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The Greatest Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Players of All Time

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Upvote the best basketball players in Indiana University's history. Vote based on each player's career at IU only.

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 Thomas
    1
    Point guard
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1979 - 1981

    NCAA Champion (1981)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1981)

  • Calbert Cheaney
    2
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    • Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1989 - 1993

  • Steve Alford
    3
    Point guard, Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Franklin, Indiana, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1983 - 1987

    NCAA Champion (1987)

  • Scott May
    4
    Power forward
    • Birthplace: Sandusky, USA, Ohio
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1972 - 1976

    NCAA Champion (1976)

  • George McGinnis
    5
    Power forward, Center
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1970 - 1971

  • Victor Oladipo
    6
    Shooting guard
    • Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Team: Miami Heat

    2010 - 2013

  • Quinn Buckner
    7
    Point guard
    • Birthplace: Phoenix, Illinois, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1972 - 1976

  • Walt Bellamy
    8
    Power forward, Center
    • Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1958 - 1961

  • Mike Woodson
    9
    Shooting guard, Small forward
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1976 - 1980

  • Yogi Ferrell
    10
    Point guard
    • Birthplace: Greenfield, Indiana
    • Nationality: American
    • Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

    2012 - 2016

  • Alan Henderson
    11
    Power forward
    • Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1991 - 1995

  • Damon Bailey
    12
    Point guard
    • Birthplace: Pleasant Run Township, Heltonville, Indiana
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1990 - 1994

  • Kent Benson
    13
    • Birthplace: New Castle, Indiana, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America

    1973 - 1977

    NCAA Champion (1976)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1976)

  • Cody Zeller
    14
    • Birthplace: Washington, Indiana
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Team: Portland Trailblazers

    2011 - 2013

  • Bobby Wilkerson
    15

    Bobby Wilkerson

    Small forward, Shooting guard

      1973 - 1976

      NCAA Champion (1976)

    • Eric Gordon
      16
      Shooting guard
      • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Nationality: United States of America
      • Team: Houston Rockets

      2007 - 2008

    • Ray Tolbert
      17
      Power forward
      • Birthplace: Anderson, Indiana
      • Nationality: United States of America

      1977 - 1981

      NCAA Champion (1981)

    • Dick Van Arsdale
      18
      Small forward
      • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Nationality: United States of America

      1962 - 1965

    • A.J. Guyton
      19
      Point guard, Shooting guard
      • Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois
      • Nationality: United States of America

      1996 - 2000

    • Tom Van Arsdale
      20
      Small forward
      • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Nationality: United States of America

      1962 - 1965

    • Greg Graham
      21
      Shooting guard
      • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
      • Nationality: United States of America

      1989 - 1993

    • Randy Wittman
      22
      Shooting guard
      • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Nationality: United States of America

      1978 - 1983

      NCAA Champion (1981)

    • Bobby Leonard
      23
      • Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana
      • Nationality: United States of America

      1951 - 1954

    • Jared Jeffries
      24
      Shooting guard, Power forward, Center
      • Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana
      • Nationality: United States of America
      • Team: New York Knicks

      2000 - 2002

    • Jimmy Rayl
      25
      Point guard
      • Birthplace: Kokomo, Indiana

      1960 - 1963