Schools of Brotherly Love: Siblings Frequently 'Ball Together

A host of players with athletic bloodlines have populated NCAA rosters over the years.

Sets of brothers face incredibly stiff competition if they want to be acknowledged among the premier sibling combinations in NCAA Division I history. For instance, the Crowe family sent Notre Dame seven players in a 16-year period. Beginning with Clem in 1923 and ending with Emmett and Michael in 1938, at least one Crowe brother was on a Fighting Irish squad every season in that span except for 1934-35 - Clem (1923-26), Edward (1924-25), Francis (1926-29), Norbert (1929-32), Leo (1931-34), Michael (1935-38) and Emmett (1936-38). Michael and Emmett Crowe were on a Notre Dame team that earned the Helms Foundation national championship in 1936.

Elsewhere, the Russell clan from Pontiac, Mich., sent five brothers to Division I hoopdom - Campy (Michigan), Frank (Detroit), Larry (Detroit), Ted (Northern Arizona) and Walker D. (Houston/Western Michigan). Campy (23.7 ppg in 1973-74 with the Wolverines), Frank (15.5 ppg in 1969-70 and 15.8 ppg in 1970-71 with the Titans) and Walker D. (19.9 ppg in 1981-82 with the Broncos) went on to play in the NBA after leading their schools in scoring.

Former pros Calvin and Kenny Natt are the most visible of the incredible total of 19 sets of brothers to play for Louisiana-Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana). Ten sets of siblings played at least one season together with NLU. The brother acts are a portion of an amazing family affair at the university. For 40 consecutive seasons, the school had at least one family member who was the brother, father or son of a past or future Indian player.

Following is a chronological look at many of the nation's most outstanding brother combinations that played together at least one season on the same team:

  • Carson and Lyle Bigbee were lettermen for Oregon in 1915 before they played together as outfielders with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Forward Ralf Woods and guard Ray Woods were standouts for Illinois teams that compiled a 42-6 record in three seasons from 1914-15 through 1916-17.
  • Three Payseur brothers (Pritchard, Ted and Yates) played together for Drake in 1918-19.
  • Frank and Orland Ward were All-Rocky Mountain Conference first-team selections for Montana State in 1928-29.
  • Frank and Jim Bausch were brothers as lettermen for Kansas' 14-4 team in 1929-30.
  • Bennie and Freddie Tompkins were All-Southern Conference Tournament first-team selections in 1933 when they combined with a couple of other former high school teammates from Athens, Tex., to help South Carolina win the league tourney title. Freddie scored 17 points in his debut that year to spark the Gamecocks to a stunning 44-38 victory over mighty Kentucky. Freddie (13.4) and Bennie (9.3) combined for 22.7 ppg as USC won 35 of 38 games in their two seasons together.
  • Duke's Herb and Jim Thompson were All-Southern Conference Tournament selections in 1933 and 1934.
  • Forwards Alvin Crews (first-team All-Border Conference) and Leroy Crews (honorable mention) played for Texas Tech in 1933-34.
  • John and Jim Kenney played together for three years as part of St. Joseph's "Mighty Mites" from the mid-1930s to the late 1930s. John was a starter for those teams.
  • Twins George and Francis Coakley were members of Clemson's 1939 Southern Conference Tournament championship team. It is the Tigers' only league tourney title.
  • Frank and John Mandic were all-league selections for Oregon State's 1940 PCC champion (27-11 record). John was the Beavers' leading scorer after Frank paced the squad the previous season.
  • Joe and Thomas Niland were members of Canisius' 12-6 team in 1941-42. Joe became the school's head coach by the end of the decade.
  • Dick and Bernie Mehen were All-SEC forwards for Tennessee's second-place team in 1941-42.
  • Twins George and Tommy Peters played for Davidson in 1942-43.
  • Cedric and Garland Loftis helped propel Duke to Southern Conference regular-season championships in 1942 and 1943 and a 42-8 record. Cedric, the Blue Devils' leading scorer both years, was an All-SC second-team pick in 1942 and first-team choice the next season.
  • Ray and Roy Wehde were the No. 2 and No. 3 scorers for Iowa State's Final Four team in 1944 when they combined for 14.2 points per game. They each averaged more than 10 ppg in Big Six Conference competition.
  • Twins Clifford and Beauford Minx combined for 10.9 ppg for Missouri's 1944 NCAA Tournament team.
  • Clayton and Herb Wilkinson were first-team All-Big Ten selections in their initial season at Iowa in 1944-45 when they combined for 21.1 points per game in helping the Hawkeyes win their first outright conference championship (17-1 record).
