Can UK Do Unthinkable and Reach Final Four After Losing 5 Underclassmen?

Each Final Four since 1995 had at least one school lose a minimum of one player early to the NBA, including all four participants in 2007 (Florida, Georgetown, Ohio State and UCLA). But what happened to those national semifinal schools that had multiple players declare early for the NBA? The first 15 "star light" schools with multiple defectors failed to reach an NCAA regional final the next season until Kentucky reversed the trend with a championship this year after losing Brandon Knight and DeAndre Liggins in 2011.

It will be one of the greatest achievements in college basketball history if UK returned to the Final Four in 2013 after losing five undergraduates. Following is a chronological look at how Final Four schools fared the year after having multiple players renounce their college eligibility:

Year Final Four Team Undergraduates Lost to NBA Draft Record Postseason Outcome Next Season
1995 Arkansas (2) Scotty Thurman, Corliss Williamson 20-13 Lost regional semifinal
1995 North Carolina (2) Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace 21-11 Lost in second round
1996 Mississippi State (2) Erick Dampier, Dontae' Jones 12-18 Did not qualify
1998 North Carolina (2) Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison 24-10 Lost in first round
1999 Duke (3) William Avery, Elton Brand, Corey Maggette 29-5 Lost regional semifinal
2000 Florida (2) Donnell Harvey, Mike Miller 24-7 Lost in second round
2001 Arizona (3) Gilbert Arenas, Richard Jefferson, Michael Wright 24-10 Lost regional semifinal
2001 Michigan State (2) Zach Randolph, Jason Richardson 19-12 Lost in first round
2004 Connecticut (2) Ben Gordon, Emeka Okafor 23-8 Lost in second round
2005 Illinois (2) Dee Brown, Deron Williams 26-7 Lost in second round
2005 North Carolina (4) Raymond Felton, Sean May, Rashad McCants, Marvin Williams 23-8 Lost in second round
2007 Florida (4) Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford, Joakim Noah 24-12 Reached NIT semifinals
2007 Ohio State (3) Mike Conley Jr., Daequan Cook, Greg Oden 24-13 Won NIT
2008 Kansas (3) Darrell Arthur, Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush 27-8 Lost regional semifinal
2008 UCLA (3) Kevin Love, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Russell Westbrook 26-9 Lost in second round
2011 Kentucky (2) Brandon Knight, DeAndre Liggins 38-2 Won national title
2012 Kentucky (5) Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague TBD Lost in NIT first round

NOTE: Arkansas' Scotty Thurman went undrafted in 1995.

Musical Chairs: Numbers and Directions Make No Sense Amid League Changes

"Man, that's messed up!" This concise summation certainly depicts higher education, which simply isn't what it used to be. Keeping remedial mathematics in mind, the Atlantic 10 Conference has more than that number of members; the Big Ten has more than 10 members and the Big 12 has fewer than 12 members. It would be helpful for sanity's sake if the Big Ten and Big 12 would swap names if only for accuracy before the Big Ten increases to 14 by adding Maryland and Rutgers.

With respect to precise directions and logistics, the Atlantic Coast will feature Boston, Indiana (Notre Dame), Louisville, Pittsburgh and Syracuse in the not-too-distant future; the Atlantic Sun takes in East Tennessee; much of the Big East absorbs flyover country, and the Southeast(ern) extends to the Midlands (Missouri and Texas A&M).

Even the most ardent fan probably can't come anywhere close to naming half of the almost 50 schools switching conferences in 2013-14. Heaven knows how future generations will explain the Big East split. As NFL Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi, who coached freshman basketball with Fordham, would famously say: "What the hell is going on out here?"

More than one-third of the nation's NCAA Division I schools joined new or different conferences thus far this century since the Mountain West was introduced in 1999-2000. And there's more membership maneuvering to come as the Big 12 went from the brink of extinction to possibly adding another school or two; the Horizon League is seeking a replacement for Big East-bound Butler, and the once-proud WAC scrambled to remain solvent in the aftermath of quicky-divorce members and merged with most of the Great West.

When Elon and the College of Charleston departed for the CAA, they became the 31st and 32nd schools to leave the Southern Conference. Following is a school-by-school look at league affiliations over the years:

School Latest League Previous DI Conference(s)
Abilene Christian Southland (1969-73 and since 2014)
Air Force Mountain West (since 2000) WAC (1981-99)
Akron Mid-American (since 1993) Ohio Valley (1981-87)/Mid-Continent (1991 and 1992)
Alabama SEC (since 1933) Southern (1922-32)
Alabama A&M SWAC (since 2000)
Alabama State SWAC (since 1983)
Albany America East (since 2002)
American Patriot League (since 2002) ECC (1967-84)/CAA (1985-2001)
Appalachian State Sun Belt (since 2015) Southern (1972-2014)
Arizona Pac-12 (since 1979) Border (1932-61)/ WAC (1963-78)
Arizona State Pac-12 (since 1979) Border (1932-62)/WAC (1963-78)
Arkansas SEC (since 1992) SWC (1924-91)
Arkansas State Sun Belt (since 1992) Southland (1969-87)/American South (1988-91)
Army Patriot League (since 1991) MAAC (1982-90)
Auburn SEC (since 1933) Southern (1922-32)
Austin Peay Ohio Valley (since 1964)
Ball State Mid-American (since 1976)
Baylor Big 12 (since 1997) SWC (1915-96)
Belmont Ohio Valley (since 2013) Atlantic Sun (2002-12)
Binghamton America East (since 2002)
Boise State Big West (1997-2001 and since 2014) Big Sky (1971-96)/WAC (2002-11)/Mountain West (2012 & 2013)
Boston College ACC (since 2006) Big East (1980-2005)
Boston University Patriot League (since 2014) Yankee (1973-76)/America East (1980-2013)
Bowling Green Mid-American (since 1954)
Bradley Missouri Valley (1949-51 and since 1956)
Brigham Young West Coast (since 2012) Rocky Mountain (1925-37)/Skyline (1938-62)/WAC (1963-99)/Mountain West (2000-11)
Brown Ivy League (since 1954)
Bucknell Patriot League (since 1991) ECC (1959-80)
Buffalo Mid-American (since 1999) ECC (1992 & '94)/Mid-Continent (1995-98)
Butler Big East (since 2014) Missouri Valley (1933 & '34)/Mid-American (1947-50)/Horizon League (1980-2012)/Atlantic 10 (2013)
California Pac-12 (since 1916)
UC Davis Big West (since 2008)
UC Irvine Big West (since 1978)
Cal Poly Big West (since 1997) American West (1995 and 1996)
UC Riverside Big West (since 2002)
UC Santa Barbara Big West (1970-74 and since 1977) West Coast Athletic (1965-69)
Cal State Bakersfield WAC (since 2014)
Cal State Fullerton Big West (since 1975)
Cal State Northridge Big West (since 2002) American West (1995 and 1996)/Big Sky (1997-2001)
Campbell Big South (1986-94 and since 2012) Atlantic Sun (1995-2011)
Canisius MAAC (since 1990) ECAC North Atlantic (1980-89)
Central Arkansas Southland (since 2007)
Central Connecticut State Northeast (since 1998) ECC (1991-94)/Mid-Continent (1995-97)
Central Florida American Athletic (since 2014) Sun Belt (1992)/Atlantic Sun (1994-2005)/C-USA (2006-2013)
Central Michigan Mid-American (since 1973)
Charleston Southern Big South (since 1986)
Charlotte C-USA (1996-2005 and since 2014) Sun Belt (1977-91)/Metro (1992-95)/Atlantic 10 (2006-13)
Chattanooga Southern (since 1978)
Chicago State WAC (since 2014) Mid-Continent (1995-2006)/Great West (2010-13)
Cincinnati American Athletic (since 2014) Mid-American (1947-53)/Missouri Valley (1958-70)/Metro (1976-91)/Great Midwest (1992-95)/C-USA (1996-2005)/Big East (2006-13)
The Citadel Southern (since 1937)
Clemson ACC (since 1954) Southern (1922-53)
Cleveland State Horizon League (since 1995) Mid-Continent (1983-94)
Coastal Carolina Big South (since 1986)
Colgate Patriot League (since 1991) ECAC North Atlantic (1980-90)
College of Charleston CAA (since 2014) TAAC (1994-98)/Southern (1999-2013)
Colorado Pac-12 (since 2012) Rocky Mountain (1923-37)/Big Eight (1948-96)/Big 12 (1997-2011)
Colorado State Mountain West (since 2000) Rocky Mountain (1924-37)/Skyline (1938-62)/WAC (1970-99)
Columbia EIBL/Ivy League (since 1902)
Connecticut American Athletic (since 2014) New England/Yankee (1938-43 and 1946-76)/Big East (1980-2013)
Coppin State MEAC (since 1986)
Cornell EIBL/Ivy League (since 1902)
Creighton Big East (since 2014) Missouri Valley (1929-48 and 1977-2013)
Dartmouth EIBL/Ivy League (since 1912)
Davidson Southern (1937-88 and since 1993) Big South (1991 and 1992)
Dayton Atlantic 10 (since 1996) Midwestern Collegiate (1989-93)/Great Midwest (1994 & '95)
Delaware CAA (since 2002) ECC (1959-91)/America East (1992-2001)
Delaware State MEAC (since 1972)
Denver Summit League (since 2014) Rocky Mountain (1923-37)/Skyline (1938-62)/Sun Belt (2000-12)/WAC (2013)
DePaul Big East (since 2006) Great Midwest (1992-95)/C-USA (1996-2005)
Detroit Horizon League (since 1981) Missouri Valley (1950-57)
Drake Missouri Valley (1908-51 and since 1957)
Drexel CAA (since 2002) ECC (1959-91)/America East (1992-2001)
Duke ACC (since 1954) Southern (1929-53)
Duquesne Atlantic 10 (since 1977 except for 1993) Midwestern Collegiate (1993)
East Carolina American Athletic (since 2015) Southern (1966-77)/ECAC South/CAA (1983-2001)/C-USA (2002-14)
Eastern Illinois Ohio Valley (since 1997) Mid-Continent (1983-96)
Eastern Kentucky Ohio Valley (since 1949)
Eastern Michigan Mid-American (since 1975)
Eastern Washington Big Sky (since 1988)
East Tennessee State Southern (1980-2005 and since 2015) Ohio Valley (1959-78)/Southern (1980-2005)/Atlantic Sun (2006-14)
Elon CAA (since 2015) Big South (1998-2003)/Southern (2004-2014)
Evansville Missouri Valley (since 1995) Ohio Valley (1949-52)/Midwestern Collegiate (1980-94)
Fairfield MAAC (since 1982)
Fairleigh Dickinson Northeast (since 1982) Metropolitan Collegiate (1966-69)
Florida SEC (since 1933)
Florida A&M MEAC (since 1980)
Florida Atlantic C-USA (since 2014) Atlantic Sun (1996-2004)/Sun Belt (2005-13)
Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun (since 2008)
Florida International C-USA (since 2014) TAAC (1992-98)/Sun Belt (1999-2013)
Florida State ACC (since 1992) Metro (1977-91)
Fordham Atlantic 10 (since 1996) MAAC (1982-90)/Patriot League (1991-95)
Fresno State Mountain West (since 2013) WCAC (1956 & '57)/Big West (1970-92)/WAC (1993-2012)
Furman Southern (since 1937)
Gardner-Webb Big South (since 2009) Atlantic Sun (2003-08)
George Mason Atlantic 10 (since 2014) CAA (1983-2013)
Georgetown Big East (since 1980)
George Washington Atlantic 10 (since 1977) Southern (1942, 1943 and 1946-70)
Georgia SEC (since 1933) Southern (1922-32)
Georgia Southern Sun Belt (since 2015) TAAC (1981-92)/Southern (1993-2014)
Georgia State Sun Belt (1977-81 and since 2014) Atlantic Sun (1985-2005)/CAA (2006-13)
Georgia Tech ACC (since 1980) Southern (1922-32)/SEC (1933-64)/Metro (1976-78)
Gonzaga West Coast (since 1980) Big Sky (1964-79)
Grambling State SWAC (since 1959)
Grand Canyon WAC (since 2014)
Green Bay Horizon League (since 1995) Mid-Continent (1983-94)
Harvard EIBL/Ivy League (1902-09 and since 1934)
Hawaii Big West (since 2013) WAC (1980-2012)
High Point Big South (since 2000)
Hofstra CAA (since 2002) ECC (1966-94)/America East (1995-2001)
Holy Cross Patriot League (since 1991) ECAC North (1980-83)/MAAC (1984-90)
Houston American Athletic (since 2014) Missouri Valley (1951-60)/SWC (1976-96)/C-USA (1997-2013)
Houston Baptist Southland (since 2014) TAAC (1980-89)/Great West (2009-13)
Howard University MEAC (since 1972)
Idaho Big Sky (1964-96 and since 2015) Pacific Coast (1922-59)/Big Sky (1964-96)/Big West (1997-2005)/WAC (2006-14)
Idaho State Big Sky (since 1964) Rocky Mountain (1950-60)
Illinois Big Ten (since 1896)
Illinois-Chicago Horizon League (since 1995) Mid-Continent (1983-94)
Illinois State Missouri Valley (since 1981)
Incarnate Word Southland (since 2014)
Indiana Big Ten (since 1899)
Indiana State Missouri Valley (since 1977)
IPFW Summit League (since 2008)
IUPUI Summit League (since 1999)
Iona MAAC (since 1982) Metropolitan Collegiate (1966-69)
Iowa Big Ten (since 1899)
Iowa State Big 12 (since 1997) Missouri Valley (1908-28)/Big Eight (1929-96)
Jackson State SWAC (since 1959)
Jacksonville Atlantic Sun (since 1999) Sun Belt (1977-98)
Jacksonville State Ohio Valley (since 2004) TAAC/Atlantic Sun (1996-2003)
James Madison CAA (since 1983)
Kansas Big 12 (since 1997) Missouri Valley (1908-28)/Big Eight (1929-96)
Kansas State Big 12 (since 1997) Missouri Valley (1914-28)/Big Eight (1929-96)
Kennesaw State Atlantic Sun (since 2006)
Kent State Mid-American (since 1952)
Kentucky SEC (since 1933) Southern (1922-32)
Lafayette Patriot League (since 1991) ECC (1959-90)
Lamar Southland (1969-87 and since 1999) American South (1988-91)/Sun Belt (1992-98)
La Salle Atlantic 10 (since 1996) ECC (1959-83)/MAAC (1984-92)/Midwestern Collegiate (1993-95)
Lehigh Patriot League (since 1991) ECC (1959-90)
Liberty Big South (since 1992)
Lipscomb Atlantic Sun (since 2004)
Long Beach State Big West (since 1970)
Long Island Northeast (since 1982) Metropolitan Collegiate (1966-69)
Longwood Big South (since 2013)
Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt (since 1992) Southland (1972-82)/American South (1988-91)
Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt (since 2007) TAAC (1980-82)/Southland (1983-2006)
Louisiana State SEC (since 1933) Southern (1923-32)
Louisiana Tech C-USA (since 2014) Southland (1972-87)/American South (1988-91)/Sun Belt (1992-2001)/WAC (2002-13)
Louisville ACC (since 2015) Missouri Valley (1965-75)/Metro (1976-95)/C-USA (1996-2005)/Big East (2006-13)/American Athletic (2014)
Loyola of Chicago Missouri Valley (since 2014) Horizon League (1980-2013)
Loyola (Md.) Patriot League (since 2014) Northeast (1982-89)/MAAC (1990-2013)
Loyola Marymount West Coast (since 1956)
Maine America East (since 1980) New England/Yankee (1938-43 and 1946-76)
Manhattan MAAC (since 1982) Metropolitan Collegiate (1966-69)
Marist MAAC (since 1998) Northeast (1982-97)
Marquette Big East (since 2006) Midwestern Collegiate (1990 & '91)/Great Midwest (1992-95)/C-USA (1996-2005)
Marshall C-USA (since 2006) Ohio Valley (1949-52)/Mid-American (1954-69 and 1998-2005)/Southern (1978-97)
Maryland Big Ten (since 2015) Southern (1924-53)/ACC (1954-2014)
Maryland-Baltimore County America East (since 2004) ECC (1991 & '92)/Big South (1993-98)/Northeast (1999-2003)
Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC (1972-79 and since 1983)
Massachusetts Atlantic 10 (since 1977) New England/Yankee (1947-76)
Massachusetts-Lowell America East (since 2014)
McNeese State Southland (since 1973)
Memphis American Athletic (since 2014) Missouri Valley (1968-73)/Metro (1976-91)/Great Midwest (1992-95)/C-USA (1996-2013)
Mercer Southern (since 2015) Atlantic Sun (1980-2014)
Miami (Fla.) ACC (since 2005) Big East (1992-2004)
Miami (Ohio) Mid-American (since 1948)
Michigan Big Ten (since 1896)
Michigan State Big Ten (since 1949)
Middle Tennessee State C-USA (since 2014) Ohio Valley (1953-2000)/Sun Belt (2001-13)
Milwaukee Horizon League (since 1995) Mid-Continent (1993 & '94)
Minnesota Big Ten (since 1896)
Mississippi SEC (since 1933) Southern (1923-32)
Mississippi State SEC (since 1933) Southern (1922-32)
Mississippi Valley State SWAC (since 1969)
Missouri SEC (since 2013) Missouri Valley (1908-28)/Big Eight (1929-96)/Big 12 (1997-2012)
Missouri-Kansas City WAC (since 2014) Summit League (1995-2013)
Missouri State Missouri Valley (since 1991) Mid-Continent (1983-90)
Monmouth MAAC (since 2014) Northeast (1986-2013)
Montana Big Sky (since 1964) Pacific Coast (1924-29)/Skyline (1952-62)
Montana State Big Sky (since 1964) Rocky Mountain (1925-57 except for 1948)/Skyline (1952-62)
Morehead State Ohio Valley (since 1949)
Morgan State MEAC (1972-80 and since 1985)
Mount St. Mary's Northeast (since 1990)
Murray State Ohio Valley (since 1949 except for 1962)
Navy Patriot League (since 1992) CAA (1983-91)
Nebraska Big Ten (since 2012) Missouri Valley (1908-28)/Big Eight (1929-96)/Big 12 (1997-2011)
Nebraska-Omaha Summit League (since 2013)
Nevada Mountain West (2013) WCAC (1970-79)/Big Sky (1980-92)/Big West (1993-2000)/WAC (2001-12)
New Hampshire America East (since 1980) New England/Yankee (1938-43 and 1946-76)
NJIT Great West (since 2009)
New Mexico Mountain West (since 2000) Border (1932-42 and 1945-51)/Skyline (1952-62)/WAC (1963-99)
New Mexico State WAC (since 2006) Border (1932-62)/Missouri Valley (1971-83)/Big West (1984-2000)/Sun Belt (2001-05)
New Orleans Southland (since 2014) Sun Belt (1977-80 and 1992-2011)/American South (1988-91)
Niagara MAAC (since 1990) ECAC North Atlantic (1980-89)
Nicholls State Southland (since 1992) Gulf Star (1985-87)
Norfolk State MEAC (since 1998)
North Carolina ACC (since 1954) Southern (1922-53)
UNC Asheville Big South (since 1986)
North Carolina A&T MEAC (since 1972)
North Carolina Central MEAC (1972-80 and since 2012)
UNC Greensboro Southern (since 1998) Big South (1993-97)
North Carolina State ACC (since 1954) Southern (1922-53)
UNC Wilmington CAA (since 1985)
North Dakota Big Sky (since 2013)
North Dakota State Summit League (since 2008)
Northern Arizona Big Sky (since 1971) Border (1932-53)
Northern Colorado Big Sky (since 2007)
Northern Illinois Mid-American (1976-86 and since 1998) Mid-Continent (1991-94)/Midwestern Collegiate (1995-97)
Northern Iowa Missouri Valley (since 1992) Mid-Continent (1983-91)
Northern Kentucky Atlantic Sun (since 2013)
North Florida Atlantic Sun (since 2006)
North Texas C-USA (since 2014) Missouri Valley (1958-75)/Southland (1983-96)/Big West (1997-2000)/Sun Belt (2001-13)
Northwestern Big Ten (since 1896)
Northwestern State Southland (since 1988) TAAC (1981-84)/Gulf Star (1985-87)
Notre Dame ACC (since 2014) Big East (1996-2013)
Oakland Horizon League (since 2014) Summit League (1999-2013)
Ohio University Mid-American (since 1947)
Ohio State Big Ten (since 1912)
Oklahoma Big 12 (since 1997) Missouri Valley (1920-28)/Big Eight (1929-96)
Oklahoma State Big 12 (since 1997) SWC (1918 and 1922-25)/Missouri Valley (1926-57)/Big Eight (1959-96)
Old Dominion C-USA (since 2014) Sun Belt (1983-91)/CAA (1992-2013)
Oral Roberts Summit League (1998-2012 and since 2015) Midwestern Collegiate (1980-87)/Southland (2013 and 2014)
Oregon Pac-12 (1916-59 and since 1965)
Oregon State Pac-12 (1916-59 and since 1965)
Pacific WCAC/WCC (1953-71 and since 2014) Big West (1972-2013)
Penn EIBL/Ivy League (since 1904)
Penn State Big Ten (since 1993) Atlantic 10 (1977-79 and 1983-91)
Pepperdine West Coast (since 1956)
Pittsburgh ACC (since 2014) Eastern 8 (1977-82)/Big East (1983-2013)
Portland West Coast (since 1977)
Portland State Big Sky (since 1997)
Prairie View SWAC (since 1921 except for 1991)
Presbyterian Big South (since 2010)
Princeton EIBL/Ivy League (since 1902)
Providence Big East (since 1980)
Purdue Big Ten (since 1896)
Quinnipiac MAAC (since 2014) Northeast (1999-2013)
Radford Big South (since 1986)
Rhode Island Atlantic 10 (since 1981) New England/Yankee (1938-43 and 1946-76)/ECAC North (1980)
Rice C-USA (since 2006) SWC (1915-96)/WAC (1997-2005)
Richmond Atlantic 10 (since 2002) Southern (1937-76)/CAA (1983-2001)
Rider MAAC (since 1998) ECC (1967-92)/Northeast (1993-97)
Robert Morris Northeast (since 1982)
Rutgers Big Ten (since 2015) Middle Atlantic (1959-62)/Atlantic 10 (1977-95)/Big East (1996-2013)/American Athletic (2014)
Sacramento State Big Sky (since 1997) American West (1995 and 1996)
Sacred Heart Northeast (since 2000)
St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 (since 1980)
St. Francis (N.Y.) Northeast (since 1982) Metropolitan Collegiate (1966-68)
Saint Francis (Pa.) Northeast (since 1982)
St. John's Big East (since 1980)
Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10 (since 1983) ECC (1959-82)
Saint Louis Atlantic 10 (since 2006) Missouri Valley (1938-74)/Metro (1976-82)/Midwestern Collegiate (1983-91)/Great Midwest (1992-95)/C-USA (1996-2005)
Saint Mary's West Coast (since 1953)
Saint Peter's MAAC (since 1982) Metropolitan Collegiate (1966-69)
Samford Ohio Valley (since 2004) Atlantic Sun (1980-2003)
Sam Houston State Southland (since 1988) Gulf Star (1985-87)
San Diego West Coast (since 1980)
San Diego State PCAA/Big West (1970-78 and since 2014) WAC (1979-99)/Mountain West (2000-13)
San Francisco West Coast (since 1953)
San Jose State Mountain West (since 2014) WCAC (1953-69)/Big West (1970-96)/WAC (1997-2013)
Santa Clara West Coast (since 1953)
Savannah State MEAC (since 2012)
Seattle WAC (since 2013) WCAC (1972-80)
Seton Hall Big East (since 1980) Metropolitan Collegiate (1966-69)
Siena MAAC (since 1990) Northeast (1982-84)/ECAC North Atlantic (1985-89)
South Alabama Sun Belt (since 1977)
South Carolina SEC (since 1992) Southern (1923-53)/ACC (1954-71)/Metro (1984-91)
South Carolina State MEAC (since 1972)
USC Upstate Atlantic Sun (since 2008)
South Dakota Big Sky (since 2013) Great West (2009-12)
South Dakota State Summit League (since 2008)
Southeastern Louisiana Southland (since 1998) Gulf Star (1985-87)/TAAC (1992-97)
Southeast Missouri State Ohio Valley (since 1992)
Southern (La.) SWAC (since 1935)
Southern California Pac-12 (since 1922)
Southern Illinois Missouri Valley (since 1975)
SIU-Edwardsville Ohio Valley (since 2012)
Southern Methodist American Athletic (since 2014) SWC (1919-96)/WAC (1997-2005)/C-USA (2006-13)
Southern Mississippi C-USA (since 1996) Metro (1983-95)
Southern Utah Big Sky (since 2013) American West (1995 and 1996)/Summit League (1998-2012)
South Florida American Athletic (since 2014) Sun Belt (1977-91)/Metro (1992-95)/C-USA (1996-2005)/Big East (2006-13)
Stanford Pac-12 (since 1917)
Stephen F. Austin Southland (since 1988) Gulf Star (1985-87)
Stetson Atlantic Sun (since 1987)
Stony Brook America East (since 2002)
Syracuse ACC (since 2014) Big East (1980-2013)
Temple American Athletic (since 2014) ECC (1959-82)/Atlantic 10 (1983-2013)
Tennessee SEC (since 1933) Southern (1922-32)
Tennessee-Martin Ohio Valley (since 1993)
Tennessee State Ohio Valley (since 1988)
Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley (since 1949)
Texas Big 12 (since 1997) SWC (1915-96)
Texas A&M SEC (since 2013) SWC (1915-96)/Big 12 (1997-2012)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Southland (since 2007)
Texas-Arlington Sun Belt (since 2014) Southland (1969-2012 except for 1987)/WAC (2013)
Texas Christian Big 12 (since 2013) SWC (1924-96)/WAC (1997-2001)/C-USA (2002-05)/Mountain West (2006-12)
Texas-El Paso C-USA (since 2006) Border (1936-62)/WAC (1970-2005)
Texas-Pan American WAC (since 2014) TAAC (1980)/American South (1988-91)/Sun Belt (1992-98)/Great West (2009-13)
Texas-San Antonio C-USA (since 2014) TAAC (1987-91)/Southland (1992-2012)/WAC (2013)
Texas Southern SWAC (since 1955)
Texas State Sun Belt (since 2014) Gulf Star (1985-87)/Southland (1988-2012)/WAC (2013)
Texas Tech Big 12 (since 1997) Border (1933-56)/SWC (1958-96)
Toledo Mid-American (since 1952)
Towson CAA (since 2002) Northeast (1982)/ECC (1983-92)/Big South (1993-95)/America East (1996-2001)
Troy Sun Belt (since 2006) ECC (1994)/Mid-Continent (1995-97)/Atlantic Sun (1998-2005)
Tulane American Athletic (since 2015) Southern (1923-32)/SEC (1933-66)/Metro (1976-85 and 1990-95)/C-USA (1996-2014)
Tulsa American Athletic (since 2015) Missouri Valley (1935-96)/WAC (1997-2005)/C-USA (2006-14)
UAB C-USA (since 1996) Sun Belt (1980-91)/Great Midwest (1992-95)
UALR Sun Belt (since 1992) TAAC (1981-91)
UCLA Pac-12 (since 1928)
UNLV Mountain West (since 2000) WCAC (1970-75)/Big West (1983-96)/WAC (1997-99)
Utah Pac-12 (since 2012) Rocky Mountain (1925-37)/Skyline (1938-62)/WAC (1963-99)/Mountain West (2000-11)
Utah State Mountain West (since 2014) Rocky Mountain (1925-37)/Skyline (1938-62)/Big West (1979-2005)/WAC (2006-13)
Utah Valley WAC (since 2014) Great West (2009-13)
Valparaiso Horizon League (since 2008) Mid-Continent (1983-2007)
Vanderbilt SEC (since 1933) Southern (1923-32)
Vermont America East (since 1980) New England/Yankee (1947-76)
Villanova Big East (since 1981) Eastern Athletic Association (1977-80)
Virginia ACC (since 1954) Southern (1922-37)
Virginia Commonwealth Atlantic 10 (since 2013) Sun Belt (1980-91)/Metro (1992-95)/CAA (1996-2013)
Virginia Military Southern (1926-2003 and since 2015) Big South (2004-14)
Virginia Tech ACC (since 2005) Southern (1922-65)/Metro (1979-95)/Atlantic 10 (1996-2000)/Big East (2001-04)
Wagner Northeast (since 1982)
Wake Forest ACC (since 1954) Southern (1937-53)
Washington Pac-12 (since 1916)
Washington State Pac-12 (1917-59 and since 1964)
Weber State Big Sky (since 1964)
Western Carolina Southern (since 1978)
Western Illinois Summit League (since 1983)
Western Kentucky C-USA (since 2015) Ohio Valley (1949-82)/Sun Belt (1983-2014)
Western Michigan Mid-American (since 1948)
West Virginia Big 12 (since 2013) Southern (1951-68)/Atlantic 10 (1977-95)/Big East (1996-2012)
Wichita State Missouri Valley (since 1946)
William & Mary CAA (since 1983) Southern (1937-77)
Winthrop Big South (since 1986)
Wisconsin Big Ten (since 1896)
Wofford Southern (since 1998)
Wright State Horizon League (since 1995) Mid-Continent (1992-94)
Wyoming Mountain West (since 2000) Rocky Mountain (1923-37)/Mountain States (1938-62)/WAC (1963-99)
Xavier Big East (since 2014) Midwestern Collegiate (1980-95)/Atlantic 10 (1996-2013)
Yale EIBL/Ivy League (since 1902)
Youngstown State Horizon League (since 2002) Ohio Valley (1982-88)/Mid-Continent (1992-2001)

