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47 different Syracuse Orangemen have played in the NBA. Dave Bing was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. 62 Syracuse players have been drafted by the NBA, 21 in the first round. Statistics are through the 2013-2014 season. Currently six Syracuse players are active in the NBA.

Syracuse Players who Played in the NBA
Player Years Seasons Games Points Assists Rebounds PPG All-Star
Rafael Addison
6
1987-1997
379 2,186 339 780 5.8
0
Carmelo Anthony
11
2004-*
790 19,958 2,423 5,173 25.3
7
Dave Bing
12
1967-1977
901 18,327 5,397 3,420 20.3
7
Damone Brown
4
2002-2005
39 108 19 52 2.8
0
Marty Byrnes
4
1979-1983
263 1,495 409 586 5.7
0
Michael Carter-Williams
1
2014-*
70 1,167 441 437 16.7
0
Derrick Coleman
15
1991-2005
781 12,884 1,985 7,232 16.5
1
Sherman Douglas
12
1990-2001
765 8,425 4,536 1,672 11.0
0
Dennis DuVal
2
1975-1976
50 96 34 31 1.9
0
LeRon Ellis
3
1992-1996
91 277 29 220 3.0
0
Tyler Ennis
0
2015-
0 0 0 0 0.0
0
Jonny Flynn
3
2010-2012
163 1,504 634 307 9.2
0
Billy Gabor
7
1949-1955
365 3,352 626 448 9.2
1
Jerami Grant
0
2015-*
0 0 0 0 0.0
0
Donte' Greene
4
2009-2012
253 1,541 183 600 6.1
0
Rudy Hackett
2
1976-1977
28 155 31 91 5.5
0
Jason Hart
9
2001-2010
341 1,623 774 567 4.8
0
Dave Johnson
2
1993-1994
59 204 17 64 3.5
0
Wesley Johnson
4
2011-*
273 2,216 365 888 8.1
0
Kris Joseph
1
2013
10 9 1 7 0.9
0
Jack Kiley
2
1952-1953
53 124 65 51 2.3
0
Rich Manning
2
1996-1997
55 182 10 94 3.3
0
Saul Mariaschin
1
1948
43 333 60 0 7.7
0
Fab Melo
1
2013
6 7 0 3 1.2
0
Eddie Miller
2
1953-1954
142 1,452 210 1,206 10.2
0
Lawrence Moten
3
1996-1998
119 747 182 181 6.3
0
Demetris Nichols
2
2008-2009
18 22 2 7 1.2
0
Arinze Onuaku
1
2014
5 3 3 8 0.6
0
Louis Orr
8
1981-1988
569 5,545 853 2,117 9.8
0
Billy Owens
11
1992-2001
600 7,026 1,704 4,016 11.7
0
Andy Rautins
1
2011
5 8 3 2 1.6
0
Leo Rautins
2
1984-1985
32 48 32 35 1.5
0
Frank Reddout
1
1954
7 13 0 9 1.9
0
Fred Saunders
4
1975-1978
210 1,107 29 624 5.3
0
Dan Schayes
18
1982-1999
1,138 8,780 1,299 5,671 7.7
0
Rony Seikaly
11
1989-1999
678 9,991 860 6,424 14.7
0
Bob Shaddock
1
1947
2 0 0 0 0.0
0
Bill Smith
2
1972-1973
30 205 20 143 6.8
0
James Southerland
1
2014
4 14 0 8 3.5
0
Lew Spicer
1
1947
4 1 0 0 0.3
0
Etan Thomas
9
2002-2011
409 2,341 149 1,927 5.7
0
Stephen Thompson
1
1992
19 31 7 19 1.6
0
Dion Waiters
2
2013-*
131 2,007 392 344 15.3
0
John Wallace
7
1997-2004
381 2,901 281 1,061 7.6
0
Hakim Warrick
8
2006-2013
526 4,947 400 2,117 9.4
0
Dwayne Washington
3
1987-1989
194 1,660 733 370 8.6
0
Darryl Watkins
2
2008, 2012
14 35 3 39 2.5
0

* - Still Active

52 Syracuse Orangemen basketball players were drafted by the NBA. Derrick Coleman was the top overall pick of the 1990 draft.

