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What Would a College Basketball Roster Look Like With NBA Players?

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

Last night, I was watching a lot of college basketball. When I was watching those games, I decided to look up every NBA roster and see which college all of the players went to. In order for a school to be considered for an NBA team, you have to have at least six players or more.

There are 17 schools that have at least six or more players currently in the NBA. They are the Washington Huskies, the USC Trojans, the Syracuse Orangemen, the California Golden Bears, the UCONN Huskies, the Texans Longhorns, the Michigan State Spartans, the Michigan Wolverines, the Indiana Hoosiers, the Villanova Wildcats, the Florida Gators, the Arizona Wildcats, the Duke Blue Devils, the UCLA Bruins, the Kentucky Wildcats, the Kansas Jayhawks, and the UNC Tar Heels. How would each roster look?

Washington: Markelle Fultz (PHI), Terrence Ross (ORL), Isaiah Thomas (DEN), Quincy Pondexter (SAS), Dejounte Murray (SAS), Justin Holiday (MEM), and Marquese Chriss (PHX).

USC: Dewayne Dedmon (ATL), DeMar Derozan (SAS), Taj Gibson (MIN), De'Anthony Melton (HOU), Chimezie Metu (SAS), and Nikola Vucevic (ORL).

Syracuse: Michael Carter-Williams (HOU), Dion Waiters (MIA), Tyler Lydon (DEN), Wesley Johnson (LAC), Malachi Richardson (SAC), and Jerami Grant (OKC).

California: Ryan Anderson (PHX), Jabari Bird (BOS), Jaylen Brown (BOS), Ivan Rabb (MEM), Allen Crabbe (BKN), and Tyrone Wallace (LAC).

UCONN: Rudy Gay (SAS), Jeremy Lamb (CHA), Kemba Walker (CHA), Andre Drummond (DET), Shabazz Napier (BKN), and Daniel Hamilton (ATL).

Texas: Mohamed Bamba (ORL), D.J. Augustin (ORL), Myles Turner (IND), Avery Bradley (LAC), LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS), Jarret Allen (BKN), Tristan Thompson (CLE), Kevin Durant (GSW), P.J. Tucker (HOU), and Cory Joseph (IND).

Michigan State: Bryan Forbes (SAS), Gary Harris (DEN), Draymond Green (GSW), Jaren Jackson Jr. (MEM), Miles Bridges (CHA), Denzel Valentine (CHI), and Zach Randolph (SAC).

Michigan: Tim Hardaway Jr. (NYK), Mortiz Wagner (LAL), D.J. Wilson (MIL), Nik Stauskas (POR), Jamal Crawford (PHX), Trey Burke (NYK), Glenn Robinson III (DET), Caris LeVert (BKN), and Duncan Robinson (MIA).

Indiana: Thomas Bryant (WSH), OG Anounby (TOR), Victor Oladipo (IND), Noah Vonleh (NYK), Yogi Ferrell (SAC), Cody Zeller (CHA), Eric Gordon (HOU), and Troy Williams (SAC).

Villanova: Dante Cunningham (SAS), Donte DiVincenzo (MIL), Mikal Bridges (PHX), Kyle Lowry (TOR), Omari Spellman (ATL), Ryan Arcidiacono (CHI), Jalen Brunson (DAL), and Josh Hart (LAL).

Florida: Al Horford (BOS), Dorian Finney-Smith (DAL), Joakin Noah (MEM), Chandler Parsons (MEM), Udonis Haslem (MIA), Devin Robinson (WSH), and Bradley Beal (WSH).

Arizona: Channing Frye (CLE), Andre Iguodala (GSW), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (BKN), Stanley Johnson (DET), Lauri Markkanen (CHI), DeAndre Ayton (PHX), Solomon Hill (NO), Alonzo Trier (NYK), Aaron Gordon (ORL), T.J. McConnel (PHI), Jerryd Bayless (MIN), and Rawle Alkins (CHI).

Duke: Amile Jefferson (ORL), Lance Thomas (NYK), Jhalil Okafor (NO), Seth Curry (POR), Gary Trent Jr. (POR), Miles Plumlee (ATL), Kyrie Irving (BOS), Jayson Tatum (BOS), Wendell Carter Jr. (CHI), Jabari Parker (MIL), Rodney Hood (CLE), Mason Plumlee (DEN), Luke Kennard (DET), Quinn Cook (GSW), Austin Rivers (HOU), Brandon Ingram (LAL), Justise Winslow (MIA), Trent Duval (MIL), Frank Jackson (NO), Luol Deng (MIN), Tyus Jones (MIN), Marvin Bagley (SAC), Harry Giles III (SAC), J.J. Reddick (PHI), and Grayson Allen (UTAH). (Pick any 13).

UCLA: Norman Powell (TOR), Trevor Ariza (WSH), Jonah Bolden (PHI), Russell Westbrook (OKC), Zach LaVine (CHI), Kevin Love (CLE), Thomas Welsh (DEN), Kevon Looney (GSW), Ike Anigbogu (IND), Darren Collison (IND), Aaron Holiday (IND), T.J. Leaf (IND), Luc Mbah a Moute (POR), Lonzo Ball (LAL), Kyle Anderson (MEM), and Jrue Holiday (NO).

Kentucky: Willie Cauley-Stein (SAC), De'Aaron Fox (SAC), Wenyen Gabriel (SAC), Skal Labissiere (SAC), John Wall (WSH), Devin Booker (PHX), Nerlens Noel (PHI), Kevin Knox (NYK), Julius Randle (NO), Darius Miller (NO), Isaiah Briscoe (ORL), Patrick Patterson (OKC), Hamidou Diallo (OKC), Alex Poythress (ATL), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA), Malik Monk (CHA), Trey Lyles (DEN), Jamal Murray (DEN), Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN), DeMarcus Cousins (GSW), Brandon Knight (HOU), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC), Anthony Davis (NO), Rajon Rondo (LAL), Bam Adebayo (MIA), Eric Bledsoe (MIL), and Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN). (Pick any 13).

Kansas: Frank Mason III (SAC), Ben McLemore (SAC), Markieff Morris (WSH), Kelly Oubre Jr. (PHX), Josh Jackson (PHX), Joel Embiid (PHX), Marcus Morris (BOS), Devonte' Graham (CHA), Wayne Selden (CHI), Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (LAL), Andrew Wiggins (MIN), and Cheick Diallo (NO).

UNC: Vince Carter (ATL), Ed Davis (BKN), Theo Pinson (BKN), Marvin Williams (CHA), John Henson (CLE), Harrison Barnes (DAL), Reggie Bullock (DET), Wayne Ellington (MIA), Isaiah Hicks (NYK), Raymond Felton (OKC), Justin Jackson (SAC), Danny Green (TOR), and Tony Bradley (UTAH).

Who do you think has the best team?

This article was originally published on @gk18