Ole Miss Men's Basketball CellularSouth All-Century Team
|No. ||Name ||Yrs. ||Pos. ||Hometown |
|22 ||B.L. "Country" Graham
||1936-38 ||F ||Baldwyn, Miss.
|34 ||Cob Jarvis|
|F/G ||Booneville, Miss.
|22 ||Denver Brackeen ||1954-55 ||C ||Hickory, Miss.
|16 ||Joe Gibbon ||1954-57 ||F ||Hickory, Miss.|
|35 ||Jack Waters ||1959-61 ||F/G ||Madison, Ind.
|23 ||Don Kessinger ||1962-64 ||G ||Forrest City, Ark.
|14 ||Johnny Neumann ||1971 ||F||Memphis, Tenn.
|24 ||Coolidge Ball ||1972-74 ||F ||Indianola, Miss.
|23 ||John Stroud ||1977-80|
|F ||New Albany, Miss.
|33 ||Elston Turner ||1978-81|
|F/G ||Knoxville, Tenn.
|12 ||Sean Tuohy ||1979-82 ||G ||New Orleans, La.
|22 ||Carlos Clark ||1980-83 ||G/F||Somerville, Tenn.
|12 ||Rod Barnes ||1985-88 ||G ||Satartia, Miss.
|4 ||Gerald Glass ||1989-90 ||F ||Greenwood, Miss.
|24 ||Joe Harvell ||1990-93 ||F ||Gosnell, Ark.
|5 ||Ansu Sesay ||1995-98 ||F ||Houston, Texas |
|33 ||Keith Carter ||1996-99 ||G ||Perryville, Ark.
|44 ||Rahim Lockhart ||1998-2001 ||F ||Mendenhall, Miss.
|23 ||Justin Reed ||2001-04 ||F ||Jackson, Miss. |
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
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
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,
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'
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,
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
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