One 'N Done: College Freshmen Phenoms Make Quantum Leap to the NBA

The newcomers are the latest not to give themselves sufficient time at the college level to amass one-for-the- books or one-for-the-ages career records. SEC freshmen accounted for the first three choices in the 2012 NBA draft, increasing the number of yearlings among top three selections to 10 in the last six years.

Kentucky made history with the top two picks and six overall. No. 1 choice Anthony Davis trademarked phrases stemming from his unibrow but it will raise eyebrows if the national POY as a freshman doesn't go on to more important endeavors such as raising New Orleans' fortunes.

Three of UK's selections this year are among the following alphabetical list of freshmen who left universities since troubled Dontonio Wingfield became the first major-college "one 'n done" frosh upon departing from Cincinnati in 1994:

Freshman Pos. College NBA Team Drafted By Year Round Overall Pick
Shareef Abdur-Rahim F-C California Vancouver Grizzlies 1996 1st 3rd
Carmelo Anthony F Syracuse Denver Nuggets 2003 1st 3rd
Trevor Ariza F UCLA New York Knicks 2004 2nd 43rd
Jerryd Bayless G Arizona Indiana Pacers 2008 1st 11th
Bradley Beal G-F Florida Washington Wizards 2012 1st 3rd
Michael Beasley F Kansas State Miami Heat 2008 1st 2nd
Eric Bledsoe G Kentucky Oklahoma City Thunder 2010 1st 18th
Chris Bosh F Georgia Tech Toronto Raptors 2003 1st 4th
Avery Bradley G Texas Boston Celtics 2010 1st 19th
Mike Conley Jr. G Ohio State Memphis Grizzlies 2007 1st 4th
Daequan Cook G Ohio State Philadelphia 76ers 2007 1st 21st
Omar Cook G St. John's Orlando Magic 2001 2nd 32nd
Jamal Crawford G Michigan Cleveland Cavaliers 2000 1st 8th
Javaris Crittenton G Georgia Tech Los Angeles Lakers 2007 1st 19th
Anthony Davis C Kentucky New Orleans Hornets 2012 1st 1st
Ricky Davis F Iowa Charlotte Hornets 1998 1st 21st
Luol Deng F Duke Phoenix Suns 2004 1st 7th
DeMar DeRozan F Southern California Toronto Raptors 2009 1st 9th
Andre Drummond C Connecticut Detroit Pistons 2012 1st 9th
Kevin Durant F Texas Seattle SuperSonics 2007 1st 2nd
Tyreke Evans G Memphis Sacramento Kings 2009 1st 4th
Derrick Favors F Georgia Tech New Jersey Nets 2010 1st 3rd
Alton Ford F Houston Phoenix Suns 2001 2nd 51st
Keith "Tiny" Gallon C Oklahoma Milwaukee Bucks 2010 2nd 47th
Dion Glover G Georgia Tech Atlanta Hawks 1999 1st 20th
Eric Gordon G Indiana Los Angeles Clippers 2008 1st 7th
Donte Greene F Syracuse Memphis Grizzlies 2008 1st 28th
Eddie Griffin F Seton Hall New Jersey Nets 2001 1st 7th
Maurice Harkless F St. John's Philadelphia 76ers 2012 1st 15th
Tobias Harris F Tennessee Charlotte Bobcats 2011 1st 19th
Donnell Harvey F Florida New York Knicks 2000 1st 22nd
Spencer Hawes C Washington Sacramento Kings 2007 1st 10th
Xavier Henry G Kansas Memphis Grizzlies 2010 1st 12th
J.J. Hickson F North Carolina State Cleveland Cavaliers 2008 1st 19th
Jrue Holiday G UCLA Philadelphia 76ers 2009 1st 17th
Larry Hughes G Saint Louis Philadelphia 76ers 1998 1st 8th
Kris Humphries F Minnesota Utah Jazz 2004 1st 14th
DerMarr Johnson G Cincinnati Atlanta Hawks 2000 1st 6th
DeAndre Jordan C Texas A&M Los Angeles Clippers 2008 2nd 35th
Cory Joseph G Texas San Antonio Spurs 2011 1st 29th
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F Kentucky Charlotte Bobcats 2012 1st 2nd
Brandon Knight G Kentucky Detroit Pistons 2011 1st 8th
Kosta Koufos C Ohio State Utah Jazz 2008 1st 23rd
Kevin Love F UCLA Memphis Grizzlies 2008 1st 5th
Corey Maggette F Duke Seattle SuperSonics 1999 1st 13th
Stephon Marbury G Georgia Tech Milwaukee Bucks 1996 1st 4th
O.J. Mayo G Southern California Minnesota Timberwolves 2008 1st 3rd
Quincy Miller F Baylor Denver Nuggets 2012 2nd 38th
B.J. Mullens C Ohio State Dallas Mavericks 2009 1st 24th
Greg Oden C Ohio State Portland Trail Blazers 2007 1st 1st
Daniel Orton C-F Kentucky Orlando Magic 2010 1st 29th
Anthony Randolph F Louisiana State Golden State Warriors 2008 1st 14th
Zach Randolph C Michigan State Portland Trail Blazers 2001 1st 19th
Austin Rivers G Duke New Orleans Hornets 2012 1st 10th
Derrick Rose G Memphis Chicago Bulls 2008 1st 1st
Jamal Sampson F-C California Utah Jazz 2002 2nd 47th
Josh Selby G Kansas Memphis Grizzlies 2011 2nd 49th
Lance Stephenson F Cincinnati Indiana Pacers 2010 2nd 40th
Marquis Teague G Kentucky Chicago Bulls 2012 1st 29th
Tim Thomas F Villanova New Jersey Nets 1997 1st 7th
Tyrus Thomas F Louisiana State Portland Trail Blazers 2006 1st 4th
Tristan Thompson F Texas Cleveland Cavaliers 2011 1st 4th
Dajuan Wagner G Memphis Cleveland Cavaliers 2002 1st 6th
Bill Walker F Kansas State Washington Wizards 2008 2nd 47th
John Wall G Kentucky Washington Wizards 2010 1st 1st
Gerald Wallace F Alabama Sacramento Kings 2001 1st 25th
Rodney White F Charlotte Detroit Pistons 2001 1st 9th
Hassan Whiteside C Marshall Sacramento Kings 2010 2nd 33rd
Marvin Williams F North Carolina Atlanta Hawks 2005 1st 2nd
Shawne Williams F Memphis Indiana Pacers 2006 1st 17th
Dontonio Wingfield F Cincinnati Seattle SuperSonics 1994 2nd 37th
Brandan Wright F North Carolina Charlotte Hornets 2007 1st 8th
Tony Wroten Jr. G Washington Memphis Grizzlies 2012 1st 25th
Thaddeus Young F Georgia Tech Philadelphia 76ers 2007 1st 12th

NOTE: Manute Bol (DII Bridgeport in 1985) and Shawn Kemp (JC Trinity Valley in 1989) were the first two non- NCAA DI players selected as freshmen.

Better Early Than Never: Carolina Still Leads UK For Most NBA Undergrads

Kentucky, despite having 12 undergraduates selected in the NBA draft in the last three years under coach John Calipari, still trails North Carolina for most players in this "defector" category. But UK is expected to pass the Tar Heels in 2013 when the Wildcats should again have multiple players leave school early to declare for the NBA draft.

It's debatable whether the undergrads should have returned to school for additional seasoning or even attended college in the first place. Following are the 13 schools with at least 10 defectors listed chronologically since the introduction of hardship cases in 1971:

North Carolina (21) - Bob McAdoo (1972), James Worthy (1982), Michael Jordan (1984), J.R. Reid (1989), Jerry Stackhouse (1995), Rasheed Wallace (1995), Jeff McInnis (1996), Antawn Jamison (1998), Vince Carter (1998), Joseph Forte (2001), Raymond Felton (2005), Sean May (2005), Rashad McCants (2005), Marvin Williams (2005), Brandan Wright (2007), Wayne Ellington (2009), Ty Lawson (2009), Ed Davis (2010), Harrison Barnes (2012), John Henson (2012), Kendall Marshall (2012)

Kentucky (20) - Tom Payne (1971), Rex Chapman (1988), Jamal Mashburn (1993), Antoine Walker (1996), Ron Mercer (1997), Nazr Mohammed (1998), Rajon Rondo (2006), Jodie Meeks (2009), Eric Bledsoe (2010), DeMarcus Cousins (2010), Daniel Orton (2010), Patrick Patterson (2010), John Wall (2010), Brandon Knight (2011), DeAndre Liggins (2011), Anthony Davis (2012), Terrence Jones (2012), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2012), Doron Lamb (2012), Marquis Teague (2012)

Connecticut (15) - Donyell Marshall (1994), Ray Allen (1996), Richard Hamilton (1999), Khalid El-Amin (2000), Caron Butler (2002), Ben Gordon (2004), Emeka Okafor (2004), Charlie Villanueva (2005), Josh Boone (2006), Rudy Gay (2006), Marcus Williams (2006), Hasheem Thabeet (2009), Kemba Walker (2011), Andre Drummond (2012), Jeremy Lamb (2012)

UCLA (15) - Richard Washington (1976), Stuart Gray (1984), Tracy Murray (1992), Jelani McCoy (1998), Baron Davis (1999), Jerome Moiso (2000), Trevor Ariza (2004), Jordan Farmar (2006), Arron Afflalo (2007), Kevin Love (2008), Luc Mbah a Moute (2008), Russell Westbrook (2008), Jrue Holiday (2009), Tyler Honeycutt (2011), Malcolm Lee (2011)

Kansas (14) - Norm Cook (1976), Darrin Hancock (1994), Paul Pierce (1998), Drew Gooden (2002), Julian Wright (2007), Darrell Arthur (2008), Mario Chalmers (2008), Brandon Rush (2008), Cole Aldrich (2010), Xavier Henry (2010), Marcus Morris (2011), Markieff Morris (2011), Josh Shelby (2011), Thomas Robinson (2012)

Louisiana State (14) - DeWayne Scales (1980), Jerry Reynolds (1985), John Williams (1986), Chris Jackson (1990), Stanley Roberts (1991), Shaquille O'Neal (1992), Ronnie Henderson (1996), Randy Livingston (1996), Stromile Swift (2000), Brandon Bass (2005), Tyrus Thomas (2006), Glen Davis (2007), Anthony Randolph (2008), Justin Hamilton (2012)

Memphis (13) - Larry Kenon (1973), William Bedford (1986), Vincent Askew (1987), Sylvester Gray (1988), Penny Hardaway (1993), David Vaughn (1995), Lorenzen Wright (1996), Dajuan Wagner (2002), Shawne Williams (2006), Chris Douglas-Roberts (2008), Derrick Rose (2008), Elliot Williams (2010), Will Barton (2012)

Texas (12) - LaSalle Thompson (1982), Chris Mihm (2000), T.J. Ford (2003), LaMarcus Aldridge (2006), Daniel Gibson (2006), P.J. Tucker (2006), Kevin Durant (2007), D.J. Augustin (2008), Avery Bradley (2010), Jordan Hamilton (2011), Cory Joseph (2011), Tristan Thompson (2011)

Arizona (11) - Eric Money (1974), Coniel Norman (1974), Brian Williams (1991), Mike Bibby (1998), Gilbert Arenas (2001), Richard Jefferson (2001), Michael Wright (2001), Andre Iguodala (2004), Marcus Williams (2006), Jerryd Bayless (2008), Derrick Williams (2011)

Duke (11) - William Avery (1999), Elton Brand (1999), Corey Maggette (1999), Carlos Boozer (2002), Mike Dunleavy (2002), Jay Williams (2002), Luol Deng (2004), Josh McRoberts (2007), Gerald Henderson (2009), Kyrie Irving (2011), Austin Rivers (2012)

Georgia Tech (11) - Dennis Scott (1990), Kenny Anderson (1991), Stephon Marbury (1996), Dion Glover (1999), Chris Bosh (2003), Jarrett Jack (2005), Javaris Crittenton (2007), Thaddeus Young (2007), Derrick Favors (2010), Gani Lawal (2010), Iman Shumpert (2011)

Michigan (10) - Campy Russell (1974), Tim McCormick (1984), Sean Higgins (1990), Chris Webber (1993), Jalen Rose (1994), Juwan Howard (1994), Maurice Taylor (1997), Robert Traylor (1998), Jamal Crawford (2000), Darius Morris (2011)

Ohio State (10) - Clark Kellogg (1982), Jim Jackson (1992), Michael Redd (2000), Mike Conley Jr. (2007), Daequan Cook (2007), Greg Oden (2007), Kosta Koufos (2008), B.J. Mullens (2009), Evan Turner (2010), Jared Sullinger (2012)

Curse of the Lottery: Losers Among First Half of NBA First-Round Picks

The big winner stemming from the NBA draft are fans after they can stop mocking the mock drafts, put ESPN's contemporaneous gab fest (featuring bulging "discs," never-ending wingspans and manhood-testing Berlitz language course) behind them plus stop enduring the perfunctory day-after winners/losers analysis.

Player ratings projecting future results as a professional are virtually worthless. Does the name Renardo Sidney mean anything to you? Enough said on that topic! Wouldn't you love the Worldwide Leader to replay its glowing comments over the years about platinum pro prospects who subsequently became little more than spare parts sold for scrap?

All hands weren't on deck for ESPN's draft raft attempting to generate interest like its NFL cruise liner. Where were self-absorbed Doug Gottlieb and Jalen Rose during ESPN's draft-day drama while they waited for the network to issue a verdict on Hubert Davis' Game Day replacement?

Gottlieb, who subsequently moved on to the CBS Network, could have complained about Iona playmaker Scott Machado going undrafted and promoted himself as a potential NBA bench boss sans any coaching experience while Rose could have called Duke's Austin Rivers an "Uncle Tom" as part of his Fraud Five routine. If Gottlieb is good enough for Kansas State, he should be able to exhibit his coaching expertise at the NBA level just like former K-State mentors Tex Winter and Cotton Fitzsimmons. Meanwhile, Rose could finally have some legitimate reasons to dump on Duke, which has had more than its share of lottery-pick underachievers (William Avery, Bobby Hurley, Trajan Langdon, Cherokee Parks and Shelden Williams).

Of course, the talent level required to compete for an extended period in the NBA is off the chart. Despite ESPN's hype regarding the NBA draft, no one should have wasted their time watching the inconsequential second round unless you are a family member. Since the NBA draft went to two rounds in 1989, only about one-third of the second-round picks eventually played in three or more seasons in the league.

The talent level isn't nearly as high on the "boob" tube. Amid the pedestrian post-draft dogma from ESPN's First Take was a disgusting manufactured smearing of centers Meyers Leonard (Illinois) and Miles Plumlee (Duke) as American-born white players unworthy of their draft status because of skin color. Do the know-it-alls really believe or have any evidence Joe Kleine, Jon Koncak, Will Perdue, etc., survived so long in the NBA as honkey backups because of some sort of racial quota? Did their staggering show prep convince them to imply Leonard will have less impact on the league than previous top six picks such as William Bedford, Tractor Taylor, Hasheem Thabeet, Ekpe Udoh and Chris Washburn? Seems as if cable collaborators Skip Baseless and Screamin' A. Stiff are more impressed by Bedford, a bozo known as "Willie B" - as in "Will he be at practice?"

Naturally, front-office executives make mistakes. But do you trust professional scouts who've evaluated prospects countless times to meet specific franchise needs or ill-equipped commentators? ESPN's tasteless tandem, sorely in need of a 12-step program to cure race baiting, viewed the collegians a handful of times with one eye on the nearest mirror but think they absorbed just enough insight to spew discriminatory trash.

Baseless, recovering from being blindsided recently by colleague Rose for embellishing his Oklahoma high school playing credentials, and Stiff, a self-proclaimed expert apparently because he briefly sat on the end of coach Big House Gaines' bench at Winston-Salem State, stereotypically tried to cite every first-round Caucasian big man who failed to become an All-Star. Meanwhile, the delusional duo conveniently overlooked a striking number of African-American frontcourt busts. It would have been a "first" if they would "take" the time to discern whether Leonard is capable of making more of a pro contribution than ineffectual Bedford, Taylor, Thabeet, Udoh and Washburn before spouting such utter nonsense.

The NBA draft lottery was introduced in 1985. But dialogue regarding dreadful draft decisions should be based on a fair share of context and facts; not superficial color-coding debate resembling an ambulance-chaser lawyer.

