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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1
44 10
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Center -

1986-1990

2
54 17
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Forward -

2002-2003

3
33 6
Pearl Washington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Pearl Washington

1983-1986

4
30 9
Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1963-1966

5
31 11
Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1985-1989

6
29 12
Gerry McNamara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Gerry McNamara

2002-2006

7
23 9
Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Center -

1984-1988

8
24 10
Hakim Warrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward -

2001-2005

9
19 6
Billy Owens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

1988-1991

10
21 8
Lawrence Moten is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time

1991-1995

11
21 9
John Wallace is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward -

1992-1996

12
22 11
Michael Carter-Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Guard -

2011-2013

13
15 6
Roosevelt Bouie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Roosevelt Bouie

1976-1980

14
19 10
Wesley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward -

2009-2010

15
21 12
Dion Waiters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard -

2010-2012

16
10 3
Jonny Flynn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added Point guard

17
7 1
Louis Orr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added

18
8 3
Stephen Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Stephen Thompson

1986-1990

19
13 8
Jason Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard -

1996-2000

20
12 7
Etan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center -

1996-2000

21
6 2
Eddie Moss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Eddie Moss

1977-1981

22
4 0
jimmy lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added jimmy lee

23
4 0
Leo Rautins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Leo Rautins

24
7 4
Adrian Autry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Adrian Autry

1990-1994

25
7 4
Andy Rautins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard -

2005-2010

26
5 2
Preston Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Preston Shumpert

1998-2002

27
4 1
Jon Cincebox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Jon Cincebox

1956-1959

28
4 1
Rafael Addison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Shooting guard, Small forward

29
3 1
Rudy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Rudy Hackett Power forward -

1972-1975

30
2 0
Billy Gabor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Billy Gabor

31
2 0
joe schwarzer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added joe schwarzer

32
2 0
Vince Hanson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Vince Hanson

33
2 2
Vinnie Cohen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Vinnie Cohen

1954-1957

34
1 1
Erich Santifer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Erich Santifer

35
4 5
Bill Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Smith

1968-1971

36
5 7
Scoop Jardine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Scoop Jardine

2007-2018

37
3 5
Rick Jackson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Rick Jackson Forward -

2007-2011