College Sports The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Upvote the best basketball players in Orange history based only on the player's college career.

Syracuse basketball fans, we’re ranking the best Syracuse Orange of all-time. This list of Syracuse 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 Syracuse University men's basketball team history include Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, and Louis Orr. Who is the best Syracuse Orange ever?

In the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, the Syracuse Orange roster has the starting five: Frank Howard, Tyus Battle, Marek Dolezaj, OShae Brissett, and Paschal Chukwu.

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

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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward - 2002-2003

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Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Derrick Coleman Small forward, Power forward, Center - 1986-1990

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Pearl Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Pearl Washington 1983-1986

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Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Sherman Douglas Point guard - 1985-1989

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Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Dave Bing Point guard - 1963-1966

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Billy Owens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Billy Owens Shooting guard, Small forward - 1988-1991

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Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Rony Seikaly Center - 1984-1988

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Gerry McNamara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Gerry McNamara 2002-2006

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Wesley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Wesley Johnson Shooting guard, Small forward - 2009-2010

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Michael Carter-Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Michael Carter-Williams Guard - 2011-2013

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Hakim Warrick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Hakim Warrick Power forward - 2001-2005

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John Wallace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
John Wallace Small forward - 1992-1996

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Lawrence Moten is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Lawrence Moten 1991-1995

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Roosevelt Bouie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Roosevelt Bouie 1976-1980

The Greatest Louisville Basketball Players of All Time

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Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Dion Waiters Point guard, Shooting guard - 2010-2012

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Etan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Etan Thomas Power forward, Center - 1996-2000

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Stephen Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Stephen Thompson 1986-1990

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Louis Orr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Louis Orr

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Rafael Addison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Rafael Addison Shooting guard, Small forward

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Jonny Flynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added Jonny Flynn Point guard

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Eddie Moss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Eddie Moss 1977-1981

The Best College Basketball Arenas

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Jason Hart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Jason Hart Point guard - 1996-2000

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Adrian Autry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Adrian Autry 1990-1994

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Andy Rautins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Andy Rautins Shooting guard - 2005-2010

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Preston Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Preston Shumpert 1998-2002

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Jon Cincebox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Jon Cincebox 1956-1959

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Rudy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Rudy Hackett Power forward - 1972-1975

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jimmy lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added jimmy lee

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time

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joe schwarzer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added joe schwarzer

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Billy Gabor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Billy Gabor

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Vince Hanson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Vince Hanson

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Leo Rautins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Leo Rautins

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Erich Santifer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Erich Santifer

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Bill Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Smith 1968-1971

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Rick Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Rick Jackson Forward - 2007-2011

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Vinnie Cohen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Vinnie Cohen 1954-1957

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Scoop Jardine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Scoop Jardine 2007-2018