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The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated November 14, 2019 6.1k votes 896 voters 12.2k views 56 items

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

West Virginia basketball fans, we’re ranking the best West Virginia Mountaineers of all-time. This list of West Virginia 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 West Virginia University men's basketball team history include Jerry West, Steve Berger, Rod Thorn, and Da'Sean Butler. Who is the best West Virginia Mountaineer ever?

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest West Virginia basketball players in Mountaineers history. Feel free to add any Mountaineer freshmen, NBA rookies, or West Virginia alumni missing from the list.

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Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 81

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

1957 - 1960

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1959)

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#27 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #3 of 239 The Best White Players in NBA History

2
Jevon Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time

2014 - 2018

3
Da'Sean Butler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Da'Sean Butler

2006 - 2010

4
Rod Hundley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Rod Hundley

Age: 85

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers

1954 - 1957

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#272 of 878 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #101 of 239 The Best White Players in NBA History #82 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
Kevin Pittsnogle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from Martinsburg

Age: 35

2002 - 2006

6
Rod Thorn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 78

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, St. Louis Hawks, Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons

1960 - 1963

7
Kevin Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Forward and Power forward from Mount Vernon

Age: 30

Number: 5

2008 - 2012

8
Bob Huggins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
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Age: 66

1975 - 1977

9
Joe Alexander is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Joe Alexander

Age: 33

2005 - 2008

10
Mike Gansey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Olmsted Falls

Age: 37

2004 - 2006

11
Juwan Staten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Juwan Staten Guard from Dayton

Age: 27

Number: 3

2012 - 2015

12
Devin Ebanks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward from New York City

Age: 30

Number: 3

2008 - 2010

13
Greg Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Greg Jones

Age: 58

1979 - 1983

14
Devin Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Devin Williams

2013 - 2016

15
Ron Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Ron Williams

Age: Dec. at 60 (1944-2004)

Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, San Francisco Warriors

1965 - 1968

16
Jaysean Paige is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Jaysean Paige

2014 - 2016

17
Oscar Tshiebwe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Oscar Tshiebwe

2019 - 2020

18
Wil Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Wil Robinson

Age: 70

1969 - 1972

19
Alex Ruoff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Alex Ruoff

Age: 33

2005 - 2009

20
Lowes Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Lowes Moore

Age: 62

Teams: Brooklyn Nets, San Diego Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers

1976 - 1980

21
Dale Blaney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Dale Blaney

 1986 - 1987

22
Frank Young is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
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Age: 35

2003 - 2007

23
Mark Workman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Charleston

Age: Dec. at 53 (1930-1983)

Teams: Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia Warriors

1949 - 1952

24
Darryl Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Darryl Bryant

Age: 32

2008 - 2012

25
Lester Rowe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest West Virginia Basketball Players of All Time
Jerry Dobbins added Lester Rowe