Ole Miss Men's Basketball CellularSouth All-Century Team
B.L. “Country” Graham (F, 1936-38)
Ole Miss’ first All-America selection as he was chosen to the Helms Foundation All-America squad after his 1938 senior season ... Also selected to the 1938 All-SEC first team after averaging almost 18 points per game. During his career, set 35 Southeastern Conference records and scored 1,259 career points ... Ole Miss’ all-time winningest head coach with 145 wins from 1950-62 ... Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1963 inductee ... Named to the 1974 All-Time SEC Basketball Team by the Orlando Sentinel Star ... Charter member of the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.
Cob Jarvis (F/G, 1952-54)
In three varsity seasons with the Rebels, Jarvis established 18 new Ole Miss records ... First Ole Miss player to gain first-team All-SEC recognition twice, as well as the first with All-SEC credentials in both basketball and baseball ... Barely missed leading the SEC in scoring his junior season, as he finished with a 23.2 average ... 1,313 career points ... Later became the Rebels’ head coach from 1969-76 ... 1988 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Denver Brackeen (C, 1954-55)
Named to Helms Foundation second team All-America squad in 1955 after averaging 27.2 points and 13.9 rebounds per game, which still stand as fourth and second on the Ole Miss charts, respectively ... In addition to unanimous selections to the All-SEC team, he also received the UPI SEC Player of the Year and AP SEC Most Valuable Player awards ... Although he only played two seasons as a Rebel, his 1,040 points still hold as the 29th-most in school history ... Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1982 inductee ... 1988 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Joe Gibbon (F, 1954-57)
First team All-America pick in 1957 by the Helms Athletic Foundation ... Also UPI second team and AP honorable mention All-American ... Averaged 30.1 points per game that year, which still ranks second in the Ole Miss season scoring record books ... All-SEC in 1956 and 1957 ... Voted Most Valuable SEC Player by the Atlanta Constitution player’s poll ... Seventh all-time at Ole Miss with 1,601 points ... Third on the career rebounds chart with 827 boards, while his 14.1 boards per game ranks first all-time at Ole Miss ... Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1979 inductee ... 1988 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Jack Waters (F/G, 1959-61)
Waters scored 1,384 points in three years with the Rebels while averaging 19.5 points, including 20.4 in his senior year ... Three-time All-SEC selection by the Associated Press and twice by league coaches ... As a rookie, Waters set three Ole Miss sophomore scoring records with 446 point in 24 games, averaging 18.6 points and scoring 33 points against Tennessee for a one-game high ... Ranked third in the SEC in scoring that year and earned first-team All-SEC honors by the AP and coaches ... 1990 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Don Kessinger (G, 1962-64)
A six-time All-Star during his 15-year Major League Baseball career, Kessinger also starred on the hardwood, receiving All-America honors in both basketball and baseball for Ole Miss in 1964 ... The first Rebel sophomore to be named to the squad, he also earned All-SEC honors for both sports his junior and senior years ... During his career on the court, Kessinger broke 18 Ole Miss scoring records ... His 1,553 career points and 22.2 point scoring average still stand ninth and fourth best, respectively ... Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1984 inductee ... 1989 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Johnny Neumann (F, 1971)
In his only season as a Rebel, Neumann was named All-America by the NABC, Helms Athletic Foundation and United Savings ... UPI and AP SEC Player of the Year as he averaged an incredible 40.1 points per game to lead all the nation in scoring ... Holds the Ole Miss single-season scoring record with 923 points, and his name occupies the top five spots on the Rebel single-game scoring chart, with his 63-point performance against LSU topping the list ... Also received Academic All-America and SEC Honor Roll status ... Went pro after his sophomore year and played in the ABA and NBA.
