Have you ever wondered just which NCAA college basketball program has the best track record of sending players to the NBA? What about which school has sent the best players to the pros? Or what those alumni squads would look like if some sort of annual tournament was held?
Wonder no more.
Since the dawning of the one-and-done era, college programs are getting better and better players with each passing year. Duke has seen its recruiting of McDonald’s All-Americans skyrocket, Kentucky has essentially become a breeding ground for future pros and Kansas has become a one-and-done favorite to many.
So what would these alumni squads look like? I wondered the same and decided to put together the best starting five each program could put together with just current NBA players.
Picture these teams inserted into a tournament of some kind (so specific details, just a tournament). Of these teams, who would win the whole thing? Let us know who you think would win this alumni tournament that would never happen but would be fun to watch. Ten high-major programs were picked that could field the best teams in this fictional tournament. Not to be outdone by specific schools, one team is also dedicated to mid-majors and one team is dedicated to players that entered the NBA straight from high school for a total of 12 teams.
Rookies drafted this year were not considered as they don’t have NBA experience yet.
With that, let us begin.