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The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time 

Ranker NCAA Basketball
Updated March 5, 2018 782 votes 143 voters 1.9k views 39 items

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

SMU basketball fans, we’re ranking the best SMU Mustangs of all-time. This list of SMU 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 Southern Methodist University men's basketball team history include Sterling Brown, Semi Ojeleye, Ira Terrell, and Quinton Ross. Who is the best SMU Mustang ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Southern Methodist Mustangs roster has the starting five: Elijah Landrum, Jahmal McMurray, Jimmy Whitt, Ben Emelogu, and Akoy Agau.

Vote up the ones you think are the greatest SMU basketball players in Mustangs history. Feel free to add any Mustang freshmen, NBA rookies, or SMU alumni missing from the list.

list ordered by
1
Semi Ojeleye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Semi Ojeleye

2016–2017

2
Ira Terrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ira Terrell Power forward and Center from Dallas, Texas

1972–1976

3
Sterling Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Sterling Brown

2013–2017

4
Nic Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Nic Moore

2013–2016

5
Shake Milton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Shake Milton

2015–2018

6
Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Center from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1981–1985

7
Jim Krebs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward and Center from St. Louis, Webster Groves, Missouri

1954–1957

8
Jeryl Sasser is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Dallas, Texas

1997–2001

9
Quinton Ross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard and Small forward from Dallas, Texas

1999–2003

10
Gene Phillips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1968-1971

11
Oscar Furlong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Oscar Furlong

1953-1956

12
Ben Moore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ben Moore

2013–2017

13
Charlie Beasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1964–1967

14
Roy Pugh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Roy Pugh Center from Jacksonville, Texas

1942–194

15
Dwight Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Dwight Freeman

1979–1981

16
Carlton McKinney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Carlton McKinney

1986–1988

17
Carroll Hooser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Carroll Hooser

1963-1966

18
Rick Herrscher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Rick Herrscher

1955-1958

19
Adrian Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Adrian Caldwell Center from Texas

1986–1987

20
Whitey Baccus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Whitey Baccus

1938-1947

21
Denny Holman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Denny Holman

1964–1967

22
Yanick Moreira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Yanick Moreira

2013–2015

23
Nick Russell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Nick Russell Guard from Duncanville, Texas

2012–2014

24
Bamba Fall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Bamba Fall Center from Saint-Louis, Senegal

2005–2009

25
Jemeil Rich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jemeil Rich

1994–1997