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The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated March 21, 2020 8.7k votes 1.4k voters 21.9k views 42 items

List Rules Vote up the best players in the history of UCLA Men's Basketball

Many colleges have long traditions of NCAA basketball that breed great talent for the NBA. When thinking of some of the best college basketball programs of all time, the UCLA Bruins are one of the best. So naturally, here is a list of the best UCLA Bruins of all time! The best basketball players in UCLA history! Take a look at this list of UCLA Bruins basketball players and vote up your favorites!

Whether it's some of the all time greats like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Bill Walton, or other players that "peaked" in college, this is a great list of the top UCLA Bruins basketball players. So take a look at these great UCLA Bruins and vote up the ones you like the best!

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Center from New York City

Age: 72

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks

1966 - 1969

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the ...more

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Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Center from La Mesa

Age: 67

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

1971 - 1974

NCAA Champion (1972, 1973)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player(1972, 1973)

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#89 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #12 of 239 The Best White Players in NBA History

3
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Long Beach

Age: 31

Number: 0

Teams: Houston Rockets

2006 - 2008

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4
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Riverside

Age: 54

Teams: Indiana Pacers

1983 - 1987

Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Indiana ...more

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#8 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings #229 of 290 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

5
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Santa Monica

Age: 31

Number: 42

Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers

2007 - 2008

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#24 of 239 The Best White Players in NBA History #38 of 85 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today #64 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

6
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 76

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

1962 - 1965

NCAA Champion (1964, 1965)

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7
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from USA

Age: 66

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers

1971 - 1974

NCAA Champion (1972, 1973)

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#510 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #124 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

8
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Santa Monica

Age: 40

Teams: Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors

1997 - 1999

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#61 of 151 The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings #29 of 158 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

9
Marques Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 63

Teams: Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers

1973 - 1977

NCAA Champion (1975)

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#924 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #67 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

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Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Los Angeles

Age: 70

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers

1967 - 1968

NCAA Champion (1969 - 1971)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1970)

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#599 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #104 of 132 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time #19 of 24 The Best Centers of the 70s

11
Jrue Holiday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chatsworth

Age: 29

Number: 11

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

2008 - 2009

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Lonzo Ball

Number: 2

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

2016 - 2017

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13
Walt Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time

Age: Dec. at 69 (1942-2011)

Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors

1961 - 1964

NCAA Champion (1964)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1964)

14
Ed O'Bannon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Los Angeles

Age: 47

Teams: Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets

1991 - 1995

NCAA Champion (1995)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1995)

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15
Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Rancho Cucamonga

Age: 32

Number: 2

Teams: Indiana Pacers

2005 - 2009

Darren Michael Collison (born August 23, 1987) is an American former professional basketball player. He played 10 seasons with five teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He earned ...more
16
Lucius Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
JeffNorth added Shooting guard from Kansas City

Age: 72

Teams: Kansas City Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

1966 - 1969

NCAA Champion (1967, 1968)

17
Henry Bibby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
JeffNorth added

Age: 70

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, New Orleans Jazz, New York Knicks

1969 - 1972

NCAA Champion (1970 - 1972)

18
Don MacLean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Palo Alto

Age: 49

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Seattle Supersonics, + more

1988 - 1992

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Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
GrahamMair added Small forward from Wiesbaden

Age: 61

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

1976 - 1980

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#50 of 239 The Best White Players in NBA History #66 of 106 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time

20
Arron Afflalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Los Angeles

Age: 34

Number: 4

Teams: Detroit Pistons

2004 - 2007

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21
Curtis Rowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
howxg added Power forward from Bessemer

Age: 70

Teams: Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons

Curtis Rowe, Jr. (born July 2, 1949) is an American retired basketball player. A 6'7" forward from UCLA, Rowe was drafted by the Dallas Chaparrals in the 1971 ABA Draft and by the Detroit ...more
22
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
GrahamMair added Shooting guard and Small forward from Miami

Age: 34

Number: 0

Teams: Sacramento Kings

2003 - 2004

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David Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
howxg added Power forward and Center from Lynwood

Age: 62

Teams: Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

Dave Kasim Greenwood (born May 27, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player whose NBA career spanned 12 years from 1979 to 1991. Greenwood made his NBA debut on October 13, ...more
24
Dave Meyers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time
howxg added Power forward from San Diego

Age: 66

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

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25
Tyus Edney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 46

Teams: Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics

1991 - 1995

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