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  1. #1
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    Dukies in the NBA ($73,307,096) 14 players on opening day rosters

    Here are the numbers which are impressive -

    Most Players in the NBA - 2008-09 Opening Day

    DUKE: 14

    Connecticut: 12

    UCLA: 12

    Kansas: 11

    North Carolina: 11

    Kentucky: 9

    Arizona: 9

    Florida: 9

    Georgia Tech: 9

    Michigan State: 8

    Texas: 8



    2008-09 Highest-Paid College Alumni Groups in the NBA

    DUKE: $74,307,096

    Arizona: $73,621,905

    North Carolina: $69,082,854

    Connecticut: $66,523,212

    Kansas: $61,359,781

    Georgia Tech: $48,528,657

    Michigan State: $45,785,710

    UCLA: $43,864,637



    The Past Five Years - Duke in the NBA on Opening Night...

    2004-05: $61,741,501 (1st overall) -- 10 players (2nd overall)

    2005-06: $63,808,762 (1st overall) -- 11 players (1st overall)

    2006-07: $76,576,953 (1st overall) -- 13 players (2nd overall)

    2007-08: $63,170,326 (3rd overall) -- 12 players (T2nd overall)

    2008-09: $74,307,096 (1st overall) -- 14 players (1st overall)

  2. #2
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    So much for Duke players not succeeding in the NBA...

  3. #3
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    Imagine how many there would be if Coach K could develop talent. 50? 100?

  4. #4
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    Awesome stats!

    Does anyone know Daniel Ewing is playing now? I would imagine overseas but where?

    I thought I only counted 8 UNC players in the NBA recently, so I need to go back and hunt for the other 3....

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by quickgtp View Post
    Awesome stats!

    I thought I only counted 8 UNC players in the NBA recently, so I need to go back and hunt for the other 3....
    Here are the other three:

    http://www.nba.com/media/bobcats/profile_may.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaedrus View Post
    HAHAHAHAHA... oh my. That is post of the day by a huge margin.

  7. #7
    What was the last NCAA team to have more than 14 alumni on NBA rosters on the opening day of the season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickdog View Post
    What was the last NCAA team to have more than 14 alumni on NBA rosters on the opening day of the season?
    My bet is the answer is "none."

    --Jason "though Carolina seemed to have a ton for a while in the mid-90s" Evans

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    Watzone, can we get a link/reference to that info?

    THANKS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaedrus View Post
    LOL, I belted out laughing in my office when I opened that. I needed that laugh, thank you!

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    DBR also reported that Duke has the highest total salary, but both of you neglected to point out that of the group of 8 colleges with total salaries listed, Duke was ranked 7th on an average salary per player.
    8.18M AZ
    6.28M UNC
    5.72M Michigan State
    5.58M Kansas
    5.54M UCONN
    5.39M GA Tech
    5.31M Duke
    3.65M UCLA

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenic View Post
    DBR also reported that Duke has the highest total salary, but both of you neglected to point out that of the group of 8 colleges with total salaries listed, Duke was ranked 7th on an average salary per player.
    8.18M AZ
    6.28M UNC
    5.72M Michigan State
    5.58M Kansas
    5.54M UCONN
    5.39M GA Tech
    5.31M Duke
    3.65M UCLA
    Out of curiosity...where do the high schoolers stand?
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenic View Post
    DBR also reported that Duke has the highest total salary, but both of you neglected to point out that of the group of 8 colleges with total salaries listed, Duke was ranked 7th on an average salary per player.
    8.18M AZ
    6.28M UNC
    5.72M Michigan State
    5.58M Kansas
    5.54M UCONN
    5.39M GA Tech
    5.31M Duke
    3.65M UCLA
    I was thinking the same thing about avg salary. One thing to consider is how the youngest players impact these averages. For Duke, you've got Demarcus, Shav and McRoberts far less established to say the least and all under $1M. If you recalc w/o their salaries Duke avg is 6.58M. Not sure what impact this has for other schools. Probably similar. And not saying we shouldn't count these guys. I guess we can spin this any way we want but there are factors to consider. In the end, I love that we have the most players and that so many are doing so well.

  14. #14

    Who from the ACC has the most players in the NBA? That's right, Duke!

    What do ya think of us now!

    the leader is now Duke, with 14 players making it to the NBA lists. Rookie DeMarcus Nelson made the Golden State Warriors in his home state of California.
    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/college...story/3858153/

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