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Kansas places 4th on list of colleges with most NBA players

Kansas is fourth on a list of colleges with former players in the NBA, behind Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina.

Jamie Squire

According to's Adam Zagoria, the University of Kansas men's basketball team is in the top five when it comes to most former student athletes currently playing in the NBA. The Jayhawks are in fourth place with 14, behind No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats with 21, No. 2 Duke Blue Devils with 18 and No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels with 15. Kansas is ahead of two teams tied at No. 5, the UCLA Bruins and UConn Huskies.

The former Jayhawks currently playing in the NBA are Cole Aldrich (Rockets), Darrell Arthur (Grizzlies), Mario Chalmers (Heat), Nick Collison (Thunder), Drew Gooden (Bucks), Xavier Henry (Hornets), Kirk Hinrich (Bulls), Marcus Morris (Rockets), Paul Pierce (Celtics), Markieff Morris (Suns), Thomas Robinson (Kings), Brandon Rush (Warriors), Josh Selby (Grizzlies) and Tyshawn Taylor (Nets).

As one of college basketball's elite teams, there is no reason to believe that the Jayhawks will slip down the list, as they are sure to produce more top-notch NBA talent in coming seasons.