Top 20 Divine Nine (NPHC) Athletes of All Time

While watching The Last Dance documentary I was stunned to know that people did not know Michael Jordan is a member of Omega Psi Phi thus I decided to rank the top 20 Divine Nine athletes of all time.

Before I rank the players I would like to give a quick background on the Divine Nine or National Pan-Hellenic Council. NPHC consists of nine black Greek lettered fraternities and sororities; Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Iota Phi Theta.

Honorable Mention

Here are some people who were great at their sport and/or you would be surprised they are apart of the Divine Nine: Lenny Wilkins (Alpha Phi Alpha), Lisa Borders (Alpha Kappa Alpha), Mike Tomlin (Kappa Alpha Psi), Steve McNair (Omega Psi Phi), Wilma Rudolph (Delta Sigma Theta), Ryan Howard (Phi Beta Sigma), Lillie Leatherwood (Zeta Phi Beta), Carmelita Jeter (Sigma Gamma Rho), Devon Still (Iota Phi Theta)

Disclaimer: I ranked these players by their impacts in and OUT of their sports

20. FRANCENA MCCORORY (DELTA SIGMA THETA)

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19. A’JA WILSON (ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA)

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18. WILLIS REED (PHI BETA SIGMA)

17. RICHARD SHERMAN (PHI BETA SIGMA)

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16. CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW (ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA)

15. VINCE CARTER (OMEGA PSI PHI)

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14. WALT FRAZIER (ALPHA PHI ALPHA)

13. NATE “TINY” ARCHIBALD (ALPHA PHI ALPHA)

12. CHARLES HALEY (ALPHA PHI ALPHA)

11. OSCAR ROBERTSON (KAPPA ALPHA PSI)

10. RAY LEWIS (OMEGA PSI PHI)

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9. EMMITT SMITH (PHI BETA SIGMA)

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8. COLIN KAEPERNICK (KAPPA ALPHA PSI)

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7. SHAQUILLE O’NEAL (OMEGA PSI PHI)

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6. ARTHUR ASHE (KAPPA ALPHA PSI)

5. JESSE OWENS (ALPHA PHI ALPHA)

4. WILT CHAMBERLIN (KAPPA ALPHA PSI)

3. JERRY RICE (PHI BETA SIGMA)

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2. BILL RUSSELL (KAPPA ALPHA PSI)

  1. MICHAEL JORDAN
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