Irrespective of ethnicity, the focus probably should be more on something such as the viability of Cleveland choosing Dion Waters with the fourth pick overall although he never started for Syracuse. Taking up the slack for ESPN's inane social engineering perspective, following are the biggest NBA flops among the top 14 picks in lottery-era drafts:

#1 pick overall - High schooler Kwame Brown (2001/6.8 ppg and 5.6 rpg in 11 seasons)

#2 - Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet (2009/2.2 ppg and 2.7 rpg in three seasons)

#3 - Gonzaga's Mike Morrison (2006/7.5 ppg and 2.1 rpg in three seasons); North Carolina State's Chris Washburn (1986/3.1 ppg and 2.4 rpg in two seasons)

#4 - Syracuse's Wesley Johnson (2010/7.7 ppg and 2.9 rpg in first two seasons); Louisiana State's Tyrus Thomas (2006/7.9 ppg and 5 rpg in first six seasons)

#5 - Duke's Shelden Williams (2006/4.5 ppg and 4.3 rpg in first six seasons)

#6 - Memphis State's William Bedford (1986/4.1 ppg and 2.4 rpg in six seasons); Cincinnati's DerMarr Johnson (2000/6.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg in seven seasons); Oklahoma's Stacey King (1989/6.4 ppg and 3.3 rpg in eight seasons); Michigan's Robert "Tractor" Traylor (1998/4.8 ppg and 3.7 rpg in seven seasons); Baylor's Ekpe Udoh (2010/4.8 ppg and 3.7 rpg in first two seasons)

#7 - Duke's Bobby Hurley (2003/3.8 ppg and 3.3 apg in five seasons)

#8 - West Virginia's Joe Alexander (2008/4.2 ppg and 1.8 rpg in two seasons); Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu (2010/5.8 ppg and 3.9 rpg in first two seasons); BYU's Rafael Araujo (2004/2.8 ppg and 2.8 rpg in three seasons); Colgate's Adonal Foyle (1997/4.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg in 12 seasons); Arizona's Jordan Hill (2009/5.3 ppg and 4.2 rpg in first three seasons); Loyola Marymount's Bo Kimble (1990/5.5 ppg in three seasons); Michigan State's Shawn Respert (1995/4.9 ppg in four seasons); North Carolina's Brandan Wright (2007/5.9 ppg and 3.2 rpg in first four seasons)

#9 - Arizona State's Ike Diogu (2005/6 ppg and 3.1 rpg in six seasons); North Carolina's Eric Montross (1994/4.5 ppg and 4.6 rpg in eight seasons); UCLA's Ed O'Bannon (1995/5 ppg and 2.5 rpg in two seasons); Bradley's Patrick O'Bryant (2006/2.1 ppg and 1.4 rpg in four seasons); Georgetown's Michael Sweetney (2003/6.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg in four seasons); Louisville's Samaki Walker (1996/5.3 ppg and 4.7 rpg in 10 seasons)

#10 - Oregon's Luke Jackson (2004/3.5 ppg and 1.2 rpg in four seasons); Stanford's Adam Keefe (1992/5 ppg and 4.1 rpg in nine seasons)

#11 - Kansas' Cole Aldrich (2010/1.7 ppg and 1.9 rpg in first two seasons); North Carolina State's Todd Fuller (1996/3.7 ppg and 3 rpg in five seasons); Duke's Trajan Langdon (1999/5.4 ppg and 1.3 rpg in three seasons); Texas A&M's Acie Law (2007/3.9 ppg and 1.6 apg in four seasons); UCLA's Jerome Moiso (2000/2.7 ppg and 2.7 rpg in five seasons)

#12 - Connecticut's Hilton Armstrong (2006/3.1 ppg and 2.6 rpg in five seasons); Utah's Michael Doleac (1998/4.9 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 10 seasons); Fresno State's Melvin Ely (2002/5.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg in eight seasons); Wake Forest's Kenny Green (1985/4.4 ppg and 1.7 rpg in two seasons); Kansas' Xavier Henry (2010/4.9 ppg and 1.7 rpg in first two seasons); Georgia's Alec Kessler (1990/5.2 ppg and 3.6 rpg in four seasons); Duke's Cherokee Parks (1995/4.4 ppg and 3.6 rpg in nine seasons)

#13 - UNLV's Marcus Banks (2003/5.9 ppg and 2.1 apg in eight seasons); Tennessee's Marcus Haislip (2002/3.5 ppg and 1.5 rpg in four seasons); BYU's Michael Smith (1989/5 ppg and 1.5 rpg in three seasons); North Carolina's Joe Wolf (1987/4.2 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 11 seasons); Kansas' Julian Wright (2007/3.9 ppg and 2.3 rpg in four seasons)

#14 - Duke's William Avery (1999/2.7 ppg and 1.4 apg in three seasons); Louisville's Earl Clark (2009/3.1 ppg and 2.1 rpg in first three seasons); Michigan State's Mateen Cleaves (2000/3.6 ppg and 1.9 apg in six seasons); George Washington's Yinka Dare (1994/2.1 ppg and 2.6 rpg in four seasons); Oregon State's Scott Haskin (2 ppg and 2 rpg in one season); Nebraska's Rich King (1991/1.9 ppg and 1 rpg in four seasons); Kansas' Marcus Morris (2011/2.4 ppg in one season)

To Earn or to Learn: Undergraduates Continue to Dominate in NBA Draft

They are youngsters with a wait problem exemplified by the first 16 selections this year. The NBA draft has become a soap opera that could be called "The Young and the Restless." Even excluding juniors, more than three times as many underclassmen (college sophomores and freshmen plus high school graduates) were chosen in the first and second rounds over the last 13 years in the 21st Century as there were covering the first 29 years of early-entry candidates from 1971 through 1999.

Jeers to those so-called experts for second-guessing the majority of college players with eligibility remaining who declare for the NBA draft. Far too many observers must digest pablum that the time isn't right for most of the undergraduates because they still need to mature. Do skeptics genuinely believe that these younger athletes need additional seasoning that can be gained only in college? Of course, it's a difficult adjustment from amateur hoops to the pros, but it would be that way even if a player had six or more years of college eligibility.

Before accepting the party line from self-serving administrators that undergraduates are making monumental mistakes, remember that the majority of the premier players in the NBA left college early. More than half of the All-NBA first- and second-team selections since the 1979-80 season departed school with eligibility remaining, including all five first-teamers in 1988-89 (Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone and Hakeem Olajuwon). The 12-man roster and three alternates for the 2012 U.S. Olympic squad all were undergraduate selections in the NBA draft.

Moreover, it is not exactly a dollars-over-diplomas issue. There is little doubt that some mercenaries weren't interested in academic pursuits. Why should they take up precious space in a classroom? The bottom line: Elite players down the line faced with deciding between forgoing college or playing for pay should see both sides of the issue, not just the superficial assessments of pious commentators and pro executives.

Some were ready and some were not. The selection of Anthony Davis as #1 overall was a no-brainer but the pick of Kentucky teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as #2 is debatable. We'll see if MJ's choice of Kidd-Gilchrist for Charlotte continues his string of executive decisions that have been as dreadful as he was dynamic as a player. Remember: Jordan already is credited with the worst #1 pick overall among undergrads when the Washington Wizards tabbed high schooler Kwame Brown in 2001. Following are year-by-year alphabetical lists of the undergraduate draftees who "cut class" and were high selections by the NBA or ABA:

1971

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Phil Chenier G California Jr. Baltimore 1st
Dana Lewis C Tulsa Jr. Philadelphia 1st/12
Tom Payne C Kentucky So. Atlanta 1st
Nate Williams F Utah State Jr. Cincinnati 1st
Barry Yates F Maryland So. Philadelphia 8th

NOTES: The "hardship cases" were selected in a supplementary draft and the franchises that chose them had to surrender their corresponding pick in the regular draft of college seniors. . . . Mickey Davis, who left Duquesne after his junior season, was selected by Denver in ABA special circumstances draft. His rights were traded to Pittsburgh. . . . Johnny Neumann, the nation's leading scorer, left Ole Miss after his sophomore season to sign with the ABA's Memphis Pros.

1972

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Bob McAdoo F-C North Carolina Jr. Buffalo 1st/2
Brian Taylor G Princeton Jr. Seattle 2nd/23

NOTE: Jim Chones departed Marquette late in his junior season and was selected by the New York Nets in the ABA draft.

1973

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
William "Bird" Averitt G Pepperdine Jr. Portland 4th/55
Dwight Jones F Houston Jr. Atlanta 1st/9
Larry Kenon F Memphis State Jr. Detroit 3rd/50
Raymond Lewis G Los Angeles State So. Philadelphia 1st/17
Larry McNeill F Marquette Jr. Kansas City-Omaha 2nd/25
John Williamson G New Mexico State Jr. Atlanta 6th/96

NOTES: Mel Davis missed his senior season for St. John's because of a knee injury. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round. . . . George Gervin, who left Eastern Michigan after his sophomore season (1971- 72), played with Pontiac in the CBA in 1972-73 before being selected by the Virginia Squires in first round of the ABA special circumstances draft. . . . Forward Bruce Seals, who left Xavier (La.) after his sophomore season, was selected by the Utah Stars in the first round of ABA undergraduate draft. . . . Forward Jim Bradley, who left Northern Illinois after his junior season due to NCAA sanctions and academic problems, was selected by San Diego in the second round of ABA undergraduate draft. . . . . Center Roy Ebron signed with the ABA's Utah Stars after leaving Southwestern Louisiana following his junior season when the NCAA gave "the death penalty" to USL's program.

1974

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Gary Brokaw G Notre Dame Jr. Milwaukee 1st/18
John Drew F Gardner-Webb (N.C.) Jr. Atlanta 2nd/25
Maurice Lucas F Marquette Jr. Chicago 1st/14
Eric Money G Arizona Jr. Detroit 2nd/33
Coniel Norman G-F Arizona So. Philadelphia 3rd/37
Cliff Pondexter F Long Beach State So. Chicago 1st/16
Michael "Campy" Russell F Michigan Jr. Cleveland 1st/8
Mike Sojourner F-C Utah So. Atlanta 1st/10

NOTES: Forward Gus Gerard, who left Virginia after his junior season, was selected by the Carolina Cougars in the second round of ABA draft. The franchise transferred to St. Louis. . . . Center Moses Malone went straight from Petersburg (Va.) High School to the ABA (third-round pick of the Utah Stars). . . . Center David Vaughn Jr., who left UNLV after his redshirt season (1973-74) following a transfer from Oral Roberts, signed with the ABA's Virginia Squires in August 1974. He played for the 1971-72 Oral Roberts freshman team and 1972-73 ORU varsity. . . . Henry Williams, who had been selected by New York in the first round of the 1973 ABA undergraduate draft, signed with the ABA's Utah franchise in November after leaving Jacksonville following his junior season.

1975

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Alvan Adams F-C Oklahoma Jr. Phoenix 1st/4
*Tom Boswell C-F South Carolina Jr. Boston 1st/17
Joe Bryant F La Salle Jr. Golden State 1st/14
Luther "Ticky" Burden G Utah Jr. New York 2nd/26
Darryl Dawkins C Maynard Evans, Fla. HS Philadelphia 1st/5
Larry Fogle F Canisius So. New York 2nd/34
Lloyd Free G Guilford (N.C.) Jr. Philadelphia 2nd/23
Robert "Bubbles" Hawkins G Illinois State Jr. Golden State 3rd/51
Frank Oleynick G Seattle Jr. Seattle 1st/12
*Joe Pace C Coppin State Jr. Phoenix 5th/76
Eugene Short F Jackson State Jr. New York 1st/9
Bill Willoughby F Dwight Morrow, N.J. HS Atlanta 2nd/19

*Boswell transferred to South Carolina from South Carolina State and Pace transferred to Coppin State from Maryland-Eastern Shore. NOTE: Pittsburgh's Mel Bennett and Minnesota's Mark Olberding left college after their freshman seasons and were selected in the first round of the ABA draft by the Virginia Squires and San Antonio Spurs, respectively.

1976

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Norm Cook F Kansas Jr. Boston 1st/16
Adrian Dantley F Notre Dame Jr. Buffalo 1st/6
Jacky Dorsey F Georgia So. New Orleans 2nd/26
Lonnie Shelton F-C Oregon State Jr. New York 2nd/25
Richard Washington F UCLA Jr. Kansas City 1st/3
Larry Wright G Grambling Jr. Washington 1st/14

1977

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Kenny Carr F North Carolina State Jr. L.A. Lakers 1st/6
Brad Davis G Maryland Jr. L.A. Lakers 1st/15
Ray Epps G-F Norfolk State Jr. Golden State 5th/104
Bernard King F Tennessee Jr. New York Nets 1st/7

1978

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Winford Boynes G-F San Francisco Jr. New Jersey 1st/13
James Hardy F San Francisco Jr. New Orleans 1st/11
Frankie Sanders F Southern (La.) Jr. San Antonio 1st/20
Reggie Theus G UNLV Jr. Chicago 1st/9

1979

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Earvin "Magic" Johnson G Michigan State So. L.A. Lakers 1st/1
Cliff Robinson F Southern California So. New Jersey 1st/11
Sly Williams F Rhode Island Jr. New York 1st/21

1980

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Wes Matthews G Wisconsin Jr. Washington 1st/14
Jeff Ruland F-C Iona Jr. Golden State 2nd/25
DeWayne Scales F Louisiana State Jr. New York 2nd/36

1981

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Mark Aguirre F DePaul Jr. Dallas 1st/1
Isiah Thomas G Indiana So. Detroit 1st/2
Charles "Buck" Williams F Maryland Jr. New Jersey 1st/3

1982

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
John Bagley G Boston College Jr. Cleveland 1st/12
Terry Cummings F DePaul Jr. San Diego 1st/2
Quintin Dailey G San Francisco Jr. Chicago 1st/7
Clark Kellogg F Ohio State Jr. Indiana 1st/8
Cliff Levingston F Wichita State Jr. Detroit 1st/9
LaSalle Thompson C Texas Jr. Kansas City 1st/5
Dominique Wilkins F Georgia Jr. Utah 1st/3
Rob Williams G Houston Jr. Denver 1st/19
James Worthy F North Carolina Jr. L.A. Lakers 1st/1

1983

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Russell Cross F Purdue Jr. Golden State 1st/6
Clyde Drexler G-F Houston Jr. Portland 1st/14
Derek Harper G Illinois Jr. Dallas 1st/11
Glenn "Doc" Rivers G Marquette Jr. Atlanta 2nd/31
Byron Scott G Arizona State Jr. San Diego 1st/4
Ennis Whatley G Alabama So. Kansas City 1st/13

1984

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Charles Barkley F Auburn Jr. Philadelphia 1st/5
Cory Blackwell F Wisconsin Jr. Seattle 2nd/28
Stuart Gray C UCLA Jr. Indiana 2nd/29
Michael Jordan G North Carolina Jr. Chicago 1st/3
Tim McCormick C-F Michigan Jr. Cleveland 1st/12
Hakeem Olajuwon C Houston Jr. Houston 1st/1

1985

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Benoit Benjamin C Creighton Jr. L.A. Clippers 1st/3
Manute Bol C Bridgeport (Conn.) Fr. Washington 2nd/31
Kenny Green F Wake Forest Jr. Washington 1st/12
Karl Malone F Louisiana Tech Jr. Utah 1st/13
Jerry Reynolds G-F Louisiana State Jr. Milwaukee 1st/22
Wayman Tisdale F Oklahoma Jr. Indiana 1st/2

1986

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
William Bedford C Memphis State Jr. Phoenix 1st/6
Walter Berry F St. John's Jr. Portland 1st/14
Cedric Henderson F Georgia So. Atlanta 2nd/32
Chris Washburn C North Carolina State So. Golden State 1st/3
Dwayne "Pearl" Washington G Syracuse Jr. New Jersey 1st/13
John Williams F Louisiana State So. Washington 1st/12

1987

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Vincent Askew G-F Memphis State Jr. Philadelphia 2nd/39
Norris Coleman F Kansas State So. L.A. Clippers 2nd/38
Derrick McKey F Alabama Jr. Seattle 1st/9
Olden Polyice C Virginia Jr. Chicago 1st/8

1988

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Rex Chapman G Kentucky So. Charlotte 1st/8
Sylvester Gray F Memphis State So. Miami 2nd/35
Tito Horford C Miami (Fla.) So. Milwaukee 2nd/39
Jerome Lane F Pittsburgh Jr. Denver 1st/23
Charles Shackleford F North Carolina State Jr. New Jersey 2nd/32
Rod Strickland G DePaul Jr. New York 1st/19

1989

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Nick Anderson G-F Illinois Jr. Orlando 1st/11
Jay Edwards G Indiana So. L.A. Clippers 2nd/33
*Shawn Kemp F Trinity Valley JC, TX Fr. Seattle 1st/17
J.R. Reid F North Carolina Jr. Charlotte 1st/5

*Kemp attended Kentucky in the fall of 1988 before dropping out of school because of off-the-court problems. He attended but did not play in junior college.

1990

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Carl Herrera F Houston Jr. Miami 2nd/30
Sean Higgins G-F Michigan Jr. San Antonio 2nd/54
Chris Jackson G Louisiana State So. Denver 1st/3
Marcus Liberty G-F Illinois Jr. Denver 2nd/42
Jerrod Mustaf F Maryland So. New York 1st/17
Dennis Scott G-F Georgia Tech Jr. Orlando 1st/4
Kenny Williams F Elizabeth City State (N.C.) So. Indiana 2nd/46

1991

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Kenny Anderson G Georgia Tech So. New Jersey 1st/2
Terrell Brandon G Oregon Jr. Cleveland 1st/11
Donald Hodge C Temple Jr. Dallas 2nd/33
Billy Owens F-G Syracuse Jr. Sacramento 1st/3
Stanley Roberts C Louisiana State* Jr. Orlando 1st/23
Brian Williams C-F Arizona Jr. Orlando 1st/10

*Roberts played in Spain after his sophomore season in 1989-90.

1992

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Jim Jackson G Ohio State Jr. Dallas 1st/4
Harold Miner G Southern California Jr. Miami 1st/12
Tracy Murray F UCLA Jr. San Antonio 1st/18
Shaquille O'Neal C Louisiana State Jr. Orlando 1st/1

1993

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Shawn Bradley C Brigham Young So. Philadelphia 1st/2
Anfernee Hardaway G Memphis State Jr. Golden State 1st/3
Jamal Mashburn F Kentucky Jr. Dallas 1st/4
James Robinson G Alabama Jr. Portland 1st/21
Rodney Rogers F Wake Forest Jr. Denver 1st/9
Chris Webber F Michigan So. Orlando 1st/1
Luther Wright C Seton Hall Jr. Utah 1st/18

1994

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Yinka Dare C George Washington So. New Jersey 1st/14
Darrin Hancock G-F Kansas* Jr. Charlotte 2nd/38
Juwan Howard F-C Michigan Jr. Washington 1st/5
Jason Kidd G California So. Dallas 1st/2
Donyell Marshall F Connecticut Jr. Minnesota 1st/4
Lamond Murray F California Jr. L.A. Clippers 1st/7
Glenn Robinson Jr. F Purdue Jr. Milwaukee 1st/1
Jalen Rose G Michigan Jr. Denver 1st/13
Cliff Rozier F Louisville Jr. Golden State 1st/16
Dontonio Wingfield F Cincinnati Fr. Seattle 2nd/37
Sharone Wright F Clemson Jr. Philadelphia 1st/6

*Hancock had transferred to Indiana State but dropped out of school before the season to play professionally in France.

1995

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Cory Alexander G Virginia Jr. San Antonio 1st/29
Mario Bennett F Arizona State Jr. Phoenix 1st/27
Chris Carr F Southern Illinois Jr. Phoenix 2nd/56
*Kevin Garnett F Farragut, Ill. HS Minnesota 1st/5
Rashard Griffith C Wisconsin So. Milwaukee 2nd/38
Antonio McDyess C-F Alabama So. L.A. Clippers 1st/2
Joe Smith F-C Maryland So. Golden State 1st/1
Jerry Stackhouse F North Carolina So. Philadelphia 1st/3
Gary Trent F Ohio University Jr. Milwaukee 1st/11
David Vaughn III F Memphis Jr. Orlando 1st/25
Rasheed Wallace C-F North Carolina So. Washington 1st/4
Corliss Williamson F Arkansas Jr. Sacramento 1st/13

*Garnett attended high school in South Carolina before moving to Chicago for his senior season.

1996

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Shareef Abdur-Rahim F-C California Fr. Vancouver 1st/3
Ray Allen G Connecticut Jr. Minnesota 1st/5
Kobe Bryant G-F Philadelphia, Pa. HS Charlotte 1st/13
Marcus Camby C Massachusetts Jr. Toronto 1st/2
Erick Dampier C Mississippi State Jr. Indiana 1st/10
Ronnie Henderson G Louisiana State Jr. Washington 2nd/55
Allen Iverson G Georgetown So. Philadelphia 1st/1
Dontae' Jones F Mississippi State Jr. New York 1st/21
Randy Livingston G Louisiana State So. Houston 2nd/42
Stephon Marbury G Georgia Tech Fr. Milwaukee 1st/4
Jeff McInnis G North Carolina Jr. Denver 2nd/37
Jermaine O'Neal C Columbia, S.C. HS Portland 1st/17
Victor Potapenko C Wright State Jr. Cleveland 1st/12
Darnell Robinson C Arkansas Jr. Dallas 2nd/58
Antoine Walker F-G Kentucky So. Boston 1st/6
Samaki Walker C Louisville Jr. Dallas 1st/9
Lorenzen Wright F Memphis So. L.A. Clippers 1st/7

1997

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Tony Battie C-F Texas Tech Jr. Denver 1st/5
Chauncey Billups G Colorado So. Boston 1st/3
Mark Blount C Pittsburgh So. Seattle 2nd/55
C.J. Bruton G Indian Hills CC, IA So. Vancouver 2nd/53
James Cotton G Long Beach State Jr. Denver 2nd/33
Danny Fortson F Cincinnati Jr. Milwaukee 1st/10
Adonal Foyle C-F Colgate Jr. Golden State 1st/8
Marc Jackson C-F Temple Jr. Golden State 2nd/38
Gordon Malone F West Virginia Jr. Minnesota 2nd/44
Tracy McGrady F-G Mount Zion, N.C. HS Toronto 1st/9
Ron Mercer G-F Kentucky So. Boston 1st/6
Paul Rogers C Gonzaga Jr. L.A. Lakers 2nd/54
Olivier Saint-Jean F San Jose State Jr. Sacramento 1st/11
Mark Sanford F Washington Jr. Miami 2nd/31
God Shammgod G Providence So. Washington 2nd/46
Maurice Taylor F Michigan Jr. L.A. Clippers 1st/14
Tim Thomas F Villanova Fr. New Jersey 1st/7

NOTE: Bruton had signed a letter-of-intent with Iowa State.

