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

Oct 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 had 69 former men's basketball student-athletes on NBA opening day rosters entering the 2018-19 season, which tipped on Tuesday. The Conference is represented by each of its 12 members and on 26-of-30 NBA franchises.

The 69 former standouts are a reflection of the NBA's 17-player roster limit, which includes up to two 2-way contracts that allow flexibility between a franchise's parent and G-League affiliate. Eight former Pac-12 standouts signed two-way deals to give the league a total of 61 former student-athletes on full contract.

In comparing conference totals, the Pac-12 is second only to the ACC, which entered the NBA season with a total of 83 on rosters and 76 excluding two-way deals. The Pac-12 (5.8 per member on full contract, 5.08 per member excluding two-way deals) is ahead of the ACC (5.5, 5.07) in terms of per-member average.

The Pac-12 had seven selections in the latest NBA Draft, including the No. 1 overall selection for the second straight year (Deandre Ayton - ARIZ; Markelle Fultz - WASH) to go along with the past two league MVPs (James Harden - ASU; Russell Westbrook - UCLA). The seven selections coupled with the 14 picks from the 2017 NBA Draft matched the league’s two-year record total of 21 set in 2008-09. Over the past six Drafts, the Pac-12 has amassed 49 picks overall and 26 first-round selections, totals which rank second nationally behind the 15-team ACC (62, 36).


  Conference Student-Athletes (Full & 2-Way) Avg. per Membership Student-Athletes (Full only) Avg. per Membership
1. ACC 83 5.5 76 5.07
2. Pac-12 69 5.8 61 5.08
3. SEC 57 4.1 49 3.5
4. Big 12 37 3.7 33 3.3
5. Big Ten 36 2.6 34 2.4
6. Big East 31 3.1 26 2.6


  Team Student-Athletes
1. UCLA 17
2. Arizona 12
3. Washington 8
T4. California 6
T4. USC 6
T6. Colorado 5
T6. Oregon 5
T8. Stanford 3
T8. Utah 3
10. Washington State 2
T11. Arizona State 1
T11. Oregon State 1


Team Former Student-Athletes
Atlanta Hawks Dewayne Dedmon - USC; Tyler Dorsey - ORE
Boston Celtics Aron Baynes - WSU; Jabari Bird - CAL; Jaylen Brown - CAL
Brooklyn Nets Allen Crabbe - CAL; Spencer Dinwiddie - COLO; Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, ARIZ
Charlotte Hornets None
Chicago Bulls Justin Holiday - WASH; Zach LaVine - UCLA; Robin Lopez - STAN; Lauri Markkanen - ARIZ; Rawle Alkins - ARIZ (TW)
Cleveland Cavaliers Channing Frye - ARIZ; Kevin Love - UCLA
Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell - STAN
Denver Nuggets Isaiah Thomas - WASH; Thomas Welsh - UCLA (TW)
Detroit Pistons Stanley Johnson - ARIZ
Golden State Warriors Jordan Bell - ORE; Andre Iguodala - ARIZ; Kevon Looney - UCLA; Klay Thompson - WSU
Houston Rockets Marquese Chriss - WASH; James Harden - ASU
Indiana Pacers Ike Anigbogu - UCLA; Darren Collison - UCLA; Aaron Holiday - UCLA; TJ Leaf - UCLA; CJ Wilcox - WASH (TW)
Los Angeles Clippers Luc Richard Mbah a Moute - UCLA; Tyrone Wallace - CAL
Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball - UCLA; Kyle Kuzma - UTAH; Travis Wear - UCLA (TW)
Memphis Grizzlies Kyle Anderson - UCLA; Dillon Brooks - ORE; Ivan Rabb - CAL
Miami Heat None
Milwaukee Bucks Brook Lopez - STAN
Minnesota Timberwolves Taj Gibson - USC
New Orleans Pelicans Solomon Hill - ARIZ; Jrue Holiday - UCLA
New York Knicks Allonzo Trier - ARIZ (TW)
Oklahoma City Thunder Andre Roberson - COLO; Russell Westbrook - UCLA
Orlando Magic Aaron Gordon - ARIZ; Terrence Ross - WASH; Nikola Vucevic - USC
Philadelphia 76ers Jerryd Bayless - ARIZ; Jonah Bolden - UCLA; Markelle Fultz - WASH; T.J. McConnell - ARIZ
Phoenix Suns Ryan Anderson - CAL; Trevor Ariza - UCLA; Deandre Ayton - ARIZ; De'Anthony Melton - USC; George King - COLO (TW)
Portland Trailblazers None
Sacramento Kings None
San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan - USC; Chimezie Metu - USC; Dejounte Murray - WASH; Jakob Poeltl - UTAH; Quincy Pondexter - WASH; Derrick White - COLO; Drew Eubanks - OSU (TW)
Toronto Raptors Norman Powell - UCLA; Delon Wright - UTAH; Chris Boucher - ORE (TW)
Utah Jazz Alec Burks - COLO
Washington Wizards Troy Brown - ORE