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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1
85 10
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1974–1977

2
70 17
Reggie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Reggie Johnson Guard -

1976–1980

3
59 12
Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time

1979–1983

4
56 12
Allan Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1989–1993

5
37 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
32 10
Chris Lofton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2004–2008

 

7
21 7
Bill Justus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Justus

1967-1969

8
13 4
Ron Slay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Slay Power forward -

1999–2003

9
19 11
Tony White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Tony White

1983–1987

10
12 5
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
9 3
Jimmy England is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Jimmy England

1969-1971

12
11 5
Ron Widby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Widby

1963-1967

13
8 4
Howard Wood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Howard Wood Power forward

14
7 4
Dick Mehen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Dick Mehen

1941–1947

15
6 4
Tom Boerwinkle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1965–1968

16
6 4
Gilbert Huffman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Gilbert Huffman

1940–1941

17
5 3
Red Robbins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Red Robbins

1964–1966

18
5 3
Bumper Tormohlen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Bumper Tormohlen Power forward, Center -

1956–1959

19
6 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 2
Scotty Hopson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added Scotty Hopson

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

1939–1940

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

1954-1955

23
7 8
Paul Walther is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Paul Walther

1944–1949

24
6 7
Harry Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Harry Anderson

1935–1936

25
4 6
Garland O'Shields is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time
Garland O'Shields

1944–1946