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Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Breakdown of Each Schools Most Recent Top Picks in the NBA Draft


This is an excellent look at which schools have sent the most 1st rounders in the past 7 years. http://yahoosports.com

Andrew Skwara
Rivals.com College Basketball Staff Writer


» BY THE NUMBERS: NBA Draft picks by school, 2000-2007
Only one conference has had each of its teams produce at least one NBA draft pick this decade – but it's probably not the one you are thinking of.
The football-crazed SEC holds that unique distinction, and it's not as if half the league is just reaching the minimum requirement. Ten of the 12 SEC schools have produced multiple picks since 2000.
Russell Westbrook is expected to be added to the list of first-round picks from the Pac-10.
Rivals.com looked at each draft this decade and where the prospects played in college. While we found that the NBA-caliber talent in the SEC is particularly widespread, we also found that it isn't particularly abundant.
The Big East has combined for 56 draft picks over the time span, the most of any of the "Big Six" conferences. The SEC has 38, which is fourth, behind the ACC (52) and Pac-10 (47) but ahead of the Big Ten (36) and the Big 12 (33). The Big East has a significant advantage in that it expanded to 16 teams three years ago. For the purpose of this exercise, a school's current conference affiliation is what matters.
The "Big Six" league with the highest average of picks per school is the Pac-10, with an average of 4.7 per its 10 schools.
Only 19 (40 percent) of those were first-round picks. The ACC has produced 30 first-round picks, which makes up 64 percent of its 52 picks, the highest percentage among the "Big Six." The Big 12 is second with 20 of its 33 (60 percent) being first-rounders.
Duke's 12 picks are the most of any school this decade. UCLA has 10 picks and will add at least two more Thursday night. UCLA sophomore Russell Westbrook and freshman Kevin Love almost assuredly will be taken among the top 20 picks. Junior Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is not considered a first-round pick but could go in the second.
Duke has one player eligible for the draft, DeMarcus Nelson, and he isn't expected to be drafted.
Connecticut has produced the most first-round picks – eight – of any school this decade. The Huskies tied a record with four first-rounders (Rudy Gay, Hilton Armstrong, Marcus Williams and Josh Boone) in the 2006 draft.
The non-"Big Six" school with the most draftees is Fresno State with five, which is more than 33 "Big Six" schools, including Kentucky (four), Indiana (four), Arkansas (two) and Louisville (two).
Ten "Big Six" schools haven't had a player drafted this decade: Baylor, Clemson, Kansas State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon State, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Washington State and West Virginia. That list promises to shrink soon. Kansas State's Michael Beasley, Rivals.com's 2007-08 national player of the year, is expected to go No. 1 or No. 2 during Thursday's draft. Beasley will be the first Wildcat drafted since Steve Henson in 1990. West Virginia's Joe Alexander is projected as a first-rounder as well. He would be the first Mountaineer drafted since Gordon Malone in 1997.
There have been nearly as many international players drafted (106) than the combined picks produced from the Big 12, Big Ten and the SEC (107).
I would have to go with the ACC that has sent the most and they seem to last in the NBA for awhile.
BREAKDOWN OF NBA DRAFT PICKS SINCE 2000
ACC
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Duke 12 7 (Shelden Williams, 2006**)
North Carolina 9 7 (Brandan Wright, 2007)
Georgia Tech 6 5 (Thaddeus Young, 2007**)
Maryland 6 2 (Chris Wilcox, 2002)
Boston College 4 3 (Sean Williams, 2007**)
Wake Forest 4 2 (Chris Paul, 2005)
Florida State 4 1 (Al Thornton, 2007)
Miami 3 1 (John Salmons, 2002)
N.C. State 2 2 (Cedric Simmons, 2006)
Virginia 2 0 (Cory Alexander, 1995)
Clemson 0 0 (Sharone Wright, 1994)
Virginia Tech 0 0 (Dell Curry, 1986)
TOTAL 52 30 (Brandan Wright, 2007)
ATLANTIC 10
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Xavier 3 1 (David West, 2003)
St. Joseph's 2 2 (Jameer Nelson, 2004**)
Temple 2 1 (Mardy Collins, 2006)
Charlotte 1 1 (Rodney White, 2001)
George Washington 1 0 None
La Salle 1 0 None
Massachusetts 1 0 None
St. Louis 1 0 None
TOTAL 12 5 (Mardy Collins, 2006)
BIG EAST
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Connecticut 11 8 ( Rudy Gay, 2006**)
Cincinnati 7 3 (Jason Maxiell, 2005)
Syracuse 6 3 (Carmelo Anthony, 2005**)
DePaul 5 3 (Wilson Chandler, 2007)
Villanova 3 3 (Randy Foye, 2006**)
Georgetown 3 2 (Jeff Green, 2007)
Marquette 3 1 (Dwyane Wade, 2003)
St. John's 3 1 (Erick Barkley, 2000)
Providence 3 0 (Austin Croshere, 1997)
Louisville 2 2 (Francisco Garcia, 2005)
Notre Dame 2 2 (Ryan Humphrey, 2002)
Seton Hall 2 2 (Eddie Griffin, 2002)
Pittsburgh 2 0 (Vonteego Cummings, 1999)
Rutgers 1 1 (Quincy Douby, 2006)
South Florida 1 0 None
West Virginia 0 0 (Ron Williams, 1968)
Total 54 31 (Wilson Chandler, 2007)
BIG SKY
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Eastern Washington 1 1 (Rodney Stuckey, 2007)
BIG TEN
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Michigan State 9 4 (Shannon Brown, 2006**)
Illinois 7 4 (Deron Williams, 2006)
Ohio State 6 3 (Greg Oden, 2007**)
Indiana 4 2 (Jared Jeffries, 2002)
Minnesota 3 2 (Kris Humphries, 2004)
Wisconsin 2 2 (Alando Tucker, 2007)
Michigan 2 1 (Jamal Crawford, 2000)
Purdue 2 0 (Glenn Robinson, 1999)
Iowa 1 0 (Ricky Davis, 1998)
Northwestern 0 0 None
Penn State 0 0 None
Total 36 18 (Greg Oden, 2007)
BIG 12
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Texas 9 4 (Kevin Durant, 2007)
Kansas 6 5 (Julian Wright, 2007)
Missouri 4 3 (Linas Kleiza, 2005)
Oklahoma State 4 3 (Joey Graham, 2005)
Iowa State 4 2 (Jamaal Tinsley, 2001)
Texas A&M 2 2 (Acie Law IV, 2007)
Colorado 2 1 (David Harrison, 2004)
Texas Tech 1 0 (Tony Battie, 1997)
Oklahoma 1 0 (Stacey King, 1989)
Baylor 0 0 (Brian Skinner, 1998)
Kansas State 0 0 (Mitch Richmond, 1988)
Nebraska 0 0 (Tyronn Lue, )
Total 33 20 (Kevin Durant, 2007)
BIG WEST
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Cal-St. Fullerton 1 0 None
COLONIAL
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Hofstra 1 0 None
CONFERENCE USA
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Memphis 4 3 (Rodney Carney, 2006**)
Rice 1 1 (Morris Almond, 2007)
SMU 1 1 (Jeryl Sasser, 2001)
Houston 1 0 None
Marshall 1 0 None
HORIZON
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Detroit Mercy 1 0 None
METRO ATLANTIC
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Manhattan 1 0 None
Marist 1 0 None
Ohio 1 0 None
MID-AMERICAN
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Central Michigan 1 1 (Chris Kaman, 2003)
MISSOURI VALLEY
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Bradley 1 1 (Patrick O'Bryant, 2006)
Creighton 1 0 None
MOUNTAIN WEST
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

