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Current NBA, International Alumni From Sweet 16 Schools

Mar 25, 2015 3:26 PM

The 2015 Sweet 16 includes several of the best programs in college basketball that routinely send excellent talent to the NBA and to professional leagues abroad.

The following tallies show the number of players from each school in the NBA and the total number of professional players internationally in the 80+ leagues RealGM covers with full statistical information. The links beside each school list the players and their current season stats.

Kentucky (18 in NBA / 33 in Pros)
Notre Dame (1 in NBA / 12 in Pros)
West Virginia (0 in NBA / 15 in Pros)
Wichita State (2 in NBA / 14 in Pros)

Wisconsin (3 in NBA / 18 in Pros)
Arizona (12 in NBA / 25 in Pros)
North Carolina (17 in NBA / 32 in Pros)
Xavier (1 in NBA / 17 in Pros

Duke (18 in NBA / 28 in Pros)
Gonzaga (3 in NBA / 19 in Pros)
Utah (2 in NBA / 14 in Pros)
UCLA (14 in NBA / 34 in Pros)

Oklahoma (1 in NBA / 19 in Pros
Louisville (2 in NBA / 25 in Pros)
Michigan State (6 in NBA / 18 in Pros)
NC State (3 in NBA / 22 in Pros)

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Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin Earn No. 1 Seeds

Mar 15, 2015 6:29 PM

Kentucky is the number one overall seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and are the top seed in the Midwest Region

Midwest Top-4
1. Kentucky
2. Kansas
3. Notre Dame
4. Maryland

East Top-4
1. Villanova
2. Virginia
3. Oklahoma
4. Louisville

South Top-4
1. Duke
2. Gonzaga
3. Iowa State
4. Georgetown

West Top-4
1. Wisconsin
2. Arizona 
3. Baylor
4. North Carolina

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Jahlil Okafor Headlines 2015 ACC Awards

Mar 9, 2015 8:39 PM

Jahlil Okafor has been named the 2015 ACC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year (Media, Coaches).

Joining Okafor on the All-ACC First Team are Malcolm Brogdon, Rakeem Christmas, Jerian Grant and Olivier Hanlan.

Brogdon and Christmas shared Defensive Player of the Year. Christmas was also named Most Improved Player.

BeeJay Anya won the Sixth Man of the Year award from the media, while Mike Tobey won it in the coaches vote.

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Kaminsky, Okafor, Russell Headline Wooden Award 15

Mar 7, 2015 12:07 PM

Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor headline the finalists for the 2014-15 Wooden Award.

Kaminsky is one of 12 upperclassmen to be nominated, while Okafor is one of just three underclassmen.

Wichita State's Ron Baker, Virginia' Malcolm Brogdon, Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas, Notre Dame's Jerian Grant, BYU's Tyler Haws, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Iowa State's Georges Niang, Utah's Delon Wright and Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer are also on the Wooden Award 15.

Northern Iowa senior Seth Tuttle, who wasn't nominated for the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, made the list of 15 finalists announced on Saturday. Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell and Arkansas' Bobby Portis are the other underclassmen who are still in contention for the Wooden Award.

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Rasheed Sulaimon Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Two Women

Mar 2, 2015 7:14 PM

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke declined specific comments on a report that Rasheed Sulaimon, who was dismissed from the team in January, was alleged to have sexually assaulted two women during the 2013-14 academic year.

Krzyzewski dismissed Sulaimon from the team Jan. 29, saying the junior guard "repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations." Sulaimon is the first player dismissed from Duke's team under Krzyzewski.

According to the report, published Monday in the Chronicle, the Duke student newspaper, Sulaimon was accused of sexual assault by two women, who told others of the incidents but did not file complaints with Duke's Office of Student Conduct or the Durham Police Department.

Sources say Krzyzewski knew about the allegations as early as 10 months before Sulaimon was dropped from the team.

Sources close to the two women told the Chronicle that the women did not pursue school or legal action against Sulaimon because they feared reprisal from Duke's fan base.


The first allegation came in October 2013, according to the newspaper. A female student told a large group at a student-led diversity retreat called Common Ground that Sulaimon sexually assaulted her, according to three participants in the retreat. In February 2014, at a second Common Ground retreat, a second female student said she had been sexually assaulted by Sulaimon, four participants told the Chronicle.



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Top NBA Draft Prospects (February Stats)

Mar 2, 2015 11:49 AM

The following stats are for the month of February for the prospects in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Jahlil Okafor: 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 32.4 minutes, 26.9 PER

Karl-Anthony Towns: 11.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.9 blocks, 21.0 minutes, 33.0 PER

D'Angelo Russell: 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 0.8 steals, 34.5 minutes, 21.7 PER

Stanley Johnson: 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 27.0 minutes, 20.3 PER

Willie Cauley-Stein: 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 22.8 minutes, 20.9 PER

Mario Hezonja: 10.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 18.6 minutes, 22.1 PER

Kristaps Porzingis: 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 21.8 minutes, 20.4 PER

Kevon Looney: 10.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.0 blocks, 30.6 minutes, 17.1 PER

Justise Winslow: 16.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.6 blocks, 34.1 minutes, 24.3 PER

Myles Turner: 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 24.1 minutes, 21.3 PER

Kelly Oubre: 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks, 23.8 minutes, 22.2 PER

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Dick Vitale Won't Call Duke-UNC For First Time Since 1979

Feb 16, 2015 7:02 PM

Dick Vitale will not call this week's game between Duke and North Carolina.

