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The Greatest Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Players of All Time

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This is a list of the best Indiana Hoosier Basketball Players of All Time. When the word "Indiana" is uttered, Indiana University Basketball is the first thing that comes to mind.  The Indiana Hoosiers are among the most storied programs in the history of college basketball with 5 NCAA Championships. IU's 7th in NCAA Tournament appearances (38), 7th in NCAA Tournament victories (64) and have won 21 Big Ten Conference Championships. No team has had more All-Big Ten selections than the Hoosiers with 53.

Put on your Candy Stripes and let us know who you think are The Greatest Hoosiers of All Time! 

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  • Isiah Thomas1
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    166

    Isiah Thomas

    Point guard

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1979 - 1981

    NCAA Champion (1981)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1981)

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    #972 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#9 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • George McGinnis2
    409
    121

    George McGinnis

    Power forward, Center

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1970 - 1971

    George F. McGinnis (born August 12, 1950) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    #100 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#123 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Calbert Cheaney3
    601
    212

    Calbert Cheaney

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1989 - 1993

    Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney (born July 17, 1971) is an American basketball coach and former...  more
  • Steve Alford4
    563
    195

    Steve Alford

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    BirthplaceFranklin, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1983 - 1987

    NCAA Champion (1987)

  • Scott May5
    451
    145

    Scott May

    Power forward

    BirthplaceSandusky, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1972 - 1976

    NCAA Champion (1976)

  • Victor Oladipo6
    685
    256

    Victor Oladipo

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamHouston Rockets

    2010 - 2013

    Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo (born May 4, 1992) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    #13 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#17 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Quinn Buckner7
    341
    123

    Quinn Buckner

    Point guard

    BirthplacePhoenix, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1972 - 1976

    William Quinn Buckner (born August 20, 1954) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Walt Bellamy8
    295
    101

    Walt Bellamy

    Power forward, Center

    BirthplaceNew Bern, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1958 - 1961

    Walter Jones Bellamy (July 24, 1939 – November 2, 2013) was an American professional...  more
  • Eric Gordon9
    343
    126

    Eric Gordon

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamHouston Rockets

    2007 - 2008

    Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. (born December 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #29 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA#67 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Damon Bailey10
    372
    155

    Damon Bailey

    Point guard

    BirthplacePleasant Run Township, Heltonville, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1990 - 1994

    Damon Bailey (born October 21, 1971) is a retired American basketball player. Bailey rose to...  more
  • Yogi Ferrell11
    429
    186

    Yogi Ferrell

    Point guard

    BirthplaceGreenfield, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamSacramento Kings

    2012 - 2016

    Kevin Duane "Yogi" Ferrell Jr. (born May 9, 1993) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Kent Benson12
    279
    110

    BirthplaceNew Castle, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1973 - 1977

    NCAA Champion (1976)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1976)

  • Mike Woodson13
    237
    88

    Mike Woodson

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1976 - 1980

    Michael Dean Woodson (born March 24, 1958) is a former American basketball player and coach...  more
  • Cody Zeller14
    346
    152

    Cody Zeller

    Power forward, Center

    BirthplaceWashington, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamCharlotte Hornets

    2011 - 2013

    Cody Allen Zeller is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the...  more

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    #104 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#29 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

  • Alan Henderson15
    293
    124

    Alan Henderson

    Power forward

    BirthplaceMorgantown, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1991 - 1995

    Alan Lybrooks Henderson (born December 2, 1972) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Bobby Wilkerson16
    167
    63

    Bobby Wilkerson

    Small forward, Shooting guard

    1973 - 1976

    NCAA Champion (1976)

  • Dick Van Arsdale17
    179
    72

    Dick Van Arsdale

    Small forward

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1962 - 1965

    Richard Albert Van Arsdale (born February 22, 1943) is an American former professional...  more
  • Ray Tolbert18
    166
    67

    Ray Tolbert

    Power forward

    BirthplaceAnderson, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1977 - 1981

    NCAA Champion (1981)

  • Randy Wittman19
    199
    91

    Randy Wittman

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1978 - 1983

    NCAA Champion (1981)

  • A.J. Guyton20
    266
    137

    A.J. Guyton

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1996 - 2000

    Arthur James "A. J." Guyton (born February 12, 1978) is an American former professional...  more
  • Keith Smart21
    224
    108

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1986 - 1988

    NCAA Champion (1987)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1987)

  • Jared Jeffries22
    205
    96

    Jared Jeffries

    Shooting guard, Power forward

    BirthplaceBloomington, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew York Knicks

    2000 - 2002

    Jared Scott Carter Jeffries (born November 25, 1981) is a retired National Basketball...  more
  • Tom Van Arsdale23
    160
    67

    Tom Van Arsdale

    Small forward

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1962 - 1965

    Thomas Arthur Van Arsdale (born February 22, 1943) is a former professional basketball player....  more
  • Jimmy Rayl24
    154
    70

    Jimmy Rayl

    Point guard

    BirthplaceKokomo, Indiana

    1960 - 1963

    James R. Rayl (June 21, 1941 – January 20, 2019) was an American professional basketball...  more
  • Landon Turner25
    171
    90

    Landon Turner

    Forward

    1978 - 1981