College Sports 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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101 25
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2008–2009

2
60 27
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

2008–2011

3
68 33
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2004–2007

4
62 29
O. J. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2007–2008

5
62 31
Taj Gibson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2006–2009

6
73 41
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1998–2001

7
54 27
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1969–1972

8
42 19
Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1972–1975

9
37 18
Harold Miner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1989–1992

10
37 20
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1946–1950

11
26 17
Sam Clancy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Clancy, Jr. Power forward

1998-2002

12
20 14
Robert Pack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1989-1991

13
21 17
Chimezie Metu is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
19 18
Tex Winter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1946–1947

15
14 13
Wayne Carlander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Wayne Carlander

1981-1985

16
11 10
Gabe Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2004-2007

17
1 0
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
quantguy added Power forward, Center
18
15 16
Alex Hannum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1942–1943; 1946–1948

19
22 24
Jack Gardner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1928–1932

20
1 1
John Rudometkin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
quantguy added John Rudometkin Center
21
10 12
Ron Riley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Riley

1969-1972

22
10 13
Daniel Hackett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2006-2009

23
8 11
Desmon Farmer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2000-2004

24
8 14
Duane Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Duane Cooper

1987-1992

25
5 14
David Blu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1998–2002