1998

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Rafer Alston G Fresno State Jr. Milwaukee 2nd/39
Corey Benjamin G-F Oregon State So. Chicago 1st/28
Mike Bibby G Arizona So. Vancouver 1st/2
Vince Carter F-G North Carolina Jr. Golden State 1st/5
Ricky Davis F Iowa Fr. Charlotte 1st/21
Tremaine Fowlkes F Fresno State Jr. Denver 2nd/54
Al Harrington F Elizabeth, N.J. HS Indiana 1st/25
Larry Hughes G Saint Louis Fr. Philadelphia 1st/8
Jerome James C Florida A&M Jr. Sacramento 2nd/36
Antawn Jamison F North Carolina Jr. Toronto 1st/4
Rashard Lewis F Houston, Tex. HS Seattle 2nd/32
Tyronn Lue G Nebraska Jr. Denver 1st/23
Jelani McCoy F-C UCLA Jr. Seattle 2nd/33
Nazr Mohammed C Kentucky Jr. Utah 1st/29
Paul Pierce G-F Kansas Jr. Boston 1st/10
Robert "Tractor" Traylor F Michigan Jr. Dallas 1st/6
Jason Williams G Florida Jr. Sacramento 1st/7
Korleone Young F Wichita, Kan. HS Detroit 2nd/40

1999

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Ron Artest F St. John's So. Chicago 1st/16
William Avery G Duke So. Minnesota 1st/14
Jonathan Bender F-C Picayune, MS HS Toronto 1st/5
Elton Brand C-F Duke So. Chicago 1st/1
Baron Davis G UCLA So. Charlotte 1st/3
Steve Francis G Maryland Jr. Vancouver 1st/2
Dion Glover G Georgia Tech Fr. Atlanta 1st/20
Richard Hamilton F-G Connecticut Jr. Washington 1st/7
Jumaine Jones F Georgia So. Atlanta 1st/27
Corey Maggette F Duke Fr. Seattle 1st/13
Shawn Marion F UNLV Jr. Phoenix 1st/9
Lamar Odom F Rhode Island So. L.A. Clippers 1st/4
Alek Radojevic C Barton County J.C., KS So. Toronto 1st/12
Leon Smith C-F Chicago, IL HS San Antonio 1st/29

NOTES: Glover sat out the 1998-99 season as a medical redshirt (knee surgery). . . . Junior college recruit Radojevic had signed a letter-of-intent with Ohio State.

2000

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Erick Barkley G St. John's So. Portland 1st/28
Ernest Brown C Indian Hills (IA) CC So. Miami 2nd/52
Jamal Crawford G Michigan Fr. Cleveland 1st/8
Keyon Dooling G Missouri So. Orlando 1st/10
Khalid El-Amin G Connecticut Jr. Chicago 2nd/34
Marcus Fizer F Iowa State Jr. Chicago 1st/4
Donnell Harvey F Florida Fr. New York 1st/22
Corey Hightower G-F Indian Hills (IA) CC So. San Antonio 2nd/54
DerMarr Johnson G Cincinnati Fr. Atlanta 1st/6
Mark Karcher F Temple Jr. Philadelphia 2nd/48
Chris Mihm C Texas Jr. Chicago 1st/7
Darius Miles F East St. Louis, IL HS L.A. Clippers 1st/3
Mike Miller F Florida So. Orlando 1st/5
Jerome Moiso F UCLA So. Boston 1st/11
Joel Przybilla C Minnesota So. Houston 1st/9
Michael Redd G-F Ohio State Jr. Milwaukee 2nd/43
Quentin Richardson G-F DePaul So. L.A. Clippers 1st/18
*DeShawn Stevenson G Fresno, CA HS Utah 1st/23
Stromile Swift F Louisiana State So. Vancouver 1st/2

*Stevenson gave an oral commitment to Kansas but opted to turn pro after his eligibility was questioned because of a dramatic increase in his SAT score.

2001

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Gilbert Arenas G Arizona So. Golden State 2nd/31
Brandon Armstrong G Pepperdine Jr. Houston 1st/23
Michael Bradley F Villanova Jr. Toronto 1st/17
Jamison Brewer G Auburn So. Indiana 2nd/41
Kedrick Brown F Okaloosa-Walton CC, FL So. Boston 1st/11
Kwame Brown F Brunswick, GA HS Washington 1st/1
Tyson Chandler F-C Compton, CA HS L.A. Clippers 1st/2
Osumane Cisse C Montgomery, AL HS Denver 2nd/47
Jason Collins C Stanford So. Houston 1st/18
Omar Cook G St. John's Fr. Orlando 2nd/32
Eddy Curry C Chicago, IL HS Chicago 1st/4
Samuel Dalembert C Seton Hall So. Philadelphia 1st/26
DeSagana Diop C Oak Hill, VA HS Cleveland 1st/8
Alton Ford F Houston Fr. Phoenix 2nd/51
Joseph Forte G North Carolina So. Boston 1st/21
Eddie Griffin F Seton Hall Fr. New Jersey 1st/7
Trenton Hassell G-F Austin Peay Jr. Chicago 2nd/30
Kirk Haston F Indiana Jr. Charlotte 1st/16
Steven Hunter C DePaul So. Orlando 1st/15
Richard Jefferson F Arizona Jr. Houston 1st/13
Joe Johnson G-F Arkansas So. Boston 1st/10
Troy Murphy F Notre Dame Jr. Golden State 1st/14
Zach Randolph C Michigan State Fr. Portland 1st/19
Jason Richardson G-F Michigan State So. Golden State 1st/5
Kenny Satterfield G Cincinnati So. Dallas 2nd/54
Bobby Simmons F DePaul Jr. Seattle 2nd/42
Will Solomon G Clemson Jr. Memphis 2nd/33
Gerald Wallace F Alabama Fr. Sacramento 1st/25
Rodney White F Charlotte Fr. Detroit 1st/9
Michael Wright F Arizona Jr. New York 2nd/39

NOTE: Community college recruit Kendrick Brown had signed a letter-of-intent with Louisiana State.

2002

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Carlos Boozer C Duke Jr. Cleveland 2nd/35
Curtis Borchardt C Stanford Jr. Orlando 1st/18
Caron Butler F Connecticut So. Miami 1st/10
Mike Dunleavy G-F Duke Jr. Golden State 1st/3
Drew Gooden F Kansas Jr. Memphis 1st/4
Rod Grizzard G Alabama Jr. Houston 2nd/39
Marcus Haislip F Tennessee Jr. Milwaukee 1st/13
Casey Jacobsen F Stanford Jr. Phoenix 1st/22
Chris Jefferies F Fresno State Jr. L.A. Lakers 1st/27
Jared Jeffries F Indiana So. Washington 1st/11
Tito Maddox G Fresno State So. Houston 2nd/38
Roger Mason Jr. G Virginia Jr. Chicago 2nd/31
Kareem Rush F Missouri Jr. Toronto 1st/20
Jamal Sampson F-C California Fr. Utah 2nd/47
Amare Stoudemire F Orlando, FL HS Phoenix 1st/9
Marcus Taylor G Michigan State So. Minnesota 2nd/52
Dajuan Wagner G Memphis Fr. Cleveland 1st/6
Chris Wilcox F Maryland So. L.A. Clippers 1st/8
Frank Williams G Illinois Jr. Denver 1st/25
Jay Williams G Duke Jr. Chicago 1st/2
Qyntel Woods F Northeast Mississippi JC So. Portland 1st/21

NOTE: Junior college recruit Woods had signed a letter-of-intent with Memphis.

2003

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Carmelo Anthony F Syracuse Fr. Denver 1st/3
Mario Austin F Mississippi State Jr. Chicago 2nd/36
Chris Bosh F Georgia Tech Fr. Toronto 1st/4
Ndudi Ebi F Houston, TX HS Minnesota 1st/26
T.J. Ford G Texas So. Milwaukee 1st/8
Jarvis Hayes G-F Georgia Jr. Washington 1st/10
LeBron James F Akron, OH HS Cleveland 1st/1
Chris Kaman C Central Michigan Jr. L.A. Clippers 1st/6
Travis Outlaw F Starkville, MS HS Portland 1st/23
Kendrick Perkins* F-C Beaumont, TX HS Memphis 1st/27
Rick Rickert F Minnesota So. Minnesota 2nd/55
Luke Ridnour G Oregon Jr. Seattle 1st/14
Mike Sweetney F Georgetown Jr. New York 1st/9
Dwyane Wade F Marquette Jr. Miami 1st/5
Mo Williams G Alabama So. Utah 2nd/47

*Perkins originally committed to Memphis before opting instead to make jump to the pros.

2004

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Trevor Ariza F UCLA Fr. New York 2nd/43
Josh Childress F Stanford Jr. Atlanta 1st/6
Luol Deng F Duke Fr. Phoenix 1st/7
Ben Gordon G Connecticut Jr. Chicago 1st/3
Devin Harris G Wisconsin Jr. Washington 1st/5
David Harrison C Colorado Jr. Indiana 1st/29
Dwight Howard C Atlanta, GA HS Orlando 1st/1
Kris Humphries F Minnesota Fr. Utah 1st/14
Andre Iguodala F Arizona So. Philadelphia 1st/9
Al Jefferson F Jackson, MS HS Boston 1st/15
Shaun Livingston G Peoria, IL HS L.A. Clippers 1st/4
Kevin Martin F Western Carolina Jr. Sacramento 1st/26
Emeka Okafor C-F Connecticut Jr. Charlotte 1st/2
Donta Smith G Southeastern Illinois JC Atlanta 2nd/34
Josh Smith F Mouth of Wilson, VA HS Atlanta 1st/17
J.R. Smith G Newark, NJ HS New Orleans 1st/18
Kirk Snyder G Nevada Jr. Utah 1st/16
Robert Swift C Bakersfield, CA HS Seattle 1st/12
Sebastian Telfair G Brooklyn, NY HS Portland 1st/13
Delonte West G St. Joseph's Jr. Boston 1st/24
Dorell Wright F South Kent, CT HS Miami 1st/19

2005

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Alex Acker G Pepperdine Jr. Detroit 2nd/60
Brandon Bass F Louisiana State So. New Orleans 2nd/33
Andray Blatche F-C South Kent (CT) Prep HS Washington 2nd/49
Andrew Bogut C Utah So. Milwaukee 1st/1
Andrew Bynum C St. Joseph, NJ HS L.A. Lakers 1st/10
Ike Diogu F Arizona State Jr. Golden State 1st/9
*Monta Ellis G Lanier, MS HS Golden State 2nd/40
Raymond Felton G North Carolina Jr. Charlotte 1st/5
Francisco Garcia G Louisville Jr. Sacramento 1st/23
Gerald Green G Houston, TX HS Boston 1st/18
Jarrett Jack G Georgia Tech Jr. Denver 1st/22
Amir Johnson F Westchester, CA HS Detroit 2nd/56
Linas Kleiza F Missouri So. Portland 1st/27
Sean May F North Carolina Jr. Charlotte 1st/13
Rashad McCants G North Carolina Jr. Minnesota 1st/14
C.J. Miles G Dallas, TX HS Utah 2nd/34
Chris Paul G Wake Forest So. New Orleans 1st/4
Nate Robinson G Washington Jr. Phoenix 1st/21
Ricky Sanchez F IMG Academy, FL HS Portland 2nd/35
Charlie Villanueva F Connecticut So. Toronto 1st/7
Von Wafer G Florida State So. L.A. Lakers 2nd/39
Martell Webster G Seattle, WA HS Portland 1st/6
Deron Williams G Illinois Jr. Utah 1st/3
Louis Williams G South Gwinnett, GA HS Philadelphia 2nd/45
Marvin Williams F North Carolina Fr. Atlanta 1st/2
Antoine Wright F Texas A&M Jr. New Jersey 1st/15
Bracey Wright G Indiana Jr. Minnesota 2nd/47

*Ellis committed to Mississippi State before choosing to turn pro.

2006

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
LaMarcus Aldridge F Texas So. Chicago 1st/2
Renaldo Balkman F South Carolina Jr. New York 1st/20
Will Blalock G Iowa State Jr. Detroit 2nd/60
Josh Boone F Connecticut Jr. New Jersey 1st/23
Ronnie Brewer G Arkansas Jr. Utah 1st/14
Shannon Brown G Michigan State Jr. Cleveland 1st/25
Guillermo Diaz G Miami (Fla.) Jr. L.A. Clippers 2nd/52
Quincy Douby G Rutgers Jr. Sacramento 1st/19
Jordan Farmar G UCLA So. L.A. Lakers 1st/26
Rudy Gay F Connecticut So. Houston 1st/8
Daniel Gibson G Texas So. Cleveland 2nd/42
Alexander Johnson F Florida State Jr. Indiana 2nd/45
Kyle Lowry G Villanova So. Memphis 1st/24
Paul Millsap F Louisiana Tech Jr. Utah 2nd/47
Adam Morrison F Gonzaga Jr. Charlotte 1st/3
Patrick O'Bryant C Bradley So. Golden State 1st/9
Danilo Pinnock G George Washington Jr. Dallas 2nd/58
Leon Powe F California So. Denver 2nd/49
Rajon Rondo G Kentucky So. Phoenix 1st/21
Cedric Simmons F-C North Carolina State So. New Orleans/OKC 1st/15
Tyrus Thomas F Louisiana State Fr. Portland 1st/4
P.J. Tucker F Texas Jr. Toronto 2nd/35
Marcus Williams G Connecticut Jr. New Jersey 1st/22
Shawne Williams F Memphis Fr. Indiana 1st/17

2007

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Arron Afflalo G UCLA Jr. Detroit 1st/27
Corey Brewer G-F Florida Jr. Minnesota 1st/7
Wilson Chandler F DePaul So. New York 1st/23
Mike Conley Jr. G Ohio State Fr. Memphis 1st/4
Daequan Cook G Ohio State Fr. Philadelphia 1st/21
Javaris Crittenton G Georgia Tech Fr. L.A. Lakers 1st/19
JamesOn Curry G Oklahoma State Jr. Chicago 2nd/51
Glen Davis F Louisiana State Jr. Seattle 2nd/35
Kevin Durant F Texas Fr. Seattle 1st/2
Jeff Green F Georgetown Jr. Boston 1st/5
Taurean Green G Florida Jr. Portland 2nd/52
Spencer Hawes C Washington Fr. Sacramento 1st/10
Al Horford F Florida Jr. Atlanta 1st/3
Dominic McGuire F Fresno State Jr. Washington 2nd/47
Josh McRoberts F Duke So. Portland 2nd/37
Joakim Noah F Florida Jr. Chicago 1st/9
Greg Oden C Ohio State Fr. Portland 1st/1
Gabe Pruitt G Southern California Jr. Boston 2nd/32
Ramon Sessions G Nevada Jr. Milwaukee 2nd/56
Jason Smith C Colorado State Jr. Miami 1st/20
Rodney Stuckey G Eastern Washington So. Detroit 1st/15
Marcus Williams F Arizona So. San Antonio 2nd/33
Sean Williams F-C Boston College Jr. New Jersey 1st/17
Brandan Wright F North Carolina Fr. Charlotte 1st/8
Julian Wright F Kansas So. New Orleans 1st/13
Nick Young G-F Southern California Jr. Washington 1st/16
Thaddeus Young F Georgia Tech Fr. Philadelphia 1st/12

2008

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Joe Alexander F West Virginia Jr. Milwaukee 1st/8
Ryan Anderson F California So. New Jersey 1st/21
Darrell Arthur F Kansas So. New Orleans 1st/27
D.J. Augustin G Texas So. Charlotte 1st/9
Jerryd Bayless G Arizona Fr. Indiana 1st/11
Michael Beasley F Kansas State Fr. Miami 1st/2
Mario Chalmers G Kansas Jr. Minnesota 2nd/34
Chris Douglas-Roberts G Memphis Jr. New Jersey 2nd/40
Eric Gordon G Indiana Fr. L.A. Clippers 1st/7
Donte Greene F Syracuse Fr. Memphis 1st/28
Richard Hendrix F Alabama Jr. Golden State 2nd/49
J.J. Hickson F North Carolina State Fr. Cleveland 1st/19
George Hill G IUPUI Jr. San Antonio 1st/26
DeAndre Jordan C Texas A&M Fr. L.A. Clippers 2nd/35
Kosta Koufos C Ohio State Fr. Utah 1st/23
Brook Lopez F-C Stanford So. New Jersey 1st/10
Robin Lopez F-C Stanford So. Phoenix 1st/15
Kevin Love F UCLA Fr. Memphis 1st/5
O.J. Mayo G Southern California Fr. Minnesota 1st/3
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute F UCLA Jr. Milwaukee 2nd/37
JaVale McGee C Nevada So. Washington 1st/18
Trent Plaisted F-C Brigham Young Jr. Seattle 2nd/46
Anthony Randolph F Louisiana State Fr. Golden State 1st/14
Derrick Rose G Memphis Fr. Chicago 1st/1
Brandon Rush G Kansas Jr. Portland 1st/13
Walter Sharpe F UAB So. Seattle 2nd/32
Marreese Speights F Florida So. Philadelphia 1st/16
Bill Walker F Kansas State Fr. Washington 2nd/47
Russell Westbrook G UCLA So. Seattle 1st/4

2009

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Patrick Beverley G Arkansas Jr. L.A. Lakers 2nd/42
DeJuan Blair F Pittsburgh So. San Antonio 2nd/37
Derrick Brown F Xavier Jr. Charlotte 2nd/40
Chase Budinger F Arizona Jr. Detroit 2nd/44
Nick Calathes G Florida So. Minnesota 2nd/45
Earl Clark F Louisville Jr. Phoenix 1st/14
Stephen Curry G Davidson Jr. Golden State 1st/7
Austin Daye F Gonzaga So. Detroit 1st/15
DeMar DeRozan F Southern California Fr. Toronto 1st/9
Wayne Ellington G North Carolina Jr. Minnesota 1st/28
Tyreke Evans G Memphis Fr. Sacramento 1st/4
Jonny Flynn G Syracuse So. Minnesota 1st/6
Taj Gibson F Southern California Jr. Chicago 1st/26
Blake Griffin F Oklahoma So. L.A. Clippers 1st/1
James Harden G Arizona State So. Oklahoma City 1st/3
Gerald Henderson G Duke Jr. Charlotte 1st/12
Jordan Hill F Arizona Jr. New York 1st/8
Jrue Holiday G UCLA Fr. Philadelphia 1st/17
Brandon Jennings G Los Angeles/Oak Hill (VA) HS Milwaukee 1st/10
James Johnson F Wake Forest So. Chicago 1st/16
Ty Lawson G North Carolina Jr. Minnesota 1st/18
Jodie Meeks G Kentucky Jr. Milwaukee 2nd/41
Patrick Mills G Saint Mary's So. Portland 2nd/55
B.J. Mullens C Ohio State Fr. Dallas 1st/24
DaJuan Summers F Georgetown Jr. Detroit 2nd/35
Jeff Teague G Wake Forest So. Atlanta 1st/19
Hasheem Thabeet C Connecticut Jr. Memphis 1st/2

NOTE: Jennings signed with Arizona but chose to play one year overseas in Italy. . . . Beverley played two college seasons before he was suspended for academic reasons and played one year overseas in the Ukraine.

2010

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Solomon Alabi C Florida State Jr. Dallas 2nd/50
Cole Aldrich C Kansas Jr. New Orleans 1st/11
Al-Farouq Aminu F Wake Forest So. L.A. Clippers 1st/8
James Anderson G Oklahoma State Jr. San Antonio 1st/20
Luke Babbitt F Nevada So. Minnesota 1st/16
Eric Bledsoe G Kentucky Fr. Oklahoma City 1st/18
Craig Brackins F Iowa State Jr. Oklahoma City 1st/21
Avery Bradley G Texas Fr. Boston 1st/19
Derrick Caracter F Texas-El Paso Jr. L.A. Lakers 2nd/58
DeMarcus Cousins C-F Kentucky Fr. Sacramento 1st/5
Jordan Crawford G Xavier So. New Jersey 1st/27
Ed Davis F North Carolina So. Toronto 1st/13
Devin Ebanks F West Virginia So. L.A. Lakers 2nd/43
Derrick Favors F Georgia Tech Fr. New Jersey 1st/3
Keith "Tiny" Gallon C Oklahoma Fr. Milwaukee 2nd/47
Paul George F Fresno State So. Indiana 1st/10
Gordon Hayward F Butler So. Utah 1st/9
Xavier Henry G Kansas Fr. Memphis 1st/12
Darington Hobson F-G New Mexico Jr. Milwaukee 2nd/37
Armon Johnson G Nevada Jr. Portland 2nd/34
Wesley Johnson F Syracuse Jr. Minnesota 1st/4
Dominique Jones G South Florida Jr. Memphis 1st/25
Gani Lawal F Georgia Tech Jr. Phoenix 2nd/46
Greg Monroe C Georgetown So. Detroit 1st/7
Daniel Orton C-F Kentucky Fr. Orlando 1st/29
Patrick Patterson F Kentucky Jr. Houston 1st/14
Larry Sanders F Virginia Commonwealth Jr. Milwaukee 1st/15
Lance Stephenson F Cincinnati Fr. Indiana 2nd/40
Evan Turner G Ohio State Jr. Philadelphia 1st/2
Ekpe Udoh F Baylor Jr. Golden State 1st/6
John Wall G Kentucky Fr. Washington 1st/1
Willie Warren G Oklahoma So. L.A. Clippers 2nd/54
Terrico White G Mississippi So. Detroit 2nd/36
Hassan Whiteside C Marshall Fr. Sacramento 2nd/33
Elliot Williams G Memphis So. Portland 1st/22

2011

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Alec Burks G Colorado So. Utah 1st/12
Jordan Hamilton G-F Texas So. Dallas 1st/26
Tobias Harris F Tennessee Fr. Charlotte 1st/19
Tyler Honeycutt F UCLA So. Sacramento 2nd/35
Kyrie Irving G Duke Fr. Cleveland 1st/1
Reggie Jackson G Boston College Jr. Oklahoma City 1st/24
Cory Joseph G Texas Fr. San Antonio 1st/29
Brandon Knight G Kentucky Fr. Detroit 1st/8
Malcolm Lee G UCLA Jr. Chicago 2nd/43
Kawhi Leonard F San Diego State So. Indiana 1st/15
Travis Leslie G Georgia Jr. L.A. Clippers 2nd/47
Shelvin Mack G Butler Jr. Washington 2nd/34
Darius Morris G Michigan So. L.A. Lakers 2nd/41
Marcus Morris F Kansas Jr. Houston 1st/14
Markieff Morris F Kansas Jr. Phoenix 1st/13
Josh Selby G Kansas Fr. Memphis 2nd/49
Iman Shumpert G Georgia Tech Jr. New York 1st/17
Chris Singleton F Florida State Jr. Washington 1st/18
Isaiah Thomas G Washington Jr. Sacramento 2nd/60
Trey Thompkins F Georgia Jr. L.A. Clippers 2nd/37
Klay Thompson G Washington State Jr. Golden State 1st/11
Tristan Thompson F Texas Fr. Cleveland 1st/4
Nikola Vucevic F Southern California Jr. Philadelphia 1st/16
Kemba Walker G Connecticut Jr. Charlotte 1st/9
Derrick Williams F Arizona So. Minnesota 1st/2
Jordan Williams C Maryland So. New Jersey 2nd/36

2012

Undergraduate Pos. College Yr. Drafted By Round/Pick Overall
Harrison Barnes G North Carolina So. Golden State 1st/7
Will Barton G Memphis So. Portland 2nd/40
Bradley Beal G-F Florida Fr. Washington 1st/3
Jared Cunningham G Oregon State Jr. Cleveland 1st/24
Anthony Davis C Kentucky Fr. New Orleans 1st/1
Andre Drummond C Connecticut Fr. Detroit 1st/9
Justin Hamilton C Louisiana State Jr. Philadelphia 2nd/45
Maurice Harkless F St. John's Fr. Philadelphia 1st/15
John Henson C North Carolina Jr. Milwaukee 1st/14
John Jenkins G Vanderbilt Jr. Atlanta 1st/23
Perry Jones III F Baylor So. Oklahoma City 1st/28
Terrence Jones F Kentucky So. Houston 1st/18
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F Kentucky Fr. Charlotte 1st/2
Doron Lamb G Kentucky So. Milwaukee 2nd/42
Jeremy Lamb G Connecticut So. Houston 1st/12
Meyers Leonard C Illinois So. Portland 1st/11
Damian Lillard G Weber State Jr. Portland 1st/6
Kendall Marshall G North Carolina Jr. Phoenix 1st/13
Fab Melo C Syracuse So. Boston 1st/22
Khris Middleton F Texas A&M Jr. Detroit 2nd/39
Quincy Miller F Baylor Fr. Denver 2nd/38
Arnett Moultrie F-C Mississippi State Jr. Miami 1st/27
Austin Rivers G Duke Fr. New Orleans 1st/10
Thomas Robinson F Kansas Jr. Sacramento 1st/5
Terrence Ross G-F Washington So. Toronto 1st/8
Jared Sullinger F Ohio State So. Boston 1st/21
Marquis Teague G Kentucky Fr. Chicago 1st/29
Dion Waiters G Syracuse So. Cleveland 1st/4
Royce White F Iowa State So. Houston 1st/16
Tony Wroten Jr. G Washington Fr. Memphis 1st/25

ABA EARLY BIRDS: Averitt, Bennett, Burden, Chones, Mickey Davis, Gerard, Haywood, Kenon, Lucas, Malone, Olberding, Seals, Taylor, Fly Williams and Williamson began their pro careers in the American Basketball Association. . . . Ralph Simpson left Michigan State after his sophomore season (1969-70) and signed with the ABA's Denver franchise in March although it wasn't announced until June. Denver was fined $10,000 for not first informing league and ordered to forfeit a first-round pick in the next draft. . . . Elvin Ivory left Southwestern Louisiana after his sophomore season (1967-68) and was signed by the ABA's Los Angeles franchise prior to the next campaign.

