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
82 32
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Forward

2002 - 2003

2
55 15
Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1963 - 1966

3
65 23
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Center

1986 - 1990

4
57 18
Pearl Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Pearl Washington Point guard

1983 - 1986

5
46 18
Sherman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1985 - 1989

6
37 14
John Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1992 - 1996

7
49 24
Gerry McNamara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Gerry McNamara Guard

2002 - 2006

8
37 15
Lawrence Moten is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1991 - 1995

9
33 12
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
39 17
Hakim Warrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

2001 - 2005

11
36 15
Rony Seikaly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Center

1984 - 1988

12
29 11
Roosevelt Bouie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Roosevelt Bouie Center

1976 - 1980

13
18 4
Louis Orr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Power forward, Small forward

1976 - 1980

14
20 8
Jonny Flynn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added Point guard

2007 - 2009

15
34 21
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
17 6
Stephen Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Stephen Thompson Shooting guard

1986 - 1990

17
32 20
Michael Carter-Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Guard

2011 - 2013

18
13 3
Rafael Addison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Shooting guard, Small forward

1982 - 1986

19
20 11
Etan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1996 - 2000

20
21 12
Jason Hart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1996 - 2000

21
27 19
Wesley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2009 - 2010

22
13 6
Adrian Autry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Adrian Autry Point guard

1990 - 1994

23
11 5
Preston Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Preston Shumpert Shooting guard, Small forward

1998 - 2002

24
8 4
Jimmy Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Jimmy Lee Guard

1972 - 1975

25
9 6
Eddie Moss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Eddie Moss Guard

1977 - 1981

26
8 5
Leo Rautins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Leo Rautins Small forward

1980 - 1983

27
12 10
Andy Rautins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

2005 - 2010

28
6 4
Jon Cincebox is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Jon Cincebox Center

1956 - 1959

29
10 9
Rick Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Rick Jackson Forward

2007 - 2011

30
9 9
Antonio Jardine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Scoop Jardine Point guard

2007 - 2018

31
4 4
Billy Gabor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Billy Gabor Forward

1943 - 1948

32
4 5
Rudy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Rudy Hackett Power forward

1972 - 1975

33
4 5
Vinnie Cohen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Vinnie Cohen Forward

1954 - 1957

34
3 4
Joe Schwarzer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Joe Schwarzer Center

1916 - 1918

35
3 4
Erich Santifer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
reindeerfive added Erich Santifer Guard, Forward

1980 - 1983

36
5 9
Bill Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Syracuse Basketball Players of All Time
Bill Smith Center

1968 - 1971