37 former Pac-12 standouts on 2018 NBA Playoffs rosters
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 has 37 former student-athletes on rosters of teams to qualify for the 2018 NBA Playoffs, which begin Saturday, April 14. The Conference has representation on 13-of-16 Playoff teams and from 11 members.
The Pac-12 started the season with 70 former standouts on NBA opening day rosters, including representation from all 12 members.
In comparing conference totals, the Pac-12 is second only to the ACC, which enters the NBA Playoffs with 42 former student-athletes on postseason rosters. The Pac-12, however, leads the nation in terms of per-member average with 3.1 former student-athletes .
The Pac-12 had a league-record and national-best 14 selections in the 2017 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).
With ARIZONA's Deandre Ayton currently atop several mock boards ahead of the 2018 NBA Draft (June 21, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.), the Pac-12 could have the No. 1 overall picks in consecutive years for the first time in league history.
FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES ON 2018 NBA PLAYOFFS ROSTERS BY CONFERENCE
|Conference||Student-Athletes||Avg. per Membership|
FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES ON NBA PLAYOFFS ROSTERS BY PAC-12 TEAMS
FORMER PAC-12 STUDENT-ATHLETES ON NBA PLAYOFFS ROSTERS
|Boston Celtics||Aron Baynes - WSU; Jaylen Brown - CAL|
|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|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Kevin Love - UCLA|
|Indiana Pacers||Ike Anigbogu - UCLA; Darren Collison - UCLA; TJ Leaf - UCLA; Joe Young - ORE|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Shabazz Muhammad - UCLA; Jason Terry - ARIZ|
|Houston Rockets||Ryan Anderson - CAL; Trevor Ariza - UCLA; James Harden - ASU; Luc Richard Mbah a Moute - UCLA|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Larry Drew II - UCLA; Solomon Hill - ARIZ; Jrue Holiday - UCLA|
|San Antonio Spurs||Kyle Anderson - UCLA; Dejounte Murray - WASH; Derrick White - COLO|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Aaron Brooks - ORE; Taj Gibson - USC|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Josh Huestis - STAN; Andre Roberson - COLO; Russell Westbrook - UCLA|
|Utah Jazz||Alec Burks - COLO|
|Golden State Warriors||Jordan Bell - ORE; Andre Iguodala - ARIZ; Kevon Looney - UCLA; Klay Thompson - WSU; Nick Young - USC|
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