Bruised Egos: Three Additional All-Americans Go Undrafted by NBA

Cast aside primarily because of the influx of foreigners, West Virginia forward Kevin Jones became the ninth NCAA consensus All-American in the last 10 years to go undrafted by the NBA. Jones was a second-team All-American. Two years ago, Sherron Collins (Kansas) and Scottie Reynolds (Villanova) became the initial NCAA consensus first-team All-Americans not to be selected in the NBA draft.

The NBA draft was reduced to seven rounds in 1985, three rounds in 1988 and to its present two rounds in 1989. Centers Bill Spivey of Kentucky and Sherman White of LIU, All-Americans in the early 1950s, went undrafted by the NBA allegedly because of possible repercussions stemming from a game-fixing scandal.

Another recent West Virginia forward shunned by the NBA was Kevin Pittsnogle in 2006. Missouri's Marcus Denmon and Purdue's Robbie Hummel narrowly avoided joining Xavier's Tu Holloway and Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor on the following alphabetical list of All-Americans who weren't selected in the NBA draft:

Undrafted All-American Pos. School A-A Year(s)
Charlie Bell G Michigan State 2001
Melvin Booker G Missouri 1994**
Joe Capua G Wyoming 1956
Sherron Collins G Kansas 2009** and 2010*
Erwin Dudley F-C Alabama 2002
Jason Gardner G Arizona 2002 and 2003**
Ben Hansbrough G Notre Dame 2011**
Udonis Haslem C Florida 2001 and 2002
Bobby Joe Hill G Texas Western 1966
Terrell "Tu" Holloway G Xavier 2011
Kevin Houston G Army 1987
Keith "Mister" Jennings G East Tennessee State 1991**
Kevin Jones F West Virginia 2012**
Brandin Knight G Pittsburgh 2002
Byron Larkin G Xavier 1988
Chris Lofton G Tennessee 2007** and 2008**
John Lucas III G Oklahoma State 2004
Billy McCaffrey G Vanderbilt 1993**
Jerel McNeal G Marquette 2009
DeMarcus Nelson G-F Duke 2008
Kevin Pittsnogle F West Virginia 2006
Mike Pratt F Kentucky 1974
Hollis Price G Oklahoma 2003**
Jacob Pullen G Kansas State 2011
Allan Ray G Villanova 2006**
Dexter Reed G Memphis State 1977
Scottie Reynolds G Villanova 2010*
Bill Ridley G Illinois 1956
Juan "Pepe" Sanchez G Temple 2000
Jon Scheyer G Duke 2010**
Shea Seals F-G Tulsa 1997
Ron Slay F Tennessee 2003
Charles Smith G Georgetown 1989
Jordan Taylor G Wisconsin 2011
Max Williams G Southern Methodist 1960
Andre Woolridge G Iowa 1997

*NCAA consensus first-team All-American.
**NCAA consensus second-team All-American.
NOTE: Bell, Booker, Collins, Hansbrough, Haslem, Jennings, Sanchez and Smith went on to play in the NBA after signing as free agents. Pratt played in the ABA.

Caught in the Draft: Three Active NCAA DI Coaches Were First-Round Picks

A striking number of NCAA Division I coaches probably will be a mite more interested in the NBA draft this week than their counterparts because they were drafted themselves. New Tulsa coach Danny Manning joins Stanford's Johnny Dawkins and Valparaiso's Bryce Drew in a former first-round pick category.

A total of 11 active NCAA Division I head coaches were picked in the first or second round of an NBA draft. Third-round choice Billy Donovan should have been able to share some draft insight to Florida's Bradley Beal, who is expected to be picked immediately after fellow freshman phenom Anthony Davis of Kentucky. Here is an alphabetical list of the 32 active DI coaches who were selected in an NBA draft:

Division I Coach Current School NBA Team Draft Year Round
Steve Alford New Mexico Dallas Mavericks 1987 2nd
Jerome Allen Penn Minnesota Timberwolves 1995 2nd
Tommy Amaker Harvard Seattle SuperSonics 1987 3rd
Tony Benford North Texas Boston Celtics 1986 4th
Tony Bennett Virginia Charlotte Hornets 1992 2nd
Eddie Biedenbach UNC Asheville Los Angeles Lakers 1968 4th
Larry Brown Southern Methodist Baltimore Bullets 1963 7th
Johnny Dawkins Stanford San Antonio Spurs 1986 1st
Howie Dickenman Central Connecticut State Phoenix Suns 1969 17th
Jamie Dixon Pittsburgh Washington Bullets 1987 7th
Billy Donovan Florida Utah Jazz 1987 3rd
Bryce Drew Valparaiso Houston Rockets 1998 1st
Mark Gottfried North Carolina State Detroit Pistons 1987 7th
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State Indiana Pacers 1995 2nd
Lewis Jackson Alabama State Golden State Warriors 1984 3rd
Clemon Johnson Florida A&M Portland Trail Blazers 1978 2nd
Jeff Jones American University Indiana Pacers 1982 4th
Lon Kruger Oklahoma Atlanta Hawks 1974 9th
Larry Krystkowiak Utah Chicago Bulls 1986 2nd
Jim Larranaga Miami (Fla.) Detroit Pistons 1971 6th
Jim Les UC Davis Atlanta Hawks 1986 3rd
Danny Manning Tulsa Los Angeles Clippers 1988 1st
Cuonzo Martin Tennessee Atlanta Hawks 1995 2nd
Ray McCallum Detroit Indiana Pacers 1983 8th
Mike McConathy Northwestern State Chicago Bulls 1977 4th
Fran O'Hanlon Lafayette Philadelphia 76ers 1970 8th
Louis Orr Bowling Green Indiana Pacers 1980 2nd
Buzz Peterson UNC Wilmington Cleveland Cavaliers 1985 7th
Joseph Price Grambling State Washington Bullets 1986 7th
Oliver Purnell DePaul Milwaukee Bucks 1975 6th
Craig Robinson Oregon State Philadelphia 76ers 1983 4th
Lorenzo Romar Washington Golden State Warriors 1980 7th

Starting Block: UNO and NKU See Marks Trending South in Division I Debuts

What's in store for new Summit League member Nebraska-Omaha as the Mavericks brace for their inaugural season at the NCAA Division I level? Ditto for new Atlantic Sun member Northern Kentucky. Only five of the first 28 schools moving up to compete at DI in the 21st Century posted a winning record in their debut campaign. The average first-year mark for the last 28 newcomers is 9-19.

In 2008-09, South Dakota became the only school to reach the 20-win plateau in its first DI season since Stephen F. Austin achieved the feat in 1986-87. Eight of the nine best first-year seasons occurred in the 1970s when 40 of the 70 institutions elevating their programs to DI during the decade promptly posted winning records.

In 1971-72, Southwestern Louisiana, now known as Louisiana-Lafayette, became the only school ever to finish in the Top 10 of the final DI rankings the year after finishing in the Top 10 of the final Division II poll. But it wasn't long before USL was prohibited from fielding a formal team for two seasons (1973-74 and 1974-75) as part of an NCAA probation.

Alabama State (22-6 in 1982-83) is the only school since the 1970s to win more than three-fourths of its games in its DI debut campaign. Following is a first-year summary of schools moving up to the major-college ranks after the initial season of NCAA classification in 1947-48:

School Moving Up to DI Season W. L. Pct.
Maryland-Eastern Shore 1973-74 27 2 .931
Oral Roberts (Okla.) 1971-72 26 2 .929
Southwestern Louisiana 1971-72 23 3 .885
Seattle 1952-53 29 4 .879
Old Dominion (Va.) 1976-77 25 4 .862
Long Beach State 1969-70 24 5 .828
Hawaii 1970-71 23 5 .821
Southern (La.) 1977-78 23 5 .821
McNeese State (La.) 1973-74 20 5 .800
Jackson State (Miss.) 1977-78 19 5 .792
Alabama State 1982-83 22 6 .786
Alcorn State (Miss.) 1977-78 22 7 .759
Idaho State 1958-59 21 7 .750
Memphis State 1955-56 20 7 .741
Air Force 1957-58 17 6 .739
Stephen F. Austin (Tex.) 1986-87 22 8 .733
Georgia Southern 1973-74 19 7 .731
Northeastern (Mass.) 1972-73 19 7 .731
Virginia Commonwealth 1973-74 17 7 .708
College of Charleston (S.C.) 1991-92 19 8 .704
Miami (Fla.) 1948-49 19 8 .704
New Orleans 1975-76 18 8 .692
South Dakota 2008-09 20 9 .690
George Mason (Va.) 1978-79 17 8 .680
Weber State (Utah) 1963-64 17 8 .680
American (D.C.) 1966-67 16 8 .667
Fairfield (Conn.) 1964-65 14 7 .667
Florida A&M 1978-79 18 9 .667
Mercer (Ga.) 1973-74 16 8 .667
Tennessee Tech 1955-56 14 7 .667
Morehead State (Ky.) 1955-56 19 10 .655
James Madison (Va.) 1976-77 17 9 .654
Northwestern State (La.) 1976-77 17 9 .654
UNLV 1969-70 17 9 .654
Abilene Christian (Tex.) 1970-71 15 9 .625
Arkansas State 1970-71 15 9 .625
Drexel (Pa.) 1973-74 15 9 .625
Lamar (Tex.) 1969-70 15 9 .625
Massachusetts 1961-62 15 9 .625
Northern Colorado 1973-74 15 9 .625
UC Santa Barbara 1963-64 18 11 .621
Delaware State 1973-74 18 11 .621
Illinois State 1971-72 16 10 .615
North Carolina A&T 1973-74 16 10 .615
UNC-Wilmington 1976-77 16 10 .615
Northeast Louisiana 1973-74 16 10 .615
Texas Southern 1977-78 16 10 .615
Austin Peay (Tenn.) 1963-64 14 9 .609
Southern Mississippi 1968-69 15 10 .600
Chattanooga 1977-78 16 11 .593
Chicago State 1984-85 16 11 .593
Wright State (Ohio) 1987-88 16 11 .593
Loyola (La.) 1951-52 20 14 .588
Los Angeles State 1970-71 15 11 .577
UNC Asheville 1986-87 15 11 .577
San Jose State 1952-53 15 11 .577
UAB 1978-79 15 11 .577
New Mexico State 1950-51 19 14 .576
Kentucky Wesleyan 1956-57 16 12 .571
North Dakota 2008-09 16 12 .571
North Dakota State 2005-06 16 12 .571
Radford (Va.) 1984-85 16 12 .571
Sam Houston State (Tex.) 1986-87 16 12 .571
Utah Valley 2004-05 16 12 .571
East Tennessee State 1958-59 13 10 .565
East Carolina 1964-65 12 10 .545
Cal State Fullerton 1974-75 13 11 .542
New Mexico 1950-51 13 11 .542
Southern Illinois 1967-68 13 11 .542
Boise State 1971-72 14 12 .538
Central Michigan 1973-74 14 12 .538
UNC Charlotte 1972-73 14 12 .538
West Texas 1950-51 14 12 .538
Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1973-74 14 12 .538
Oklahoma City 1950-51 16 14 .533
Iona (N.Y.) 1953-54 11 10 .524
Corpus Christi (Tex.) 1972-73 13 12 .520
Belmont (Tenn.) 1998-99 14 13 .519
Eastern Illinois 1981-82 14 13 .519
Illinois-Chicago 1981-82 14 13 .519
Southeastern Louisiana 1980-81 14 13 .519
Western Illinois 1981-82 14 13 .519
Wisconsin-Green Bay 1981-82 14 13 .519
Cal State Bakersfield 2006-07 15 14 .517
Gonzaga (Wash.) 1952-53 15 14 .517
Catholic (D.C.) 1976-77 13 13 .500
Centenary (La.) 1959-60 12 12 .500
Saint Peter's (N.J.) 1964-65 10 10 .500
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1999-2000 13 13 .500
Texas Tech 1950-51 14 14 .500
Vermont 1961-62 12 12 .500
Murray State (Ky.) 1953-54 15 16 .484
Troy State (Ala.) 1993-94 13 14 .481
Hofstra (N.Y.) 1966-67 12 13 .480
Tennessee State 1977-78 11 12 .478
Regis (Colo.) 1961-62 10 11 .476
Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) 1980-81 13 15 .464
Hardin-Simmons (Tex.) 1950-51 13 15 .464
South Carolina State 1973-74 13 15 .464
Southwest Missouri State 1982-83 13 15 .464
Marist (N.Y.) 1981-82 12 14 .462
San Diego State 1970-71 12 14 .462
Maine 1961-62 11 13 .458
Fairleigh Dickinson (N.J.) 1967-68 10 12 .455
Mount St. Mary's (Md.) 1988-89 12 15 .444
Oakland (Mich.) 1998-99 12 15 .444
South Florida 1973-74 11 14 .440
Coastal Carolina (S.C.) 1986-87 12 16 .429
Maryland-Baltimore County 1986-87 12 16 .429
Southeast Missouri State 1991-92 12 16 .429
Howard (D.C.) 1973-74 11 15 .423
West Chester (Pa.) 1973-74 11 15 .423
Grambling (La.) 1977-78 10 14 .417
Northern Illinois 1967-68 10 14 .417
Saint Francis (Pa.) 1955-56 10 14 .417
Kennesaw State (Ga.) 2005-06 12 17 .414
Elon (N.C.) 1998-99 11 16 .407
IUPUI (Ind.) 1998-99 11 16 .407
Delaware 1957-58 8 12 .400
Texas-El Paso 1950-51 10 15 .400
Albany (N.Y.) 1999-2000 11 17 .393
UC Davis 2004-05 11 17 .393
Houston 1950-51 11 17 .393
Cleveland State 1972-73 9 14 .391
High Point (N.C.) 1998-99 10 16 .385
Louisiana Tech 1973-74 8 13 .381
Ball State (Ind.) 1971-72 9 15 .375
Campbell (N.C.) 1977-78 9 15 .375
Rider (N.J.) 1967-68 9 15 .375
Alabama A&M 1998-99 10 17 .370
Coppin State (Md.) 1985-86 10 17 .370
Jacksonville State (Ala.) 1995-96 10 17 .370
Liberty (Va.) 1988-89 10 17 .370
Central Florida 1984-85 10 18 .357
Southern Utah 1988-89 10 18 .357
Florida State 1956-57 9 17 .346
Fresno State 1955-56 9 17 .346
Hampton (Va.) 1995-96 9 17 .346
Loyola Marymount (Calif.) 1949-50 9 17 .346
Middle Tennessee State 1958-59 9 17 .346
Pacific (Calif.) 1953-54 9 17 .346
Towson State (Md.) 1979-80 9 17 .346
Central Arkansas 2006-07 10 20 .333
Missouri-Kansas City 1987-88 9 18 .333
Quinnipiac (Conn.) 1998-99 9 18 .333
SIU-Edwardsville 2008-09 10 20 .333
U.S. International (Calif.) 1981-82 9 18 .333
Western Carolina 1976-77 8 16 .333
Florida Gulf Coast 2007-08 10 21 .323
Binghamton (N.Y.) 2001-02 9 19 .321
Florida International 1987-88 9 19 .321
Portland State 1972-73 9 19 .321
UC Irvine 1977-78 8 17 .320
UC Riverside 2000-01 8 17 .320
Jacksonville (Fla.) 1966-67 8 17 .320
Texas-Pan American 1968-69 8 17 .320
Portland 1953-54 6 13 .316
South Dakota State 2005-06 9 20 .310
Eastern Michigan 1973-74 8 18 .308
Texas-Arlington 1968-69 8 18 .308
Arizona State 1950-51 8 19 .296
Northern Arizona 1950-51 8 19 .296
Northern Iowa 1980-81 8 19 .296
Texas-San Antonio 1981-82 8 19 .296
South Alabama 1971-72 7 17 .292
Augusta (Ga.) 1984-85 8 20 .286
Cal State Northridge 1990-91 8 20 .286
Winthrop (S.C.) 1986-87 8 20 .286
Central Connecticut State 1986-87 8 21 .276
Bryant (R.I.) 2001-02 7 19 .269
Providence 1948-49 7 19 .269
Robert Morris (Pa.) 1976-77 7 19 .269
Tennessee-Martin 1992-93 7 19 .269
Evansville (Ind.)* 1977-78 1 3 .250
Hartford (Conn.) 1984-85 7 21 .250
IUPU-Fort Wayne (Ind.) 2001-02 7 21 .250
UNC-Greensboro 1991-92 7 21 .250
Houston Baptist 1973-74 6 19 .240
Trinity (Tex.) 1970-71 5 16 .238
South Carolina Upstate 2007-08 7 23 .233
Arkansas-Little Rock 1978-79 6 20 .231
Southwest Texas State 1984-85 6 20 .231
Stetson (Fla.) 1971-72 6 20 .231
Lipscomb (Tenn.) 2001-02 6 21 .222
Monmouth (N.J.) 1983-84 6 21 .222
Norfolk State (Va.) 1997-98 6 21 .222
Armstrong State (Ga.) 1986-87 6 22 .214
Nicholls State (La.) 1980-81 6 22 .214
North Florida 2005-06 6 22 .214
Stony Brook (N.Y.) 1999-2000 6 23 .207
Appalachian State (N.C.) 1973-74 5 20 .200
Baptist (S.C.) 1974-75 4 16 .200
Buffalo 1973-74 5 20 .200
Samford (Ala.) 1972-73 5 20 .200
San Diego 1979-80 5 20 .200
Longwood (Va.) 2003-04 5 22 .185
New Jersey Institute of Tech 2006-07 5 24 .172
Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 2006-07 5 24 .172
Presbyterian (S.C.) 2007-08 5 25 .167
Baltimore 1978-79 4 21 .160
Savannah State (Ga.) 2000-01 4 21 .160
Eastern Washington 1983-84 4 22 .154
Utica (N.Y.) 1981-82 4 22 .154
Wofford (S.C.) 1995-96 4 22 .154
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1997-98 4 23 .148
Cal State Sacramento 1991-92 4 24 .143
North Texas State 1957-58 3 18 .143
North Carolina Central 2007-08 4 26 .133
New Hampshire 1961-62 3 20 .130
Wagner (N.Y.) 1976-77 3 21 .125
Florida Atlantic 1993-94 3 24 .111
Mississippi Valley State 1979-80 3 24 .111
Morgan State (Md.) 1984-85 3 25 .107
Sacred Heart (Conn.) 1999-2000 3 25 .107
Prairie View A&M (Tex.) 1980-81 2 22 .083
Pepperdine (Calif.) 1955-56 2 24 .077
Northeastern Illinois 1990-91 2 25 .074
Georgia State 1973-74 1 25 .038
Cal Poly 1994-95 1 26 .037

*Evansville had an abbreviated schedule because of a plane crash.

The Graduates: Boeheim is Head of Class Among Coaches at Alma Maters

No active major-college coach, or retired one for that matter, is anywhere close to Syracuse's Jim Boeheim (890) regarding most victories with their alma mater. After Charlie Coles (266) retired at Miami (OH), North Carolina's Roy Williams (257) passed Central Connecticut State's Howie Dickenman (249) to become a distant runner-up to Boeheim among active mentors in this category.

The runner-up among retired bench bosses in this distinctive department is Missouri's Norm Stewart (634), who was passed by Boeheim early in the 2002-03 campaign. Boeheim is atop the following list of coaches with at least as many Division I triumphs for their alma mater as Lew Andreas (355), who is one of Boeheim's predecessors at Syracuse:

Coach Alma Mater Coaching Career Summary at Alma Mater
Jim Boeheim Syracuse '66 890 victories since 1976-77
Norm Stewart Missouri '56 634 from 1967-68 through 1998-99
Slats Gill Oregon State '24 599 from 1928-29 through 1963-64
Guy Lewis Houston '47 592 from 1956-57 through 1985-86
Phog Allen Kansas '06 588 from 1919-20 through 1955-56
Lou Carnesecca St. John's '46 526 from 1965-66 through 1969-70 & 1973-74 through 1991-92
Gary Williams Maryland '67 461 from 1989-90 through 2010-11
Gale Catlett West Virginia '63 439 from 1978-79 through 2001-02
Don Donoher Dayton '54 437 from 1964-65 through 1988-89
Howard Cann New York University '20 409 from 1923-24 through 1957-58
Mike Vining Northeast Louisiana '67 401 from 1981-82 through 2004-05
Vadal Peterson Utah '20 386 from 1927-28 through 1952-53
Bob Nichols Toledo '53 377 from 1965-66 through 1986-87
Harry Litwack Temple '30 373 from 1952-53 through 1972-73
Stan Watts Brigham Young '38 371 from 1949-50 through 1971-72
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh '17 366 from 1922-23 through 1952-53
Branch McCracken Indiana '30 364 from 1938-39 through 1964-65
Eddie Sutton Oklahoma State '58 364 from 1990-91 through 2005-06
George Blaney Holy Cross '61 357 from 1972-73 through 1993-94
Lew Andreas Syracuse '21 355 from 1924-25 through 1949-50
Jim Snyder Ohio University '41 355 from 1949-50 through 1973-74

NOTE: Dave Bike (Sacred Heart '69) has 145 major-college wins since the Pioneers moved up to the DI level in 1999-2000 (519 overall).