  • Long Island products Mike and Frank Schumchyk were three-year letterman for Arkansas in the mid-1940s. They were members of the Razorbacks' 1945 Final Four team. Mike also played football and was All-SWC in 1944, led the league in kickoff return yardage in 1946 and was named to the school's all-decade team.
  • George and Ed Mikan powered DePaul to a 40-8 record in 1945 (NIT champion) and 1946 before they both played at least six seasons in the NBA. George was a first-team All-American both years.
  • Twins Howie and Lenny Rader played for LIU in 1941-42. Howie was a starter but served in the U.S. Army the next year. Each of them went on to play multiple seasons in the NBL.
  • California frontcourters George and Bob Walker combined for 5.3 ppg in 1946-47 and 12.3 ppg in 1947-48 when the Bears notched a 45-20 record.
  • All-MVC first-team selection Gene Ollrich (9.9) and fellow forward Gus Ollrich (1.2) combined for 11.1 ppg with Drake in 1946-47. The next two seasons, Gene combined with another brother, Art, for 9.1 ppg in 1947-48 and 12 ppg in 1948-49. Gus played briefly with Gene and Art in 1947-48.
  • Glenn and Roy Combs combined for 15.2 ppg with Louisville's 1948 NAIB Tournament champion.
  • John and George Stanich combined for 14.7 ppg for UCLA in 1947-48 before John Wooden arrived on the scene as coach the next season. John, a forward, was the Bruins' top scorer and George, a center, was the team's fourth-leading scorer. George became a 1950 NCAA Tournament All-West Regional selection.
  • Al and Dick McGuire combined for 20.7 ppg to help St. John's compile a 15-9 record in 1948-49. Al was a sophomore and Dick was senior captain.
  • Russ (12 ppg) and Grant (9.1 rpg) Wittberger led Marquette in scoring and rebounding, respectively, in 1951-52 under coach Tex Winter.
  • Bob and Jerry Koch combined for 15.4 ppg and 7.2 rpg for St. Louis University in 1951-52 for the Billikens' first NCAA playoff team after they won the Missouri Valley Conference championship (22-9 record).
  • Forwards John and Rupe Ricksen combined to average 9.7 ppg for California in 1950-51, 15.9 ppg in 1951-52 and 18.4 ppg in 1952-53. The Bears won at least 16 games each of their seasons together. The twins were co-captains as seniors when Cal captured the PCC South Division title and John earned first-team all-conference status.
  • Kansas guards Allen and Dean Kelley are the only set of brothers to play together in two NCAA Tournament title games (1952 and 1953). The Jayhawks posted a 47-9 record during those two years. Dean was selected by Fort Wayne in the 1953 NBA draft before Allen was picked by Milwaukee in the 1954 NBA draft.
  • Bantam-sized twins Johnny and Eddie O'Brien were the top two scorers for Seattle (26-3 record) when it reached the 1953 NCAA Tournament in the Chieftains' first season at the major-college level. They also were infielders for the Pittsburgh Pirates the same year. Johnny O'Brien, a 5-8 unanimous first-team All-America who played center on offense, is the only player to score more than 40 points in his first NCAA Tournament game (42 in an 88-77 victory against Idaho State). Eddie contributed 21 in the same playoff contest.
  • Joe and John Holup were the top two players for George Washington's first NCAA Tournament team in 1954. Joe is school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Joe led the nation in field-goal percentage in 1954 and 1956. He also led the nation in rebounding in 1956. John was the team's leading scorer in 1952 before giving way to Joe the next season. John was a co-captain in 1954 when GWU secured the Southern Conference championship.
  • Dave and Dick Ricketts were starters for Duquesne's 1955 NIT champion (22-4 record). Dick, who remains the school's all-time leading scorer, had three 30-point games for the Dukes before playing three seasons in the NBA. Both brothers played major league baseball.
  • Bob and Ev McKeen combined for 23.2 ppg for California in 1954-55 in Pete Newell's first season as the Bears' head coach. Bob led the PCC Southern Division in scoring with 22.3 ppg in league competition.
  • Forest (senior/21.2) and Orby (freshman/7.9) Arnold combined to average 29.1 ppg for Memphis State's 20-7 NCAA playoff team in 1955-56. Forest was the school's all-time leading scorer (1,854 points) until Larry Finch broke his mark in 1973. Orby finished his career in 1958-59 with 1,245 points.
  • Twins Bob (8.6 ppg in 63 games) and Bill (7.5 ppg in 40 games) Gaines played together for Furman from 1954-55 through 1956-57. Each of them averaged 10.3 ppg as a senior.
  • Villanova's Tom and Bill Brennan combined for 18.7 ppg and 15.4 rpg in 1957-58.
  • Guards Arlen and Terry Bockhorn combined for 19.1 ppg and 18.8 rpg for Dayton's NIT runner-up in 1957-58 (25-4 record). Arlen was the Flyers' MVP that season. Another brother, Harold, played in 13 games.
