The Greatest Tennessee Basketball Players of All Time

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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?

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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  • Bernard King
    1
    Small forward
    429 votes
    • Age: 66
    • Teams: Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

    1974–1977

    Bernard King (born December 4, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player at the small forward position in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 14 seasons with the ...more
  • Grant Williams
    2
    Power forward
    357 votes
    • Number: 40
    • Teams: Boston Celtics

    2016–2019

    Grant Dean Williams (born November 30, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
  • Allan Houston
    3
    Shooting guard
    341 votes
    • Age: 51
    • Teams: Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

    1989–1993

    Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1993 to 2005. A shooting guard, Houston ...more
  • Dale Ellis
    4
    Small forward, shooting guard
    298 votes
    • Age: 62
    • Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

    1979–1983

    Dale Ellis (born August 6, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • Ernie Grunfeld
    5
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    244 votes
    • Age: 67
    • Teams: Kansas City Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

    1973–1977

    Ernest Grunfeld (born April 24, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player and former general manager of the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. In college at ...more
  • Chris Lofton
    6
    Shooting guard
    275 votes
    • Age: 36

    2004–2008

     

    Christopher Franklin Lofton (born March 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Seoul SK Knights of the Korean Basketball League. He played college basketball with the University ...more