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The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated March 4, 2020 10.9k votes 1.3k voters 18.8k views 84 items

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Villanova basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Villanova Wildcats of all time. This list of Villanova basketball players includes current and former players, along with the seasons played with the college. Featuring All-Americans, players in the NBA, 2018-2019 Villanova players, and school legends who had their jerseys retired, the top players from Villanova University men's basketball team history include Kerry Kittles, Josh Hart, Hubie White, and Kyle Lowry. Who is the best Villanova Wildcat ever?

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Villanova basketball players in Wildcats history. Feel free to add any Wildcat freshmen, NBA rookies, or Villanova alumni stars missing from the list.

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Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

Teams: Philadelphia Warriors

1947 - 1950

Paul Joseph Arizin (April 9, 1928 – December 12, 2006), nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul", was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association (NBA) career ...more

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2
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age: 33

Number: 3

Teams: Toronto Raptors

2004 - 2006

Kyle Terrell Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With the Raptors, he has been a ...more

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3
Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Number: 13

Teams: Dallas Mavericks

2015 - 2018

NCAA Champion (2016, 2018)

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4
Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Number: 3

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans

2013 - 2017

NCAA champion (2016)

5
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Dayton, Ohio

Age: 45

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers

1992 - 1996

Kerry Kittles (born June 12, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association in 2004–05. He was ...more
6
Ed Pinckney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward from New York City, New York

Age: 56

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, + more

1981 - 1985

NCAA Champion (1985)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1985)

7
Howard Porter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Stuart, Florida

Age: Dec. at 59 (1948-2007)

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

1968 - 1971

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1971)

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8
Ryan Arcidiacono is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age: 25

Number: 51

Teams: Chicago Bulls

2012 - 2016

NCAA Champion (2016)

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2016)

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9
Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Number: 25

Teams: Phoenix Suns

2015 - 2018

NCAA Champion (2016, 2018)

10
Randy Foye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Newark, New Jersey

Age: 36

Number: 8

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves

2002 - 2006

Randy Foye (born September 24, 1983) is a color analyst of the YES Network and a former American professional basketball player. He played collegiately at Villanova University. He was selected ...more
11
Scottie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 32

Number: 1

2006 - 2010

Scottie Reynolds (born October 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Premier League. Prior to his professional career he played ...more
12
Wali Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 77

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Baltimore Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

1961 - 1964

Walter Jones (born February 14, 1942) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'2" (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) guard. Born in Philadelphia, Jones played at Overbrook High ...more
13
Doug West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 52

Teams: Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves

1985 - 1989

Jeffery Douglas West (born May 27, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'6" (198 cm) shooting guard/small forward from Villanova University, West was selected by ...more
14
Chris Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 70

Teams: Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons

1969 - 1972

Christopher Joseph Ford (born January 11, 1949) is an American former professional basketball player and head coach. He is known for making the first counted three-point shot on October 1979. A ...more
15
Phil Booth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Booth

2014 - 2018

NCAA champion (2016, 2018)

16
Alvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age: 45

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers

1993 - 1997

Alvin Leon Williams (born August 6, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1997 to 2007.

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17
Allan Ray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from New York City, New York

Age: 35

Teams: Boston Celtics

2002 - 2006

Allan Ray (born June 17, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Boca Juniors of the Argentine Basketball League. He played college basketball for four years at Villanova ...more
18
John Pinone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
John Pinone Power forward from Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Age: 58

Teams: Atlanta Hawks

1979 - 1983

John Gabriel Pinone Jr. (born February 19, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player.
19
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 75

Teams: New York Nets, Philadelphia 76ers

1963 - 1966

William P. Melchionni (born October 19, 1944) is an American former National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player. A three time All-Star, Melchionni is one of four ...more
20
Harold Pressley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 56

Teams: Sacramento Kings

1982 - 1986

NCAA champion (1985)

21
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Kris Jenkins

2013 - 2017

NCAA champion (2016)

22
Dante Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Clinton, Maryland

Age: 32

Number: 33

2005 - 2009

Dante Cunningham (born April 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who was drafted in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers of the ...more
23
Daniel Ochefu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Daniel Ochefu Forward from Area code 443, Baltimore, Area code 667, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Maryland, Area code 410, Baltimore County

2012 - 2016

NCAA champion (2016)

24
Hubie White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 79

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco Warriors

1959 - 1962

Hubie White (born January 26, 1940) is a retired American basketball player. The 6' 3" guard played for West Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia. He played college basketball for ...more
25
Tim Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Paterson, New Jersey

Age: 42

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, + more

1996 - 1997

Timothy Mark Thomas (born February 26, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball player.