The Cava-List: All-Time Cavs, By the Numbers
September 20, 2013
Only two other Cavaliers besides C.J. Miles have worn the goose-egg -- Jeff McInnis and Lari Ketner.
D-Block, Darnell Jackson, wore the double-OO along with Milos Babic and Benoit Benjamin.
After switching from No. 1, All-Star guard Terrell Brandon took jersey No. 1 -- also worn by Ken Higgs, Darnell Valentine, Wesley Person, Carlos Boozer, Stephen Graham and Boobie Gibson.
Current Cavalier All-Star Kyrie Irving wears the Deuce proudly. Others who've worn No. 2 are Mo Howard, Reggie Williams, Mike Woodson, Reggie Geary, Scott Brooks, Mark Bryant, Jim Jackson, Dajuan Wagner, Flip Murray and Mo Williams.
Craig Ehlo is probably the most recognizable No. 3 in Cavaliers lore. It's a number shared by Elmore Smith, Ennis Whatley, Eddie Johnson, Bob Sura, Jeff Trepagnier, Tierre Brown, J.R. Bremer, Sasha Pavlovic, Sebastian Telfair, Ramon Sessions and Dion Waiters.
Shawn Kemp went with No. 4 after being traded to Cleveland. Other Cavaliers to rock that number include Campy Russell, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr, Sedric Toney, Harold Miner, Chris Mihm, Tony Battie, David Wesley, Ben Wallace, Antawn Jamison and Luke Walton.
John Bagley was one of ten Cavaliers to wear the nickel. Other players who sported No. 5 include Bobby Lewis, Jim Cleamons, Mike Evans, Steve Kerr, Steve Colter, Earl Boykins, Kedrick Brown, Coby Karl and Ryan Hollins.
After Larry Nance moved from No. 6 to No. 22, it hasn't been reclaimed by a player of his caliber. Others to don No. 6 include Mitchell Butler, Shannon Brown, Jerome Moiso, Ben Uzoh and, of course, Manny Harris.
Bingo Smith is the only player to wear No. 7 for the Wine and Gold -- a jersey Bingo had retired in December of 1979.
Lonnie Shelton wore No. 8 in his stint with the Cavaliers. Others to don that digit include Scott Wedman, Tim Kempton, Brian Skinner, Mateen Cleaves, Terence Kinsey and Christian Eyenga.
Thunder Dan Majerle sported No. 9 for the Cavaliers, joining Randy Smith, Mickey Dillard, Larry Kenon, Tony Campbell, Litterial Green, Cedric Jackson and Semih Erden.
One of the Miracle of Richfield's heroes, Dick Snyder, wore No. 10 for the Wine and Gold. It was also chosen by Joe Cooke, Walt Frazier, Ron Brewer, Stewart Granger, Robert Smith, Butch Graves, John Battle, Ryan Stack, Anthony Johnson, Milt Palacio and Wally Szczerbiak.
Other Cavaliers have worn No. 11, but Zydrunas Ilgauskas -- who's played more games than any other Cavalier -- might be the last to do so. Fellow former Cavs include John Warren, Walt Frazier, Willie Smith, Cliff Robinson, Kevin Johnson, Mike Sanders, Terrell Brandon and John Crotty.
Brevin Knight was one of 11 Cavaliers to don No. 12, joining Kevin Williams, Kevin Henderson, Gerald Madkins, Elmer Bennett, Bimbo Coles, Lucious Harris, Kevin Ollie, Billy Thomas, Joey Graham and D.J. Kennedy.
There's nothing unlucky about No. 13 for Cavs forward, Tristan Thompson. Others who shrugged off superstition include James Silas, John Amaechi, Donny Marshall, Michael Stewart and Delonte West.
The late Bobby Phills wore No. 14 when he arrived in Cleveland. Other Cavaliers to wear No. 14 include Foots Walker, Lowes Moore, Dirk Minnifield, Mark Hendrickson, Ira Newble, Danny Green and Lester Hudson.
This June's No. 1 pick, Anthony Bennett, wore No. 15 at UNLV and will continue as a Cavalier. Other players to wear it include Dave Sorenson, Cornell Warner, Chuckie Williams, Butch Lee, Roger Phegley, Keith Herron, Matt Harpring, Cedric Simmons, Jamario Moon, Donald Sloan and Marreese Speights.
The only other Cavalier to wear No. 16 besides Johnny Davis was Gary Alexander for seven games in 1993.
Bobby Washington, Michael Hawkins and Smush Parker all wore No. 17. But nobody gave it personality like the Wild Thing, Anderson Varejao.
Besides Hot Rod Williams, other Cavaliers to wear No. 18 include McCoy McLemore, Charlie Davis, Kornel David and Anthony Parker.
Damon Jones and Lenny Wilkens are the only two Cavalier players to wear uniform No. 19.
Legendary Cavalier, Campy Russell, wore No. 20, 21 and 4 during his time with Cleveland. Others to wear No. 20 include Chad Kinch, Geoff Huston, Scooter McCray, Winston Bennett, Greg Graham, Johnny Newman, Larry Robinson, Bryant Stith and Eric Snow.
The great World B. Free, sporting No. 21 -- shared by Johnny Egan, Butch Beard, Campy Russell, Mack Calvin, Roger Phegley, Gerald Wilkins, Antonio Lang, Trajan Langdon, Daniel Gibson (briefly), Darius Miles, J.J. Hickson, Mychel Thompson and Wayne Ellington.
