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NBA Factories: Which Schools Have the Most Players in the League?

Ezra AmacherContributor IIIJanuary 13, 2017

NBA Factories: Which Schools Have the Most Players in the League?

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    March Madness is right around the corner, and shortly after that comes the NBA Draft. Consequently, this a good time to rank the top college basketball programs in terms of how well they produce actual NBA players, not just draft picks.

    This article lists how many current NBA players each university has supplied, with four being the minimum, as well as the names of the players and which team they play for.

    While making the article, I added up the number of NBA players from each of the Big Six conferences and then averaged that amount based off of how many teams are in the conference.

    For example, there are 49 guys in the NBA who attended one of the Big East 16 schools in the conference. So I divided 49 by 16 to come out with an average of approximately 3.1 NBA players per Big East university.

    1. Pac-10: 4.9 players per school

    2. ACC: 4.6 players per school

    3. SEC: 3.4 players per school

    3. Big 12: 3.4 players per school

    5. Big East: 3.1 players per school 

    6. Big Ten: 2.5 players per school

    I hope you find this article insightful.

Alabama: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Alabama:

    Alonzo Gee, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Antonio McDyess, San Antonio Spurs

    Gerald Wallace, Portland Trailblazers

    Mo Williams, Los Angeles Clippers

California: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended California:

    Ryan Anderson, Orlando Magic

    Francisco Elson, Utah Jazz

    Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks

    Sean Marks, Portland Trail Blazers


Florida State: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Florida State:

    Solomon Alabi, Toronto Raptors

    Toney Douglas, New York Knicks

    Al Thornton, Washington Wizards

    Von Wafer, Boston Celtics

Georgetown: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Georgetown:

    Jeff Green, Boston Celtics

    Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers

    Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons

    DaJuan Summers, Detroit Pistons

Maryland: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Maryland:

    Steve Blake, Los Angeles Lakers

    Joe Smith, Los Angeles Lakers

    Greivis Vasquez, Memphis Grizzlies

    Chris Wilcox, Detroit Pistons

Notre Dame: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Notre Dame:

    Matt Carroll, Charlotte Bobcats

    Luke Harangody, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Troy Murphy, Golden State Warriors

    Chris Quinn, San Antonio Spurs

Oklahoma State: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Oklahoma State:

    Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies

    James Anderson, San Antonio Spurs

    Joey Graham, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Stephen Graham, New Jersey Nets

UNLV: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended UNLV:

    Louis Amundson, Golden State Warriors

    Joel Anthony, Miami Heat

    Marcus Banks, New Orleans Hornets

    Shawn Marion, Dallas Mavericks

Villanova: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Villanova:

    Malik Allen, Orlando Magic

    Dante Cunningham, Charlotte Bobcats

    Randy Foye, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kyle Lowry, Houston Rockets

Xavier: 4

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Xavier:

    Derrick Brown, Charlotte Bobcats

    Jordan Crawford, Washington Wizards

    James Posey, Indiana Pacers

    David West, New Orleans Hornets

Michigan State: 5

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Michigan State:

    Charlie Bell, Golden State Warriors

    Shannon Brown, Los Angeles Lakers

    Morris Peterson, Charlotte Bobcats

    Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jason Richardson, Orlando Magic

Stanford: 5

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Stanford:

    Josh Childress, Phoenix Suns

    Jason Collins, Atlanta Hawks

    Landry Fields, New York Knicks

    Brook Lopez, New Jersey Nets

    Robin Lopez, Phoenix Suns

USC: 5

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended USC:

    DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors

    Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls

    O.J. Mayo, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brain Scalabrine, Chicago Bulls

    Nick Young, Washington Wizards

Washington: 5

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Washington:

    Jon Brockman, Milwaukee Bucks

    Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia 76ers

    Quincy Pondexter, New Orleans Hornets

    Nate Robinson, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers

LSU: 6

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended LSU:

    Brandon Bass, Orlando Magic

    Glen Davis, Boston Celtics

    Chris Johnson, Boston Celtics

    Shaquille O'Neal, Boston Celtics

    Tyrus Thomas, Charlotte Bobcats

    Marcus Thornton, Sacramento Kings

Syracuse: 6

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Syracuse:

    Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

    Jonny Flynn, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Donte Greene, Sacramento Kings

    Andy Rautins, New York Knicks

    Etan Thomas, Atlanta Hawks

    Hakim Warrick, Phoenix Suns

Georgia Tech: 7

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Georgia Tech:

    Chris Bosh, Miami Heat

    Will Bynum, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz

    Jarrett Jack, New Orleans Hornets

    Gani Lawal, Phoenix Suns

    Anthony Morrow, New Jersey Nets

    Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia 76ers

Memphis: 7

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Memphis:

