All NCAA NBA Team
If you could contrust a squad of NBA talent from one NCAA scool, who do you roll with?
Eric Bledsoe Keith Bogans, Demarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Jamaal Magloire, Jodie Meeks, Nazr Mohammed, Daniel Orton, Patrick Patterson, Tayshaun Prince, Rajon Rondo, John Wall, Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight
Jerry Stackhouse, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Ty Lawson, Raymond Felton, Brendan Haywood, Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Danny Green, Brendan Wright, Wayne Ellington, Ed Davis
Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Luol Deng, Chris Duhon, DeMarcus Nelson, Shane Battier, Corey Maggette, Josh McRoberts, Shelden Williams, J.J. Redick, Dahntay Jones, Grant Hill, Mike Dunleavy and Gerald Henderson, Kyrie Irving, Nolan Smith
Cole Aldrich, Josh Selby, Paul Pierce, Mario Chalmers, Nick Collison, Drew Gooden, Xavier Henry, Kirk Hinrich, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, Brandon Rush
Ray Allen, Caron Butler, Rudy Gay, Kenba Walker, Ben Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Emeka Okafor, Charlie Villanueva, Hasheem Thabeet
David Lee, Matt Bonner, Corey Brewer, Udonis Haslem, Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Mike Miller, Chandler Parsons, Marreese Speights,
Lamarcus Aldridge, DJ Augustin, Kevin Durant, Avery Bradley, Maurice Evans, Dexter Pittman, Tristan Thompson, Daniel Gibson
Mike Bibby, Gilbert Arenas, Derrick Williams, Richard Jefferson, Chase Budinger, Jerryd Bayless, Channing Frye, Jordan Hill, Andre Iguodala, Jason Terry, Luke Walton
Any other schools Im forgetting, feel free to add. But who do you roll with?
UCLA, gotta have UCLA
I wanted to add UCLA, but with the exception of Kevin Love, their whole NBA roster is PG heavy with a few other SG.
Kentucky: Rondo-Meeks-Prince-Hayes-Cousins, 6th man Wall
UNC: Lawson-Carter-Davis-Jamison-Haywood, 6th man Hansbrough
Duke: Irving-Battier-Deng-Boozer-Brand, 6th man Hill
Kansas: Hinrich-Rush-Pierce-Mark. Morris-Gooden, 6th man Collison
UConn: Walker-Allen-Gay-Villanueva-Okafor, 6th man Gordon
Florida: Miller-Brewer-Lee-Horford-Noah, 6th man Haslem
Texas: Augustin-Bradley-Durant-Thompson-Aldridge, 6th man Gibson
Arizona: Bayless-Iguodala-Jefferson-Williams-Frye, 6th man Terry
Based on those lineups, who would mesh, and who actually has players for each position, I am given to think that Texas possibly has the best team. Durant and Aldridge are both monsters, Augustin is an adequate PG, Bradley is a lock down defender, and Thompson has recently come into his own. Gibson gets the nod off the bunch as being the best out of the rest. Kentucky and Duke round out the next best teams.
Westbrook-Afflalo-Ariza-Mbah a Moute-Love, 6th man Collison, I still take Texas!
Texas has the best duo of players, but Duke might be the most well rounded. Kentucky's guys are mostly young so they are tough to argue because they haven't hit their primes yet and UNC is were are going by primes has a lethal combo of Carter, Stackhouse and Jamison. I'd honestly have to lean towards Duke or Texas if we are talking about right now though. Boozer and Brand are both solid to good in the froncourt, Irving is fantastic, Battier and Deng are excellent defenders as is Hill off the bench. Durant/Aldridge combo is insane but the rest of the team is just average.
We going by college performance or NBA performance?
My assumption is how they are at this exact stage in their careers. Going by potential or their primes or their college performances would make for some pretty different rosters!
I swear I was gonna post something similar to this. The only difference is if each college team were represented by active players (currently playing all forms of professional ball), who would win the NCAA tournament?
Even though UCONN has no superstars, I think they'd make the best team considering their balance and depth. They have a playmaking point guard in Kemba, arguably the best 3 pt shooter of all time in Ray Allen, a great all-around playmaker in Rudy Gay, and a nice defensive presence in Okafor. Also their bench is loaded with good shooters in Rip Hamilton, Ben Gordon, and Caron Butler. The only concerning part is their lack of depth in the frontcourt.
