Open Mic: The All-Time LSU Basketball Team

Justin GoarSenior Writer IAugust 10, 2008

When choosing this team, my age was a liability, as my earliest memories of LSU basketball were with guys like Anthony and Nikita Wilson, Jose Vargas, Darryl Joe, and John Williams in the early to mid '80s.  But I tried to stay true to the guys I never saw play.

The first team is hard to argue, but after that there’s room for debate.  I’d love to hear your suggestions.

Year listed denotes player’s last season.


First Team

C: Shaquille O’Neal ‘92

F: Bob Pettit ‘54

F: Rudy Macklin ‘81

G: Chris Jackson (aka Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf) ‘90

G: Pete Maravich ‘70


Second Team

F: Glen Davis ‘07

F: John Williams ‘86

F: Brandon Bass ‘05

G: Jerry Reynolds ‘85

G: Joe Dean ‘52


Third Team:

F: Stromile Swift ‘00

F: Ricky Blanton ‘89

G: Howard Carter ‘83

G: Bobby Lowther ‘48

G: Kenny Higgs ‘78


The Honorable Mention Team:

C: Collis Temple, Jr. (LSU’s first African-American player) ‘74

F: DeWayne Scales ’79 (SEC Freshman of the year ‘78, Hon. mention All-American ’79, SEC Tourney MVP ’80)

F: Clarence Caesar (Career steals leader at LSU, as well as member of 1,000 point, 500 rebound club) ‘95

G: Randy Livingston (Injury-riddled career but super talent) ‘96

G: Alvin Dark (Team was 19-5 in his two years) ‘43