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The Greatest Murray State Basketball Players Of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated December 4, 2019 99 votes 37 voters 12 items

List Rules Vote up the best players in the history of Murray State men's basketball.

The best Murray State Racers players ever have all had a part in making Murray State one of the top-tier Division I college programs in the nation.

Older players like Joe Fulks and Stew Johnson made their mark in the history of Murray State's offense with their great performances in the past, as newer popular players like Ja Morant and Cameron Payne carried on that legacy with tremendous talent and skill. The Racers have had many players go on to the NBA, and some even had Hall of Fame-level careers, but it all started with their days on the starting roster for Murray State basketball.

So which of these players from Murray State's long history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Racers players of all-time? Vote below, and if you see any players missing from the list who should be considered, feel free to add them as well.

Ja Morant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Murray State Basketball Players Of All Time
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Racers career: 2017-2019

Position: Point guard

Birthplace: Dalzell, South Carolina, USA

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Joe Fulks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Murray State Basketball Players Of All Time
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Racers career: 1941-1943

Position: Small forward

Birthplace: Birmingham, Kentucky, USA

Nationality: USA

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Popeye Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Murray State Basketball Players Of All Time
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Racers career: 1988–1992

Position: Power forward

Birthplace: Dresden, Tennessee, USA

Nationality: USA

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Isaiah Canaan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Murray State Basketball Players Of All Time
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Racers career: 2009-2013

Position: Point guard

Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

Nationality: USA

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