staff, January 20, 2016

Who gets your vote for the best player in Nebraska basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 Husker greats, and now it?s your job to rank them!

Also, tune into BTN tonight to watch the Huskers take on Michigan State at 6:30 p.m. ET. Watch on BTN2Go.

Read each player?s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12. The results of this fan survey will be announced on TV?s ?BTN Live? in February. We?re rolling out a survey per school throughout the coming weeks.

Tom Baack 1965-68: Tom Baack, a 1995 Nebraska Hall of Fame inductee, finished his career with 1,299 points, a figure that stood as the school record until guard Jerry Fort came along 10 years later. Baack played on three straight winning NU teams from 1965-68, and helped the Huskers to an NIT appearance in 1966-67-NU?s first-ever bid to the nation?s oldest postseason tournament. Baack had a 17.3 points-per-game average for his career, which still ranks third in school history. Baack served as an assistant at Nebraska for eight seasons after his playing days.

Cookie Belcher 1996-2001: Belcher finished his career with 1,552 points. He was just the eighth player in Nebraska history to reach 1,000 points before the start of his senior season. He owns the Nebraska game, season and career records for steals and finished his career ranked third in NCAA history with 353 steals. He also ranks in the top 10 on NU?s career 3-point (seventh, 146) and assist lists (second, 477) and owns the school records for most career starts (129) and games played (131).

Jerry Fort 1972-76: The first Husker basketball player to earn All-Big Eight honors for three straight seasons, Jerry Fort finished his career with 1,882 points - a record that stood for nine seasons, until Dave Hoppen broke it in 1985. He scored a then-school-record 40 points against Missouri as a junior. Fort was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.

Venson Hamilton 1995-99: Hamilton finished his career with 1,416 points and ranks 11th on NU's all-time scoring list. His senior season was one of the finest campaigns in school history. For his efforts, Hamilton earned Big 12 Player-of-the-Year honors, the first Husker since 1981 to capture the league honor. Hamilton still owns NU records for rebounds (1,080) and blocked shots (241) and is second in games played (129). Hamilton was just the fourth player all-time among Big 12 schools to score 1,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds and block 200 shots in his collegiate career.

Dave Hoppen 1982-86: Three-time All-Big Eight center Dave Hoppen finished his career as Nebraska?s all-time leading scorer with 2,167 points. Hoppen, whose four-year collegiate career was cut short by a knee injury in a game at Colorado, Feb. 1, 1986, broke or tied 19 Nebraska records and five Big Eight marks during his standout career. Hoppen was the first player in Husker basketball history to have his jersey number (42) retired. Hoppen was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Rich King 1987-91: The tallest player in Nebraska history at 7-2, Rich King finished his career with 1,475 points and then-school records for blocked shots (183) and games played (124). King had a big hand in the Huskers? record-breaking 26-8 campaign in 1990-91, as he led the team in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.1 rpg) en route to honorable-mention All-America honors from both AP and UPI. King tied Jerry Fort?s then-school single-game scoring record with a 40-point outburst against Northern Illinois, Feb. 18, 1991. He was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

Stuart Lantz 1965-68: Stuart Lantz finished his career with 1,269 points and 571 rebounds. A two-time All-Big Eight pick (1967-68). A charter member of the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame, Lantz had his jersey (No. 22) retired in the fall of 1989.

Tyronn Lue 1995-98: Tyronn Lue became one of the few Huskers to eclipse the 1,000-point mark by early in his junior season. He finished his career with 1,577 points before turning pro a year early. Lue ranks in the top 10 in 13 Husker career categories, including assists (fourth, 432), 3-pointers (eighth, 145), games started (ninth, 96) and steals (seventh, 154). Lue started 96 of 99 games in his Husker career and led NU to three straight postseason appearances, including an NCAA berth in 1998. A 2013 inductee into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame.

Aleks Maric 2005-08: Maric was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the AP as a senior and a two-time second-team pick by the coaches. During his senior year, he became only the third player in league history to record at least 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. Maric tied the school single-season record with 335 boards as a senior in 2007-08. Maric led NU and ranked in the top seven in the league in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage and blocked shots as a senior. He finished his career tying or breaking 19 Nebraska and Big 12 Conference records.

Eric Piatkowski 1990-94: One of only two players in school history to play on four consecutive NCAA Tournament teams, Eric Piatkowski finished his career as the second-leading scorer in school history with 1,934 points. The Most Valuable Player of the 1994 Big Eight Tournament, Piatkowski had a school and tournament-record 42-point outburst in Nebraska's first-round victory over Oklahoma. A two-time, first-team All-Big Eight pick, Piatkowski averaged 21.5 points in his final season as a Husker, and became the first player in school history to score 1,900 points (1,934), grab 600 rebounds (669) and dish out 300 assists (322). Piatkowski's jersey No. 52 was retired by the Huskers in 2006, the same year he was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame.

Andre Smith 1977-81: Andre Smith closed his brilliant four-year career in 1980-81 when he led the Big Eight Conference in scoring with a 19.5 average in league-only games. Smith was named the conference?s player of the year for his efforts - the only Husker to earn that honor in the Big Eight era. Smith was also a two-time all-conference selection. He scored 1,717 points and grabbed 753 rebounds during his Husker career. He was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994

Erick Strickland 1992-96: Erick Strickland finished his career with 1,586 points. Strickland was a second-team all-conference selection as a senior when he led the team in scoring (14.7) and was named the MVP of the NIT. Strickland played in 127 career games, tied for third in school history, and started 84. His 516 points during his senior season ranks 14th in school single-season history. A three-time member of the Big Eight All-Defensive Team, he is second in steals at NU with 257. Strickland ranks fifth in 3-point field goals made (179), third in 3-point field goal attempts (512) and fifth in assists (414). He was inducted into the Nebraska Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Jack Moore, 1978-1982: Jack Moore was the 1982 Francis Pomeroy-Naismith Award winner as the nation's best player under 6-feet tall for his efforts during the 1981-82 season. He finished his career with 1,204 points, a total that currently ranks 17th in Nebraska history, and broke the Big Eight record for free throw percentage. His 90.1 percent career mark is still among the top five marks in NCAA history.