  • Texas Western's Don and Jack Burgess combined for 15.6 ppg in 1957-58 and 20.9 ppg in 1958-59.
  • Denny (7.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg) and Kent (7.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg) Miller were on the same UCLA squad in 1958-59 (16-9 record under coach John Wooden). Denny had spent three years in the U.S. Army.
  • Walt and Bury Hudson were teammates with South Carolina in 1958-59 and 1959-60. They combined for 7 ppg and 4.3 rpg in 1958-59.
  • Tom and Sam Stith were standouts on St. Bonaventure teams participating in the NIT the two years they played together in 1958-59 and 1959-60 compiling a 41-8 record. They combined to average 52 ppg in 1959-60, an NCAA single-season record for brothers on the same team. Tom (46) and Sam (22) collaborated for 68 points in a 93-80 triumph over Marshall. Each of them ranked among the national leaders in field-goal percentage their two years together.
  • Clemson's Ed and George Krajack, the first brother tandem in ACC history, combined for 17.1 ppg and 8.6 rpg in 1958-59 and 21.8 ppg and 10.7 rpg in 1959-60.
  • Twins Jon (team-high 21 ppg) and Jeff (11.6 ppg in 11 games) Feldman played together with George Washington University in 1959-60 (15-11 record).
  • Bob and Bill Nordmann combined for 32 ppg for St. Louis' 19-9 NIT team in 1959-60. Bob, nicknamed Bevo, was an All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team selection. He went on to play four seasons in the NBA after missing the 1960-61 campaign because of a severe knee injury.
  • Twins Don and Pat Stanley combined for 17.3 ppg and 10.2 rpg in 1959-60 and 24.8 ppg and 11.7 rpg in 1960-61 for Texas A&M. They earlier played at Kilgore when it won a national J.C. title.
  • Identical twins Don and Doug Clemetson combined for 9.5 ppg for Stanford in 1960-61 and 11 ppg in 1961-62. The 16-6 Cardinal finished AAWU runner-up to UCLA, which wound up at the 1962 Final Four.
  • Guards Gordon and Tom Hatton combined for 23.9 ppg for Dayton's 1962 NIT champion (24-6 record). Gordon (33) and Tom (12) teamed for 45 points in the NIT semifinals against Loyola of Chicago.
  • Nate and Pete Cloud, two of the top scorers and rebounders in Delaware history, played together on Blue Hens teams that compiled a 32-13 record in 1961-62 and 1962-63. Pete (28) and Nate (18) combined for 46 points in a 100-66 victory over Muhlenberg on February 16, 1963.
  • Pacific's James and John Scheel combined for 9.8 ppg and 5.8 rpg in 1962-63 and 5.7 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 1963-64.
  • Twins Tom and Dick Van Arsdale ranked sixth and seventh on Indiana's list of all-time leading scorers when they graduated in 1965. They were among the nation's top 60 point producers as juniors in 1963-64 and combined for 76 points in a 108-102 neutral court victory over Notre Dame. The Hoosiers went 19-5 their senior campaign. They each played 12 seasons in the NBA, where they both scored more than 14,200 points.
  • Bob and Ken McIntyre, two of the top 25 scorers in St. John's history, were the top two point producers for the Redmen in 1963-64 (combined for 31 ppg) and 1964-65 (34 ppg) in Joe Lapchick's final two seasons as coach. The McIntyres collaborated for 34 points in a 55-51 victory over Villanova in the 1965 NIT championship game.
  • Senior forward Tommy Mahaffey and sophomore center Donnie Mahaffey combined for 13.3 ppg and 13.5 rpg for Clemson in 1961-62. Five years later, a different set of Mahaffey brothers--senior center-forward Randy, an All-ACC first-team selection, and sophomore forward Richie--combined for 27 ppg and 16.8 rpg for Clemson's ACC first-division team in 1966-67 (17-8 record). Randy (34) and Richie (28) collaborated for 62 points in a 102-88 overtime victory at Virginia. All four Mahaffeys are among the school's top 10 career rebounders.
  • Rick (16.4) and Clete (career-high 10.1) Adelman combined for 26.5 ppg with Loyola Marymount in 1965-66.
  • John and Bob Haarlow combined for 16.1 ppg and 8.8 rpg with Princeton in 1965-66 (16-7 record). Bob was the Tigers' captain.
  • Eventual NBA draft choices Dwight and Greg Smith were standouts for Western Kentucky's NCAA playoff teams in 1965 and 1966-67 that combined for a 48-6 record.
  • Forwards Wendell (a sophomore) and Berlin (a senior) Ladner combined for 38.8 ppg and 21.8 rpg for Southern Mississippi in 1967-68 when the school was classified as a small college.