Syracuse Players Drafted by the NBA
Player
Draft Year
Position**
Round
Overall Pick
Team
Rafael Addison
1986
Forward
2nd
39th
Phoenix Suns
Wendell Alexis
1986
Forward
3rd
59th
Golden State Warriors
Carmelo Anthony
2003
Forward
1st
3rd
Denver Nuggets
Mel Besdin
1954
Forward
8th
NA
Syracuse Nationals
Dave Bing
1966
Guard
1st
2nd
Detroit Pistons
Roosevelt Bouie
1980
Center
2nd
34th
Dallas Mavericks
Damone Brown
2001
Forward
2nd
44th
Philadelphia 76'ers
Jim Brown
1957
Guard
9th
NA
Syracuse Nationals
Tony Bruin
1983
Forward
7th
162nd
Philadelphia 76'ers
Marty Byrnes
1978
Forward
1st
19th
Phoenix Suns
Michael Carter-Williams
2013
Guard
1st
11th
Philadelphia 76'ers
Gary Clark
1957
Forward
3rd
NA
New York Knicks
Vinnie Cohen
1956
Guard
3rd
NA
Syracuse Nationals
John Cincebox
1959
Center
3rd
NA
Syracuse Nationals
Pete Chudy
1961
Forward
10th
NA
Syracuse Nationals
Derrick Coleman
1990
Forward
1st
1st
New Jersey Nets
Rick Dean
1967
Forward
9th
98th
San Francisco Warriors
Sherman Douglas
1989
Guard
2nd
28th
Miami Heat
Dennis DuVal
1974
Guard
2nd
30th
Washington Bullets
LeRon Ellis
1991
Forward
1st
22nd
Los Angeles Clippers
Tyler Ennis
2014
Guard
1st
18th
Phoenix Suns
Jonny Flynn
2009
Guard
1st
6th
Minnesota Timberwolves
Jerami Grant
2014
Guard
2nd
39th
Philadelphia 76'ers
Donte' Greene
2008
Forward
1st
28th
Memphis Grizzlies
Rudy Hackett
1975
Forward
3rd
37th
New Orleans Jazz
Vaughn Harper
1967
Forward
6th
57
Detroit Pistons
Jason Hart
2000
Guard
2nd
49th
Milwaukee Bucks
Marty Headd
1981
Guard
9th
198th
New York Knicks
George Hicker
1968
Forward
14th
180th
Atlanta Hawks
Tom Jockle
1951
Forward
8th
74th
Syracuse Nationals
Dave Johnson
1992
Forward
1st
26th
Portland Trailblazers
Wesley Johnson
2010
Forward
1st
4th
Minnesota Timberwolves
Kris Joseph
2013
Forward
2nd
51st
Boston Celtics
Sean Kerins
1984
Forward
7th
155th
New Jersey Nets
Jack Kiley
1951
Guard
2nd
13th
Fort Wayne Pistons
Greg Kohls
1972
Guard
7th
99th
Buffalo Braves
Jimmy Lee
1975
Guard
5th
79th
Cleveland Cavaliers
Conrad McRae
1993
Forward
2nd
38th
Washington Bullets
Fab Melo
2013
Center
1st
22nd
Boston Celtics
Eddie Miller
1952
Center
3rd
NA
Milwaukee Hawks
Eddie Moss
1981
Guard
4th
50th
Dallas Mavericks
Lawrence Moten
1995
Guard
2nd
36th
Vancouver Grizzlies
Demetris Nichols
2007
Forward
2nd
53rd
Portland Trailblazers
Louis Orr
1980
Forward
2nd
28th
Indiana Pacers
Billy Owens
1991
Forward
1st
3rd
Sacramento Kings
Andy Rautins
2010
Guard
2nd
38th
New York Knicks
Leo Rautins
1983
Forward
1st
17th
Philadelphia 76'ers
Frank Reddout
1953
Forward
3rd
NA
Rochester Royals
Bob 'Bucky' Roche
1952
Guard
7th
NA
Syracuse Nationals
Erich Santifer
1983
Guard
3rd
55th
Detroit Pistons
Bob Savage
1950
Forward
9th
NA
Syracuse Nationals
Fred Saunders
1974
Forward
2nd
31st
Phoenix Suns
Dan Schayes
1981
Center
1st
13th
Utah Jazz
Rony Seikaly
1988
Center
1st
9th
Miami Heat
Dale Shackleford
1979
Forward
6th
127th
Phoenix Suns
Bill Smith
1971
Center
3rd
42nd
Portland Trailblazers
Etan Thomas
2000
Forward
1st
12th
Dallas Mavericks
Howard Triche
1987
Forward
6th
117th
New York Knicks
Dion Waiters
2012
Guard
1st
4th
Cleveland Cavaliers
John Wallace
1996
Forward
1st
18th
New York Knicks
Hakim Warrick
2005
Forward
1st
19th
Memphis Grizzlies
Dwayne Washington
1986
Guard
1st
13th
New Jersey Nets

** Position they were projected to play in the NBA.

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