70 former Pac-12 student-athletes on NBA opening day rosters

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 has 70 former student-athletes on NBA opening day rosters entering the 2017-18 season, which tips on Tuesday. The Conference has representation from each of its 12 members and on 25-of-30 NBA franchises.

The 70 former standouts is a reflection of the NBA's new 17-player roster limit, which includes up to two 2-way contracts that allow flexibility between a franchise's parent and G-League affiliate. Six former Pac-12 standouts have signed two-way deals to give the league a total of 64 former student-athletes on full contract.

That total is up from the 56 on full contract entering 2016-17, 62 in both 2015-16 and 2014-15, and 51 in 2013-14.

In comparing conference totals, the Pac-12 is second only to the ACC, which enters the NBA season with 90 on full contract and 80 excluding two-way deals. The Pac-12 (5.8 per member on full contract, 5.3 per member excluding two-way deals) is also second only to the ACC (6.0, 5.3) in terms of per-member average.

The Pac-12 had a league-record and national-best 14 selections in the latest NBA Draft, including six in the first round highlighted by the No. 1 and No. 2 overall selections and three lottery picks. Over the last five NBA Drafts (2013-17), the Pac-12 has produced 42 picks overall and 23 first-round selections, totals that are second only to the ACC (52, 30).

FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES BY CONFERENCE

  Conference Student-Athletes (Full & 2-Way) Avg. per Membership Student-Athletes (Full only) Avg. per Membership
1. ACC 90 6.0 80 5.3
2. Pac-12 70 5.8 64 5.3
3. SEC 56 4.2 53 3.8
4. Big 12 41 4.1 38 3.8
5. Big Ten 39 2.8 36 2.6
6. Big East 29 2.9 23 2.3

FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES BY PAC-12 TEAMS

  Team Student-Athletes
1. UCLA 15
2. Arizona 13
3. Washington 8
4. Oregon 6
T5. California 5
T5. Stanford 5
T5. USC 5
T8. Colorado 4
T8. Utah 4
T10. Arizona State 2
T10. Washington State 2
12. Oregon State 1

FORMER PAC-12 STUDENT-ATHLETES BY NBA TEAMS

Team Former Student-Athletes
Boston Celtics Kadeem Allen - ARIZ; Aron Baynes - WSU; Jabari Bird - CAL; Jaylen Brown - CAL
Brooklyn Nets Allen Crabbe - CAL; Spencer Dinwiddie - COLO; Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, ARIZ
New York Knicks None
Philadelphia 76ers Jerryd Bayless - ARIZ; Markelle Fultz - WASH; T.J. McConnell - ARIZ
Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan - USC; Jakob Poeltl - UTAH; Norman Powell - UCLA; Delon Wright - UTAH
Chicago Bulls Justin Holiday - WASH; Zach LaVine - UCLA; Robin Lopez - STAN; Lauri Markkanen - ARIZ; Quincy Pondexter - WASH
Cleveland Cavaliers Channing Frye - ARIZ; Kevin Love - UCLA; Isaiah Thomas - WASH
Detroit Pistons Stanley Johnson - ARIZ; Eric Moreland - OSU
Indiana Pacers Ike Anigbogu - UCLA; Darren Collison - UCLA; TJ Leaf - UCLA; Joe Young - ORE
Milwaukee Bucks Jason Terry - ARIZ
Atlanta Hawks Dewayne Dedmon - USC; Tyler Dorsey - ORE
Charlotte Hornets None
Miami Heat None
Orlando Magic Arron Afflalo - UCLA; Aaron Gordon - ARIZ; Terrence Ross - WASH; Nikola Vucevic - USC
Washington Wizards Carrick Felix - ASU
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell - STAN
Houston Rockets Ryan Anderson - CAL; Trevor Ariza - UCLA; James Harden - ASU; Luc Richard Mbah a Moute - UCLA
Memphis Grizzlies Dillon Brooks - ORE; Ivan Rabb - CAL; Kobi Simmons - ARIZ
New Orleans Pelicans Solomon Hill - ARIZ; Jrue Holiday - UCLA
San Antonio Spurs Kyle Anderson - UCLA; Dejounte Murray - WASH; Derrick White - COLO
Denver Nuggets Richard Jefferson - ARIZ
Minnesota Timberwolves Aaron Brooks - ORE; Anthony Brown - STAN; Taj Gibson - USC; Shabazz Muhammad - UCLA
Oklahoma City Thunder Josh Huestis - STAN; Andre Roberson - COLO; Russell Westbrook - UCLA
Portland Trailblazers C.J. Wilcox - WASH
Utah Jazz Alec Burks - COLO
Golden State Warriors Jordan Bell - ORE; Chris Boucher - ORE; Andre Iguodala - ARIZ; Kevon Looney - UCLA; Klay Thompson - WSU; Nick Young - USC
Los Angeles Clippers None
Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball - UCLA; Andrew Bogut - UTAH; Kyle Kuzma - UTAH; Brook Lopez - STAN
Phoenix Suns Marquese Chriss - WASH
Sacramento Kings None

 

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