Vitale had been part of the broadcasting team for every game between Duke and North Carolina since joining ESPN in 1979.

Jay Bilas will call the game with Dan Shulman.

Bilas has already replaced Vitale during ESPN's Saturday night prime time slot games this season.

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ACC, Pac-12, SEC Have Most Players Currently In NBA

Feb 9, 2015 2:06 PM

The ACC has the most former players currently in the NBA with 74, followed by the Pac-12 with 59 and SEC with 55.

Duke has 20 current NBA players, while North Carolina and Kentucky each have 18.

ACC: 74

Pac-12: 59

SEC: 55

Big Ten: 38

Big 12: 35

Big East: 24

American Athletic: 21

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Rasheed Sulaimon Dismissed From Duke's Basketball Program

Jan 29, 2015 5:42 PM

Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from Duke's basketball program on Thursday. The Houston native had not previously been disciplined, at least publicly, all season.

"Rasheed has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program," Mike Krzyzewski said in a release. "It is a privilege to represent Duke University and with that privilege comes the responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After Rasheed repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss him from the program."

Last season the coaching staff talked to Sulaimon about his body language when things didn't go his way.

Sulaimon appeared in all 20 games this season and averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

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Okafor, Mudiay, Towns, Cauley-Stein, Porzingis In New DraftExpress Top-5

Jan 6, 2015 4:34 PM

DraftExpress has updated their Top-100 prospects for the 2015 NBA Draft with Jahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay, Karl Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kristaps Porzingis comprising the top-5.

Justise Winslow, Mario Hezonja, Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre and D'angelo Russell round out the top-10.

Frank Kaminsky (14) and Jerian Grant (27) are the only seniors in the top-30.

Other notables include Myles Turner at 12 and Cliff Alexander at 17.

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Semi Ojeleye Transfers From Duke To SMU
Semi Ojeleye has committed to SMU after transferring from Duke

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Jahlil Okafor Remains Consensus No. 1 Player In 2015 NBA Draft
Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds for Duke.

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Jahlil Okafor Considered By NBA Teams As Consensus Top Prospect In 2015
Jahlil Okafor is one of the best low post scorer prospects in many years.

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Krzyzewski Expects Jahlil Okafor To Leave Duke After Freshman Season
Jahlil Okafor is currently projected as the top overall pick by DraftExpress.

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Okafor, Paige, Kaminsky, Harrell, VanVleet Named Preseason All-Americans
Joining Okafor on the team are North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita State junior point Fred VanVleet.


Support Growing To Turn National Tournaments To Under-22 Events
USA Basketball advanced their winning streak, with their most recent loss dating back to 2006.

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College Prepared Krzyzewski For Single Elimination International Tournaments
Mike Krzyzewski believes his experience as a college coach in which the NCAA tournament is a single-game elimination format is a strong attribute for his job as head coach of the United States.

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Chase Jeter Commits To Duke
Chase Jeter has committed to Duke for the class of 2015

Krzyzewski, Pitino, Calipari, Self Earn College Basketball's Highest Salaries
Mike Krzyzewski is the highest paid head coach in college basketball, making a salary of nearly $10 million per season.

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Scout: Jahlil Okafor Could Have Issues Not Being Explosive Around Basket
Jahlil Okafor is one of the most polished post players to come out of high school in many years.

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Rodney Hood To Declare For NBA Draft
Rodney Hood played one season at Mississippi State before transferring to Duke.

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Jabari Parker Declares For 2014 NBA Draft
Jabari Parker will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Jeff Benedict/Sports Illustrated

Jabari Parker Expects Draft Decision After Meeting Coach K
Jabari Parker said he expects to make a decision by next Tuesday or Wednesday on whether he will enter the June NBA Draft.


Several NBA Scouts Claim Jabari Parker Will Stay At Duke
Jabari Parker has yet to make a decision about whether to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft or return to Duke for his sophomore season.

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Steve Wojciechowski Hired By Marquette
Steve Wojciechowski has been on Mike Krzyzewski's coaching staff at Duke since 1999.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

McDermott, Parker Headline AP All-American Team
Shabazz Napier, Sean Kilpatrick and Russ Smith joined Doug McDermott and Jabari Parker on the All-American team.

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Mike Krzyzewski Plans On Remaining At Least Five More Seasons At Duke
Mike Krzyzewski is 67 and leads all Division I men's coaches with 983 wins.