60 former Pac-12 student-athletes on 2020-21 NBA opening day rosters
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 had 60 former men's basketball student-athletes on NBA opening day rosters entering the 2020-21 season, which tipped on Tuesday. The Conference is represented by each of its 12 members and on 26-of-30 NBA franchises.
The 60 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. Four former Pac-12 standouts signed two-way deals to give the league a total of 56 former student-athletes on full contract.
In comparing conference totals, the Pac-12 is third only to the ACC, which entered the NBA season with a total of 84 on rosters and 78 excluding two-way deals, and the SEC (78/68).
Pac-12 programs amassed 10 selections in the 2020 NBA Draft, reaching double-digit picks for the second time in the past four years and just the fourth time in league history. Included among the Pac-12's 10 selections were six First Round picks, which tied for the most of any league (SEC - 6) and were tied for the second-most of the modern Draft era (since 1989) for the Conference (7 - 2008; 6 - 2009, 2014, 2017, 2020).
The league's 10 overall selections marked just the fourth time the Conference reached double-figure picks in a single Draft (14 - 2017; 12 - 2008; 11 - 2001).
Over the course of the last four years (2017-20), the Pac-12 has amassed 37 Draft selections, the second-most of any league in the country trailing only the 15-team ACC (45).
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
|Atlanta Hawks||Solomon Hill - ARIZ; Onyeka Okongwu - USC|
|Boston Celtics||Jaylen Brown - CAL; Payton Pritchard - ORE|
|Brooklyn Nets||Spencer Dinwiddie - COLO|
|Chicago Bulls||Lauri Markkanen - ARIZ; Zach LaVine - UCLA|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Kevin Love - UCLA; Kevin Porter - USC|
|Dallas Mavericks||Josh Green - ARIZ; Tyler Bey - COLO (TW); Dwight Powell - STAN; Tyrell Terry - STAN|
|Denver Nuggets||Zeke Nnaji - ARIZ; Bol Bol - ORE|
|Detroit Pistons||Delon Wright - UTAH; Isaiah Stewart - WASH|
|Golden State Warriors||Nico Mannion - ARIZ (TW); Kevon Looney - UCLA; Marquese Chriss - WASH; Klay Thompson - WSU|
|Houston Rockets||James Harden - ASU|
|Indiana Pacers||Aaron Holiday - UCLA; Justin Holiday - WASH; T.J. McConnell - ARIZ|
|Los Angeles Clippers||None|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Kyle Kuzma - UTAH|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Dillon Brooks - ORE; Kyle Anderson - UCLA; De'Anthony Melton - USC|
|Miami Heat||Andre Iguodala - ARIZ; KZ Okpala - STAN|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Brook Lopez - STAN; Jrue Holiday - UCLA|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Jordan McLaughlin - USC (TW); Jaden McDaniels - WASH; Jaylen Nowell - WASH|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Lonzo Ball - UCLA|
|New York Knicks||Alec Burks - COLO|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Luguentz Dort - ASU; Trevor Ariza - UCLA; Moses Brown - UCLA (TW)|
|Orlando Magic||Aaron Gordon - ARIZ; Nikola Vucevic - USC; Markelle Fultz - WASH; Terrence Ross - WASH|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Matisse Thybulle - WASH|
|Phoenix Suns||Deandre Ayton - ARIZ|
|Portland Trailblazers||CJ Elleby - WSU|
|San Antonio Spurs||Derrick White - COLO; Drew Eubanks - OSU; DeMar DeRozan - USC; Jakob Poeltl - UTAH; Dejounte Murray - WASH|
|Toronto Raptors||Stanley Johnson - ARIZ; Chris Boucher - ORE; Norman Powell - UCLA; Aron Baynes - WSU|
|Washington Wizards||Troy Brown - ORE; Robin Lopez - STAN; Russell Westbrook - UCLA|