Does UCLA Have The Best Collegiate Basketball Program?
On August 12th, we ran a similar story, highlighting college baseball programs. At that time, we asked, Does USC Have The Best Collegiate Baseball Program? AskMen.com has come out with some new stats for us to analyze, this time dealing with the world of basketball. So…
Are you a basketball player who has some talent and wants to go to a top college basketball program that will give you a good chance to make it to the league? Or are you an agent who wants to know which colleges produce the most NBA talent? Either way, there is an article that hopes to guide you in the right direction when it comes to scouting the most successful programs (in terms of having its players make the NBA). [Top 10: NBA Colleges]
Here is an abbreviated version…because I know all of you have a standard case of the Monday’s:
- UCLA – 98 NBA draft picks, 70 NBA players.
- University of North Carolina – 94 NBA draft picks, 69 NBA players.
- University of Kentucky – 91 NBA draft picks, 65 NBA players.
- Indiana Universty – 69 NBA draft picks, 51 NBA players.
- Duke University – 73 NBA draft picks, 48 NBA players.
- University of Kansas – 64 NBA draft picks, 46 NBA players.
- St. John’s University – 60 NBA draft picks, 48 NBA players.
- University of Notre Dame – 58 NBA draft picks, 48 NBA players.
- University of Louisville – 61 NBA draft picks, 42 NBA players.
- University of Illinois – 68 NBA draft picks, 39 NBA players.
- Numbers-wise, it seems that UCLA, UNC, and Kentucky have really set themselves apart from the rest of the competition in the past. There is a large drop off in numbers from the #3 slot to the #4 slot.
- Just because these schools have notoriously been very successful placing players into the NBA, do not forget about schools like Florida, that are not listed on this sheet. In fact, last year alone, 5 players from Florida were selected in the 2 rounds of the NBA draft.
- St. Johns kind of sticks out like a sore thumb. St. Johns has not been on the NCAA Basketball map since the days of Ron Artest.
- UCLA is the only team to be listed on this post and the Top 10 baseball program post (where the school is ranked #5).
What are your thoughts?