    Rodney Carney, Memphis Grizzlies

    Joey Dorsey, Toronto Raptors

    Tyreke Evans, Sacramento Kings

    Chris Douglas-Roberts, Milwaukee Bucks

    Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

    Elliot Williams, Portland Trail Blazers

    Shawne Williams, New York Knicks

Ohio State: 7

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Ohio State:

    Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies

    Daequan Cook, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Kosta Koufos, Denver Nuggets

    Byron Mullens, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers

    Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks

    Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers

Wake Forest: 8

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Wake Forest:

    Al-Farouq Aminu, Los Angeles Clippers

    Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

    Josh Howard, Washington Wizards

    James Johnson, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets

    Ishmael Smith, Memphis Grizzlies

    Darius Songaila, Philadelphia 76ers

    Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks

Florida: 9

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Florida:

    Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs

    Corey Brewer, New York Knicks

    Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

    Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks

    David Lee, Golden State Warriors

    Mike Miller, Miami Heat

    Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

    Marreese Speights, Philadelphia 76ers

    Jason Williams, Memphis Grizzlies

Connecticut: 10

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Connecticut:

    Ray Allen, Boston Celtics

    Hilton Armstrong, Atlanta Hawks

    Caron Butler, Dallas Mavericks

    Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ben Gordon, Detroit Pistons

    Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons

    Emeka Okafor, New Orleans Hornets

    A.J. Price, Indian Pacers

    Hasheem Thabeet, Houston Rockets

    Charlie Villanueva, Detroit Pistons

North Carolina: 10

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended North Carolina:

    Vince Carter, Phoenix Suns

    Ed Davis, Toronto Raptors

    Wayne Ellington, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Raymond Felton, Denver Nuggets

    Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers

    Brendan Haywood, Dallas Mavericks

    Antawn Jamison, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets

    Marvin Williams, Atlanta Hawks

    Brandan Wright, New Jersey Nets

Texas: 10

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Texas:

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers

    D.J. Augustin, Charlotte Bobcats

    Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics

    Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Maurice Evans, Washington Wizards

    T.J. Ford, Indiana Pacers

    Daniel Gibson, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Royal Ivey, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Damion James, New Jersey Nets

    Dexter Pittman, Miami Heat

Arizona: 11

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Arizona:

    Gilbert Arenas, Orlando Magic

    Jerryd Bayless, Toronto Raptors

    Mike Bibby, Washington Wizards

    Chase Budinger, Houston Rockets

    Channing Fyre, Phoenix Suns

    Jordan Hill, Houston Rockets

    Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers

    Richard Jefferson, San Antonio Spurs

    Mustafa Shakur, Washington Wizards

    Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks

    Luke Walton, Los Angeles Lakers

Kansas: 12

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Kansas:

    Cole Aldrich, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Darrell Arthur, Memphis Grizzlies

    Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat

    Sherron Collins, Charlotte Bobcats

    Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Bucks

    Xavier Henry, Memphis Grizzlies

    Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Hawks

    Darnell Jackson, Sacramento Kings

    Brandon Rush, Indiana Pacers

    Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

    Julian Wright, Toronto Raptors

Duke: 13

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Duke:

    Shane Battier, Memphis Grizzlies

    Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls

    Elton Brand, Philadelphia 76ers

    Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls

    Chris Duhon, Orlando Magic

    Mike Dunleavy, Indiana Pacers

    Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Bobcats

    Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns

    Dahntay Jones, Indiana Pacers

    Correy Maggette, Milwaukee Bucks

    Josh McRoberts, Indiana Pacers

    J.J. Reddick, Orlando Magic

    Shelden Williams, New York Knicks

Kentucky: 13

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended Kentucky:

    Kelenna Azubuike, New York Knicks

    Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers

    Keith Bogans, Chicago Bulls

    DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings

    Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets

    Jamaal Magloire, Miami Heat

    Jodie Meeks, Philadelphia 76ers

    Nazr Mohammed, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Daniel Orton, Orlando Magic

    Patrick Patterson, Houston Rockets

    Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons

    Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

    John Wall, Washington Wizards

UCLA: 14

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    Current NBA Players Who Attended UCLA:

    Arron Afflalo, Denver Nuggets

    Trevor Ariza, New Orleans Hornets

    Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Lakers

    Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers

    Baron Davis, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jordan Farmar, New Jersey Nets

    Dan Gadzuric, New Jersey Nets

    Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers

    Ryan Hollins, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jason Kapono, Philadelphia 76ers

    Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee Bucks

    Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Earl Watson, Utah Jazz

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