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Which college/university could put together the best starting five from its alumni to compete in the NBA today?

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Which college/university could put together the best starting five from its alumni to compete in the NBA today?

I think there are some obvious choices here, such as UNC:

PG - Phil Ford
SG - Michael Jordan
SG - Vince Carter
PF - James Worthy
C - Bob McAdoo

Or maybe some you wouldn't immediately think of like Houston:

PG - Anthony Goldwire
SG - Clyde Drexler
PF - Bo Outlaw
PF - Elvin Hayes
C - Hakeem Olajuwon

Obviously your best, most cohesive starting five could differ between schools (there are so many to choose from for UNC). There are other obvious ones, but I thought I'd leave it up for discussion.


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Here would be a couple solid rosters

Wake Forest

pg. Chris Paul
sg. Josh Howard
sf. Rodney Rogers
pf. Darius Songala
c. Tim Duncan

Kansas

pg. Jacques Vaughn
sg. Jo Jo White
sf. Paul Pierce
pf. Raef LaFrentz
c. Wilt Chamberlain

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UCLA

This is off the top of my head but I bet you could do even better

PG- Darren Collison / Gail Goodrich
SG- Reggie Miller
SF- Marques Johnson
PF- Bill Walton ? Kevin Love
C- Lew Alcindor/Kareem

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Kansas State: PG: Jacob

Kansas State:

PG: Jacob Pullen
SG: Mitch Richmond
SF: Bill Walker
PF: Cartier Martin
C: Michael Beasley

I know, not the best. I just felt like figuring out K-State's all time team lol

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I live in Uconn so i'll go

I live in Uconn so i'll go with them. Not the best team but they would put up points

Pg- Travis Knight/ Kevin Ollie/ AJ Price
Sg- Ray Allen/ Ben Gordan
Sf- Rudy Gay/ Rip Hamilton/ Caron Butler
Pf- Donny Masrshel/ Charlie Vilinueva
C- Emeka Okafor/ Hasheem Thabeet

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Wasn't Travis Knight a gangly

Wasn't Travis Knight a gangly 6'11" center?

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Yeah, that was just a typo,

Yeah, that was just a typo, but still a reasonable line up

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Dude, Travis Knight was a

Dude, Travis Knight was a center, I remember he played with the Bulls for a bit, I certainly wouldn't want him running the point on any team, lol

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I'll throw in another

I'll throw in another one:

Georgetown:

PG - Allen Iverson
SG - Sleepy Floyd
SF - Charles Smith
PF - Alonzo Mourning
C - Patrick Ewing

Mourning is out of position a bit, but you have to have him out there.

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LSU looks pretty good

LSU looks pretty good actually

G Mahmoud-Abdul Rauf
G Pete Maravich
PF Bob Petit
C Shaquille O'Neal

At the 3 spot they could go with a super tall lineup and roll with Tyrus Thomas or they could go small and choose another shooter like Marcus Thornton.

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You beat me to the LSU post.

You beat me to the LSU post. That is a NASTY team. Maravich, Pettit, O'Neal, along with an athletic forward and a lights out shooter.

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Michigan State PG Magic

Michigan State

PG Magic Johnson
SG Steve Smith
SF Jason Richardson
PF Zach Randolph
C Kevin Willis

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MARYLAND Grievis

MARYLAND
Grievis Vasquez
Steve Francis
Len Bias
Buck Williams
Chris Wilcox

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Ohio State G Evan Turner G

Ohio State

G Evan Turner
G Jim Jackson
SF John Havlicek
PF Jerry Lucas
C Greg Oden

I tried editing my first post instead of posting three times seperately but the site is acting up and won't let me edit...

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Alabama pg- Ennis Whatley sg

Alabama

pg- Ennis Whatley
sg - Latrell Sprewell
sf - Gerald Wallace
pf - Antonio McDyess
c - Benoit Benjamin

point guard is a little weak, but the rest is very solid

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A little PG help!

PG- Mo Williams! LOL

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Honestly from a college point of view I think LSU has the best team out of the bunch.

The greatest scorer in college history (Pistol Pete), another of the greatest scorers in history (Chris Jackson). One of the greatest centers ever, a two time All-American and two time SEC player of the year in O'Neal. And Petit who averaged 27.8 PPG in his career and 31.4 PPG and 17.3 RPG in his career.

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univ of michigan

1.jalen rose
2.jamal crawford
3.glen rice
4.chris webber
5.robert (tractor) traylor

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Duke: G: Jay Williams G:

Duke:
G: Jay Williams
G: Corey Maggette
F: Grant Hill
F: Elton Brand
C: Mike Lewis

Kentucky:
G: Pat Riley / Rajon Rondo
G: Frank Ramsey / Antoine Walker
F: Cliff Hagan / Tayshaun Prince
F: Gary Bradds
C: Dan Issell / Erick Dampier

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Gary Bradds never played for UK. Erick Dampier didn't play for UK either, but I'm assuming you must have meant Louie Dampier and he was a guard.

Jamal Mashburn, Ron Mercer, Derek Anderson, Tony Delk, Sam Bowie, Rex Chapman, Kenny Walker. They had great careers for UK.

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Yellow Jackets!

