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Philadukie
02-08-2013, 09:06 PM
Watching Heat/Clippers game and began wondering how many current NBA players, like Chalmers and Battier, have both an NCAA title and an NBA title? Anyone know the list? Can't be too many -- seems like rarified company. Nice that a Duke guy is on the list.

freshmanjs
02-08-2013, 09:18 PM
Watching Heat/Clippers game and began wondering how many current NBA players, like Chalmers and Battier, have both an NCAA title and an NBA title? Anyone know the list? Can't be too many -- seems like rarified company. Nice that a Duke guy is on the list.

interesting question. magic, kareem, walton, jordan, isiah, worthy, antoine walker, rip hamilton, and udonis haslem jump to mind.

CDu
02-08-2013, 09:30 PM
Unintentional double post

CDu
02-08-2013, 09:31 PM
interesting question. magic, kareem, walton, jordan, isiah, worthy, antoine walker, rip hamilton, and udonis haslem jump to mind.

Nazr Mohammad also on the list.

basket1544
02-08-2013, 09:35 PM
There's more of them than I thought. In fact according to this: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-06-21/NBA-finals-2012-Miami-Heat-OKC-Thunder-Mario-Chalmers-kansas-Shane-Battier-duke 44 of the 62 NBA championship teams have at least one NCAA champion on their team.
The harder question is how many have the trifecta: NCAA ring, NBA championship and Olympic gold medal?

Philadukie
02-08-2013, 09:59 PM
There's more of them than I thought. In fact according to this: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-06-21/NBA-finals-2012-Miami-Heat-OKC-Thunder-Mario-Chalmers-kansas-Shane-Battier-duke 44 of the 62 NBA championship teams have at least one NCAA champion on their team.
The harder question is how many have the trifecta: NCAA ring, NBA championship and Olympic gold medal?

Thanks, that's interesting. I'm curious how many currently active NBA players also have an NCAA title. Can't imagine that it's more than 10, maybe? Anyone have the list?

1 24 90
02-08-2013, 11:00 PM
interesting question. magic, kareem, walton, jordan, isiah, worthy, antoine walker, rip hamilton, and udonis haslem jump to mind.

Udonis Haslem? Florida lost to Michigan State in the 2000 title game.

El_Diablo
02-08-2013, 11:30 PM
Thanks, that's interesting. I'm curious how many currently active NBA players also have an NCAA title. Can't imagine that it's more than 10, maybe? Anyone have the list?

It's way more than 10. Off the top of my head:

Davis
Kidd-Gilchrist
T. Jones
Teague
Lamb
Walker
Thomas
Singler
Smith
Plumlee
Zeller
Hansbrough
Ed Davis
Lawson
Chalmers
Horford
Noah
Brewer
Okafor
Felton
Marvin Williams
Carmelo Anthony
Blake
Battier
Boozer
Dunleavy
Duhon
Richardson
Grant Hill

Some of these may not be active right now, but I am sure that I am missing many others.

bedeviled
02-08-2013, 11:49 PM
NCAA Champion & NBA Champion
I compiled a list from various sources. I don't know if they are all correct or if all parties are listed.


Jason Terry (Arizona/Dallas)
Corliss Williamson (Arkansas/Detroit)
Ron Bonham (Cincinnati/Boston)
Shane Battier (Duke/Miami)
Corey Brewer (Florida/Dallas)
Bob Cousy (Holy Cross/Boston)
Quinn Buckner (Indiana/Boston)
Isiah Thomas (Indiana/Detroit)
Mario Chalmers (Kansas/Miami)
Clyde Lovellette (Kansas/Minneapolis & Boston)
Derek Anderson (Kentucky/Miami)
Cliff Hagan (Kentucky/St.Louis)
Nazr Mohamed (Kentucky/San Antonio)
Frank Ramsey (Kentucky/Boston)
Lou Tsioropoulos (Kentucky/Boston)
Antoine Walker (Kentucky/Miami)
Tom Gola (La Salle/Philadephia)
Rodney McCray (Louisville/Chicago)
Billy Thompson (Louisville/Lakers)
Milt Wagner (Louisville/Lakers)
Alfred Lee (Marquette/Lakers)
Glen Rice (Michigan/Lakers)
Magic Johnson (MSU/Lakers)
John Havlicek (OSU/Boston)
Jerry Lucas (OSU/Knicks)
Larry Siegfried (OSU/Boston)
KC Jones (San Francisco/Boston)
Bill Russell (San Francisco/Boston)
Henry Bibby (UCLA/Knicks)
Lew Alcindor / Kareem (UCLA/Lakers & Milwaukee)
Lucius Allen (UCLA/Milwaukee)
Keith Erickson (UCLA/Lakers)
Gail Goodrich (UCLA/Lakers)
Bill Walton (UCLA/Portland)
Jamaal Wilkes (UCLA/Lakers & Golden State)
Rip Hamilton (UConn/Detroit)
Michael Jordan (UNC/Chicago)
James Worthy (UNC/Lakers)
Arnie Ferrin (Utah/Minneapolis)
Other interesting gleaned info:
NCAA Champion + NBA Champion + NBA Champion (coach) = KC Jones (also won Olympic gold -see below)
NCAA Champion + NIT Champion + NBA Champion = Tom Gola
NCAA Champion + NBA Champion + Olympic Gold = Quinn Buckner, Clyde Lovellette, Magic Johnson, Jerry Lucas, KC Jones, Bill Russell, Rip Hamilton, Michael Jordan
HS State Champion + NCAA Champion + NBA Champion + Olympic Gold = Quinn Buckner, Magic Johnson, Jerry Lucas

Philadukie
02-09-2013, 12:12 AM
It's way more than 10. Off the top of my head:

Davis
Kidd-Gilchrist
T. Jones
Teague
Lamb
Walker
Thomas
Singler
Smith
Plumlee
Zeller
Hansbrough
Ed Davis
Lawson
Chalmers
Horford
Noah
Brewer
Okafor
Felton
Marvin Williams
Carmelo Anthony
Blake
Battier
Boozer
Dunleavy
Duhon
Richardson
Grant Hill

Some of these may not be active right now, but I am sure that I am missing many others.

Sorry, I think I'm being unclear!

How many currently active NBA players have both an NBA title and an NCAA title? (Not how many players all time, although interesting too, and not how many active NBA players have NCAA rings.)

I realized Chalmers and Battier while watching the Heat game and was just curious who else?

El_Diablo
02-09-2013, 12:19 AM
Ah, gotcha. There's also Jason Terry and Rip Hamilton.

bedeviled
02-09-2013, 12:32 AM
Chalmers and Battier

Jason Terry and Rip Hamilton
Nazr Mohammed and Corey Brewer

cptnflash
02-09-2013, 04:25 PM
Juwan Howard. Oh, wait...

doctorhook
02-09-2013, 04:43 PM
Glen Rice, Corliss Williamson ( gag ) Bill Russell

sagegrouse
02-09-2013, 05:06 PM
Glen Rice, Corliss Williamson ( gag ) Bill Russell

OK, here's a oner. Tim Stoddard, only man with an NCAA basketball championship and a World Series Championship: NC State (1974); Baltimore (1983).

But wait! There's more! Gene Conley won a World Series ring as a pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves (1957) and three NBA Championships with the Celtics (1959-1961). No one else has won both.

sage