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
28 6
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1972–1976

2
27 8
Sindarius Thornwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Sindarius Thornwell

2013–2017

3
15 5
John Roche is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
John Roche

1968–1971

4
11 2
Brian Winters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1971–1974

5
13 4
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1972–1976

6
18 9
Renaldo Balkman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward -

2003–2006

7
9 1
Kevin Joyce is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1970–1973

8
12 4
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 6
BJ McKie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
BJ McKie

1996–1999

10
9 2
Grady Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Grady Wallace

1955–1957

11
12 5
Freddie Thompkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Freddie Thompkins

1932-1934

12
8 2
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
P. J. Dozier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
P. J. Dozier

2015–2017

14
11 6
Skip Harlicka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Skip Harlicka

1965–1968

15
5 0
Mike Brittain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1981–1985

16
6 1
Tom Owens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1968–1971

17
9 5
Tom Riker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1969–1972

18
5 1
Jo Jo English is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time

1988–1992

19
8 6
Jim Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Jim Slaughter Center -

1947–1951

20
3 1
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
2 0
Gary Gregor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1965–1968

22
2 0
Jim Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1963–1965

23
4 3
Larry Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Davis

1995-1997

24
1 0
Cedrick Hordges is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Cedrick Hordges

1978–1980

25
2 2
Tarence Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest South Carolina Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

2002–2006