BYU 2 1 (Rafael Araujo, 2004)
Colorado State 1 1 (Jason Smith, 2007)
New Mexico 1 1 (Danny Granger, 2005)
San Diego State 1 0 None
UNLV 1 1 (Marcus Banks, 2003)
Utah 2 1 (Andrew Bogut, 2005)
NORTHEAST
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Central Conn. State 1 0 None
OHIO VALLEY
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Austin Peay 1 0 None
Eastern Illinois 1 0 None
Morehead State 1 0 None
PAC-10
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Arizona 10 3 (Channing Frye, 2005)
UCLA 10 3 (Arron Afflalo, 2007)
Stanford 6 4 (Josh Childress, 2004)
Oregon 5 4 (Aaron Brooks, 2007)
USC 5 1 (Nick Young, 2007)
Washington 4 3 (Spencer Hawes, 2007)
Cal 4 0 (Ed Gray, 1997)
Arizona State 3 1 (Ike Diogu, 2005)
Oregon State 0 0 (Corey Benjamin, 1996)
Washington State 0 0 (Don Collins, 1980)
Total 47 19 (Spencer Hawes, 2007)
SEC
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick

Florida 9 5 (Al Horford, 2007**)
LSU 5 2 (Tyrus Thomas, 2006)
Alabama 4 1 (Gerald Wallace, 2001)
Kentucky 4 3 (Rajon Rondo, 2006)
Auburn 3 1 (Mamadou N'Diaye, 2000)
Vanderbilt 3 0 (Will Perdue, 1988)
Mississippi State 3 0 (Erick Dampier, 1996)
Arkansas 2 2 (Ronnie Brewer, 2006)
Georgia 2 1 (Jarvis Hayes, 2003)
Tennessee 2 1 (Marcus Haislip, 2002)
South Carolina 1 1 (Renaldo Balkman, 2006)
Ole Miss 1 0 (Gerald Glass, 1990)
Total 38 16 (Al Horford, 2007)
SOUTHERN
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Western Carolina 1 1 (Kevin Martin, 2004)
SUN BELT
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Arkansas State 1 0 None
La.-Lafayette 1 0 None
La.-Monroe 1 0 None
WEST COAST
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Gonzaga 4 2 (Adam Morrison, 2006)
Pepperdine 1 1 (Brandon Armstrong, 2001)
WESTERN ATHLETIC
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Fresno State 5 3 (Melvin Ely, 2002)
Nevada 3 1 (Kirk Snyder, 2004)
Louisiana Tech 1 0 None
Idaho 1 0 None
INDEPENDENTS
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
N.C. Central 1 0 None
NAIA/DIVISION II
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
Walsh University 1 0 None
North Dakota 1 0 None
OTHER
School Picks First-round picks Most recent first-round pick
International 106 43 (Yi Jianlian, China, 2007**)
High School 32 23 None
JUCO 5 2 None
**—Highest of multiple first-round selections

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