NCAA The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Volunteers history based only on the player's college career.

Tennessee basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Tennessee Volunteers of all-time. This list of Tennessee 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 Tennessee-Knoxville men's basketball team history include Bernard King, Allan Houston, Dale Ellis, and Chris Lofton. Who is the best Tennessee Volunteer ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Tennessee Volunteers roster has the starting five: Jordan Bone, Jordan Bowden, Admiral Schofield, Grant Williams, and Kyle Alexander.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Tennessee basketball players in Volunteers history. Feel free to add any Volunteer freshmen, NBA rookies, or Tennessee alumni missing from the list.

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74 8
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward - 1974–1977

2
67 13
Reggie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Reggie Johnson Guard - 1976–1980

3
52 10
Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
1979–1983

4
46 11
Allan Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard - 1989–1993

5
34 9
Ernie Grunfeld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward - 1973–1977

6
27 9
Chris Lofton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard - 2004–2008  

7
19 6
Bill Justus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Justus 1967-1969

8
18 10
Tony White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Tony White 1983–1987

9
10 3
Ron Slay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Slay Power forward - 1999–2003

10
10 4
A.W. Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
A.W. Davis 1962-1965

11
10 4
Ron Widby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Widby 1963-1967

12
7 3
Howard Wood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Howard Wood Power forward

13
6 2
Jimmy England is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Jimmy England 1969-1971

14
5 3
Tom Boerwinkle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Center - 1965–1968

15
4 2
Red Robbins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Red Robbins 1964–1966

16
5 4
Dick Mehen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Dick Mehen 1941–1947

17
5 4
Gilbert Huffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Gilbert Huffman 1940–1941

18
2 1
Scotty Hopson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added Scotty Hopson

19
5 5
Danny Schultz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Danny Schultz 1962-1964

20
3 3
Bumper Tormohlen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Bumper Tormohlen Power forward, Center - 1956–1959

21
5 6
Bernie Mehen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Bernie Mehen 1939–1940

22
4 6
Ed Weiner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Ed Weiner 1954-1955

23
3 6
Garland O'Shields is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Garland O'Shields 1944–1946

24
4 8
Paul Walther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Paul Walther 1944–1949

25
3 7
Harry Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Harry Anderson 1935–1936