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The best players by number in OSU history

Who gets 23? What about 33? The only easy one is 00…and 53.



Quick…who comes to mind when you think No. 15 in OSU basketball? Lucas or Rutherford?

How about No. 35? Houston or Adkins?

Let’s get to work. I added up the minutes and points for each player in the Sutton/Ford era — and *only* the Sutton/Ford era (Byron Houston does not get credit for minutes and points in the Hamilton era).

Why minutes and points?

Points are obvious, that’s what the game is about. I threw in minutes because I think players deserve credit for earning playing time in an OSU uniform regardless of how many points they put up.

Let’s look at a tough one: No. 23. James Anderson scored the most points while wearing Jordan’s number. But for as much as he gave to OSU fans, no one gave more effort than the warrior…Ivan McFarlin. IMac scored fewer points, but his minutes put him over the top.

There is no right answer on some of these, and I don’t necessarily agree with all of them (#24 belongs to Tony and no one else), but this is just for fun. So here goes…

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