  • Ron and Jim Sutton each averaged 11.6 ppg for Tennessee Tech in 1967-68.
  • Identical twins Lloyd and Floyd Kerr were swingmen who combined to average 25.3 ppg and 10.7 rpg for Colorado State from 1966-67 through 1968-69. Brothers Kerr each scored more than 10 points in all three NCAA playoff games when the Rams reached the Midwest Regional final their senior season (17-7 record) before becoming NBA third-round draft choices.
  • Forwards Bud and Ralph Ogden combined with center Dennis Awtrey to lead Santa Clara to 50 victories in 56 contests and West Regional finals against UCLA in 1968 and 1969. The Ogdens teamed for 27.9 ppg and 12.4 rpg in 1967-68 and 31.5 ppg and 15.5 rpg in 1968-69.
  • Jerry (4.4) and Jim (10.9) Gottschall combined to average 15.3 ppg as juniors for Dayton's 1969 NCAA Tournament team (20-7 record) that won the NIT the previous year.
  • Forwards Gene (21.3) and Lynn (15.5) Phillips combined for 36.8 ppg with SMU in 1968-69.
  • George Washington's Bob and Mike Tallent combined for 46.7 ppg in 1968-69 (14-11 record). Bob, a transfer from Kentucky, still holds four school offensive records, including a 28.9-point average that led the Southern Conference in his senior year. Mike paced the league the next season with a 21.3-point mark.
  • Twins Barry and Garry Nelson combined for 21.7 ppg and 16.9 rpg for Duquesne teams that compiled a 59-16 record from 1968-69 through 1970-71. Garry led the team in field-goal percentage all three seasons and in rebounding as a sophomore and junior.
  • Steve (21 ppg, 14 rpg) and Jeff (3.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg) Hawes combined for 24.9 ppg and 17.9 rpg for Washington's Pacific-8 Conference runner-up in 1971-72 (20-6 record) in Marv Harshman's first season as coach of the Huskies.
  • Mike (Sr.) and Jimmy (Soph.) Lee combined for 25.9 ppg for Syracuse's 24-5 team that participated in the 1973 NCAA Tournament East Regional. Jimmy (25) and Mike (20) collaborated for 45 points in a game against La Salle.
  • Clifton and Roscoe Pondexter were All-PCAA first-team selections in 1973-74 when Long Beach State's top two scorers combined for 31.2 ppg and 15.5 rpg in powering the 49ers to a 24-2 record. Clifton (23) and Roscoe (18) combined for 41 points in a 98-89 victory over Oral Roberts. They both left college with eligibility remaining after the season.
  • In 1974, seniors Kim and Kerry Hughes carried Wisconsin to its only winning record in Big Ten Conference competition (8-6; 16-8 overall) in a 34-year span from 1963 through 1996. Kim was the Badgers' top rebounder as a sophomore. The 6-11 identical twins combined for 27 ppg and 22 rpg in their junior season and 26 ppg and 20.3 rpg in their final year. Kerry had 21 points and Kim contributed 20 in a home game versus Northwestern their senior year.
  • Eugene (a junior) and Purvis (a freshman) Short combined for 41.7 ppg and 17.1 rpg for Jackson State in 1974-75 three years before the school moved up to Division I status. Eugene declared for the NBA draft as an undergraduate after the season (ninth pick overall by the New York Knicks).
  • Brigham Young guards Veryl and Vance Law combined for 10.6 ppg in 1974-75, 13.3 ppg in 1975-76 and 11.5 ppg in 1976-77. Brothers Jay and Larry Cheesman were also members of BYU's team in 1976-77.
  • Villanova's Larry and Keith Herron combined for more than 30 ppg from 1974-75 through 1976-77. Another brother, Reggie, played with them in 1976-77.
  • SIU's Wayne and James Abrams combined for 17.1 ppg in 1976-77.
  • Montana State's Bruce (14.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg) and Rod Smith (8.9 ppg, 8.6 rpg) combined for 23.5 ppg and 17.1 rpg in 1976-77. They teamed for 37 points and 31 rebounds in a game against Bemidgi State. Rod remains one of the school's all-time top 10 rebounders.
  • Identical twins Billy and Bobby Martin excelled for UNC-Wilmington in 1976-77 and 1977-78 after transferring from junior college. Bobby and Billy still rank among the school's all-time leaders in assists.
  • James and Claude Gregory combined for 21.2 ppg and 13.4 rpg for Wisconsin in 1977-78. Claude, an All-Big Ten Conference selection his last two seasons in 1979-80 and 1980-81, became a second-round NBA draft choice.
