Where Max Abmas ranks among NCAA all-time leading scorers

If Texas basketball to win at least one or two games in the NCAA Tournament, senior guard Max Abmas can continue to climb the all-time scoring list.
Max Abmas, Texas basketball
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Texas basketball has one of the all-time great scoring guards in NCAA history helping to guide head coach Rodney Terry's squad into March Madness this postseason. Abmas has kept up his torrid scoring pace in his first year at Texas, ranking among the five leading scorers in the Big 12 this season (over 17 points per game).

Texas basketball G Max Abmas among the top 10 all-time NCAA scoring leaders

Entering this season, Abmas was already close to the top 50 leaders in career points in the NCAA.

Abmas has continued to climb the all-time NCAA scoring list this season, eclipsing the 3,000-career point mark a few weeks ago. Only a dozen players in the history of NCAA Division 1 college hoops have reached that elusive mark of 3,000 career points, including the great Hershey Hawkins and Pistol Pete Maravich.

As Texas enters the NCAA Tournament, Abmas ranks among the top 10 all-time leading scorers in NCAA history. He's racked up over 3,100 career points, ranking eighth among the NCAA scoring leaders.

Abmas needs just 41 points to pass former Creighton star Doug McDermott (3,150) for seventh in NCAA history in career points. And then, he needs just 15 more points to tie Alphonso Ford for sixth in all-time NCAA scoring.

Here's the current top 10 list of the NCAA all-time scoring leaders.

1. Pete Maravich, LSU (1968-1970): 3,667

2. Antoine Davis, Detroit-Mercy (2019-2023): 3,664

3. Freeman Williams, Portland State (1975-1978): 3,249

4. Chris Clemson, Campbell (2016-2019): 3,225

5. Lionel Simmons, La Salle (1987-1990): 3,217

6. Alphonso Ford, Mississippi Valley State (1990-1993): 3,165

7. Doug McDermott, Creighton (2011-2014): 3,150

8. Max Abmas, Texas, Oral Roberts (2020-2024): 3,109

9. Mike Daum, South Dakota State (2016-2019): 3,067

10. Harry Kelly, Texas Southern (1980-1983): 3,066

Abmas can continue to rake in career milestones if Texas advances through multiple rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Texas begins its journey in March Madness in the Round of 64 against the 10-seed Colorado State on March 21.

This is Abmas's second career NCAA Tournament appearance. His first came in 2021 when he led the 15-seed Oral Roberts on a Cinderella run to the Sweet 16 while averaging well over 25 points per game in the postseason.

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