Kings of the Hill: Few Have Made Their League Mark Like Gonzaga's Guru

Gonzaga's Mark Few is expected to extend his stunning string of 13 consecutive NCAA playoff appearances in as many seasons as coach of a mid-major school. But what's equally impressive is his domination of the West Coast Conference not only in regular-season competition (167-21) but also in league tournament action (25-4).

Jerry Tarkanian is the only coach in NCAA Division I history to win more than 90% of his assignments for a school in a single conference including both regular season and postseason league tourney (229-19 mark in PCAA/Big West with UNLV in 10-year span from 1982-83 through 1991-92). Brad Stevens won 80.8% of Butler's Horizon League games in the last five seasons but fell just short of meeting the minimum of 100 decisions in conference competition. Few ranks third among the following coaches who have won more than 75% of their games in a single conference including participation in league tourney play:

Coach School Conference Seasons Regular-Season League Tourney Overall Pct.
Jerry Tarkanian UNLV PCAA/Big West 1983-92 205-17 24-2 229-19 .923
Everett Case North Carolina State Southern 1947-53 87-11 20-1 107-12 .899
Mark Few Gonzaga West Coast 2000-12 167-21 25-4 192-25 .885
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 1933-72 397-75 57-6 454-81 .849
Bill Self Kansas Big 12 2004-12 123-23 18-4 145-27 .843
Roy Williams Kansas Big 12 1997-2003 94-18 14-4 108-22 .831
Gregg Marshall Winthrop Big South 1999-2007 104-24 19-2 123-26 .826
John Calipari Memphis C-USA 2001-09 117-25 17-5 134-30 .817
Rick Majerus Utah Western Athletic 1991-99 118-30 15-6 133-36 .787
Eddie Sutton Arkansas Southwest 1975-85 139-35 13-7 152-42 .784
Bob Huggins Cincinnati C-USA 1996-2005 123-33 16-6 139-39 .781
Pete Gillen Xavier Midwestern Collegiate 1986-94 83-25 17-4 100-29 .775
Vic Bubas Duke ACC 1960-69 106-32 22-6 128-38 .771
Stew Morrill Utah State Big West 1999-2005 91-28 13-3 104-31 .770
Charlie Spoonhour SW Missouri State Mid-Continent 1984-90 73-21 9-4 82-25 .766
Lute Olson Arizona Pacific-10 1984-2007 328-102 16-6 344-108 .761
Joe Williams Furman Southern 1971-78 67-25 18-3 85-28 .752
Denny Crum Louisville Metro 1977-95 173-59 33-9 206-68 .752

NOTES: Calipari (Kentucky), Huggins (West Virginia), Majerus (Saint Louis), Marshall (Wichita State) and Williams (North Carolina) are active coaches now at other schools. . . . UCLA's John Wooden won 81% of his games in the PCC/AAWU/Pacific-8 from 1949-75 but none of those contests included conference tournament competition.

Can't We Get Along? Taylor Made Mistake Being in Wrong Place at Wrong Time

Regrettably, memories of a murdered basketball player surfaced amid Rodney King's death last weekend. King drowned in his swimming pool from drug- and alcohol-induced delirium a little over a month after the 20th anniversary of the acquittal of four policemen accused in the videotaped beating of him. In the opening hours of south Los Angeles' riots, Dwight Taylor was in the wrong place at the wrong time while apparently stopping at a grocery store to pick up some milk for his family.

Taylor, a guard for Long Beach State's first two NCAA playoff teams in 1970 and 1971 under coach Jerry Tarkanian, was shot in a parking lot while en route to visiting his estranged wife and their children. Two bullets penetrated his neck and chest as he and two teenagers were the first of 53 people killed in the ensuing week of repulsive rioting and looting. Taylor, a teammate of All-American Ed Ratleff, was dubbed "Fishman" as an adult because of his trade cutting up fish at a neighborhood market.

Victory Lap: All-Time Winningest Coaches For NCAA Division I Schools

After Jim Calhoun retired, a total of 28 active coaches have an opportunity to pad their lead, entering the 2012-13 campaign as the all-time winningest mentors for their schools after Phil Martelli (Saint Joseph's), Bo Ryan (Wisconsin) and Bob Williams (UC Santa Barbara) reached that milestone last season.

Among the individuals who could join the following list of school all-time winningest coaches next year are Mike Jarvis (Florida Atlantic), Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss), Tony Shaver (William & Mary) and Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt):

School Coach (Years) Seasons Record Pct.
Air Force Bob Spear (15) 1957-71 177-175 .503
Akron Russell Beichly (19) 1941-59 288-142 .670
Alabama Winfrey "Wimp" Sanderson (12) 1981-92 267-119 .692
Alabama A&M **Vann Pettaway (25) 1987-2011 453-279 .619
Alabama State **C.J. Dunn (29) 1935-63 298-209 .588
Albany **Richard "Doc" Sauers (41) 1956-97 702-330 .680
Alcorn State Davey Whitney (27) 1970-89 & 1997-2003 510-292 .636
American *Jeff Jones (12) 2001-12 201-163 .552
Appalachian State **Bob Light (15) 1958-72 211-178 .542
Arizona Robert "Lute" Olson (24) 1984-2007 590-192 .754
Arizona State Ned Wulk (25) 1958-82 406-272 .599
Arkansas Nolan Richardson (17) 1986-2002 389-169 .697
Arkansas-Pine Bluff **H.O. Clemmons (21) 1956-76 296-217 .577
Arkansas State **John Rauth (14) 1950-63 191-150 .560
Army Leo Novak (13) 1927-39 126-61 .674
Auburn Joel Eaves (14) 1950-63 213-100 .681
Austin Peay State *Dave Loos (22) 1991-2012 363-310 .539
Ball State **Jim Hinga (14) 1955-68 154-169 .477
Baylor Bill Henderson (18) 1942-61 201-233 .463
Belmont **Rick Byrd (26) 1987-2012 545-286 .656
Bethune-Cookman Jack "Cy" McClairen (31) 1963-93 383-420 .477
Boise State Bobby Dye (12) 1984-95 213-133 .616
Boston College Al Skinner (13) 1998-2010 247-165 .600
Boston University Dennis Wolff (15) 1995-2009 247-197 .556
Bowling Green Harold Anderson (21) 1943-63 367-193 .655
Bradley A.J. Robertson (26) 1921-48 312-186 .627
Brigham Young Stan Watts (23) 1950-72 372-254 .594
Brown Stanley Ward (15) 1955-69 133-241 .356
Bryant **Tom Folliard (10) 1969-78 174-88 .664
Bucknell Charlie Woollum (19) 1976-94 318-221 .590
Buffalo **Len T. Serfustini (14) 1957-70 206-105 .662
Butler Paul "Tony" Hinkle (41) 1927-70 560-392 .588
California Clarence "Nibs" Price (30) 1925-54 449-294 .604
UC Davis **Bob Hamilton (22) 1968-89 301-291 .508
UC Irvine Pat Douglass (13) 1998-2010 197-191 .508
Cal Poly **Ernie Wheeler (14) 1973-86 254-138 .648
UC Riverside **John Masi (26) 1980-2005 462-269 .632
UC Santa Barbara *Bob Williams (14) 1999-2012 237-181 .567
Cal State Bakersfield **Pat Douglass (10) 1988-97 257-61 .808
Cal State Fullerton **Alex Omalev (12) 1961-72 138-177 .438
Cal State Northridge **Pete Cassidy (25) 1972-96 334-337 .498
Cal State Sacramento **Jack Heron (16) 1969-84 197-195 .503
Campbell Danny Roberts (15) 1969-83 234-179 .567
Canisius Nick Macarchuk (10) 1978-87 149-128 .538
Centenary Tommy Canterbury (12) 1978-89 150-180 .455
Central Arkansas **Don Dyer (14) 1980-93 285-145 .663
Central Connecticut **Bill Detrick (29) 1960-88 468-266 .638
Central Michigan **Ted Kjolhede (15) 1957-71 215-157 .578
Charleston Southern Gary Edwards (9) 1988-96 121-133 .476
Charlotte Bobby Lutz (12) 1999-2010 218-158 .580
Chattanooga Mack McCarthy (12) 1986-97 243-122 .666
Chicago State **Bob Hallberg (10) 1978-87 224-84 .727
Cincinnati Bob Huggins (16) 1990-2005 398-128 .757
The Citadel Pat Dennis (14) 1993-2006 157-233 .403
Clemson Cliff Ellis (10) 1985-94 177-128 .580
Cleveland State Ray Dieringer (14) 1970-83 151-209 .419
Coastal Carolina Russ Bergman (19) 1976-94 306-246 .554
Colgate Emmett Davis (13) 1999-2011 163-214 .432
College of Charleston John Kresse (23) 1980-2002 560-143 .797
Colorado Russell "Sox" Walseth (20) 1957-76 261-245 .516
Colorado State Jim Williams (26) 1955-80 352-283 .556
Columbia John "Jack" Rohan (18) 1962-74 & 1991-95 197-248 .443
Connecticut Jim Calhoun (26) 1987-2012 621-235 .725
Coppin State *Ron "Fang" Mitchell (26) 1987-2012 409-373 .523
Cornell Royner Greene (13) 1947-59 168-145 .537
Creighton Dana Altman (16) 1995-2010 327-176 .650
Dartmouth Alvin "Doggie" Julian (17) 1951-67 183-236 .437
Davidson *Bob McKillop (23) 1990-2012 426-271 .611
Dayton Don Donoher (26) 1964-89 437-275 .614
Delaware Steve Steinwedel (10) 1986-95 163-121 .574
Delaware State **Bennie George (22) 1950-71 201-219 .479
Denver **Dick Peth (12) 1986-97 221-123 .642
DePaul Ray Meyer (42) 1943-84 724-354 .671
Detroit Bob Calihan (21) 1949-69 306-237 .564
Drake Maury John (13) 1959-71 211-131 .617
Drexel Sam Cozen (16) 1953-68 213-94 .694
Duke *Mike Krzyzewski (32) 1981-2012 854-232 .786
Duquesne Charles "Chick" Davies (21) 1925-48 314-106 .748
East Carolina **Howard Porter (12) 1948-59 182-102 .641
Eastern Illinois Rick Samuels (25) 1981-2005 360-360 .500
Eastern Kentucky Paul McBrayer (16) 1947-62 219-144 .603
Eastern Michigan Ben Braun (11) 1986-96 184-134 .580
Eastern Washington **William "Red" Reese (31) 1931-42 & 1946-64 473-298 .613
East Tennessee State Madison Brooks (25) 1949-73 369-268 .579
Elon **Bill Miller (20) 1960-79 331-225 .595
Evansville **Arad McCutchan (31) 1947-77 514-314 .622
Fairfield Fred Barakat (11) 1971-81 160-128 .556
Fairleigh Dickinson Tom Green (26) 1984-2009 407-351 .537
Florida *Billy Donovan (16) 1997-2012 386-158 .710
Florida A&M Edward "Rockjaw" Ogelsby (21) 1951-70 & '72 386-138 .737
Florida Atlantic Tim Loomis (6) 1990-95 67-98 .406
Florida Gulf Coast Dave Balza (9) 2003-11 153-121 .558
Florida International Rich Walker (9) 1982-90 108-134 .446
Florida State J.K. "Bud" Kennedy (18) 1949-66 237-208 .532
Fordham John Bach (18) 1951-68 263-193 .576
Fresno State Boyd Grant (9) 1978-86 194-74 .724
Furman Lyles Alley (20) 1946-66 248-258 .490
Gardner-Webb **Jim Wiles (12) 1979-90 221-149 .597
Gardner-Webb Rick Scruggs (15) 1996-2010 221-219 .502
George Mason Jim Larranaga (13) 1998-2010 246-157 .610
Georgetown John Thompson Jr. (27) 1973-99 596-239 .714
George Washington Bill Reinhart (24) 1936-42 & 1950-66 316-237 .571
Georgia Hugh Durham (17) 1979-95 298-216 .580
Georgia Southern J.B. Scearce (23) 1948-67 & 1978-80 396-225 .638
Georgia State Bob Reinhart (9) 1986-94 107-148 .420
Georgia Tech Bobby Cremins (19) 1982-2000 354-237 .599
Gonzaga *Mark Few (13) 2000-12 342-90 .792
Grambling State **Fred Hobdy (27) 1960-86 572-288 .665
Green Bay **Dave Buss (13) 1970-82 271-94 .742
Hampton **Hank Ford (12) 1976-87 225-119 .654
Hartford **Gordon McCullough (14) 1963-76 201-117 .622
Harvard Frank Sullivan (16) 1992-2007 178-245 .421
Hawaii Riley Wallace (20) 1988-2007 334-265 .558
High Point **Jerry Steele (31) 1973-2003 470-424 .526
Hofstra Butch van Breda Kolff (13) 1956-62 & 1989-94 215-134 .616
Holy Cross George Blaney (22) 1973-94 357-276 .564
Houston Guy Lewis (30) 1957-86 592-279 .680
Houston Baptist Ron Cottrell (21) **1992-2012 403-275 .594
Howard A.B. Williamson (14) 1977-90 241-182 .570
Idaho Charles Finley (7) 1948-54 113-94 .546
Idaho State **Guy Wicks (10) 1932-41 168-71 .703
Illinois Lou Henson (21) 1976-96 421-226 .651
Illinois-Chicago Jimmy Collins (14) 1997-2010 210-197 .516
Illinois State **Joseph Cogdal (22) 1928-49 280-177 .613
Indiana Bob Knight (29) 1972-2000 659-242 .731
Indiana State **Duane Klueh (12) 1956-67 182-121 .602
IUPU Fort Wayne **Andy Piazza (9) 1988-96 140-108 .565
IUPUI Ron Hunter (17) 1995-2011 293-219 .572
Iona Jim McDermott (26) 1948-73 319-253 .558
Iowa Tom Davis (13) 1987-99 269-140 .658
Iowa State Johnny Orr (14) 1981-94 218-200 .522
Jackson State **Harrison B. Wilson (17) 1951-67 371-93 .800
Jacksonville Hugh Durham (8) 1998-2005 106-119 .471
Jacksonville State Bill Jones (24) 1975-98 449-210 .661
James Madison Lou Campanelli (13) 1973-85 238-118 .669
Kansas Forrest "Phog" Allen (39) 1908, '09 & 1920-56 590-219 .729
Kansas State Jack Hartman (16) 1971-86 295-169 .643
Kennesaw State **Phil Zenoni (11) 1986-96 162-156 .509
Kent State Jim McDonald (10) 1983-92 147-140 .512
Kentucky Adolph Rupp (41) 1931-72 875-190 .822
Lafayette Fran O'Hanlon (17) 1996-2012 238-261 .477
Lamar Jack Martin (25) 1952-76 334-283 .541
La Salle Bill "Speedy" Morris (15) 1987-2001 238-203 .540
Lehigh Tony Packer (16) 1951-66 112-213 .345
Liberty Jeff Meyer (16) 1982-97 259-206 .557
Lipscomb **Don Meyer (24) 1976-99 665-178 .789
Long Beach State Jerry Tarkanian (5) 1969-73 121-20 .858
Long Island Clair Bee (18) 1932-43 & 1946-51 359-80 .818
Longwood **Cal Luther (9) 1982-90 136-105 .564
Louisiana-Lafayette Beryl Shipley (16) 1958-73 296-129 .696
Louisiana-Monroe Mike Vining (24) 1982-2005 401-303 .570
Louisiana State Dale Brown (25) 1973-97 448-301 .598
Louisiana Tech **Cecil C. Crowley (21) 1941-64 269-221 .549
Louisville Denny Crum (30) 1972-2001 675-295 .696
Loyola Chicago George Ireland (24) 1952-75 321-255 .557
Loyola (Md.) **Emil "Lefty" Reitz (23) 1938-44 & 1946-61 349-228 .605
Loyola Marymount William Donovan (8) 1954-61 107-101 .514
Maine Tom "Skip" Chappelle (17) 1972-88 217-226 .490
Manhattan Kenneth Norton (22) 1947-68 310-205 .602
Marist Dave Magarity (18) 1987-2004 253-259 .494
Marquette Al McGuire (13) 1965-77 295-80 .787
Marshall Cam Henderson (20) 1936-55 361-160 .693
Maryland Gary Williams (22) 1990-2011 461-252 .647
Maryland-Baltimore County **Billy Jones (12) 1975-86 134-173 .436
Maryland-Eastern Shore **Nathaniel C. Taylor (10) 1955-64 145-74 .662
Massachusetts Jack Leaman (13) 1967-79 217-126 .632
McNeese State **Ralph Ward (19) 1953-71 272-194 .584
Memphis John Calipari (9) 2001-09 252-69 .785
Mercer Bill Bibb (15) 1975-89 222-194 .534
Miami (Fla.) Bruce Hale (13) 1955-67 220-112 .663
Miami (Ohio) Charlie Coles (16) 1997-2012 266-226 .541
Michigan Johnny Orr (12) 1969-80 209-113 .649
Michigan State *Tom Izzo (17) 1996-2012 412-169 .709
Middle Tennessee State Jimmy Earle (10) 1970-79 164-103 .614
Milwaukee **Guy Penwell (18) 1931-42 & 1947-52 186-145 .562
Minnesota Louis J. Cooke (27) 1898-1924 245-135-2 .644
Mississippi Bonnie Graham (13) 1950-62 144-168 .462
Mississippi State Rick Stansbury (14) 1999-2012 293-166 .638
Mississippi Valley State Lafayette Stribling (22) 1984-2005 315-318 .498
Missouri Norm Stewart (32) 1968-99 634-333 .656
Missouri-Kansas City **Darrell Corwin (8) 1972 & 1974-80 126-93 .575
Missouri State **Andrew McDonald (23) 1926-43 & 1946-50 301-166 .644
Monmouth **Bill Boylan (21) 1957-77 364-157 .699
Montana Jiggs Dahlberg (16) 1938-42 & 1945-55 222-224 .498
Montana State John "Brick" Breeden (17) 1936-47 & 1949-54 283-198 .588
Morehead State Ellis T. Johnson (15) 1936-43 & 1947-53 171-159 .518
Morgan State Nathaniel Frazier (11) 1972-77 & 1986-90 172-134 .562
Mount St. Mary's Jim Phelan (49) 1955-2003 830-524 .613
Murray State **Carlisle Cutchin (17) 1925-41 267-101 .726
Navy Ben Carnevale (20) 1947-66 257-160 .616
Nebraska Danny Nee (14) 1987-2000 254-190 .572
Nebraska-Omaha **Bob Hanson (25) 1970-94 382-313 .550
Nevada Glenn "Jake" Lawlor (15) 1943 & 1946-59 201-168 .545
New Hampshire Gerry Friel (20) 1970-89 200-335 .374
New Mexico Dave Bliss (11) 1989-99 246-108 .695
New Mexico State Lou Henson (17) 1967-75 & 1998-2005 309-176 .637
New Orleans **Ron Greene (8) 1970-77 146-65 .692
Niagara John "Taps" Gallagher (31) 1932-43 & 1947-65 465-261 .640
Nicholls State **Don Landry (13) 1967-79 173-156 .526
Norfolk State **Charles Christian (12) 1975-78 & 1983-90 319-95 .771
North Carolina Dean Smith (36) 1962-97 879-254 .776
UNC Asheville **Bob Hartman (15) 1965-79 223-209 .517
North Carolina A&T **Calvin Irvin (18) 1955-72 344-117 .746
North Carolina Central **Floyd H. Brown (18) 1953-70 249-191 .566
UNC Greensboro Mike Dement (11) 1992-95 & 2006-12 124-181 .407
North Carolina State Everett Case (19) 1947-65 377-134 .738
UNC Wilmington Mel Gibson (14) 1973-86 194-180 .519
North Dakota **Rich Glas (18) 1989-2006 335-194 .633
North Dakota State **Erv Inniger (14) 1979-92 244-150 .620
Northeastern Jim Calhoun (14) 1973-86 250-137 .646
Northern Arizona **Herb Gregg (24) 1951-74 290-288 .502
Northern Colorado **Thurm Wright (14) 1970-83 156-216 .419
Northern Illinois John McDougal (10) 1977-86 136-141 .491
Northern Iowa Eldon Miller (12) 1987-98 164-178 .480
North Florida **Matt Kilcullen (10) 2000-09 98-186 .345
North Texas **H.G. Shands (22) 1936-59 223-257 .465
Northwestern Arthur "Dutch" Lonborg (23) 1928-50 236-203-1 .538
Northwestern State **H. Lee Prather (36) 1913-50 473-169 .737
Notre Dame Richard "Digger" Phelps (20) 1972-91 393-197 .666
Oakland *Greg Kampe (28) 1985-2012 490-349 .584
Ohio University Jim Snyder (25) 1950-74 355-255 .581
Ohio State Fred Taylor (18) 1959-76 297-158 .653
Oklahoma Billy Tubbs (14) 1981-94 333-132 .716
Oklahoma State Hank Iba (36) 1935-70 655-316 .675
Old Dominion *Blaine Taylor (11) 2002-12 237-124 .657
Oral Roberts *Scott Sutton (13) 2000-12 250-162 .607
Oregon Ernie Kent (13) 1998-2010 235-173 .576
Oregon State Amory "Slats" Gill (36) 1929-64 599-392 .604
Pacific *Bob Thomason (24) 1989-2012 414-309 .573
Penn State John Egli (14) 1955-68 187-135 .581
Pennsylvania Fran Dunphy (17) 1990-2006 310-163 .655
Pepperdine Robert "Duck" Dowell (20) 1949-68 263-263 .500
Pittsburgh H.C. "Doc" Carlson (31) 1923-53 366-248 .596
Portland Jack Avina (17) 1971-87 222-243 .477
Portland State **Sharkey Nelson (12) 1954-65 162-156 .509
Prairie View Elwood Plummer (18) 1974-79 & 1991-2002 150-341 .305
Presbyterian **Gregg Nibert (23) 1990-2012 376-307 .551
Princeton Pete Carril (29) 1968-96 514-261 .663
Providence Joe Mullaney (18) 1956-69 & 1982-85 319-164 .660
Purdue Gene Keady (25) 1981-2005 512-270 .655
Quinnipiac **Burt Kahn (30) 1962-91 459-358 .562
Radford Ron Bradley (11) 1992-2002 192-124 .608
Rhode Island Frank Keaney (27) 1922-48 403-124 .765
Rice Willis Wilson (16) 1993-2008 218-247 .469
Richmond Dick Tarrant (12) 1982-93 239-126 .655
Rider John Carpenter (23) 1967-89 292-328 .471
Robert Morris Jarrett Durham (12) 1985-96 157-183 .462
Rutgers Tom Young (12) 1974-85 239-117 .671
Sacred Heart **Dave Bike (34) 1979-2012 519-480 .520
St. Bonaventure Larry Weise (12) 1962-73 202-90 .692
St. Francis (N.Y.) Daniel Lynch (21) 1949-69 282-237 .543
Saint Francis (Pa.) Dr. William "Skip" Hughes (21) 1946-66 293-206-1 .587
St. John's Lou Carnesecca (24) 1966-70 & 1974-92 526-200 .725
Saint Joseph's *Phil Martelli (17) 1996-2012 320-223 .589
Saint Louis Eddie Hickey (11) 1948-58 211-89 .703
Saint Mary's *Randy Bennett (11) 2002-12 235-118 .666
Saint Peter's Don Kennedy (22) 1951-72 323-195 .624
Samford Jimmy Tillette (15) 1998-2012 229-219 .511
Sam Houston State Bob Marlin (12) 1999-2010 225-131 .632
San Diego Brad Holland (13) 1995-2007 200-176 .532
San Diego State **George Ziegenfuss (21) 1949-69 316-229 .580
San Francisco Bob Gaillard (8) 1971-78 165-57 .743
San Jose State Walt McPherson (17) 1941, '42 & 1946-60 251-197 .560
Santa Clara Carroll Williams (22) 1971-92 341-277 .552
Savannah State **Russell Ellington (9) 1977-85 148-91 .619
Seattle H. Albert Brightman (8) 1949-56 180-68 .726
Seton Hall John "Honey" Russell (18) 1937-43 & 1950-60 295-129 .696
Siena Dan Cunha (21) 1942-65 246-225 .522
South Alabama *Ronnie Arrow (13) 1988-95 & 2008-12 206-156 .569
South Carolina Frank McGuire (16) 1965-80 283-142 .666
South Carolina State Cy Alexander (16) 1988-2003 277-200 .581
USC Upstate **Jerry Waters (17) 1981-97 364-133 .732
South Dakota **David Boots (24) 1989-2012 493-215 .696
South Dakota State **Scott Nagy (17) 1996-2012 316-196 .617
Southeastern Louisiana **Luther Marlar (20) 1948-67 223-254 .470
Southeast Missouri State Ron Shumate (16) 1982-97 306-171 .641
Southern (La.) Ben Jobe (12) 1987-96, '02 & '03 209-141 .597
Southern California Justin "Sam" Barry (17) 1930-41 & 1946-50 260-138 .653
Southern Illinois **William McAndrew (28) 1914-18 & 1921-43 303-210 .591
SIU-Edwardsville **Larry Graham (8) 1985-92 147-84 .636
Southern Methodist E.O. "Doc" Hayes (20) 1948-67 299-192 .609
Southern Mississippi M.K. Turk (20) 1977-96 300-267 .529
Southern Utah Bill Evans (16) 1992-2007 209-223 .484
South Florida Bobby Paschal (10) 1987-96 127-159 .443
Stanford Mike Montgomery (18) 1987-2004 392-168 .700
Stephen F. Austin **Marshall Brown (19) 1960-78 345-168 .672
Stetson Dr. Glenn Wilkes (36) 1958-93 551-436 .558
Stony Brook **Joe Castiglie (7) 1985-91 137-55 .714
Syracuse *Jim Boeheim (36) 1977-2012 890-304 .745
Temple John Chaney (24) 1983-2006 516-253 .671
Tennessee Ray Mears (15) 1963-77 278-112 .713
Tennessee-Martin **Floyd Burdette (19) 1953-71 199-200 .499
Tennessee State Ed Martin (17) 1969-85 284-154 .648
Tennessee Tech **Preston "Putty" Overall (23) 1925-47 170-151-1 .530
Texas *Rick Barnes (14) 1999-2012 342-137 .714
Texas A&M Shelby Metcalf (27) 1964-90 438-306 .589
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Ronnie Arrow (8) 2000-07 135-93 .592
Texas-Arlington Eddie McCarter (14) 1993-2006 179-211 .459
Texas Christian Byron "Buster" Brannon (19) 1949-67 205-259 .442
Texas-El Paso Don Haskins (38) 1962-99 719-353 .671
Texas-Pan American Sam Williams (15) 1959-73 247-151 .621
Texas-San Antonio Tim Carter (11) 1996-2006 160-152 .513
Texas Southern Robert Moreland (27) 1976-2001 & '08 406-377 .519
Texas State **Milton Jowers (15) 1947-61 287-106 .730
Texas Tech Gerald Myers (21) 1971-91 326-261 .555
Toledo Bob Nichols (22) 1966-87 377-211 .641
Towson Vince Angotti (16) 1967-78 & 1980-83 234-179 .567
Troy **Don Maestri (30) 1983-2012 490-381 .563
Tulane Clifford Wells (18) 1946-63 259-171 .602
Tulsa Clarence Iba (11) 1950-60 137-147 .482
UAB Gene Bartow (18) 1979-96 365-204 .641
UALR Mike Newell (6) 1985-90 133-60 .689
UCF Kirk Speraw (17) 1994-2010 279-231 .547
UCLA John Wooden (27) 1949-75 620-147 .808
UNLV Jerry Tarkanian (19) 1974-92 509-105 .829
Utah Vadal Peterson (26) 1928-53 384-224 .631
Utah State *Stew Morrill (14) 1999-2012 345-119 .744
Utah Valley *Dick Hunsaker (9) 2004-12 160-104 .606
Valparaiso Homer Drew (22) 1989-2002 & 2004-11 370-306 .547
Vanderbilt Roy Skinner (16) 1959 & 1962-76 278-135 .673
Vermont Tom Brennan (19) 1987-2005 264-276 .489
Villanova Alex Severance (25) 1937-61 413-201 .673
Virginia Terry Holland (16) 1975-90 326-173 .653
Virginia Commonwealth Charles "Sonny" Smith (9) 1990-98 136-127 .517
Virginia Military Wesley "Bart" Bellairs (11) 1995-2005 116-191 .378
Virginia Tech Charles Moir (11) 1977-87 213-119 .642
Wagner **Herb Sutter (27) 1938-65 352-251 .584
Wake Forest Murray Greason (23) 1934-57 288-243 .542
Washington Clarence "Hec" Edmundson (27) 1921-47 488-195 .714
Washington State Jack Friel (30) 1929-58 495-377 .568
Weber State Neil McCarthy (11) 1975-85 200-98 .671
Western Carolina **Jim Gudger (19) 1951-69 311-222 .583
Western Illinois **Leroy Morley (22) 1948-69 367-213 .622
Western Kentucky Ed Diddle (42) 1923-64 759-302 .715
Western Michigan Herbert "Buck" Read (27) 1923-49 351-171 .672
West Virginia Gale Catlett (24) 1979-2002 439-276 .614
Wichita State Ralph Miller (13) 1952-64 220-133 .623
William & Mary Bill Chambers (9) 1958-66 113-110 .507
Winthrop Gregg Marshall (9) 1999-2007 194-83 .700
Wisconsin *William "Bo" Ryan (11) 2002-12 268-101 .726
Wofford **Gene Alexander (19) 1959-77 283-265 .516
Wright State Ralph Underhill (18) 1979-96 356-162 .687
Wyoming Everett Shelton (19) 1940-59 328-201 .620
Xavier Pete Gillen (9) 1986-94 202-75 .729
Yale Joe Vancisin (19) 1957-75 206-242 .460
Youngstown State **Dom Roselli (38) 1941-82 591-388 .604

