Because the begin of the NBA draft in 1947, round 1,500 gamers have been drafted within the first spherical. About 90 % of these gamers got here from a Division I faculty. Likelihood is, if he picked one at random, he would have worn blue in faculty.
The 2022 NBA draft is scheduled for Thursday, June 23. Final yr, the Detroit Pistons opened the evening by drafting Oklahoma State sensation Cade Cunningham with the primary general decide. It’s the highest choice within the historical past of cowboy basketball and the primary time since Bob Fenimore in 1947 that an Oklahoma State athlete was No. 1 general in an expert draft.
In 2020, Georgia star Anthony Edwards was No. 1 general with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Edwards was the primary UGA participant to succeed in No. 1 general and the Bulldogs’ ninth first-round decide.
This is how the highest 20 faculties examine forward of the 2022 draft:
School basketball groups with essentially the most first-round NBA draft picks
|Vary||Colleague||Convention||First spherical picks|
|4||College of California at Los Angeles||Pac-12||39|
|eleven||Ohio State||large ten||23|
|12||state of michigan||large ten||twenty-one|
|twenty||State of North Carolina||CAC||sixteen|
|twenty||Saint John (New York)||nice east||sixteen|
There aren’t any large surprises there. The highest 10 faculties account for greater than half of the NCAA championships.
Since 1947, 70 of the highest general picks have come from NCAA Division I faculties. Two have come from overseas and three from highschool.
No faculty has seen extra No. 1 picks than Duke, which has seen 4.
The 4 from Duke are Artwork Heyman (1963, New York Knicks), Elton Model (1999, Chicago Bulls), Kyrie Irving (2011, Cleveland Cavaliers) and Zion Williamson (2019, New Orleans Pelicans).
In complete, 46 faculties have had no less than one No. 1 choice.
That is how one of the best faculties are ranked:
|Vary||Colleague||Convention||Basic picks no. #1|
|3||College of California at Los Angeles||Pac-12||two|
|3||state of kansas||large 12||two|
|3||West Virginia||large 12||two|
Having North Carolina second within the general picks and Duke with essentially the most No. 1 picks ought to offer you a clue as to which convention reigns supreme within the NBA draft.
As of 2020, the Atlantic Coast Convention has had 275 gamers chosen within the first spherical, roughly 20 % of all Division I gamers chosen. The Massive Ten, Pac-12 and SEC are simply behind the ACC.