This Louisville team has always hoisted the spotlight. They are always looked on to produce winning season, get the top recruits, and most notably be a contender in the NCAA tournament.
So far they’ve been somewhat consistent with what they’ve achieved and has earned the right to be called a storied program.
The state of Kentucky has been known for steady excitement as Louisville seems to always rack up winning seasons.
Before most of us were born, or to make it seem like it was a really long time ago, World War II was still in session. Louisville acquired Coach Bernard “Peck” Hickman.
Coach Hickman started the rich tradition by reeling off 46 consecutive winning seasons. Then followed John Dromo—he was the assistant coach under Hickman for almost 19 years and when he finally got a crack out of being Louisville’s head coached he racked up a 68-23 record in his four-year coaching period. Then on to Denny Crum who brought two national championships, and famous Rick Pitino.
This Louisville Basketball program has been to 23 Sweet 16’s, 11 Elite Eights, Eight Final Fours, and won two National Championships.
It was not the coaches that won all this, it were the players as well. The
Louisville players have raised this program to become the 18th winniest team in all College Basketball. Not to mention, has the 10th best winning percentage in college basketball history, to go along with their 18 All-American players.
So coming up with a list of the top 50 should not be hard right? I beg to differ; here are the top 50 players in Louisville basketball history.