  • Calvin and Kenny Natt sparked Northeast Louisiana (23-6 record) to its first national postseason tournament as a major college (1979 NIT) before starting their NBA careers.
  • Al and Mel Daniel combined for 29.5 ppg for Furman's 20-9 team in 1978-79. They teamed for 42 points in a 91-73 victory over UNC Charlotte and 39 in an 83-70 win over eventual NCAA No. 1 seed North Carolina in the North-South Doubleheader. Al, a two-time All-Southern Conference choice, was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth round later that year while Mel became a three-time All-SC selection.
  • Brian (guard) and Steve (forward) Walker combined for 10 ppg with North Carolina State in 1976-77 (17-11 record) before they transferred to Purdue, where they teamed for 7.3 ppg in 1978-79 (27-8 record) and 5.8 ppg in 1979-80 (23-10 record). Brian led the Big Ten in assists in conference competition in 1981 (6.7 apg).
  • Senior guards Mark and Marty Bodnar combined for 9.8 ppg for Michigan's 19-11 NIT squad in 1980-81. Marty, a three-year starter, led the Big Ten in field-goal percentage in conference competition in 1979 (.603).
  • Lionel and Eric Harvey played two seasons together with Hofstra in 1979-80 and 1980-81.
  • Rodney and Scooter McCray were instrumental in helping Louisville reach the Final Four in 1982 and 1983 before they played in the NBA.
  • Forward Harry "Machine Gun" Kelly and guard Patrick "Pop Gun" Kelly combined for 33.6 ppg for SWAC co-champion Texas Southern in 1982-83 when four-time league MVP Harry led the nation in scoring (28.8 ppg).
  • Robert and Donnell Boney of Maryland-Eastern Shore combined for 17.1 ppg in 1982-83 and 25.8 ppg and 7.3 rpg in 1983-84. Donnell was a three-time All-MEAC selection.
  • Mark and Jeff Acres combined to average 15 ppg and 8 rpg for Oral Roberts in three seasons (1981-82, 1983-84 and 1984-85). The Titans participated in the 1982 NIT and 1984 NCAA playoffs.
  • Mike and Ezelle Rivers combined for 21.7 ppg and 9.6 rpg for Arkansas-Little Rock in 1983-84 after Ezelle played sparingly the previous two seasons.
  • Twins Harvey and Horace Grant combined for 16.4 ppg and 11.1 rpg as sophomores for Clemson's 16-13 NIT team in 1984-85. Harvey transferred after the season to a junior college before enrolling at Oklahoma. Each of them had long NBA careers.
  • Carey and Paul Scurry combined for 32.1 ppg and 20.7 rpg for LIU in 1984-85 (15-13 record). Carey was ECAC Metro player of the year that season by leading the league in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots (2.8 bpg).
  • Jeff and James Faulkner combined to average 11 ppg for Southern (La.) while playing together four seasons (1982-83 through 1985-86).
  • Brian and Jeff Rahilly combined for 14.5 ppg and 8.6 rpg in 1985-86 (23-9 record) and 17.1 ppg and 12.2 rpg in 1986-87 (22-8 record) for Tulsa teams that appeared in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Brian (assists and steals) and Morris (rebounds and field-goal percentage) Spencer each paced Northeast Louisiana in two statistical categories in 1986-87. The previous season, they combined for 8.9 ppg for the Indians' 20-10 NCAA Tournament team.
  • Kral and Shann Ferch combined for 27.6 ppg and 8.4 apg for Montana State's 21-8 Big Sky Conference regular-season champion and NIT squad in 1986-87. They teamed for 23.4 ppg the previous season, including a total of 45 (Kral 30 and Shann 15) in a double overtime-contest at Weber State.
  • Howard University's John and Howard Spencer combined for 39 ppg and 17 rpg in 1986-87 when the Bison posted its best record (24-4) in school Division I history. Howard, a transfer from Auburn, was an All-MEAC first-team selection that season and John was an All-MEAC second-team choice the next year.
  • Dan (23.7) and Jeff (4.1) Majerle combined for 27.8 ppg for Central Michigan's 19-13 team in 1987-88.
  • UNLV's Keith and Karl James combined for 20.8 ppg for an NCAA Tournament team in 1987-88 (28-6 record).
  • San Diego guards Kelvin and Danny Means combined for 14.8 ppg in 1987-88 before Kelvin left to play football with Fresno State.
  • Wichita State twins Dwayne and Dwight Praylow combined for 16.3 ppg in 1987-88 (20-10 record) and 20.1 ppg and 8.8 rpg in 1988-89 (19-11 record).
  • Twins Victor and Vincent Lee played for Northeast Louisiana from 1986-87 through 1988-89. Their best season was 1988-89 when they were juniors (9.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg).
