Basketball The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
163 votes 48 voters 28 items

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.

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Alex English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Alex English Small forward - 1972–1976

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BJ McKie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
BJ McKie 1996–1999

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Renaldo Balkman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Renaldo Balkman Small forward, Power forward - 2003–2006

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Freddie Thompkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Freddie Thompkins 1932-1934

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Grady Wallace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Grady Wallace 1955–1957

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Skip Harlicka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Skip Harlicka 1965–1968

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Jim Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Slaughter Center - 1947–1951

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John Roche is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
John Roche 1968–1971

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Kevin Joyce is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Kevin Joyce 1970–1973

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Brian Winters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Brian Winters 1971–1974

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Tom Riker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Riker Center - 1969–1972

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Zam Fredrick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Zam Fredrick 1977–1981

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Sindarius Thornwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Sindarius Thornwell 2013–2017

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Mike Brittain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Brittain Center - 1981–1985

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Tom Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Owens Center - 1968–1971

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Ryan Stack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Ryan Stack Power forward, Center - 1994–1998

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Devan Downey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Devan Downey 2007–2010

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Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. 1972–1976

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Cedrick Hordges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Cedrick Hordges 1978–1980

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Gary Gregor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Gary Gregor Power forward, Center - 1965–1968

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Larry Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Davis 1995-1997

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P. J. Dozier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
P. J. Dozier 2015–2017

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Tarence Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Tarence Kinsey Shooting guard, Small forward - 2002–2006

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Jim Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Fox Center - 1963–1965

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Jo Jo English is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Jo Jo English 1988–1992

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Jamie Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Jamie Watson 1990–1994

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Tom Boswell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Boswell Power forward, Center - 1974–1975

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Melvin Watson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Melvin Watson 1994-1998