NCAA The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time  

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

USC basketball fans, we’re ranking the best USC Trojans of all-time. This list of USC 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 Southern California men's basketball team history include DeMar DeRozan, Nick Young, O. J. Mayo, and Brian Scalabrine. Who is the best USC Trojan ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the USC Trojans roster has the starting five: Jordan McLaughlin, Jonah Mathews, Elijah Stewart, Chimezie Metu, and Nick Rakocevic.

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

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1
69 12
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2008–2009

2
44 19
Taj Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

2006–2009

3
36 16
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1969–1972

4
42 21
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

2004–2007

5
32 13
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

2008–2011

6
45 24
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

1998–2001

7
39 21
O. J. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard -

2007–2008

8
27 11
Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1972–1975

9
28 12
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1946–1950

10
18 9
Sam Clancy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Clancy, Jr. Power forward -

1998-2002

11
23 14
Harold Miner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1989–1992

12
14 9
Robert Pack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1989-1991

13
16 12
Tex Winter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1946–1947

14
13 10
Chimezie Metu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
C_Mel added Chimezie Metu C -

2015-Present

Metu is dominant on both sides of the ball and ranks 7th all time in blocks for USC

15
9 6
Daniel Hackett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard -

2006-2009

16
20 19
Jack Gardner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1928–1932

17
11 11
Alex Hannum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1942–1943; 1946–1948

18
7 8
Wayne Carlander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Wayne Carlander

1981-1985

19
6 7
Ron Riley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Riley

1969-1972

20
6 7
Gabe Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard -

2004-2007

21
7 9
Duane Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Duane Cooper

1987-1992

22
3 6
Desmon Farmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2000-2004

23
5 11
David Blu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

1998–2002

24
5 11
Chimeze Metu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
C_Mel added Chimeze Metu C -

This is incorrect

25
2 8
Larry Friend is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Larry Friend

1982-1986

26
1 7
Lodrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Lodrick Stewart

2003-2007

27
0 6
Elías Larry Ayuso is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

1998-1999