  • Twins Terry and Perry Dozier combined for 9.1 ppg and 3.5 rpg with South Carolina from 1986-87 through 1988-89.
  • Twins Damon and Ramon Williams combined for 28.9 ppg in their four-year VMI careers from 1986-87 through 1989-90. They were All-Southern Conference Tournament first-team selections as sophomores in 1988. Ramon was an all-league first-team pick as a junior and Damon achieved the feat as a senior. They rank among the school's top scorers in history.
  • Chris and Jerry Naulls combined for 24.6 ppg and 10.6 rpg in Southern Utah's first season at the NCAA Division I level in 1988-89.
  • Guard Michael Burnett and forward Donald Burnett combined for 21 ppg and 8.3 rpg for St. Bonaventure in 1989-90 before Donald transferred to Slippery Rock.
  • Twins Carl and Charles Thomas were among the top 40 scorers in Eastern Michigan history when they finished their careers following the 1990-91 campaign. They combined to average 16.9 ppg and 7.2 rpg in college before making brief stints in the NBA.
  • Taju and Afis Olajuwon, brothers of NBA great Hakeem Olajuwon, combined for 16.1 ppg and 8.9 rpg for Texas-San Antonio's 21-8 team in 1991-92. Taju was honorable mention All-Southland Conference that season after leading the Roadrunners in rebounding the previous year when they won the Trans America Athletic Conference regular-season championship.
  • After Anthony Lawrence transferred from Alabama, he combined with Pat Lawrence for 8.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg with Miami (Fla.) in 1991-92.
  • Sean and Shawn Wightman played together with Western Michigan for three years (1990-91 through 1992-93) after transferring from Illinois State. They combined for 17.9 ppg as juniors. Sean was the nation's top three-point marksman as a junior and led the Mid-American Conference in free-throw shooting as a senior.
  • Twins Joe and Jon Ross played together with Notre Dame from 1990-91 through 1993-94. They combined for more than eight rebounds per game their last two seasons.
  • Ed and Charles O'Bannon of UCLA combined for 29.8 ppg and 15.6 rpg in 1993-94 and 34 ppg and 14.4 rpg for the Bruins' NCAA titlist in 1994-95. Ed (37) and Charles (13) collaborated for 50 points in a 100-77 triumph over Duke on February 26, 1995.
  • Guards Randy and Robbie Reid combined for 18.7 ppg for BYU national postseason tournament teams that posted back-to-back 22-10 records in 1993-94 and 1994-95. Their father, Roger, was coach of the Cougars.
  • Twins Sammie and Simeon Haley of Missouri combined for 12.5 ppg and 8.8 rpg for an NCAA Tournament team in 1994-95 (20-9 record) and 14.6 ppg and 9.2 rpg for an NIT team in 1995-96 (18-15 record) after transferring from junior college.
  • Twins Jim and David Jackson combined for 7.7 ppg and 3.6 rpg for Virginia Tech's NCAA Tournament team in 1995-96 (23-6 record) and 13.4 ppg and 4.8 rpg in 1996-97 (15-16 record).
  • Derrick and Keith Higgins combined for 20.2 ppg and 9 rpg for Cal State Northridge in 1996-97.
  • Adam and Brett Larrick combined for 23.3 ppg and 6.7 rpg for Charleston Southern in 1996-97. Brett was an All-Big South Conference first-team selection.
  • South Alabama's Jason and Russell McCutcheon combined for 18 ppg and 8.2 rpg in 1994-95 and 21.6 ppg and 8.6 rpg in 1995-96. After transferring to Nicholls State, they combined for 31 ppg and 9.3 rpg for the Southland Conference champion in 1997-98.
  • Oregon State's Corey and Sonny Benjamin combined for 18.2 ppg and 7 rpg in 1996-97 and 22.5 ppg and 7.3 rpg in 1997-98. Corey went on to become an NBA first-round draft choice.
  • Tennessee State's Kevin and Keith Samuel combined for 22 ppg and 11.5 rpg in 1996-97 and 20.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg in 1997-98.
  • Brett and Scott Robisch, sons of former Kansas All-American Dave Robisch, combined for 19.2 ppg and 10.9 rpg for Oklahoma State's 1998 NCAA Tournament team (22-7 record).
  • Twins Bill and Bob Jenkins combined for 14.9 ppg and 12.5 rpg for Valparaiso's NCAA playoff Sweet 16 team in 1997-98 (23-10 record).
  • Stanford twins Jarron and Jason Collins combined for 19.3 ppg and 12.6 rpg in 1999-2000 before powering the Cardinal to a 31-3 record in 2000-01 with 27.3 ppg and 14.5 rpg.
