70 former Pac-12 student-athletes on NBA opening day rosters
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|
FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES BY PAC-12 TEAMS
FORMER PAC-12 STUDENT-ATHLETES BY NBA TEAMS
|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|
|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|