It was no doubt a down year for the Pac-12 in men’s basketball this season, with only three teams reaching the NCAA tournament and none advancing beyond the first round. But that doesn’t take away from the stellar seasons the league has had in the past or the tremendous professional players it has produced, which is reflected in the rosters of the teams that qualified for the 2018 NBA playoffs.
Per Jesse Hooker of Pac12.com, 36 former Pac-12 players will be contending for an NBA title when the playoffs begin on Saturday. That tally is second-most from any conference, behind the 46 ex-ACC players.
Fourteen of the 16 playoff teams have at least one former Pac-12 player on their roster and every conference school is represented in the NBA postseason except Oregon State.
The Golden State Warriors lead the way with six former Pac-12 players including Andre Igoudala (Arizona) and Klay Thompson (Washington State). Four other teams have four former Pac-12 players.