*Active coaches still at same school.
**Set record when school was classified as a small college during most or all of his tenure.

Let's Make a Deal: Four Coaches Boast Longest Defined Contracts Thru 2023

Mike Brey has come a long way in college basketball since averaging 5 points per game with Northwestern State (Natchitoches, La.) in 1977-78 and 1978-79 when the NCAA Division I newcomer Demons compiled a 19-34 record while losing to Louisiana College three times and East Texas Baptist once.

It might not duplicate the lifetime contract of Brey's former mentor, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, but his 10-year deal with Notre Dame matched Butler's Brad Stevens for longest defined coaching contract (through 2021-22 season) until West Virginia's Bob Huggins, New Mexico's Steve Alford, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon and Virginia Commonwealth's Shaka Smart surpassed them by one year. The length of Brey's pact certainly can be justified if he directs the Irish to its first NCAA Tournament championship game after Stevens achieved the feat in back-to-back years with the Bulldogs in 2010 and 2011. Akron's Keith Dambrot, Louisville's Rick Pitino and Kansas' Bill Self matched Brey and Stevens before the start of the 2012-13 season.

A shaky economy is not deterring universities from dishing out long-term agreements. Following is an alphabetical list of coaches with at least five years remaining on their contracts:

Coach School Length of Contract
Steve Alford New Mexico through 2022-23
Mike Anderson Arkansas through 2017-18
Randy Bennett Saint Mary's through 2020-21
Mike Brey Notre Dame through 2021-22
John Calipari Kentucky through 2018-19
Tom Crean Indiana through 2019-20
Keith Dambrot Akron through 2021-22
Jamie Dixon Pittsburgh through 2022-23
Scott Drew Baylor through 2017-18
Fran Dunphy Temple through 2017-18
Jim Ferry Duquesne through 2018-19
Mark Few Gonzaga through 2017-18
Travis Ford Oklahoma State through 2018-19
Mark Gottfried North Carolina State through 2017-18
Anthony Grant Alabama through 2018-19
Stan Heath South Florida through 2017-18
Fred Hoiberg Iowa State through 2020-21
Bob Huggins West Virginia through 2022-23
Danny Hurley Rhode Island through 2019-20
Tom Izzo Michigan State through 2018-19
Ben Jacobson Northern Iowa through 2019-20
Sydney Johnson Fairfield through 2018-19
Jim Larranaga Miami (FL) through 2018-19
Chris Mack Xavier through 2017-18
Gregg Marshall Wichita State through 2018-19
Frank Martin South Carolina through 2017-18
Thad Matta Ohio State through 2018-19
Jim McDermott Creighton through 2019-20
Fran McCaffery Iowa through 2018-19
Tim Miles Nebraska through 2018-19
Chris Mooney Richmond through 2020-21
Kevin Ollie Connecticut through 2017-18
Matt Painter Purdue through 2018-19
Richard Pitino Florida International through 2017-18
Rick Pitino Louisville through 2021-22
Lorenzo Romar Washington through 2019-20
Mark Schmidt St. Bonaventure through 2018-19
Bill Self Kansas through 2021-22
Shaka Smart Virginia Commonwealth through 2022-23
Brad Stevens Butler through 2021-22
Mark Turgeon Maryland through 2017-18
Gary Waters Cleveland State through 2018-19
Buzz Williams Marquette through 2017-18
Roy Williams North Carolina through 2017-18

Fatherly Advice: Activist Etan Thomas Writes Book About Fatherhood

When former Syracuse All-American Etan Thomas twice led the Big East Conference in blocked shots before pacing the league in field-goal percentage as a senior in 1999-2000, no one thought at the time he would become a leader in parenting.

Thomas, after growing up in Tulsa without a father, has assembled a collection of essays from celebrities in a book called "Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge." And a formidable challenge it is inasmuch as nearly three-fourths of African-American kids are raised in single-parent households.

"The importance of parenting is something that men do not talk about," the nine-year NBA veteran told the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Talkative Thomas, also vocal in disapproving Georgia's immigration crackdown while playing for the Atlanta Hawks, is a peace activist who actively supported Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and appeared with DNC chair Howard Dean on a bus tour to encourage voter registration drives. Hoopster-in-chief Obama, a JV player for Occidental College (CA) after growing up in a dysfunctional family, made a controversial policy change regarding young illegal immigrants last week because it was the "Left" thing to do.

Thomas, who averaged 5.7 ppg and 4.8 rpg with the Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder and Hawks in nine NBA seasons from 2001-02 through 2010-11, joined Obama among the ranks of hoopsters-turned-authors in 2005 when he released a 34-poem book "More Than an Athlete," which included a questionable-taste work dedicated to former Wizards coach Doug Collins entitled Haters.

Collins grew up in Benton, Ill., where his high school coach, Rich Herrin, never had an opportunity to coach an African-American player in his 29 small-town seasons of prep coaching until he was hired by Southern Illinois University after the 1984-85 campaign. But Collins became an All-American with Illinois State under Will Robinson, the first black head coach at a predominantly white Division I school.

Collins might have come from an environment deeming hip hop as spit slop and rap as crap, but there is no ample evidence of him being a stereotypical "hater" while coaching a long list of prominent professional players such as Bill Cartwright, Joe Dumars, Horace Grant, Richard Hamilton, Grant Hill, Allan Houston, Lindsey Hunter, Michael Jordan, Charles Oakley, Scottie Pippen and Jerry Stackhouse before turning around the young Philadelphia 76ers' fortunes the past two seasons.

Actually, Collins probably should have been included in Thomas' book in a favorable light featuring the Olympian's relationship with son Chris, a Duke assistant who was a significant player for the Blue Devils and likely will be an NCAA Division I head coach in the very near future.

Thomas, who said he loved ESPN's Fab 5 documentary denigrating Duke, seemed to take the simplistic approach that anytime you disagree with Obama, you can be branded a racist. In a CNN.com editorial in the spring of 2011, Thomas criticized Donald Trump, pulling out the race card saying the real estate magnate is a "Hey, what is that black guy doing here?' racist. He is the type of racist who wants black people to stay in their place." Thomas doesn't indicate whether or not a voting bloc going about 95% in one direction is racist.

In the editorial, Thomas described two incidents from his days at Syracuse, saying one professor questioned how he could get a B-minus on a test that most other students failed, and that another instructor wondered why Thomas was in his class and not in "remedial English or Rocks for Jocks?"

In a recent column for hoopshype.com, Thomas offered the stereotypical "college athletics is nothing more than a corrupt system focused on exploitation and greed." But even if a conservative might think Thomas' progressive politics are remedial appealling to the LCD, you have to hope his book ultimately succeeds with improving the state of fatherhood.

Hoop Legacy: Celebrating Three Generations of Basketball on Father's Day

"It is much easier to become a father than to be one." - Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man

Undeniably, it is also much easier to talk about becoming a prominent player than putting in the man hours necessary to earn your spurs and have an impact at a single university like the Guokas clan at Saint Joseph's. Matt Sr. and Matt Jr. went on to become the first father-son tandem to win NBA championships as players before Matt III competed four seasons with the Hawks from 1988-89 through 1991-92.

Gifted by having a father and grandfather with hoop credentials is not a prerequisite for becoming a competent basketball player. Although some observers might think the last couple of generations in the following hoop families were groomed from birth, on-court excellence is earned by blood, sweat and tears; not inherited via blood being thicker than water.

Hoosier Hysteria's passion can't be denied when considering Indiana families including All-Americans Steve Alford, Eric Montross and Jack Parkinson plus significant DI contributors with last names such as Dakich, Neal, Plumlee and Shepherd. In deference to Father's Day, following are some of the most accomplished father-son-grandson basketball combinations with at least one of them playing for or coaching a school from a power conference or in national postseason competition:

Grandfather/Father Father/Son(s) Grandson(s)/Son(s)
Sam Alford (Franklin, IN '64) Steve Alford (Indiana '87) Kory Alford (UCLA '16) and Bryce Alford (UCLA '17)
Cleophus Banks (Southern, LA '67) Roman Banks (Northwestern State '92) Tre'lun Banks (Southern, LA '17)
Gary Bradds (Ohio State '64) David Bradds (Dayton '91) Evan Bradds (Belmont '17)
Tom Dakich (Bowling Green State '56) Dan Dakich (Indiana '85) Andrew Dakich (Michigan '17)
Lewis D'Antoni (Concord, WV '37) Dan D'Antoni (Marshall '69) Nick D'Antoni (William & Mary '05)
Don Gatens (Notre Dame '46) Mike Gatens (Iowa '76) Matt Gatens (Iowa '12)
Leroy "Spike" Gibson (Florida A&M '59) Isaac Brown Sr. (Florida A&M '82) Isaac Brown Jr. (Florida A&M '12)
Matt Guokas Sr. (St. Joseph's '38) Matt Guokas Jr. (St. Joseph's '66) Matt Guokas III (St. Joseph's '92)
Bill Hosket Sr. (Ohio State '33) Bill Hosket Jr. (Ohio State '68) Brad Hosket (Ohio State '00)
Lake Kelly (Georgia Tech '56) Brian Kelly (Morehead State '86) Drew Kelly (Morehead State '14)
Press Maravich (Davis & Elkins, WV '41) Pete Maravich (Louisiana State '70) Jaeson Maravich (Alabama, McNeese State and William Carey, MS '04) and Josh Maravich (Louisiana State '05)
Johnny McConathy (Northwestern State '51) Mike McConathy (Louisiana Tech '77) Michael McConathy (Northwestern State '10) and Logan McConathy (Northwestern State '11)
Stan Neal (Ball State '65) Craig Neal (Georgia Tech '88) and Shane Neal (Chattanooga '95) Cullen Neal (New Mexico '17)
Jack Parkinson (Kentucky '48) Bruce Parkinson (Purdue '77) Austin Parkinson (Purdue '04)
Don Parsons (Rutgers '50) Gary Parsons (Rollins, FL '77) Chandler Parsons (Florida '11)
Albert Schultz (Michigan Tech '44) Perky Plumlee (Tennessee Tech '83) Miles Plumlee (Duke '12), Mason Plumlee (Duke '13) and Marshall Plumlee (Duke '16)
Bill Reigel (Duquesne/Duke '53/McNeese State '56) Ernie Reigel (Davidson '80) Will Reigel (Davidson '12) and Rusty Reigel (Davidson '18)
Danny Schultz (Tennessee '64) Danny Schultz (Tennessee Tech '84) Dan Schultz (Tennessee '08)
Bill Shepherd Sr. (Butler '49) Billy Shepherd Jr. (Butler '72) Scott Shepherd (Florida State '96) and Jeff Shepherd (Huntington, IN '99)
John Townsend (Michigan '38) Scott Montross (Michigan '68) Eric Montross (North Carolina '94)

If ancestry and genealogy are hot-button hoop topics for you, here is some additional "family tradition" research by CollegeHoopedia.com that can embellish your Father's Day weekend:

Martin Doesn't Become Latest Ex-College Hoopster to Coach CWS Champion

Florida State's Mike Martin squandered an opportunity to become the latest former college basketball player to coach a school to a College World Series championship. One of the all-time five winningest college baseball coaches, he boasts the highest winning percentage among NCAA Division I mentors, winning almost three-fourths of his games Martin, who has guided the Seminoles to the CWS a total of 15 times (1980-86-87-89-91-92-94-95-96-98-99-00-08-10-12), played basketball for Wingate (NC) in the mid-1960s before the institution became a four-year school. One of his junior college hoop teammates was Morris "Mo" McHone, who went on to coach the San Antonio Spurs in 1983-84. Martin coached basketball for Tallahassee (FL) Community College in the early 1970s.

Martin, runner-up in 1986 and 1999, isn't the only revered coach frustrated by not capturing a national title. Richard "Itchy" Jones, who averaged 8.9 ppg for Southern Illinois's basketball squad in 1956-57, established a baseball dynasty in 21-year coaching career at his alma mater before accepting a similar position with the Illini in Champaign in 1991. Jones compiled a 1,240-752-6 record before retiring in 2005. In 1971, his second year at Southern Illinois, Jones guided the Salukis to within one game of the national title, finishing second at the College World Series. In 1974 and 1977, Jones brought Southern Illinois back to the CWS, placing third both times. Buoyed by 22 eventual major leaguers, he became the 18th coach in NCAA Division I history to win 1,000 games.

Stanford's Everett Dean, compiling a 3-0 basketball tournament record in 1942, is the only unbeaten coach in NCAA playoff history. He is also the only NCAA basketball championship coach to win a College World Series baseball game for the same school as a coach (1953). Following is an alphabetical list of previous ex-college hoopsters like Martin, Jones and Dean who went the extra step and reached the milestone of coaching a CWS titlist:

JOHN "JACK" BARRY, Holy Cross
Infielder, primarily a shortstop, hit .243 with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox in 11 A.L. seasons from 1908 through 1919. Ranked fifth in the league in RBI in 1913 with 85 for the Athletics as a key component of Connie Mack's first dynasty. Participated in five World Series, four with the champion, in a six-year span from 1910 through 1915. Compiled a 90-62 managerial record with the Red Sox in 1917 before winning more than 80 percent of his games coaching his alma mater for 40 years (including capturing the 1952 College World Series). The 5-9 Barry was a basketball letterman for the Crusaders in 1908.

SAM BARRY, Wisconsin
Basketball Hall of Famer coached USC's 1948 baseball titlist. He is the Trojans' all-time winningest basketball coach.

RAY "PICK" FISHER, Middlebury (VT)
Righthander compiled a 100-94 record and 2.82 ERA with the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds in 10 years from 1910 through 1920. Ranked among the A.L. top 10 in ERA and complete games in back-to-back seasons (1914 and 1915). Started one World Series game for the Reds against the Chicago White Sox in 1919. Won 14 Big Ten Conference championships as baseball coach at Michigan for 38 years until the late 1950s (including 1953 College World Series title). Became a spring training pitching instructor for the Detroit Tigers after being blacklisted for almost 40 years because of salary disputes with Cincinnati's owners. Fisher played "class" basketball (1910 graduate) before becoming his alma mater's first full-time salaried member of the Physical Education Department.

MARTIN KAROW, Ohio State
Coach of his alma mater's 1966 College World Series winner after the Buckeyes finished runner-up the previous year. He was a basketball letterman in 1925.

JERRY KINDALL, Minnesota
Infielder hit .213 in nine seasons (1956 through 1958 and 1960 through 1965) with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. Baseball coach at Arizona for more than 20 years, leading the Wildcats to three College World Series titles (1976, 1980 and 1986). He is the only player to hit for the cycle in the College World Series at Omaha (against Ole Miss on June 11, 1956). Kindall is the only individual to play for and coach CWS champions. The 6-2 1/2, 175-pounder played two seasons of varsity basketball for Minnesota under coach Ozzie Cowles, averaging 1.4 ppg as a sophomore in 1954-55 and 6.9 ppg as a junior in 1955-56. Excerpt from school guide: "Exceptionally quick reflexes and a good eye are his main attributes although he also has tremendous spring making him a good rebounder."

DON LUND, Michigan
Outfielder hit .240 in a seven-year career (1945, 1947 through 1949 and 1952 through 1954) with the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers. His only season as a regular was 1953 when he was the Tigers' right fielder. Coached baseball at his alma mater, winning the national championship in 1962, before running the Tigers' farm system until 1970. First-round selection as a fullback/linebacker by the Chicago Bears in the 1945 NFL draft. Rejected $100 a game offer from the Bears and never played pro football. He was a 6-0, 200-pound starting guard as a junior for the Wolverines' basketball team and starting center as a senior. Averaged 4.4 ppg in 46 outings. In his history of Michigan basketball, Jeff Mortimer wrote of the school's World War II squads: "Lund, rejected for military service because of a trick knee, was the mainstay of these teams." Following his playing career, he served as baseball coach for his alma mater (won 1962 College World Series), farm system director for the Tigers and associate athletic director at his alma mater.

JOHN "HI" SIMMONS, Northeast Missouri State
Missouri's all-time winningest baseball coach (481-284 record in 34 years) captured the 1954 NCAA title in one of his six College World Series appearances. One of his winning pitchers at the CWS was Norm Stewart, who went on to become Mizzou's all-time winningest basketball coach. School's baseball stadium is named after Simmons. All- conference center was senior captain of 1927-28 basketball squad.

BOBBY WINKLES, Illinois Wesleyan
Coached Arizona State to College World Series titles in 1965, 1967 and 1969 before managing the California Angels in 1973 and through the first 74 games of 1974 (170-213 major league record). Reggie Jackson, Rick Monday and Sal Bando were among the more than 20 future major leaguers he coached at ASU. Winkles led Illinois Wesleyan in scoring as a senior in 1950-51 (12 ppg). The 5-9, 170-pound guard was a first-team selection in the College Conference of Illinois.

