    Michael Redd

    Shooting guard

    Age40

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, United States of America

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    1997 - 2000

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    #108 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#45 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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    Greg Oden
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    Greg Oden

    Center

    Age31

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    2006 - 2007

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    #47 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#79 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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    Jim Jackson
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    Jim Jackson

    Shooting guard

    Age49

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers

    1989 - 1992

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    #15 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s#4 of 27 The Best NCAA Shooting Guards of the 90s

  • 8
    Evan Turner
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    88

    Evan Turner

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number1

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    2007 - 2010

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    #72 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#36 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

  • 9
    Clark Kellogg
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    Clark Kellogg

    Power forward

    Age58

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    1979 - 1982

  • 10
    Jared Sullinger
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    75

    Jared Sullinger

    Power forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, United States of America

    Number7

    2010 - 2012

  • 11
    Aaron Craft
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    99

    Aaron Craft

    Point guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceFindlay, Ohio

    2010 - 2014

  • 12
    Herb Williams
    110
    39

    Age61

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks

    1977 - 1981

  • 13
    Dennis Hopson
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    44

    Dennis Hopson

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age54

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls

    1983 - 1987

  • 14
    Scoonie Penn
    95
    58

    Scoonie Penn

    Point guard

    Age42

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    1998 - 2000

  • 15
    Keita Bates-Diop
    97
    60

    Keita Bates-Diop

    Small forward

    2014 - 2018

  • 16
    Kelvin Ransey
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    39

    Kelvin Ransey

    Point guard

    Age61

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

    1976 - 1980

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    Larry Siegfried
    56
    38

    Larry Siegfried

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    AgeDec. at 71 (1939-2010)

    BirthplaceShelby, Ohio

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, San Diego Rockets

    1958 - 1961

    NCAA Champion (1960)

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    Lawrence Funderburke
    60
    45

    Age49

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls

    1991 - 1994

  • 19
    Kosta Koufos
    75
    64

    Age30

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Number41

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz

    2007 - 2008

  • 20
    Deshaun Thomas
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    33

    Deshaun Thomas

    Small forward

    Age28

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana

    2010 - 2013

  • 21
    Gary Bradds
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    41

    Gary Bradds

    Forward

    AgeDec. at 41 (1942-1983)

    BirthplaceJamestown, Ohio

    TeamsBaltimore Bullets

    1961 - 1964

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    Tony Campbell
    42
    38

    Tony Campbell

    Small forward, shooting guard

    Age57

    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons

    1980 - 1984

  • 23
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    10

    Kaleb Wesson

    Forward

    2017-present

  • 24
    Arnie Risen
    36
    36

    AgeDec. at 88 (1924-2012)

    BirthplaceWilliamstown, Kentucky

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Rochester Royals

    1943 - 1945

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    #433 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#52 of 88 The Best Sacramento Kings of All Time

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    Jim Cleamons
    31
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    Jim Cleamons

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age70

    BirthplaceLincolnton, North Carolina

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks

    1968 - 1971