NCAA The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
203 votes 50 voters 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.

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15 0
Quinton Ross is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

1999–2003

2
12 0
Semi Ojeleye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Semi Ojeleye

2016–2017

3
8 0
Adrian Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Adrian Caldwell Center -

1986–1987

4
8 0
Ira Terrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ira Terrell Power forward, Center -

1972–1976

5
7 0
Jordan Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jordan Dickerson Center -

2012–2013

6
12 1
Sterling Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Sterling Brown

2013–2017

7
9 3
Charlie Beasley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1964–1967

8
5 0
Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1981–1985

9
8 3
Brad Branson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Brad Branson Power forward

10
8 3
Gene Phillips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1968-1971

11
7 3
Dwight Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Dwight Freeman

1979–1981

12
4 0
Jalen Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jalen Jones Guard -

2011–2013

13
4 0
Jim Krebs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1954–1957

14
6 3
Oscar Furlong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Oscar Furlong

1953-1956

15
3 0
Denny Holman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Denny Holman

1964–1967

16
3 0
Nick Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Nick Russell Guard -

2012–2014

17
6 4
Bamba Fall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Bamba Fall Center -

2005–2009

18
3 1
Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1944-1945

19
2 0
Jimmy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jimmy Stewart

1921–1924

20
6 5
Mouhammad Faye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

2008–2010

21
1 0
Ike Ofoegbu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ike Ofoegbu

2004–2007

22
1 0
Jeryl Sasser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard -

1997–2001

23
1 0
Nic Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Nic Moore

2013–2016

24
1 0
Tom Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Wilson

2016–2017

25
1 0
Yanick Moreira is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Yanick Moreira

2013–2015

26
1 0
Ričmonds Vilde is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ričmonds Vilde

2010–2012

27
1 0
Dummy Lynch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Dummy Lynch

1940-1943

28
4 4
Shake Milton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Shake Milton

2015–2018

29
3 3
Carlton McKinney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Carlton McKinney

1986–1988

30
1 1
Courtland Sutton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Courtland Sutton

2014-2016

31
1 1
Rick Herrscher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Rick Herrscher

1955-1958

32
1 1
Jemeil Rich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jemeil Rich

1994–1997

33
0 0
Carroll Hooser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Carroll Hooser

1963-1966

34
2 3
Ben Moore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ben Moore

2013–2017

35
2 3
Gerald Lewis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Gerald Lewis

1989–1993

36
0 1
Jimmy Kitts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jimmy Kitts

1919–1922

37
0 1
Whitey Baccus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Whitey Baccus

1938-1947

38
0 1
Roy Pugh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Roy Pugh Center -

1942–194

39
0 1
Billy Pharis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Pharis

2001-2002