PG- Kenny Anderson/Stephon Marbury
SG- Jon Barry/Javaris Crittenton/BJ Elder
SF- Thaddeus Young/Anthony Morrow
PF- Chris Bosh/Derrick Favors
C- Luke Schensier?

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UC BEARCATS!!

PG- Nick Van Exel/Steve Logan
SG- Oscar Robertson/Rueben Patterson
SF- Demarr Johnson (PRE-INJURY)
PF- Kenyon Martin
C- Jason Maxiell

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MEMPHIS TIGERS!!

PG- Derrick Rose
SG- Tyreke Evans
SF- Penny Hardaway (PRE-INJURY)
PF- Shawne Williams
C- Joey Dorsey

Bench:

CDR
Darius Washington

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TEXAS!

PG- TJ Ford
SG- AJ Abrams
SF- Kevin Durant
PF- Lamarcus Aldrige
C- Chris Mihm

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"UNDECIDED UNIVERSITY....LOL

LIST OF HIGH SCHOOLERS WHO DIDN'T DECIDE TO ATTEND COLLEGE:

PG- Shaun Livingston
SG- Kobe Bryant
SF- Tracy McGrady
PointF- Lebron James
C- Kevin Garnet

Bench:

Kendrick Perkins
Andrew Bynum
Sebaistan Telfair
Jonathan Bender
Darius Miles
Ndbi Ebi
Gerald Green
Deshawn Stevenson
Rashard Lewis

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"INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY"

PG- Tony Parker
SG- Drazen Petrovic
SF- Dirk Nowitzki
PF- Pau Gasol
C- Vlade Divac

Bench:

Manu Ginobli
Yao Ming
Nene
Peja Stojakovic
Arvaydos Sabonis
Ricky Rubio
Marc Gasol

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Kentucky is SICK

Kentucky:
G: John Wall / Pat Riley / Rajon Rondo
G: Frank Ramsey / Derek Anderson / Ron Mercer / Rex Chapman
F: Tayshaun Prince / Kelenna Azubuike
F: Jamal Mashburn / Antoine Walker / Chuck Hayes
C: Dan Issell / Demarcus Cousins / Sam Bowie / Nazr Mohammed / Jamaal Magloire

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Syracuse Gerry McNamara/Andy

Syracuse
Gerry McNamara/Andy Rautins/Jonny Flynn
Dave Bing/Eric Devendorf
Carmelo Anthony/Wes Johnson
John Wallace/Hakim Warrick
Derrick Coleman/Arinze Onuaku/Etan Thomas

Arizona
Mike Bibby/Damon Stoudamire/Jason Terry
Gilbert Arenas/Steve Kerr/Michael Dickerson
Andre Iguodala/Sean Elliott/Richard Jefferson
Channing Frye/Jordan Hill
Chris Mills

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Duke- Jason Williams Trajon

Duke-
Jason Williams
Trajon Langdon
Grant Hill
Carlos Boozer
Elton Brand

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How was moses malone not on

How was moses malone not on the high school team?

Anyway here is Iowa's line-up

Pg-BJ Armstrong
Sg-Fred Brown
Sf-John Johnson
Pf-Reggie Evans
C-Acie Earl

Bench-Don Nelson, Jeff Horner, Adam Haluska, Ryan Bowen

I'm not sure if this is old school or sad.

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@sinkn3s NBA Players straight

@sinkn3s

NBA Players straight from high school:

LeBron James (point-forward)
Kobe Bryant
Tracy McGrady
Kevin Garnett
Dwight Howard

Bench
Livingston/Telfair
Monta Ellis/ JR Smith
Amare/ Josh Smith/Al Jefferson
Bynum/Jermaine O'Neal/Perkins

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Florida

C: Al Horford - Joakim Noah
PF: David Lee - Marreese Speights / Haslem
SF: Corey Brewer - Mike Miller
SG: Vernon Maxwell - James White
PG: Jason Williams - Nick Calathes

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UCLA Bruins all time squad

UCLA Bruins all time squad (based on NBA)

Kareem Abdull Jabbar
Bill Walton
Sidney Wicks
Gail Goodrich
Kiki Vandeweigh
Reggie MIller
Baron Davis
Rusell Westbrook
Kevin Love
Darren Collison

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All-Time Arizona (12 Deep Rotation)

PG: Gilbert Arenas/Mike Bibby/Jason Gardner
SG: Andre Iguodala/Jason Terry/Salim Stoudamire
SF: Sean Elliot/Richard Jefferson/ Luke Walton
PF: Channing Frye/Jordan Hill
C: Loren Woods/

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One you wouldn't think of....

Stanford has a better alumni team than most people would realize:

C: Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez

PF: Rich Kelley, Adam Keefe, Mark Madsen

SF: Jim Pollard (Hall of Famer), Josh Childress, Howie Dallmar

SG: George Yardley (Hall of Famer), Casey Jacobsen

PG: Brevin Knight, Paul Neumann

Okay, they're not that good....

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No dennis Clemente shut out Iggys/...

These list are all great...

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Lol yeah I couldn't figure

Lol yeah I couldn't figure out where to put him some I didn't include him

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All international team: PG:

All international team:

PG: Steve Nash
SG: Drazen Petrovic
SF: Dirk Nowitzki
PF: Tim Duncan / Pau Gasol
C: Yao Ming / Arvydas Sabonis

Decent athleticism, but incredible size and scoring ability.

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