For greatest Australian basketballer the criteria must be impact on World Basketball and performance for Australia at Senior World Championships and Olympic Games.
These are the guys who are able to hold their position in Australian colours and shine when playing against the world's best. Must be guys that do things playing for Australia or in the NBA where you jump out of your chair, shout and dance around only to be embarrassed when your wife/partner/girlfriend looks at you in dismay/disgust.
1. Andrew Bogut (by the length of the straight) It matters not whether he plays again. He is already there because he is the first and only Australian to be a important starting 5 player in the NBA and he has been there for 8 years.
2 - 5 Andrew Gaze , Shane Heal, Luc Longley, Phil Smyth
6 - 11 Mark Bradtke , Pat Mills , CJ Bruton , Ian Davies, Chris Anstey, David Anderson
I have not included Eddie Palubinskas as he was just before my time. I did see Eddie play an exhibition match (he was probably 40) and it was evident he was sensational.