College Basketball The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time  

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

South Carolina basketball fans, we’re ranking the best South Carolina Gamecocks of all-time. This list of South Carolina 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 South Carolina men's basketball team history include Alex English, BJ McKie, Renaldo Balkman, and Mike Dunleavy, Sr. Who is the best South Carolina Gamecock ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the South Carolina Gamecocks roster has the starting five: Hassani Gravett, Evan Hinson, Justin Minaya, Chris Silva, and Maik Kotsar.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest South Carolina basketball players in Gamecocks history. Feel free to add any Gamecock freshmen, NBA rookies, or South Carolina alumni missing from the list.

list ordered by

1
44 10
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1972–1976

2
43 17
Sindarius Thornwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Sindarius Thornwell

2013–2017

3
25 6
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1972–1976

4
27 8
John Roche is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
John Roche

1968–1971

5
19 5
Brian Winters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1971–1974

6
23 10
BJ McKie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
BJ McKie

1996–1999

7
15 3
Jo Jo English is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1988–1992

8
21 10
Devan Downey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Devan Downey

2007–2010

9
14 5
Kevin Joyce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1970–1973

10
24 16
Renaldo Balkman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

2003–2006

11
18 11
P. J. Dozier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
P. J. Dozier

2015–2017

12
10 4
Zam Fredrick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Zam Fredrick

1977–1981

13
11 5
Tom Owens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1968–1971

14
12 6
Grady Wallace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Grady Wallace

1955–1957

15
13 7
Tom Riker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1969–1972

16
14 9
Freddie Thompkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Freddie Thompkins

1932-1934

17
5 1
Cedrick Hordges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Cedrick Hordges

1978–1980

18
12 9
Skip Harlicka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Skip Harlicka

1965–1968

19
7 4
Mike Brittain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1981–1985

20
6 3
Ryan Stack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1994–1998

21
6 3
Tarence Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2002–2006

22
4 2
Gary Gregor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1965–1968

23
9 8
Jim Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Slaughter Center

1947–1951

24
7 6
Melvin Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Melvin Watson

1994-1998

25
5 4
Larry Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Davis

1995-1997