  • Greg (10.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg) and Gary (2.7 ppg and 2.3 apg) McQuay were in the regular rotation for Purdue's 21-13 NCAA Tournament team in 1998-99 before Gary transferred to Florida Atlantic.
  • David and Jason Webber, brothers of former Michigan All-American Chris Webber, combined for 16.1 ppg with Central Michigan in 1998-99 and 21.4 ppg in 1999-2000.
  • Penn State's Joe (31) and Jon (career-high 26) Crispin combined for 57 points and 13 of 21 treys in a 73-68 win at Kentucky in perhaps the biggest road victory in Nittany Lions history. They combined for 27.8 ppg and 7 apg in 1999-2000 and 26.7 ppg and 5 apg in 2000-01. Jon transferred to UCLA after Joe graduated.
  • Utah's Britton and Jeff Johnsen combined to average 17.8 ppg and 8.8 rpg in 2000-01 after Britton returned from a Mormon mission.
  • High Point swingmen Dustin and Derek Van Weerdhuizen combined for 19.4 ppg and 8.5 rpg in 2000-01. Dustin was an All-Big South Conference first-team selection the next season as a junior but Derek did not play.
  • Twins Jarvis and Jonas Hayes combined for 25.1 ppg as freshmen with Western Carolina in 1999-2000. They transferred to Georgia after Jarvis led the Southern Conference in scoring with 17.1 ppg. With the Bulldogs, the twins teamed for 25.8 ppg and 10.3 rpg in 2001-02 and 25 ppg and 8.8 rpg in 2002-03.
  • Army's backcourt of Chris and J.P. Spatola combined for 26.3 ppg and 6.2 apg in 2000-01. Chris was an All-Patriot League second-team selection that season when he led the conference in scoring with 18.5 ppg. The next year, they combined for 25.6 ppg and 7 apg.
  • Forwards Cain and Seth Doliboa transferred to Wright State from Dayton and Bowling Green, respectively. Cain (Sr.) and Seth (Soph.) were All-Horizon League second-team selections in 2001-02 when they combined for 33 ppg and 12 rpg.
  • Fifth-year senior D.J. Harrison and highly-recruited freshman David Harrison combined for 24.6 ppg and 12.7 rpg with Colorado in 2001-02.
  • Charleston Southern's Chris and Kevin Warzynski combined for 13.4 ppg and 7.6 rpg in 2001-02 and 20.3 ppg and 10.1 rpg in 2002-03.
  • Twins Joey and Stevie Graham combined for 25.3 ppg and 9.5 rpg as sophomores with Central Florida in 2001-02 before they transferred to Oklahoma State. They collaborated for 15.2 ppg and 6.6 rpg in 2003-04 and 24.2 ppg and 9.4 rpg in 2004-05 for two OSU NCAA playoff teams.
  • Identical twins Errick and Derrick Craven combined for 17.6 ppg and 7.5 rpg for Southern California in 2002-03, 17.2 ppg and 5.2 rpg in 2003-04 and 10.4 ppg and 4.5 rpg in 2004-05.
  • Delaware State's Aaron and Andre Matthews combined for 21.8 ppg and 12.6 rpg in 2002-03 when they were All-MEAC second-team selections.
  • Mercer's Scott and Will Emerson combined for 20.8 ppg and 11.7 rpg in 2003-04.
  • Duquesne's Jimmy and Ryan Tricco combined for 13 ppg and 5.5 rpg in 2003-04.
  • Identical twins Lodrick and Rodrick Stewart combined for 13 ppg and 4.8 rpg with Southern California in 2003-04 before Rodrick transferred to Kansas.
  • J.C. transfer twins Donell and Ronell Taylor combined for 16.7 ppg and 6 rpg with UAB in 2003-04 and 26.5 ppg and 8 rpg in 2004-05 with a pair of NCAA Tournament teams.
  • Samford's J. Robert and Joe Ross Merritt combined for 22.6 ppg in 2004-05 and 23 ppg in 2005-06 when J. Robert was an All-OVC first-team selection.
  • Yale's twin swingmen Caleb and Nick Holmes combined for 12.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 3.2 apg from 2004-05 through 2007-08.
  • Twins Travis and Chavis Holmes combined for 18.7 ppg with VMI in 2005-06, 34.2 ppg in 2006-07 and 34 ppg in 2007-08. They colloborated for 57 points in a 156-95 victory over Virginia Intermont in 2006-07 when they each ranked among the nation's top five in steals (placed 1-2 in the Big South Conference). Finished 1-2 nationally in thefts their senior season.
  • Omar and Jordan Wilkes, sons of UCLA All-American Keith Wilkes, combined for 9.7 ppg with California in 2005-06 after Omar became an immediate starter following his transfer from Kansas.
