The argument over which is the best basketball school in the nation may never be decided, but an interesting study has been performed to determine which has had the best talent.
A recent Wall Street Journal study listed how much money each school in America’s alumni have earned in the NBA since 1985. The year was chosen because 1985 marked the expansion of the NCAA tournament to 64 teams.
In the study, every player who entered the NBA during or after 1985 was included, so missing would be likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
The list produced some predictable results, but a few surprises from non-major conferences made their way in.
Notable omissions include Ohio State, Illinois, Texas, Notre Dame and Indiana.
Coming in dead last at No. 269 was the Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen, with Andy Panko earning $5,000 for his one minute of play in 2001, just in case you were wondering.
With that out of the way, on with the top 25.