Here are the greatest players in Mississippi State history.
1. Bailey Howell: Owner of the only retired jersey in school history, Howell was SEC player of the year in back to back years (1958,1959). According to Wikipedia, he holds Mississippi State records for single-game points scored, career scoring average, single-season and career free throws made, single-season and career free throws attempted, single-game free throw percentage, single-game rebounds, single-season rebounds, career rebounds and single-season and career rebounding average.
2. Jarvis Varnado: Varnado was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year three times. He holds the NCAA record for career blocks with 564. He twice set the single season SEC mark with 170 blocked shots. He helped lead the Dogs to the SEC Tournament Championship in 2008 and if not for a miracle last second tip in would have had another in 2009.
3. Jim Ashmore: The school's first 1000 point scorer, Ashmore finished with 1918 points and was named SEC Player of the Year in 1957
4. Red Stroud: A member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Stroud average over 15 points per game in his career. He was a member of the 1963 Bulldog team that went against the wishes of the state's leaders and played in the NCAA Tournament against an integrated Loyola team. Stroud was named SEC Player of the Year.
5. Jeff Malone: In his four years in Starkville, Malone amassed over 2,100 points to go along with his 19.5 career scoring average over 110 games. The teams he played on were not very good. Had he had more help he may have been the best player at MSU.
6. Lawrence Roberts: A transfer from Baylor following the scandal that rocked that program, Roberts was named SEC Player of the Year in 2003. He recorded MSU's first triple double against Nicholls State that season.
7. Jamont Gordon: Scored 1658 points in his three year MSU career. He also dished 484 assists.
8. Erick Dampier: The center and building block for State's Final Four team in 1996. Dampier was one of the first big home state recruits to stay in Mississippi in quite a while. He went on to stardom and later played in the NBA for 15 seasons, scoring over 7000 points.
9. Dee Bost: A current player for the Dogs, Bost is in range as soon as crosses the mid court stripe. This year he is averaging over 18 points and 6 assists per game.
10. Barry Stewart: 1602 career points, 293 assists, 532 rebounds in his four years at MSU.