Illinois Basketball: All-Time Greatest NBA Players

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Illinois Basketball: All-Time Greatest NBA Players
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The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has produced 49 NBA players all-time, but only 10 make our greatest U of I NBA players list. Despite only having two current ex-players that dress for NBA teams, in Deron Williams and Meyers Leonard, expect to see both current and future Illinois players in the league assuming John Groce can continue the success he has already achieved during his short time in Champaign.

Although I am a lifelong Illinois basketball fan and 2012 graduate, I did not have the fortune of seeing many of the players listed here during their time as an Illini, or while in the NBA. Despite that, I've heard enough about each one of these 10 to make what I believe is a solid list of players that formerly wore the orange and blue.

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