NCAA The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time  

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List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Wildcats history based only on the player's college career.

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 missing from the list.

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Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2015 - 2018

NCAA Champion (2016, 2018)

Jalen Brunson is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Villanova University, where he ...more

2
196 73
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1992 - 1996

Kerry Kittles 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 raised in New Orleans ...more

3
125 38
Howard Porter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1968 - 1971

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1971)

Howard Porter was an American professional basketball player. At 6'8" and 220 pounds, he played as a forward and a center. Porter was born in Stuart, Florida, and attended Booker High ...more

4
141 49
Ed Pinckney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1981 - 1985

NCAA Champion (1985)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1985)

Edward Lewis "Ed" Pinckney is a retired American NBA basketball player.

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149 54
Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1947 - 1950

Paul Joseph Arizin, nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," was an American basketball player who spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to ...more

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198 82
Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting Guard

2013 - 2017

NCAA champion (2016)

Josh Hart (born March 6, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 30th overall pick ...more

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252 120
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2004 - 2006

Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia and declared ...more

8
145 59
Randy Foye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2002 - 2006

Randy Foye is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played collegiately at Villanova University. He was ...more

9
160 73
Ryan Arcidiacono is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Ryan Arcidiacono Point guard

2012 - 2016

NCAA Champion (2016)

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2016)

Ryan Arcidiacono is a basketball player at Villanova Wildcats.

10
168 78
Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Shooting guard

2015 - 2018

NCAA Champion (2016, 2018)

Mikal Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats, winning ...more

11
139 63
Scottie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2006 - 2010

Scottie Reynolds is an American professional basketball player currently playing for Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League. The Huntsville, Alabama native played for Villanova University in ...more

12
84 31
Wali Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Wali Jones Point guard, Shooting guard

1961 - 1964

Walter "Wali" Jones is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'2" 180 lb guard. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jones played at Overbrook High School, ...more

13
70 27
John Pinone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
John Pinone Power forward

1979 - 1983

John Gabriel Pinone Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player. Pinone played competitively at South Catholic High School in Hartford, leading the team to the Class L state ...more

14
67 33
Chris Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1969 - 1972

Christopher Joseph Ford 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 6-foot-5 guard, he ...more

15
56 25
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1963 - 1966

William P. "Bill" Melchionni is a former National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association player. Melchionni was a wispy guard from Bishop Eustace Prep who was a ...more

16
77 42
Alvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1993 - 1997

Alvin Leon Williams is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2007.

17
71 39
Allan Ray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2002 - 2006

Allan Ray, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Virtus Bologna of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played college basketball for four years at Villanova University. ...more

18
83 49
Phil Booth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Booth Guard

2014 - 2018

NCAA champion (2016, 2018)

19
75 43
Dante Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

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

20
66 36
Harold Pressley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1982 - 1986

NCAA champion (1985)

Harold Pressley is an American former professional basketball player. He spent four years in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings between 1986 and 1990 before playing a major role in Joventut ...more

21
78 46
Doug West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1985 - 1989

Jeffery Douglas "Doug" West is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'7" shooting guard/small forward from Villanova University, West was selected by the Minnesota ...more

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72 42
Daniel Ochefu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Daniel Ochefu Forward

2012 - 2016

NCAA champion (2016)

Daniel Ochefu (born December 15, 1993) is an American-born Nigerian professional basketball player for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Villanova

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43 21
Hubie White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Hubie White Small forward, Guard

1959 - 1962

Hubie White is a retired American basketball player. The 6' 3" guard played for West Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He played college basketball for Villanova ...more

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50 30
Rory Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1976 - 1980

Rory Darnell Sparrow is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA. Sparrow played at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, and was an inaugual inductee into ...more

25
45 26
Dwayne McClain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Dwayne McClain

1981 - 1985

NCAA champion (1985)

Dwayne Eddie McClain is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Indiana Pacers in the 2nd round of the 1985 NBA Draft. A 6'6" shooting guard from Villanova ...more