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How many KU players were drafted by the NBA before they were seniors?

Ooooh, that's a good one! That number was very small until the turn of the century. Here's the list:

1976 Norm Cook, junior
1998 Paul Pierce, junior
2002 Drew Gooden, junior
2007 Julian Wright, sophomore
2008 Brandon Rush, junior
2008 Darrell Arthur, sophomore
2008 Mario Chalmers, junior
2010 Cole Aldrich, junior
2010 Xavier Henry, freshman
2011 Marcus Morris, junior
2011 Markieff Morris, junior
2011 Josh Selby, freshman
2012 Thomas Robinson, junior
2013 Ben McLemore, freshman
2014 Joel Embiid, freshman
2014 Andrew Wiggins, freshman
2015 Kelly Oubre, freshman
2016 Cheick Diallo, freshman
2017 Josh Jackson, freshman
 
We decided Wilt doesn't get to join this draft party, even though he left after his junior year. That's because he went to the Harlem Globetrotters first before his stellar NBA career. Check here for a full list of Jayhawks who have played in the NBA. And check here for a list of Jayhawks who are currently in the NBA.
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