Our Favorite College Basketball Players of All Time

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It’s March Madness time. Here are the Grantland staff’s favorite college basketball players.

Chris Ryan

• Chris Jackson/Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
• Juan Dixon
• Mark Macon
• Stephen Thompson
• Rodney Rogers
Coach: John Chaney

Rafe Bartholomew

• Scoonie Penn
• Sam Clancy
• Melvin Ely
• Smush Parker
• Chris Webber

Coach: Jerry Tarkanian

Brian Phillips

• Bryant Reeves
• Steph Curry
• Hakim Warrick
• Hank Gathers
• Corey Maggette
Coach: Jerry Tarkanian

Chuck Klosterman

• Jerome Lane
• Benny Anders
• Lew Alcindor
• Pete Maravich
• Rex Chapman

Coach: Bobby Knight

Andrew Sharp

• Khalid El-Amin
• Acie Law
• Teddy Dupay
• Shammond Williams and Ed Cota
• Bootsy Thornton, Ron Artest, Erick Barkley, Lavor Postell
Coach: Mike Jarvis

Cousin Sal

• Chris Mullin
• Walter Berry
• Derrick Coleman
• Bobby Hurley
• Glenn Robinson

Coach: Lou Carnesecca

Zach Lowe

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• Dwight Stewart
• Allen Iverson
• Chris Webber
• Diana Taurasi
• Sean Woods
Coach: Jerry Tarkanian

Mark Titus

• Eugene Edgerson
• Adam Morrison
• Darnell Archey
• A.J. Moye
• A.J. Guyton
Coach: Robert Montgomery Knight

Joe House

• Walt Williams
• Bob Sura
• Len Bias
• Glen Rice
• Stacey Augmon
Coach: Andy Enfield

Bill Simmons

• Clyde Drexler
• Bo Kimble
• Jalen Rose
• Chris Webber
• Stephen Curry
Coach: Jerry Tarkanian

Jonathan Abrams

• Toby Bailey
• Michael Dickerson
• Ed Cota
• Vince Carter
• Khalid El-Amin
Coach: John Thompson

Michael Weinreb

• Fennis Dembo
• Jeff Lebo
• Sherman Douglas
• Bryce Drew
Tom Hovasse, Penn State
Coach: Bruce Parkhill (also Penn State)

Mallory Rubin

• Juan Dixon
• Keith Booth
• Jonny Flynn
• Dion Waiters
• Emeka Okafor
Coach: Gary Williams

Louisa Thomas

• Diana Taurasi
• Chamique Holdsclaw
• Marcus Camby
• Stephen Curry
• Trajan Langdon
Coach: Pat Summitt

Jason Concepcion

• Steph Curry
• Chris Webber
• Taylor Coppenrath
• Stacey Augmon
• Wally Szczerbiak
Coach: Andy Enfield (FGCU version)

Sean Fennessey

• REDICK
• Randolph Childress
• Terry Dehere
• Zendon Hamilton
• Stacey Augmon
Coach: Lou Carnesecca

Dan Fierman

• Chris Webber
• Joe Smith
• Allen Iverson
• Ralph Sampson
• Stacey Augmon
Coach: Tarkanian

Ryan O’Hanlon

• Torey Thomas
• Kyle Cruze
• Keith Simmons
• Alex Vander Baan
• Tim Clifford
Coach: Ralph Willard

Dave Schilling

• Paul George
• Bryant Reeves
• Bobby Hurley
• Isaiah Rider
• Cherokee Parks
Coach: Jerry Tarkanian

Kirk Goldsberry

• David Robinson
• Stephen Curry
• Kendall Gill
• Mateen Cleaves
• Draymond Green
Coach: Tom Izzo

Craig Gaines

• Shawn Respert
• Mateen Cleaves
• Aloysius Anagonye
• Draymond Green
• Acie Earl, Iowa
Coach: Jud Heathcote

Mark Lisanti

• Allen Iverson
• Patrick Ewing
• Dikembe Mutombo
• Jeff Green
• Don Reid

Coach: Jack The Bulldog

Danny Chau

• Jeff Trepagnier
• Jason Kapono
• Marcus Fizer
• Darius Rice
• Tyrus Thomas
Coach: Tom Crean

David Jacoby

• Marcus Camby
• Julius Erving
• Lou Roe
• Derrick Gordon
• Mike Williams
Coach: Young Calipari

Katie Baker

• Joakim Noah
• Wally World
• That guy who was the coach’s son and kept hitting big 3s
• Larry Johnson
• Anyone who played for Princeton basketball between 1996 and 1998
Coach: Orlando “Tubby” Smith

Filed Under: College Basketball, Allen Iverson, Chris Webber, Hank Gathers, Jerry Tarkanian, Joe House, Bill Simmons, Chuck Klosterman, David Jacoby, Marcus Camby, Jalen Rose, David Robinson, Chris Jackson, Larry Johnson, J.J. Redick, Joakim Noah