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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.

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

2008–2009

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

1998–2001

3
Gus Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1972–1975

4
Paul Westphal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time

1969–1972

5
O. J. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2007–2008

6
Taj Gibson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2006–2009

7
Nikola Vučević is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

2008–2011

8
Harold Miner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1989–1992

9
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2004–2007

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

1946–1950

11
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
quantguy added Power forward, Center
12
Sam Clancy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Sam Clancy, Jr. Power forward

1998-2002

13
Robert Pack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1989-1991

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

1946–1947

15
Chimezie Metu is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
Daniel Hackett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2006-2009

17
Gabe Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2004-2007

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

1981-1985

19
Alex Hannum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1942–1943; 1946–1948

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

1928–1932

21
Desmon Farmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2000-2004

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

1969-1972

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

1998–2002

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

1987-1992

25
John Rudometkin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest USC Basketball Players of All Time
quantguy added John Rudometkin Center