  • Kendall and Kyle Chones, 2/3 of a set of triplets of former Marquette star Jim Chones, combined for 14.4 ppg and 7.5 rpg with Colgate in 2003-04 and from 2005-06 through 2007-08.
  • Guards Shane and Spencer Laurie combined for 8.2 ppg and 5.8 apg with Missouri State's NIT squad in 2006-07 before collaborating for 14.1 ppg and 5.2 apg in 2007-08.
  • Swingmen Josh and Seth Tarver combined for 11.6 ppg and 4.7 rpg with Oregon State as freshmen in 2006-07, 16.3 ppg and 6.8 rpg as sophomores in 2007-08, 11.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg as juniors in 2008-09 and 13.2 ppg and 6.5 rpg as seniors in 2009-10.
  • Twin centers Brook and Robin Lopez combined for 20.2 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 4.1 bpg with Stanford as freshmen in 2006-07 and 29.4 ppg, 13.8 rpg and 4.4 bpg as sophomores in 2007-08 before they both left school early and became NBA first-round draft choices.
  • Forwards Eric and Tim Pollitz combined for 17.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 2.3 apg with Miami (Ohio) in 2006-07 before contributing 21 ppg, 10.4 rpg and 4.6 apg in 2007-08.
  • Rider's Jason and Ryan Thompson combined for 28.4 ppg and 15.3 rpg in 2006-07 and 35.4 ppg, 18.3 rpg, 3.3 bpg and 2.7 spg in 2007-08.
  • Sam and Shawn Atupem combined for 11.9 ppg and 6.9 rpg in 2007-08 and 16.9 ppg and 7.5 rpg in 2008-09 with Mount St. Mary's.
  • Rider's Harris and Patrick Mansell combined for 16.3 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 2007-08 and 14.5 ppg and 4.7 rpg in 2008-09.
  • La Salle twins Jerrell and Terrell Williams combined for 12.3 ppg and 8.5 rpg from 2007-08 to 2009-10.
  • South Dakota State's Garrett and Griffan Callahan combined for 24.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg in 2008-09 and 15.8 ppg and 5.1 rpg in 2009-10. Garrett was an All-Summit League second-team selection in 2998-09.
  • Twins Charles and Philip Tabet combined for 7.2 ppg and 3 rpg with South Alabama in 2008-09 before falling off to 2.8 ppg with 4.5 rpg in 2009-10.
  • Forwards Brett and Chris McKnight combined for 20.4 ppg and 8.3 rpg with Akron's 2009 NCAA playoff team before combining for 19.8 ppg and 9.4 rpg in 2009-10. Brett was an All-MAC second-team selection as a sophomore in 2008-09.
  • Samford's Bryan and Matthew friday combined for 14.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg in 2008-09 and 12 ppg and 6.2 rpg in 2009-10.
  • Twins Markieff and Marcus Morris from Philadelphia combined for 12 ppg and 9.2 rpg with Kansas in 2008-09, 19.5 ppg and 11.4 rpg in 2009-10 and 30.8 ppg and 15.9 rpg as All-Big 12 Conference selections in 2010-11 before they both left school early and became NBA first-round draft choices.
  • Mason and Miles Plumlee combined for 8.8 ppg and 8 rpg for Duke's 2010 NCAA Tournament titlist. The next season, they combined for 12 ppg and 13.4 rpg.
  • Guards Ronald and Andrew Steele combined for 16.3 ppg and 5.3 rpg with Alabama in 2008-09 before Ronald, beset by knee problems, left the team in mid-season.
  • Trevor and Devin Booker combined for 19.7 ppg and 11.4 rpg with Clemson in 2009-10.
  • Guards Sammy and Teddy Schickel combined for 7.7 ppg and 4 rpg with NJIT in 2009-10.
  • Twins David and Travis Wear combined for 6.5 ppg and 3.8 rpg as freshmen for North Carolina in 2009-10 before transferring to UCLA.
  • Twins Charlie (freshman RS in 2009-10) and Colin Reddick combined for 7.7 ppg and 6.1 rpg with Furman in 2010-11.
  • Forwards Adam and Jake Koch combined for 15 ppg and 7.6 rpg with Northern Iowa in 2009-10. Adam, Missouri Valley Conference MVP as a senior, was scoreless in the league tourney championship game when freshman Jake contributed two key three-pointers midway through the second half.
  • Missouri's Phil and Matt Pressey, sons of former Tulsa All-American Paul Pressey, combined for 12.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.5 apg and 2.8 spg in 2010-11.
  • Guards Antonio and Will Barton combined for 20.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 4.5 apg as freshmen with Memphis in 2010-11.
  • Colorado State's Dwight and Greg Smith combined for 7.7 ppg and 4.1 rpg in 2010-11 and 14.5 ppg and 7.1 rpg in 2011-12.