69 former Pac-12 student-athletes on 2022-23 NBA opening day rosters
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 will have 69 former men's basketball student-athletes on NBA opening day rosters entering the 2022-23 season, which tips off 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. Six former Pac-12 standouts signed two-way deals to give the league a total of 63 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 85 on rosters and 73 excluding two-way deals, and the SEC (81/75).
In addition to the former standouts on team rosters, the Pac-12 leads all collegiate leagues with alumni as NBA head coaches with four - Chauncey Billups (Colorado/Trail Blazers), Steve Kerr (Arizona/Warriors), Jason Kidd (California/Mavericks) and Jamahl Mosley (Colorado/Magic).
The Pac-12 saw six players selected in the 2022 NBA Draft, headlined by lottery selection Bennedict Mathurin among three first-round picks.
There have been 78 total Draft selections (44 First Round) in the Pac-12 era, the third-most nationally behind the ACC (105/65) and SEC (94/56).
FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES BY CONFERENCE
(Full & 2-Way)
|Avg. per Membership||Student-Athletes
|Avg. per Membership|
FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES BY PAC-12 TEAMS
FORMER PAC-12 STUDENT-ATHLETES BY NBA TEAMS
|Atlanta Hawks (4)||Aaron Holiday - UCLA; Justin Holiday - WASH; Dejounte Murray - WASH; Onyeka Okongwu - USC|
|Boston Celtics (3)||Jaylen Brown - CAL; Payton Pritchard - ORE; Derrick White - COLO|
|Brooklyn Nets (0)||None|
|Charlotte Hornets (0)||None|
|Chicago Bulls (5)||Lonzo Ball - UCLA; DeMar DeRozan - USC; Zach LaVine - UCLA; Dalen Terry - ARIZ; Nikola Vucevic - USC|
|Cleveland Cavaliers (4)||Kevin Love - UCLA; Robin Lopez - STAN; Evan Mobley - USC; Isaiah Mobley - USC (TW)|
|Dallas Mavericks (5)||Spencer Dinwiddie - COLO; Tyler Dorsey - ORE (TW); Josh Green - ARIZ; Dwight Powell - STAN; McKinley Wright IV - COLO (TW)|
|Denver Nuggets (3)||Aaron Gordon - ARIZ; Zeke Nnaji - ARIZ; Peyton Watson - UCLA|
|Detroit Pistons (2)||Alec Burks - COLO; Isaiah Stewart - WASH|
|Golden State Warriors (3)||Andre Iguodala - ARIZ; Kevon Looney - UCLA; Klay Thompson - WSU|
|Houston Rockets (2)||Josh Christopher - ASU; Kevin Porter Jr. - USC|
|Indiana Pacers (3)||Chris Duarte - ORE; Bennedict Mathurin - ARIZ; T.J. McConnell - ARIZ|
|Los Angeles Clippers (2)||Moses Brown - UCLA (TW); Norman Powell - UCLA|
|Los Angeles Lakers (2)||Troy Brown Jr. - ORE; Russell Westbrook - UCLA|
|Memphis Grizzlies (2)||Dillon Brooks - ORE; Ziaire Williams - STAN|
|Miami Heat (1)||Dewayne Dedmon - USC|
|Milwaukee Bucks (2)||Jrue Holiday - UCLA; Brook Lopez - STAN|
|Minnesota Timberwolves (4)||Kyle Anderson - UCLA; Jaden McDaniels - WASH; Jordan McLaughlin - USC; Jaylen Nowell - WASH|
|New Orleans Pelicans (0)||None|
|New York Knicks (0)||None|
|Oklahoma City Thunder (2)||Luguentz Dort - ASU; Eugene Omoruyi - ORE (TW)|
|Orlando Magic (3)||Bol Bol - ORE; Markelle Fultz - WASH; Terrence Ross - WASH|
|Philadelphia 76ers (3)||James Harden - ASU; De'Anthony Melton - USC; Matisse Thybulle - WASH|
|Phoenix Suns (1)||Deandre Ayton - ARIZ|
|Portland Trailblazers (3)||Drew Eubanks - OSU; Gary Payton II - OSU; Jabari Walker - COLO|
|Sacramento Kings (2)||Chimezie Metu - USC; KZ Okpala - STAN|
|San Antonio Spurs (1)||Jakob Poeltl - UTAH|
|Toronto Raptors (2)||Chris Boucher - ORE; Christian Koloko - ARIZ|
|Utah Jazz (0)||Johnny Juzang - UCLA (TW); Lauri Markkanen - ARIZ|
|Washington Wizards (3)||Taj Gibson - USC; Kyle Kuzma - UTAH; Delon Wright - UTAH|