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The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated November 22, 2019 1.9k votes 384 voters 7.3k views 34 items

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.

list ordered by
1
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Compton, California

2008–2009

2
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from Long Beach, California

1998–2001

3
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Morges, Switzerland

2008–2011

4
O. J. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Huntington, West Virginia

2007–2008

5
Taj Gibson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from New York City, New York

2006–2009

6
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Los Angeles, California, United States of America

2004–2007

7
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1969–1972

8
Harold Miner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Los Angeles, Inglewood, California

1989–1992

9
Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1972–1975

10
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Abilene, Texas

1946–1950

11
Sam Clancy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Clancy, Jr. Power forward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1998-2002

12
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
quantguy added Power forward and Center from Buffalo, New York

1977-1979

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

1946–1947

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

2015-Present

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

15
Robert Pack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from New Orleans, Louisiana

1989-1991

16
Onyeka Okongwu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Onyeka Okongwu

2019-present

17
Max Agbonkpolo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Max Agbonkpolo

2019-present

18
Gabe Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Los Angeles, California

2004-2007

19
Daniel Hackett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Forlimpopoli, Italy

2006-2009

20
Wayne Carlander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Wayne Carlander

1981-1985

21
Alex Hannum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Los Angeles, California

1942–1943; 1946–1948

22
Jack Gardner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1928–1932

23
Ron Riley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Riley

1969-1972

24
Duane Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Duane Cooper

1987-1992

25
Desmon Farmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Flint, Michigan

2000-2004