The NBA has seen many young players establish themselves as stars in the past few years. Some of these guys were relatively unknown heading into their NBA career.
When you watch professional basketball, many of the players come from the big-time schools seen on playing on television on a daily basis. Teams like North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky all produce a lot of NBA players.
One thing people don’t notice is the number of stars coming from mid-major schools. Some of the top players in the game today came from smaller schools and were not graced with the praise someone like Carmelo Anthony or John Wall received when they entered the NBA.
The mid-majors deserve credit for some of the stars they have produced, so here is the 10-man mid-major all-star team.
- Must have attended a mid-major school
- Schools must be outside of the major six conferences (American, ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC)
- Schools must have been a mid-major while player attended; for example, Roy Hibbert cannot make the team, although Georgetown is now outside of the major six conferences.
- College must still be outside of major six conferences (i.e. Memphis does not count as mid-major).
All statistics in this article are via Basketball-Reference.com.