Deans of Coaches: Longest Tenures in DI Leagues Range From 5 to 34 Years

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski are among the list of only seven coaches who have been in the same conference the last 20 years. There has been so much coaching turnover and league realignment that the the dean of coaches in the C-USA is Ben Braun, who is entering just his fifth campaign with Rice.

Buffalo's Reggie Witherspoon is the new dean of coaches in the Mid-American Conference after Charlie Coles retired at Miami (OH). Following are the active coaches with the longest tenures in their present Division I conference:

Coach School Years in Conference
Jim Boeheim Syracuse 34 in Big East
Mike Krzyzewski Duke 33 in Atlantic Coast
Fang Mitchell Coppin State 27 in Mid-Eastern Athletic
Bob Thomason Pacific 25 in Big West
Dave Loos Austin Peay 21 in Ohio Valley
Billy Donovan Florida 21 in SEC
Bob McKillop Davidson 20 in Southern
Phil Martelli Saint Joseph's 18 in Atlantic 10
Mike McConathy Northwestern State 18 in Southland
Ronnie Arrow South Alabama 18 in Sun Belt
Tom Izzo Michigan State 17 in Big Ten
Fran O'Hanlon Lafayette 17 in Patriot League
Howie Dickenman Central Connecticut State 16 in Northeast
Eddie Biedenbach UNC Asheville 15 in Big South
Joe Mihalich Niagara 15 in MAAC
Lorenzo Romar Washington 15 in Pac-12
Rick Barnes Texas 14 in Big 12
James Jones Yale 14 in Ivy League
Reggie Witherspoon Buffalo 14 in Mid-American
Greg Kampe Oakland 14 in Summit League
Steve Fisher San Diego State 13 in Mountain West
Mark Few Gonzaga 13 in West Coast
Will Brown Albany 12 in America East
Bruiser Flint Drexel 12 in CAA
Blaine Taylor Old Dominion 12 in CAA
Scott Sanderson Lipscomb 10 in Atlantic Sun
Tevester Anderson Jackson State 10 in SWAC
Barry Hinson* Southern Illinois nine in Missouri Valley
Rob Jeter Milwaukee eight in Horizon League
Stew Morrill Utah State eight in Western Athletic
George Nessman San Jose State eight in Western Athletic
Brad Huse Montana State seven in Big Sky
Randy Rahe Weber State seven in Big Sky
Wayne Tinkle Montana seven in Big Sky
Ben Braun Rice five in C-USA

*Hinson's first nine seasons in MVC were with Missouri State.

Top Cop: AG Holder Faces Fast & Furious Pressing Issues Like Hoop Freshman

In hoop parlance, it's the equivalent of triple-teaming as an unprecedented animosity appears to be escalating toward government unaccountability. Republican lawmakers, perceiving disregard for the Constitution and stonewalling their oversight by withholding documents, pursued a contempt citation in the House of Representatives against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The action stemmed from his failure to divulge sufficient information about the botched "Fast and Furious" ATF "gunwalking" operation selling 2,000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels. The nation's top cop, treating the DOJ as a partisan sanctuary community according to opponents, seemed to be shedding light on as much material regarding the controversial ATF topic as the number of FGM he had for Columbia's freshman basketball squad in 1969-70 (misfired on all four field-goal attempts).

Texas Senator John Cornyn, who served on the state Supreme Court, called for the resignation of Holder, one of several former college basketball players in the Obama Administration. Whether or not there is a cover-up or obstruction of justice, lost amid the juvenile freshman-like gamesmanship is the moral obligation to supply a full explanation to the distraught family of murdered border patrol agent Brian Terry that feels as if the government is hiding something. The House oversight committee leader for the Democrats said they "would not rest" until they found answers but some shameless folks on The Hill are more concerned with covering their side's back rather than discerning who shot Terry in the back. The uncompliant Holder, claiming he made an "extraordinary offer" (estimated mostly-redacted 7,600 of 80,000-plus subpoenaed documents) before requesting executive privilege from the White House, has been in hot water for a variety of issues, including his responses regarding other issues such as the New Black Panther Party, voter rights, enforcement of immigration laws and national security leaks. After the White House tried to protect Holder with executive privilege, House Republicans planned to file a civil suit against him.

(With)Holder, an Ivy League freshman the same year as Princeton's Brian Taylor and Harvard's James Brown, was confirmed as AG despite his outrageous pandering to leftist special interests in orchestrating a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich and clemency for 16 members of a terrorist group (FALN). Obama, a backup JV basketball player for Occidental (CA), said as an Illinois Senator that the President is not the AG's client.

Months later, the feds were more concerned with detaining some obscure producer of an anti-Islamic film making light of the prophet Mohammed. Meanwhile, the stonewalling Obama Administration - either grossly incompetent or immersed in a corrupt cover-up - dealt with a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by standing in front of caskets at an airport hangar (plus the White House press corps, the U.N. and national politically-oriented shows) offering an orchestrated narrative claiming the nondescript video was responsible for a spontaneous murder of the American ambassador and three other Americans. Unbelievably, a Navy SEAL among the deceased violated stand-down orders to help save numerous individuals at the embassy and then fought the terrorists for seven hours while his pleas for backup at an annex were ignored by morally-bankrupt government officials real-time watching events unfold. Weeks later, the apologist-in-chief and cowardly cronies were still striving to supply a cogent response to their deflect-and-deny sacrificial inaction.

The father of slain SEAL Tyrone Woods said bombastic VP Joe Biden asked an incredibly inappropriate question: "Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?" Countered Woods' father: "Better to die a hero than to live as a coward." If you're interested in political players, CollegeHoopedia.com has conducted extensive research on politicians and political appointees who were college hoopsters.

Name Game: North Dakota Fighting Over Sioux Coming to Misguided End

North Dakota voters approved a ballot measure by a 2-to-1 margin allowing the University of North Dakota, an NCAA Division I newcomer, to discontinue using its controversial nickname - the Fighting Sioux. There are groups that will continue an exercise-in-futility fight for nickname retention. Thus angst over a new nickname and logo will simmer until early 2015, which is the earliest the current moniker will be jettisoned.

A rebranding process is necessary after the most recent furor stemming from the state Board of Higher Education yielding to the NCAA's meddling progressive policy police following a six-year battle over the nickname and logo allegedly being hostile to American Indians. The school chose to respect the state's referendum process and resumed using the nickname in mid-season after an intense debate spurred supporters to file petitions demanding a statewide vote on the issue. By season's end, the heavyhanded NCAA responded by saying the school risked forfeiting postseason games if it failed to "take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery."

Previous schools failing to exhibit nearly as much spunk as North Dakota's citizenry and making politically-correct decisions by switching their supposedly demeaning and highly-insensitive nicknames were Arkansas State (changed from Indians to Red Wolves), Colgate (Red Raiders to Raiders), Eastern Michigan (Hurons to Eagles), Louisiana-Monroe (Indians to Warhawks), Marquette (Warriors to Golden Eagles), Miami of Ohio (Redskins to RedHawks), Oklahoma City (Chiefs to Stars), Quinnipiac (Braves to Bobcats), St. John's (Redmen to Red Storm), Seattle (Chieftains to Redhawks), Siena (Indians to Saints) and Southeast Missouri State (Indians to Redhawks).

It might be the NCAA's place to assert itself if the origin of some of the more clever nicknames were tinkered with and became too risque such as Flipu, Gamblers, Haters, Hell on Heels, Horny Frogs and Trenchcoat Flashes. But for those insensitive louts nonpulsed by this holier-than-thou victimization obsession, are they to feel shame at the extent of the alleged discrimination? Rather than bow to pressure, many traditional observers hope the following "Last of the Mohegans" remain steadfast and retain their time-honored monikers: Alcorn State (Braves), Bradley (Braves), Central Michigan (Chippewas), Florida State (Seminoles), Illinois (Fighting Illini), Utah (Utes) and William & Mary (Tribe).

If not, left-wing zealots from PETA (unless they are card-carrying members of the parallel universe People for Eating Tasty Animals) and the Bird Lovers International crowd could possibly be next, feeling empowered to capitalize on this catalyst for constructive social change by making it a heartless foul to have any nickname referencing a precious animal or fowl.

What was the cumulative cost, including personnel at the NCAA home office in Indianapolis, for nickname changes and how many mental midgets did it take at the NCAA to concoct this colossal caricature intervention? No wonder it's so easy to ridicule the governing body with a name-calling barrage. In the aftermath of authentic turmoil at Miami (FL), Ohio State, Penn State, Southern California and Syracuse, many think there are more significant issues in intercollegiate athletics requiring "fighting" or "suing" by the purulent NCAA rather than giving a selective outrage forum to pious pinheads manufacturing a mascot/nickname problem that really didn't exist at any meaningful degree.

When Should Coach Retire? Weep On It/Think On It/Sleep On It/Drink On It

When is the proper time to leave via retirement for a legend such as Connecticut's Jim Calhoun? There are no hard-and-fast rules and discerning the right sequence to step aside is more elusive than one might think.

But what's patently clear is not every coach can depart like luminaries John Wooden, Al McGuire, Ray Meyer and Dean Smith when they bowed out in style. From 1964 to 1975 with Wooden at the helm, UCLA won an NCAA-record 10 national titles, including seven straight from 1967 through 1973. McGuire's goodbye in 1977 with an NCAA title marked Marquette's eighth straight season finishing among the Top 10 in a final wire-service poll. Meyer directed DePaul to a Top 6 finish in a final wire-service poll six times in his final seven seasons from 1978 through 1984. Smith won at least 28 games with North Carolina in four of his final five seasons from 1992-93 through 1996-97.

But those fond farewells are the exception, not the rule, in trying to cope with Father Time. How many school all-time winningest mentors such as Charlie Coles with Miami (OH) this past year rode off into the sunset donning at least a partial black rather than white hat? How much they may have tarnished their legacy is debatable but hanging around too long probably caused a few of the following celebrated coaches to lose some of their luster:

Big Shoes to Fill: Pitino Among 11 Legend Successors to Reach Final Four

Much is made of the struggles for an individual when he succeeds a coaching legend such as active mentors Temple's Fran Dunphy (followed John Chaney), Louisville's Rick Pitino (Denny Crum), Purdue's Matt Painter (Gene Keady) and Maryland's Mark Turgeon (Gary Williams). But only eight of the successors on the following list posted losing marks during their tenures compared to twice as many of the predecessors.

Many times the celebrated coaches lay a solid foundation that can't possibly be messed up. Pitino joined Gene Bartow, John Brady, Mike Davis, Bill Guthridge, Joe B. Hall, Dick Harp, Jack Kraft, Pete Newell, John Oldham and Lou Rossini as coaches who took teams from the same institution to the Final Four after replacing an icon.

Naturally, it's not all peaches and cream inheriting a stable program. Before guiding South Florida to the NCAA playoffs this year, Stan Heath compiled a modest 82-71 record with Arkansas in five seasons from 2002-03 through 2006-07 after succeeding Nolan Richardson. Heath and Richardson (389-169 mark with the Hogs from 1986-2002) didn't quite make the following list regarding the level of success for successors of legends who won more than 400 games for a single school:

Coaching Legend School Record Tenure Successor Record Tenure
Phog Allen Kansas 588-218 1908, 09 & 20-56 Dick Harp 121-82 1957-64
Dale Brown Louisiana State 448-301 1973-97 John Brady 192-139 1998-2008
Howard Cann NYU 409-232 1924-58 Lou Rossini 185-137 1959-71
Lou Carnesecca St. John's 526-200 1966-70 & 74-92 Brian Mahoney 56-58 1993-96
Pete Carril Princeton 514-261 1968-96 Bill Carmody 92-25 1997-2000
Gale Catlett West Virginia 439-276 1979-2002 John Beilein 104-60 2003-07
John Chaney Temple 516-253 1983-2006 Fran Dunphy 134-65 2007-12
Denny Crum Louisville 675-295 1972-2001 Rick Pitino 273-105 2002-12
Ed Diddle Western Kentucky 759-302 1923-64 John Oldham 146-41 1965-71
Don Donoher Dayton 437-275 1964-89 Jim O'Brien 61-87 1990-94
Hec Edmundson Washington 488-195 1921-47 Art McLarney 53-36 1948-50
Fred Enke Arizona 511-318 1926-61 Bruce Larson 137-148 1962-72
Jack Friel Washington State 495-377 1929-58 Marv Harshman 155-181 1959-71
Taps Gallagher Niagara 465-261 1932-43 & 47-65 Jim Maloney 35-38 1966-68
Slats Gill Oregon State 599-392 1929-64 Paul Valenti 91-82 1960 & 65-70
Don Haskins Texas-El Paso 719-353 1962-99 Jason Rabedeaux 46-46 2000-02
Lou Henson Illinois 421-226 1976-96 Lon Kruger 81-48 1997-2000
Tony Hinkle Butler 549-384 1927-70 George Theofanis 79-105 1971-77
Nat Holman CCNY 423-190 1920-60 Dave Polansky* N/A N/A
Hank Iba Oklahoma State 655-316 1935-70 Sam Aubrey 18-60 1971-73
Gene Keady Purdue 512-270 1981-2005 Matt Painter 160-77 2006-12
Frank Keaney Rhode Island 403-124 1922-48 Robert "Red" Haire 57-42 1949-52
Bob Knight Indiana 659-242 1972-2000 Mike Davis 115-79 2001-06
Guy Lewis Houston 592-279 1957-86 Pat Foster 142-73 1987-93
Shelby Metcalf Texas A&M 438-306 1964-90 Kermit Davis Jr. 8-21 1991
Ray Meyer DePaul 724-354 1943-84 Joey Meyer 231-158 1985-97
Lute Olson Arizona 590-192 1984-2007 Kevin O'Neill 19-15 2008
Clarence "Nibs" Price California 449-294 1925-54 Pete Newell 119-44 1955-60
Adolph Rupp Kentucky 875-190 1931-72 Joe B. Hall 297-100 1973-85
Alex Severance Villanova 413-201 1937-61 Jack Kraft 238-95 1962-73
Dean Smith North Carolina 879-254 1962-97 Bill Guthridge 80-28 1998-2000
Norm Stewart Missouri 634-333 1968-99 Quin Snyder 126-91 2000-06
Jerry Tarkanian UNLV 509-105 1974-92 Rollie Massimino 36-21 1993 & '94
John Thompson Jr. Georgetown 596-239 1973-99 Craig Esherick 103-74 1999-2004
Gary Williams Maryland 461-252 1990-2011 Mark Turgeon 17-14 2012
John Wooden UCLA 620-147 1949-75 Gene Bartow 51-10 1976 & '77
Ned Wulk Arizona State 405-273 1958-82 Bob Weinhauer 44-45 1983-85

*CCNY de-emphasized its program after the 1952-53 season.

NOTE: Olson formally announced his retirement less than a month before the 2008-09 season when the Wildcats compiled a 21-14 record under Russ Pennell.

Groundbreaker: Blueblood Davis Becomes First Big Blue National Player of Year

Duke has had eight different national player of the year winners, including seven of them in a 21-year span from 1986 through 2006. UCLA is runner-up with six individuals earning national POY acclaim. Incredibly, perennial power Kentucky never had a representative win one of the six principal national player of the year awards until freshman Anthony Davis achieved the feat this season.

Excluding specialty publications, there are five nationally-recognized Player of the Year awards. However, none of them comes anywhere close to being the equivalent to college football's undisputed most prestigious honor, the Heisman Trophy. The basketball stalemate stems from essentially the same people voting on the major awards (writers or coaches or a combination) and the announcements coming one after another right around the Final Four when the playoff games dominate the sports page.

United Press International, which was a sixth venue for major awards through 1996, got all of this back slapping started in 1955. Four years later, the United States Basketball Writers Association, having chosen All-American teams in each of the two previous seasons, added a Player of the Year award to its postseason honors. In recent years, the USBWA award was sponsored by Mercedes and then RCA.

The third oldest of the awards comes from the most dominant wire service, the Associated Press. Perhaps because of its vast network of media outlets, the AP award gets more print and broadcast attention than the other honors. The AP award started in 1961 before affiliating in 1972 with the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Lexington, Kentucky, which was looking for a way to honor Hall of Fame coach Adolph Rupp. The result of their merger is the Rupp Trophy.

The Atlanta Tipoff Club initially was associated with UPI before starting its own Naismith Award in 1969. Six years later, the National Association of Basketball Coaches initiated its award, which was sponsored from the outset by the Eastman Kodak Company. In 1977, the Los Angeles Athletic Club began honoring Hall of Fame UCLA coach John Wooden with the Wooden Award.

Davis enabled Kentucky to become the only SEC school other than Louisiana State to supply a national POY. Following is a look at the seven conferences with at least two different individuals capturing one of the six principal national player of the year awards since UPI's initial winner in 1955:

ACC (16) - Shane Battier (Duke), Elton Brand (Duke), Johnny Dawkins (Duke), Tim Duncan (Wake Forest), Danny Ferry (Duke), Phil Ford (North Carolina), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Art Heyman (Duke), Antawn Jamison (North Carolina), Michael Jordan (North Carolina), Christian Laettner (Duke), J.J. Redick (Duke), Ralph Sampson (Virginia), Joe Smith (Maryland), David Thompson (North Carolina State), Jason Williams (Duke)

Big Ten (11) - Gary Bradds (Ohio State), Dee Brown (Illinois), Calbert Cheaney (Indiana), Draymond Green (Michigan State), Jim Jackson (Ohio State), Jerry Lucas (Ohio State), Scott May (Indiana), Shawn Respert (Michigan State), Glenn Robinson Jr. (Purdue), Cazzie Russell (Michigan), Evan Turner (Ohio State)

Pac-12 (7) - Lew Alcindor (UCLA), Sean Elliott (Arizona), Walt Hazzard (UCLA), Marques Johnson (UCLA), Ed O'Bannon (UCLA), Bill Walton (UCLA), Sidney Wicks (UCLA)

Big East (4) - Ray Allen (Connecticut), Walter Berry (St. John's), Patrick Ewing (Georgetown), Chris Mullin (St. John's)

Big 12 (4) - Nick Collison (Kansas), Kevin Durant (Texas), T.J. Ford (Texas), Blake Griffin (Oklahoma)

Missouri Valley (3) - Larry Bird (Indiana State), Hersey Hawkins (Bradley), Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati)

SEC (3) - Anthony Davis (Kentucky), Pete Maravich (Louisiana State), Shaquille O'Neal (Louisiana State)

NOTE: Cincinnati joined the Big East in 2005-06.

Change of Scenery: From King of Hill to Looking Uphill at Small-School Level

Butler's bench boss before Brad Stevens guided the mid-major Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA Tournament championship games was Todd Lickliter, who earned national coach of the year acclaim in 2007 with his third season of more than 25 victories in his first six campaigns. After a shaky three-season stint with Iowa, Lickliter has resurfaced at the small-college level by becoming the new coach for Marian (IN).

Lickliter is one of only a handful of individuals named national coach of the year at the highest level before subsequently coaching a small school. Coincidentally, Marian is the alma mater of Bill Hodges, who directed Larry Bird-led Indiana State to the 1979 NCAA title contest.

Many observers might think Rollie Massimino, the coach at Northwood (FL) the previous six seasons after directing Villanova to the 1985 NCAA crown, is in this rare category. But Massimino is among high-profile mentors such as Denny Crum, Billy Donovan, Bo Ryan and Gary Williams never to receive one of the major national coach of the year awards (AP, NABC, Naismith, UPI, USBWA).

Lickliter and Hodges are among the following seven major-college national coaches of the year - two of them from San Francisco - who subsequently coached a small school:

National Coach of Year School (Award Season) Subsequent Small College Tenure
Bob Gaillard San Francisco (1976-77) Lewis & Clark (OR) 1989-90 through 2010-11
Bill Hodges Indiana State (1978-79) Georgia College 1986-87 through 1990-91
Ed Jucker Cincinnati (1962-63) Rollins (FL) 1972-73 through 1976-77
Abe Lemons Texas (1977-78) Oklahoma City* 1985-86 through 1989-90
Todd Lickliter Butler (2006-07) Marian (IN) since 2012-13
Jim O'Brien Ohio State (1998-99) Emerson (MA) 2011-12 and 2012-13
Phil Woolpert San Francisco (1954-55 and 1955-56) San Diego 1962-63 through 1968-69

*OCU was still a DI school in 1983-84 and 1984-85 during Lemons' second stint as coach.
NOTE: San Diego moved up to the NCAA DI level in 1979-80.

Family Feud: Zeigler or Reed Could Be Top Transfer After Dad's Dismissal

If Trey Zeigler helps propel Pittsburgh back to the NCAA playoffs, the swingman might have the most impact of any player ever to transfer to another school after playing for his father before he was fired as coach. For some inexplicable reason, the NCAA granted a waiver allowing Trey to be immediately eligible with the Panthers in the aftermath of dad Ernie Zeigler's dismissal at Central Michigan.

Somewhat overlooked in this category because he sat out last season is Georgia Southern's Cliff Reed, who was the MEAC's Player of the Year in 2010-11 before his dad was axed by Bethune-Cookman. Reed was a redshirt at UCF before rejoining his father at GSU when he was hired as an assistant coach. The best player to date in this rare category probably is Joedy Gardner, who twice led Long Beach State in scoring in the mid-1980s after departing Northern Arizona.

Prominent playmaker sons of Sonny Allen (Southern Methodist to Nevada-Reno), Tubby Smith (Georgia to Kentucky), Gene Smithson (Illinois State to Wichita State), Eddie Sutton (Kentucky to Oklahoma State) and Ralph Willard (Western Kentucky to Pittsburgh) were transfers who sat out a redshirt season after their father voluntarily switched schools. A rare player who chose to stay put after his father was issued a pink slip was Canisius' Nick Macarchuk III in the late 1980s.

Billy Baron, who previously transferred from Virginia, was expected to be like Macarchuk at Rhode Island tagged along with his father after he was fired and wound up at Canisius. More than 100 NCAA Division I schools have had a father-son, coach-player combination. Following is a look at a handful of players who transferred to another DI school after his father was axed as coach:

Transfer Son Father/Coach Original College (Statistics) Transfer School (Statistics)
Brian Barone Tony Barone Sr. Texas A&M 97-98 (2.7 ppg, 4 apg) Marquette 00-01 (2.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.9 apg)
Joedy Gardner Jr. Joedy Gardner Sr. Northern Arizona 80-81 (9.3 ppg, 4.5 apg) Long Beach State 83-84 (15.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg)
Kevin Grawer Rich Grawer Saint Louis 92 (3 ppg) Tulsa 94-95 (1.4 ppg, 0.8 apg)
Joey Miller Mike Miller Eastern Illinois 12 (10.4 ppg, 2.9 apg) Illinois-Chicago 13 (TBD)
Logan Nutt Dickey Nutt Arkansas State 08 (1.6 ppg, 1.1 apg) SE Missouri State 12 (1 ppg, 1.4 apg)
Cliff Reed Clifford Reed Jr. Bethune-Cookman 09-11 (16.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.8 apg) UCF 13 (TBD)
Marcus Watkins Melvin Watkins Texas A&M 03-04 (2.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg) Missouri 06-07 (2.3 ppg, 1.2 rpg)
Trey Zeigler Ernie Zeigler Central Michigan 11-12 (16 ppg, 6.1 rpg) Pittsburgh 13 (TBD)

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