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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Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 1 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

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171 80
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 2 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

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91 32
Paul Arizin is listed (or ranked) 3 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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129 56
Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 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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141 65
Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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70 22
Howard Porter is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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90 35
Ed Pinckney is listed (or ranked) 7 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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96 40
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
112 51
Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
83 39
Scottie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
91 46
Ryan Arcidiacono is listed (or ranked) 11 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.

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49 26
Doug West is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
49 28
Dante Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
64 44
Kris Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Kris Jenkins Small forward

2013 - 2017

NCAA champion (2016)

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35 19
Chris Ford is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
44 27
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.

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37 21
Wali Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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31 17
John Pinone is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
42 27
Allan Ray is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
43 28
Daniel Ochefu is listed (or ranked) 20 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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46 31
Phil Booth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Booth Guard

2014 - 2018

NCAA champion (2016, 2018)

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39 25
Harold Pressley is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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28 16
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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30 18
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
35 23
Darrun Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2011 - 2015

Darrun Hilliard is a basketball player at Villanova Wildcats.

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29 18
Dwayne McClain is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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30 19
JayVaughn Pinkston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
JayVaughn Pinkston Forward

2011 - 2015

JayVaughn Pinkston is a basketball player at Villanova Wildcats.

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47 36
Tim Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

1996 - 1997

Timothy Mark "Tim" Thomas is a retired American professional basketball player.

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23 14
Tom Ingelsby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Ingelsby Guard

1970 - 1973

Tom Ingelsby is a former American basketball player. He spent his youth in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania and played basketball and football at St Francis of Assisi Elementary School ...more

30
24 16
Jason Lawson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1993 - 1997

Jason L. Lawson is an American former professional basketball player. The 6'11", 211 pound center went to college at Villanova University. He played with the Orlando Magic in the 1997-98 ...more

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24 16
Harold Jensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Harold Jensen Shooting guard

1983 - 1987

NCAA Champion (1985)

Harold Jensen is a retired American basketball player. He is best remembered as a key player in Villanova University's surprise 1985 NCAA championship victory. Jensen, a 6'5 swingman from ...more

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27 19
Curtis Sumpter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

2002 - 2007

Curtis Sumpter is an American professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward from Brooklyn, New York, Sumpter was named to the All-Big East second team, and the first team All-Philadelphia ...more

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31 23
Malik Allen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1996 - 2000

Malik Omar Allen is a retired American professional basketball player, currently serving as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

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18 11
Hank Siemiontkowski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Hank Siemiontkowski Forward

1969 - 1972

Hank Siemiontkowski is a retired American basketball player. He played forward for the Villanova Wildcats and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Born & raised in the Port Richmond section of ...more

35
23 16
James Bell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
James Bell Small forward

2010 - 2014

James Bell is a basketball player at Villanova Wildcats.

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26 19
Corey Fisher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Corey Fisher Point guard

2007 - 2011

Anthony Guy Corey Fisher is an American professional basketball free agent, who most recently played for BC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk of the Russian League. A point guard, he attended Villanova ...more

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21 15
Hubie White is listed (or ranked) 37 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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20 14
Mike Nardi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Mike Nardi Guard

2004-2007

Mike Nardi is a 6'2" 170 lb American basketball player who attended St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey and Villanova University. At Villanova, Nardi was most commonly known ...more

39
28 23
Maalik Wayns is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Maalik Wayns Point guard

2009 - 2012

Maalik Wayns is a professional basketball player.

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20 15
Dwayne Anderson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Dwayne Anderson Shooting guard, Small forward

2005 - 2009

Dwayne Anderson, II (born June 22, 1986) is a former American professional basketball player and basketball coach. He last played for S.Oliver Baskets in the German Basketball League. He played ...more

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17 12
Stewart Granger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Stewart Granger Point guard

1979 - 1983

Stewart Francis Granger is a Canadian former National Basketball Association player and Canadian national team member. Though, in his early years Granger grew up in Montréal, his high ...more

42
26 22
Michael Bradley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

2000 - 2001

Michael Thomas Bradley is an American former professional basketball player and businessman. He is a 6 ft 10 in, 235 lb, power forward/center born in Worcester, Massachusetts. After attending ...more

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20 16
Corey Stokes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Corey Stokes Shooting guard

2007 - 2011

Corey Stokes is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Villanova University and was best known for his three-point shooting.

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20 16
John Celestand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
John Celestand Point guard

1995 - 1999

John Celestand is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'4" shooting guard, Celestand attended Piscataway Township High School in Piscataway, New Jersey before playing ...more

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15 11
Gary McLain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Gary McLain Point guard

1981 - 1985

NCAA Champion (1985)

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20 18
Reggie Redding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Reggie Redding Shooting guard, Small forward

2006 - 2010

Reggie Redding is a Guard on the Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team.

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12 10
Will Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Forward

2003 - 2007

Will Sheridan Jr is a former college basketball player who played for the Villanova Wildcats Men's Basketball program from 2003 to 2007. After graduation he played as an international basketball ...more

48
11 9
Jim Washington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1962 - 1965

James H. "Jumpin Jimmy" Washington is a former professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and from Villanova University, he was selected by ...more

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9 7
Mark Plansky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Mark Plansky Small forward

1984 - 1988

NCAA Champion (1985)

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13 12
Keith Herron is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Keith Herron Shooting guard, Small forward

1974 - 1978

Keith Orlando Herron is a retired American basketball player. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee. As a 6'6" forward out of Mackin High School in Washington, D.C., he played collegiately at ...more