Bench-Ben Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Caron Butler, AJ Price, Hasheem Thabeet, Jeff Adrien
Right now: Duke
All players in their primes: Still Duke, they add Grant Hill as a starter, both Maggette and Dunleavy have averaged 22 ppg and 19 ppg in their best year, respectively. Elton Brand was a beast early in his career before all the injuries w/ 18.2 and 11.6 in his best year. AND one could argue that the only player Duke has that is currently in their prime is Luol Deng.
Best Guards: For me it is easily UConn, 4 guards who have averaged 20 ppg or better,
Best Bigs: Florida, Noah-Horford-Lee is the best trio of big men and Haslem is pretty good too
I'm going with Duke:
PG-Jay Williams if his NBA career would have been anything like his college career he would have gave PG's fits for years, who knows what he would have become.
SG-Grant Hill-Before he got hurt he was on his way to a Hall of Fame career.
SF-Luol Deng-Big Time Defender and can score pretty good
PF-Elton Brand- Had a very strong start to his NBA career.
C- Carlos Boozer
PG-Kyrie Irving- On his way to becoming one of the top PG's in the L.
SG-J.J Reddick-Kyrie penetrate and kick to him all day....3333333333333333333333!
SF-Shane Battier-Defensive minded, good 3pt shooter(38% career)
And still got Dantay Jones,Demarcus Nelson,Chris Duhon,Corey Maggette etc for backups.
Fasy and Furious why did you choose a player that hasn't played in the NBA for ten years? In that case give me UNC with Michael Jordan.
What do you mean?
Okay. I looked at the original post. Saw no mention of Jay Williams or being able to use retired players.
He put Demarcus Nelson on Duke Roster and he's never sniffed the NBA, so I just used Jay Williams lol
I laughed at two things:
1. Your chosen username
2. You italicized Demarcus Cousins.
Syracuse: Carmelo, Andy Rautins, Hakim Warrick, Wes Johnson, Johnny Flynn, Etan Thomas, and Donte Greene.
Definitely not the best team, but they have Carmelo. Worth mentioning.
Oh and Georgia Tech too. Chris Bosh, Derrick Favors, Jarrett Jack, Iman Shumpert, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Morrow, Gani Lawal, and Will Bynum. That's actually a quality team right there.
How can you imclude Josh Mcroberts on the Duke list? He was the number one ranked recruit in 2006 and was so bad. His sophomore year when he was supposed to be the best player n Duke, they were terrible and lost to VCU in the first round of the NCAA tournamnet. He shouldn't be included on any lists, anywhere. Replace him with Mason Plumlee.
@UNCbasketballbum; if you really think that Josh McRoberts is worse than Mason Plumlee is right now then you need to get your head checked. Mason Plumlee is nice and all, but McRoberts is a NBA vet with similar athleticism, he is absolutely superior to each and every Plumlee.
Add Jrue holiday, matt barnes and ryan hollins and their definitely a contender
give me the all coach calipari team in the past 4 years hes had the most top ten picks then any of these teams combined
Def. not the best roster but had to give a little love to the Buckeyes.
Mike Conley jr. Micheal Redd, Dequan Cook, Evan Turner, Byron Mullens, Kosta Kufos, and the biggest bust of them all Greg Oden.
Hey guys I recommend you guys check this fantasy league out. One of my friends created it and it tallies the fantasy points of the top 15 schools with alumni in the league.
Over the last couple years, surprisingly Duke has been dominating. Right now they hold a 791 point lead over the 2nd best team in UCLA even though the margin should be higher because Irving, Maggette, Deng, and Boozer all missed all games in the same week. Though they don't really have any superstars, they still have the most players who are actually productive in the league.
Here are the top 5:
1. Duke Blue Devils 14380.90
2. UCLA Bruins 13589.20 791.70 points back
3. Kentucky Wildcats 11614.30 2766.60 points back
4. UNC Tar Heels 11348.60 3032.30 points back
5. Florida Gators 9021.80 5359.30 points back
As you can see Duke and UCLA have been in a tier of their own in producing the most productive NBA players.
Then UK and UNC make up the 2nd tier while everyone else is far far behind.