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Opening-Day NBA rosters feature 62 players from the SEC

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SEC Staff
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Sixty-two players from SEC schools were listed on opening-day rosters that were announced by the National Basketball Association this week.

Kentucky led all schools in the nation with 24 players among the 449 total in the NBA to start the 2016-17 season. Florida was second among SEC teams with 10 players, LSU had eight, Tennessee five and Vanderbilt four. Arkansas and Texas A&M each have three while Alabama and Missouri both have two players and Georgia has one.

Twenty-seven of the 30 NBA teams have at least one player from an SEC school on its roster. The Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns each have five players from SEC schools while Sacramento and Washington both have four and Boston, Cleveland, Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers all have three.

SEC Players On Opening Day NBA Rosters
(alphabetical order by last name)

  • Wade Baldwin - Vanderbilt - Memphis
  • Brandon Bass - LSU - LA Clippers
  • Bradley Beal - Florida - Washington
  • Patrick Beverley - Arkansas - Houston
  • Eric Bledsoe - Kentucky - Phoenix
  • Devin Booker - Kentucky - Phoenix
  • Corey Brewer - Florida - Houston
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Georgia - Detroit
  • DeMarre Carroll - Missouri - Toronto
  • Willie Cauley-Stein - Kentucky - Sacramento
  • Jordan Clarkson - Missouri - LA Lakers
  • DeMarcus Cousins - Kentucky - Sacramento
  • Anthony Davis - Kentucky - New Orleans
  • Festus Ezeli - Vanderbilt - Portland
  • Dorian Finney-Smith - Florida - Dallas
  • JaMychal Green - Alabama - Memphis
  • Justin Hamilton - LSU - Brooklyn
  • Tobias Harris - Tennessee - Detroit
  • Aaron Harrison - Kentucky - Charlotte
  • Andrew Harrison - Kentucky - Memphis
  • Udonis Haslem - Florida - Miami
  • Al Horford - Florida - Boston
  • Danuel House - Texas A&M - Washington
  • John Jenkins - Vanderbilt - Phoenix
  • Joe Johnson - Arkansas - Utah
  • Damian Jones - Vanderbilt - Golden State
  • Terrence Jones - Kentucky - New Orleans
  • DeAndre Jordan - Texas A&M - LA Clippers
  • Enes Kanter - Kentucky - Oklahoma City
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Kentucky - Charlotte
  • Brandon Knight - Kentucky - Phoenix
  • Skal Labissière - Kentucky - Sacramento
  • David Lee - Florida - San Antonio
  • DeAndre Liggins - Kentucky - Cleveland
  • Trey Lyles - Kentucky - Utah
  • Jarell Martin - LSU - Memphis
  • Jordan McRae - Tennessee - Cleveland
  • Jodie Meeks - Kentucky - Orlando
  • Jordan Mickey - LSU - Boston
  • Khris Middleton - Texas A&M - Milwaukee
  • Mike Miller - Florida - Denver
  • Jamal Murry - Kentucky - Denver
  • Joakim Noah - Florida - New York
  • Nerlens Noel - Kentucky - Philadelphia
  • Chandler Parsons - Florida - Memphis
  • Patrick Patterson - Kentucky - Toronto
  • Bobby Portis - Arkansas - Chicago
  • Tim Quarterman - LSU - Portland
  • Julius Randle - Kentucky - LA Lakers
  • Josh Richardson - Tennessee - Miami
  • Rajon Rondo - Kentucky - Chicago
  • Ben Simmons - LSU - Philadelphia
  • Marreese Speights - Florida - LA Clippers
  • Jarnell Stokes - Tennessee - Denver
  • Garrett Temple - LSU - Sacramento
  • Marcus Thornton - LSU - Washington
  • Karl-Anthony Towns - Kentucky - Minnesota
  • Tyler UIis - Kentucky - Phoenix
  • John Wall - Kentucky - Washington
  • C.J. Watson - Tennessee - Orlando
  • Mo Williams - Alabama - Cleveland
  • James Young - Kentucky - Boston