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The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated February 19, 2020 2.2k votes 317 voters 6.5k views 52 items

List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Cowboys history based only on the player's college career.

Oklahoma State basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Oklahoma State Cowboys of all-time. This list of Oklahoma State basketball players includes current and former players, along with the seasons played with the college. Featuring All-Americans, players in the NBA, and school legends who had their jerseys retired, the top players from Oklahoma State University men's basketball team history include John Starks, Tony Allen, Marcus Smart, and John Lucas III. Who is the best Oklahoma State Cowboy ever.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest Oklahoma State basketball players in Cowboys history. Feel free to add any Cowboy freshmen, NBA rookies, or Oklahoma State alumni missing from the list.

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 25

Number: 36

Teams: Boston Celtics

Cowboys career: 2012–2014

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Tony Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chicago, Illinois

Age: 37

Number: 9

Teams: New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtics

Cowboys career: 2002–2004

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John Starks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls

Cowboys career: 1987–1988

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Bryant Reeves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 46

Teams: Vancouver Grizzlies

Cowboys career: 1991–1995

5
Desmond Mason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Waxahachie, Texas

Age: 42

Teams: Seattle Supersonics, New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks

Cowboys career: 1996–2000

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6
Bob Kurland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Bob Kurland

Age: Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)

Cowboys career: 1942–1946

7
John Lucas III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
John Lucas III Point guard from Washington, D.C.

Age: 37

Number: 5

Cowboys career: 2003–2005

8
Byron Houston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Watonga, Oklahoma

Age: 50

Teams: Sacramento Kings, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors

Cowboys career: 1988–1992

9
Joey Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Wilmington, Delaware

Age: 37

Teams: Toronto Raptors

Cowboys career: 2003–2005

10
James Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard from El Dorado, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 30

Number: 5

Cowboys career: 2007–2010

11
Eddie Sutton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 83

Cowboys career: 1955–1958

12
Markel Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Guard from Alexandria, Louisiana

Age: 27

Cowboys career: 2010–2014

13
Richard Dumas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Age: 50

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers

Cowboys career: 1987–1990

14
JamesOn Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
JamesOn Curry Point guard and Shooting guard from Pleasant Grove, Alamance County, North Carolina, North Carolina

Age: 33

Cowboys career: 2004–2007

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Brooks Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 49

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks

Cowboys career: 1992–1994

16
Ivan McFarlin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Ivan McFarlin

Age: 37

Teams: Philadelphia 76ers

Cowboys career: 2001–2005

17
Doug Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 43

Cowboys career: 1995–1996

18
Bill Self is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
19
R. W. McQuarters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time

Age: 43

Cowboys career: 1995-1997

20
Maurice Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Maurice Baker Point guard and Guard from Madison, Illinois

Age: 39

Number: 23

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers

Cowboys career: 2000–2002

21
Sean Sutton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Sean Sutton

Age: 51

Cowboys career: 1990–1992

22
Corey Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Corey Williams

Age: 49

Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls

Cowboys career: 1988–1992

23
Bob Mattick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Bob Mattick

Cowboys career: 1951–1954

24
Don Haskins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time

Age: Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

Cowboys career: 1949–1952

25
Obi Muonelo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Oklahoma State Basketball Players of All Time
Obi Muonelo

Age: 31

Cowboys career: 2006–2010