NCAA The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
328 votes 63 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.

list ordered by

1
17 2
Semi Ojeleye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Semi Ojeleye

2016–2017

2
16 5
Quinton Ross is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

1999–2003

3
6 0
Nic Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Nic Moore

2013–2016

4
14 4
Sterling Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Sterling Brown

2013–2017

5
11 2
Ira Terrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ira Terrell Power forward, Center -

1972–1976

6
8 2
Jon Koncak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1981–1985

7
9 3
Adrian Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Adrian Caldwell Center -

1986–1987

8
10 4
Gene Phillips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1968-1971

9
5 0
Jeryl Sasser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard -

1997–2001

10
10 6
Charlie Beasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1964–1967

11
6 2
Jim Krebs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1954–1957

12
8 5
Shake Milton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Shake Milton

2015–2018

13
7 4
Jordan Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jordan Dickerson Center -

2012–2013

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

2013–2017

15
4 1
Denny Holman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Denny Holman

1964–1967

16
8 6
Dwight Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Dwight Freeman

1979–1981

17
8 6
Brad Branson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Brad Branson Power forward

18
7 5
Oscar Furlong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Oscar Furlong

1953-1956

19
4 2
Nick Russell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Nick Russell Guard -

2012–2014

20
3 1
Yanick Moreira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Yanick Moreira

2013–2015

21
7 6
Bamba Fall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Bamba Fall Center -

2005–2009

22
3 2
Rick Herrscher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Rick Herrscher

1955-1958

23
2 1
Ričmonds Vilde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ričmonds Vilde

2010–2012

24
2 1
Roy Pugh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Roy Pugh Center -

1942–194

25
2 1
Carroll Hooser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Carroll Hooser

1963-1966

26
2 1
Jemeil Rich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jemeil Rich

1994–1997

27
5 5
Carlton McKinney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Carlton McKinney

1986–1988

28
4 4
Jalen Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jalen Jones Guard -

2011–2013

29
2 2
Ike Ofoegbu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Ike Ofoegbu

2004–2007

30
2 2
Jimmy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jimmy Stewart

1921–1924

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

1938-1947

32
2 3
Gerald Lewis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Gerald Lewis

1989–1993

33
1 2
Dummy Lynch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Dummy Lynch

1940-1943

34
1 2
Tom Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Tom Wilson

2016–2017

35
0 1
Jimmy Kitts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Jimmy Kitts

1919–1922

36
6 8
Mouhammad Faye is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

2008–2010

37
3 5
Doak Walker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time

1944-1945

38
1 3
Courtland Sutton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Courtland Sutton

2014-2016

39
0 2
Billy Pharis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest SMU Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Pharis

2001-2002