Coolidge Ball (F, 1972-74)
The first black athlete to sign a scholarship with Ole Miss, Ball excelled as a starting forward for his three varsity years ... Earned a variety of All-SEC first-, second- and third-team selections by the AP, UPI and coaches in his three seasons ... Also voted team MVP by his teammates ... Averaged 16.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest as a sophomore, while also leading the team with 42 assists ... Still ranks 10th in season rebounds with 257, eighth in career rebounds with 754 and 26th in career scoring with 1,072 ... Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 2008 inductee ... 1991 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
John Stroud (F, 1977-80)
Ole Miss all-time leading scorer with 2,328 career points, third-most in SEC history ... One of two Rebels to receive All-America honors in two different seasons ... As a senior, earned AP All-America third-team honors as well as being selected to the John Wooden Award and Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation All-America teams ... Named SEC Player of the Year by the Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club ... AP All-America honorable mention selection in 1979 ... Led the SEC in scoring in 1979 and 1980 with 26.3 and 25.2 points per contest, respectively ... Three-time All-SEC honoree ... Drafted in the second round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets ... Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 2009 inductee ... 1995 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Elston Turner (F/G, 1978-81)
A 1980 and 1981 All-SEC selection, Turner is the fourth-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder in school history with 1,805 career points and 828 career boards ... Led the team in scoring with 20.6 ppg and rebounding with 8.1 rpg in 1981 ... Named to the 1981 SEC All-Tournament team after helping Ole Miss to the league’s tournament title and the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance ... Spent eight seasons as a player in the NBA and the last 13 years as an assistant coach in the league ... 2000 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Sean Tuohy (G, 1979-82)
The Ole Miss and SEC all-time assists leader with 830 career dishes ... Also holds the league record for single-season assists with 260 in 1980 ... Owns four of the top six single-season assists marks in the Ole Miss record books ... Earned All-SEC second and third team honors three different years and guided Ole Miss to three consecutive postseason appearances for the first time in school history ... Three-time team captain, including the 1981 SEC Tournament Championship team ... First four-year Rebel player to graduate with a winning record (62-55) ... 1998 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Carlos Clark (G/F, 1980-83)
Following the 1981-82 campaign, Clark was named AP All-America honorable mention after he averaged 21.1 points per game ... Earned All-SEC first-team accolades in 1982 and 1983 ... Scored 1,822 points, which ranks him third in career scoring at Ole Miss ... Scored in double figures in 37-straight games and shot 54.7 percent for his career, good for fifth on the Rebel charts ... As a freshman, hit the game-winning bucket that gave Ole Miss its first postseason victory, 76-74 over Grambling in the NIT ... Won the 1984 NBA Championship as a member of the Boston Celtics ... 2001 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Rod Barnes (G, 1985-88)
An honorable mention All-America pick by The Sporting News following his 1987-88 senior campaign ... Selected to numerous All-SEC teams in 1988 and finished third in SEC Player of the Year voting by the league coaches ... Averaged 19.0 points as a senior and became the first Ole Miss player to record 500 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists in one season ... Finished his career with 1,201 points, while his 456 career assists are second-most in Ole Miss history ... Served as the Rebels’ head coach from 1999-2006.
Gerald Glass (F, 1989-90)
Glass received All-America honorable mention and All-SEC first team honors in both of his two standout seasons as a Rebel after transferring from Delta State ... After his first season, Glass entered the 1989-90 campaign with many preseason accolades, including Dick Vitale, Billy Packer, Playboy, Scripps Howard, Street and Smith, AP and UPI’s preseason All-America teams ... His 26.1 point career scoring average is second on the Ole Miss charts and sixth in Southeastern Conference history ... Finished his two-year career with 1,564 points, placing him eighth all-time at Ole Miss ... First-round pick of Minnesota in the 1990 NBA Draft ... 2002 Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.
Joe Harvell (F, 1990-93)
After earning Freshman All-America honors, Harvell earned All-SEC accolades in each of the next three seasons ... The scoring machine racked up 2,078 career points, which still ranks among the top 20 totals in league history and second on the Ole Miss charts ... As a freshman, Harvell was the SEC Tournament’s leading scorer with 57 points while helping Ole Miss to the championship game ... In his junior season, he topped the SEC and was 12th in the nation in scoring with 25.0 points per outing ... Became the second Rebel and 19th SEC player to surpass 2,000 points in a career and started all but one of his 114 career games played at Ole Miss.
Ansu Sesay (F, 1995-98)
Consensus All-America pick in 1998 ... Named to the John R. Wooden All-America team among several other organizations ... Finalist for both the John R. Wooden and Oscar Robertson Player of the Year awards while being named SEC Player of the Year by both the AP and league coaches ... Scored 18.6 points per game and averaged 7.6 boards per contest ... One of two Rebels to ever record 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 200 assists in a career ... The forward scored in double figures in the last 53 games of his career ... Prior to his senior year, won a gold medal with Team USA at the World University Games in Italy ... Played four seasons in the NBA after being drafted in the second round in 1998.
Keith Carter (G, 1996-99)
1999 Associated Press honorable mention All-America selection ... Also nominated for the Naismith Player of the Year award ... Finished his career strong by scoring 542 points and hitting 77 three-point filed goals as a senior ... His 1,682 career points are sixth-most in school history, and he sits second on the three-pointers chart, making 249 for his career ... The four-year starter received All-SEC first and second team honors in 1998 and 1999 ... Won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. national team at the 1998 Goodwill Games.
Rahim Lockhart (F, 1998-2001)
Selected to the 2001 Basketball Times All-America third team ... Also earned All-SEC first-team honors his senior season among many other accolades, when putting up team highs of 13.0 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per outing ... Scored 1,160 points during his four years, which places him 21st on the career chart ... His 780 career rebounds are fifth-most in Rebel history ... Posted 23 career double-doubles and is second on Ole Miss’ all-time field goal percentage ranks at 56.1 percent.
Justin Reed (F, 2001-04)
Wrapped up his career as the first Rebel to earn All-SEC honors all four years and the first ever two-time Wooden Award candidate from a Mississippi college ... His 1,785 career points rank fifth in school history, while his 766 rebounds are seventh-most ... As a senior, averaged 18.5 points per game in claiming the SEC scoring title, while he was also the first league player taken in the 2004 NBA Draft ... Also finished top 10 in the SEC in rebounds (sixth at 7.5) and field-goal percentage (sixth at .464) as a senior ... Competed with Team USA at the 2001 World University Games and was named 2001 SEC Freshman of the Year by the AP and league coaches.
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