Peter Aluma or Julius Nwosu? Caleb Homesley or Larry Blair? Old school or new school? Debates over who is the greatest Liberty basketball player can vary, and we have done our best to identify the best of the best, ranking the greatest players in school history.

With hundreds of basketball players to suit up for the Flames over the years, just making this list is a huge honor, but who will be in the coveted top spot? Factors given include individual talent, individual accomplishments, and team accomplishments.

25. Mark Chafin, 1975-78
24. Davon Marshall, 2013-14
23. Myo Baxter-Bell, 2017-20
22. Kyle Ohman, 2007-10
21. John Caleb Sanders, 2011-14
20. Ryan Kemrite, 2015-18
19. Antwan Burrus, 2010-14
18. Gabe Martin 2003-04
17. Alex McLean, 2007-08
16. Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz, 2017-20
15. Elijah Cuffee, 2018-21
14. Lovell Cabbil, 2016-19
13. Seth Curry 2009
12. Steve Isaacs, 1980-83
11. Matt Hildebrand, 1991-94
10. Anthony Smith, 2006-09
9. Julius Nwosu, 1991-93
8. Scottie James, 2018-20
7. Darius McGhee, 2019-Present
6. Jesse Sanders, 2009-12

5. Karl Hess, 1977-80

Hess was the first star on Liberty’s campus, as he helped lead the team to the NCCAA National Championship in 1980 while he was named a first-team all-american at the level at the NCCAA Tournament MVP. He still holds the career scoring title with 2,373 career points and ranks No. 2 on the career assist mark.

4. Bailey Alston, 1988-90

Alston is arguably the greatest scorer to ever play at Liberty. After transferring from Rutgers following his freshman season, Alston went on to have a tremendous career with the Flames, averaging 23.9 points and 25.5 points per game in his final two seasons. He currently ranks No. 3 on the school’s all-time scoring list. He was named VaSID all-state first-team once and named Mason Dixon Player of the Year while the Flames were still in Division II as he was part of the team that transitioned from DII to Division I.

3. Larry Blair, 2004-07

Blair is the Flames’ career scoring leader at the Division I level and only trails Hess in scoring all-time. He also ranks in the top 20 in both career rebounds and career assists. Blair exploded onto the scene during his freshman season as he helped lead the Flames to the 2004 Big South Championship and NCAA Tournament. He was named the conference’s Freshman of the Year and named second-team all-conference. He would earn a spot on the first or second team all-conference in all four seasons on the court for Liberty, making the first team on three occasions. Blair was also named VaSID first-team all-state once and VaSID second-team all-state once.

2. Caleb Homesley, 2016-20

Homesley starred on the best teams in Liberty basketball history and is currently ranked No. 11 on the school’s career scoring list, No. 8 in career rebounds, and No. 15 in career assists. He carried Liberty to its first and only NCAA Tournament win over Mississippi State in 2019 with 30 points. Homesley’s list of achievements include being named ASUN Player of the Year, ASUN Tournament MVP, to the ASUN all-tournament team twice, the ASUN first-team twice, the VaSID first-team in 2020, and a Lou Henson and Lute Olson all-american in 2020.

1. Peter Aluma, 1994-97

The late Peter Aluma gets our spot at the top of the list of Liberty’s all-time basketball greats. He is the only player in school history to be named conference tournament MVP more than once, as he earned that honor in 1994 and 1997. Aluma was part of the 1994 Big South Championship and NCAA Tournament squad. He currently ranks No. 7 on the career scoring list and No. 9 in rebounding. He’s the only Flame to be named to a conference all-tournament team in three different seasons, while also being named first-team all-conference in the Big South twice and to the second-team once. Aluma’s honors also include being named VaSID first-team all-state on two separate occasions.