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

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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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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

1981 - 1985

NCAA Champion (1985)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1985)

Edward Lewis "Ed" Pinckney is a retired American NBA basketball player.
4
Jalen Brunson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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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Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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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Howard Porter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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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Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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
8
Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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

2012 - 2016

NCAA Champion (2016)

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2016)

Ryan Arcidiacono is a basketball player at Villanova Wildcats.
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Randy Foye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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
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Scottie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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
Wali Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Wali Jones

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
Alvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

1993 - 1997

Alvin Leon Williams is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2007.
14
Chris Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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

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
Doug West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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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John Pinone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
John Pinone

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
18
Harold Pressley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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
19
Phil Booth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Phil Booth

2014 - 2018

NCAA champion (2016, 2018)

20
Daniel Ochefu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Daniel Ochefu

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

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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Allan Ray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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
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Dante Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time

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
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Dwayne McClain is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Tom Ingelsby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villanova Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Ingelsby

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