How many Jayhawks are playing in the NBA?

Now, we admit that things change pretty fast in the NBA. The list below may be accurate one day and inaccurate the next. By our count, there have been over 80 KU players in the NBA. And here is a list of those who are currently playing:

Paul Pierce (KU 95-98), Los Angeles Clippers
Nick Collison (KU 99-03), Oklahoma City Thunder
Kirk Hinrich (KU 99-03), Free Agent
Drew Gooden (KU 99-02), Free Agent
Mario Chalmers (KU 05-08), Free Agent
Brandon Rush (KU 05-08), Minnesota Timberwolves
Darrell Arthur (KU 06-08), Denver Nuggets
Cole Aldrich (KU 07-10), Minnesota Timberwolves
Marcus Morris (KU 08-11), Detroit Pistions
Markieff Morris (KU 08-11), Washington Wizards
Thomas Robinson (KU 09-12), Los Angeles Lakers
Jeff Withey (KU 09-13), Utah Jazz
Xavier Henry (KU 09-10), Golden State Warriors (D League)
Ben McLemore (KU 12-13), Sacramento Kings
Andrew Wiggins (KU 13-14), Minnesota Timberwolves
Joel Embiid (KU 13-14), Philadelphia 76ers
Tarik Black (KU 13-14), Los Angeles Lakers
Kelly Oubre Jr. (KU 14-15), Washington Wizards
Cliff Alexander (KU 14-15), Orlando Magic (D-League)
Cheick Diallo (KU 15-16), New Orleans Pelicans
Wayne Selden Jr. (KU 13-16) Memphis Grizzlies (D-League)
Perry Ellis (KU 12-16) Charlotte Hornets (D-League)
Brannen Greene (KU 13-16) Philadelphia 76ers (D-League)

11 Jayhawks have won NBA titles, but only 4 have won both an NBA title and an NCAA championship: Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush, Sasha Kaun, and Clyde Lovellette. (Ok, Brandon Rush was a benchwarmer for the Golden State team that won in 2015, as was Sasha Kaun for Cleveland in 2016...) Clyde Lovellette was the first player in history to join the Triple Crown Club, winning NCAA and NBA titles, and an Olympic Gold.


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