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Greatest Aggies of All-time: Shooting Guards

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

We continue our series on all-time Aggie greats with the shooting guards! This was an admittedly difficult ranking considering how absolutely stacked this position has been at NM State. In case you missed our point guard rankings, check them out here.

Are we way off? Spot on? Let us know who made it on your list!

Honorable Mentions: Zach Lofton, Fred Peete (also played the point), Kiko Martinez, Ernest Patterson

10. Dexter Hawkins

A prolific scorer who led us to one of our many NCAA tourney bids.

9. Daniel Mullings

Looked like he played on a pogo stick. Who can forget his incredible triple-douple performance against Hawaii in the Pan Am? Mullings was also just a pinky injury away from breaking Channing's all-time scoring record.

8. Keith Hill

"Keith Hill off the glass!" If you don't know, now you know. In addition to this iconic shot, Hill is also #2 all-time assist leader as a SG.

7. Jahmar Young

JY, admittedly an undersized small forward, was just on another level than most everyone else on the court. Who remembers his 33 points he dropped at Boise State as a frosh? That's when we knew we had something special. Unfortunately his promising career was cut short that fateful night outside of Pic-Quick (which warrants its own blog). If not for that mishap, we're willing to bet JY leaves Aggie Nation's all-time leading scorer.

6. William Benjamin

All-time Aggie steals leader and Las Cruces basketball icon who has led the Las Cruces Bulldawgs to two state titles. Another member of the all-century team also lands on this list.

5. Richard Robinson

Another All-Century team member who was highly recruited out of Hobbs High School but chose to come play for the local team. The #5 and #6 on this list share a lot of similarities. Both stuck around after graduation and invested in growing local basketball programs with Robinson coaching the Oñate Knights.

4. Eric Channing

All-time leader for points scored in a career. He also leads all Aggies in three pointers attempted, made and percentage--wow. Some critics knock Channing for being one dimensional but the numbers don't lie.

3. Reggie Jordan 

The hyper-athletic and defensive minded Jordan was the second head of the two-headed monster that was the all-NBA backcourt of him and Randy Brown. Jordan enjoyed a seven year NBA career and was recently inducted in the NMSU athletics hall of fame.

2. Jimmy Collins

Still the only Aggie to ever be prominently featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and the man who led us to the promised land in 1970. Collins is also the only Aggie to be named three-time first team All-American--that's saying something.

1. "Super" John Williamson

This legend averaged 27+ PPG over his storied college career--no other Aggie comes close. This was a two-man race for the top spot and give Williamson the edge for his gaudy scoring numbers and memorable NBA career (one of two Aggies to have a number retired by an NBA franchise).

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