Larry Nance, who also wore No. 6, had his No. 22 jersey retired in 1995. Others to wear 22 include Cliff Anderson, Austin Carr, Jim Chones, Carl Nicks, Mike Wilson and Johnny Newman.
Without question, LeBron's photo belongs here! The number 23 was also worn by Chris Dudley, Gary Freeman, Rowland Garrett, Mike Bratz, Bruce Flowers, Tyrone Corbin (we still have great love for you, Tyrone!), John Morton, Rod Higgins, Carl Thomas and Derek Anderson.
Plenty of Cavaliers have worn No. 24 for the Cavs, but Andre Miller might have been the best of them. Other No. 24s include Fred Foster, John Lambert, Kevin Restani, Keith Lee, Chris Dudley, Gerald Paddio, Jimmy Oliver, Chris Mills, Jason Kapono, Donyell Marshall, Trey Johnson and Samardo Samuels.
All-time Cavalier great, Mark Price, had his No. 25 retired in the rafters on November 13, 1999. Other Cavaliers to wear it were Gary Brokaw, Terry Furlow, Dave Robisch, Darren Tillis, Ron Anderson and Ben McDonald.
The No. 27 hasn't exactly been home to legendary Cavaliers. The two players to wear it are Dwayne Jones and Tony Dumas.
Only one Cavalier has ever worn No. 29 -- Mike Wilks in 2005-06.
The late, great Mike Mitchell -- wearing his No. 30 in classic Cavalier home golds. Others to don that digit include Larry Mikan, Jackie Ridgle, Ed Jordan, David Magley, Dell Curry, Tree Rollins, Jerome Lane, Greg Dreilling, Darryl Johnson, Carl Thomas and Lamond Murray.
The one-and-only Ricky Davis, sporting No. 31 along with his "Get Buckets" arm=band. Other Cavaliers to wear No. 31 include Richard Washington, Randolph Keys, Fred Roberts, J.R. Reid, Zendon Hamilton, Scot Pollard and Jawad Williams.
Roy Hinson, dunking in the Cavaliers' home oranges, sporting his No. 32. The popular number was also donned by John Warren, John Johnson, Kenny Carr, Johnny Rogers, Henry James, Tyrone Hill, Pete Chilcutt, Chris Gatling, Jelani McCoy, Robert Traylor, Larry Hughes, Joe Smith and Luke Walton.
Alonzo Gee currently wears 33 -- a digit also sported by Bill Willoughby, Bobby Wilkerson, Paul Thompson, Kennard Johnson, Derrick Chievous, Mike Sanders, Donny Marshall, Jumaine Jones, Luke Jackson, Devin Brown and, of course, Shaquille O'Neal.
Only one man has worn No. 34 for the team, and he goes by "Mr. Cavalier."
Jimmy Cleamons, who also wore No. 5, began with 35 -- a number shared by Rick Roberson, Don Ford, Phil Hubbard, Danny Ferry, Clarence Weatherspoon and Demtris Nichols.
Omri Casspi was one of just two players to wear No. 36, along with Paul Thompson.
Along with sophomore center, Tyler Zeller, other Cavs to wear No. 40 are Gary Suiter, Greg Howard, Barry Clemens, Harry Davis, Walter Jordan, James Edwards and Joe Courtney.
Rugged big man, Mark West, wore No. 41 in both his stints with Cleveland. Others to wear it were Eric Fernsten, Bill Laimbeer, Steve Hayes, Geoff Crompton, Eldrick Bohannon, Bruno Sundov and Lance Allred.
Only Dwight Davis shared uniform No. 42 with the great Nate Thurmond. Retired in 1977, no Cavalier will wear it again.
It's common knowledge that Brad Daugherty chose No. 43 to honor NASCAR legend, Richard Petty. Daugherty's jersey number was retired in 1997. Earl Tatum, back in 1979, was the only other Cavalier to wear it.
Walt Wesley, Luke Witte, Kim Hughes, Reggie Johnson, Paul Mokeski, Michael Cage, Shawnelle Scott, Corie Blount, Jiri Welsch, Alan Henderson, Leon Powe and Luke Harangody all wore jersey No. 44. But you should know by now that only Edgar Jones was making the list.
Cedric Henderson is one of five Cavaliers to have chosen No. 45. The others are Luther Rackley, Bob Rule, Jeff Cook and Kaniel Dickens.
Scott Williams is one of just two Cavs to don No. 47, along with A.J. Bramlett.
Ben Poquette sported No. 50 back in the mid-80s. Other Cavs to wear it are Len Chappell, Steve Patterson, Bill Robinzine and Bimbo Coles.
Sorry, Michael Doleac. You were the only Cavalier to ever request No. 51.
Jim Brewer was the first Cavalier to rock jersey No. 52. After Brew, Jerome Whitehead, Bill Laimbeer, Melvin Bennett, Brad Branson, Sam Lacey, Chucky Brown, Vitaly Potapenko and DeSagana Diop followed suit.
Mel Turpin chose No. 54 when he was drafted by the Cavs in 1984. After Turpin, Kent Benson, Gary Voce, Jay Guidinger, Robert Traylor and Lee Nailon wore 54.
Along with the late Lorenzen Wright, other Cavs to have worn No. 55 include John Garris, Andrew DeClercq and Eric Williams.
There is only one Cav to ever wear No. 85, and there's only one Baron Davis -- who chose the number to honor his grandmother.