A small test: List as many players as you can from the University of Florida (currently ranked #1 in college hoops) who went on to play for the Bucks.

You got every single none of them.

Maybe that is odd. Three guys from Old Dominion played for the Bucks – three from Florida State played for the Bucks – one from Hardin-Simmons University played for the Bucks. But none from the University of Florida.

The Gators are more of a contemporary power than traditional power of course. The school has 12 players in the NBA right now out of 25 all time.

So, what school has produced the most eventual Bucks? I manually tracked down this answer on the cheeriest type of afternoon, an afternoon on, and please don’t say if there is an easier way to find this information than very, very manually.


It was nice of John Henson to give University of North Carolina the top spot, with a full 10 former Tar Heels hooping for the Bucks after college. That makes 10 out of 348 players in franchise history.

Here is a list of schools that produced three or more Bucks.

North Carolina Tar Heels – 10
Dave Popson, David Noel, Dudley Bradley, Geoff Crompton, J.R. Reid, Jerry Stackhouse, Joe Wolf, John Henson, Phil Ford, Scott Williams

UCLA Bruins – 9
Dan Gadzuric, Dave Meyers, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Kenny Fields, Luc Mbah a Moute, Lucius Allen, Marques Johnson, Richard Washington, Swen Nater

Connecticut Huskies – 8
Caron Butler, Charlie Villanueva, Jake Voskuhl, Jeff Adrien, Kevin Ollie, Ray Allen, Tate George, Toby Kimball

Kansas Jayhawks – 7
Adonis Jordan, Danny Manning, Darnell Jackson, Darren Hancock, Drew Gooden, Paul Mokeski, Walt Wesley

Kentucky Wildcats – 7
Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb, Jamaal Magliore, Jodie Meeks, Keith Bogans, Kevin Grevey, Mark Pope

Arkansas Razorbacks – 6
Tony Brown, Todd Day, Lee Mayberry, Sidney Moncrief, Alvin Robertson, Andrew Lang

Maryland Terrapins – 6
Ben Coleman, Chris McKray, Joe Smith, John Lucas, Len Elmore, Steve Blake

Duke Blue Devils – 5
Alaa Abdelnaby, Corey Maggette, J.J. Redick, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Mike Gminski

Michigan State Spartans – 5
Charlie Bell, Jamie Feick, Mike Peplowski, Scott Skiles, Shawn Respert

Houston Cougars – 5
Anthony Goldwire, Damon Jones, Greg Anderson, Larry Micheaux, Rickie Winslow

Memphis Tigers – 5
Andre Turner, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Earl Barron, Elliot Perry, Hank McDowell

Notre Dame Fighting Irish – 5
Adrian Dantley, Gary Brokaw, Jay Miller, Keith Tower, Orlando Woolridge

South Carolina Gamecocks – 5
Alex English, Brian Winters, Gary Gregor, Jim Fox, Mike Dunleavy Sr.

Arizona State Sun Devils – 4
Alton Lister, Awvee Storey, Eddie House, Scott Lloyd

Duquesne Dukes – 4
Barry Nelson, Bill Zopf, Mickey Davis, Mike James

Indiana Hoosiers – 4
Jon McGlocklin, Kent Benson, Quinn Buckner, Scott May

Kansas State Wildcats – 4
Bob Boozer, Jeff Webb, Mike Evans, Steve Henson

Oregon State Beavers – 4
Dave Gambee, Gary Freeman, Gary Payton, Lester Conner

Providence Friars – 4
Austin Croshere, Eric Murdock, Kevin Stacom, Marty Conlon

Purdue Boilermakers – 4
Cuonzo Martin, Everette Stephens, Glenn Robinson, Jerry Sichting

Syracuse Orange – 4
Danny Schayes, Hakim Warrick, Jason Hart, Sherman Douglas

Iowa Hawkeyes – 4
Acie Earl, Brad Lohaus, Jared Reiner, Sam Williams

UNLV – 4
Armen Gilliam, Greg Anthony, Robert Smith, Sam Smith

Tennessee Volunteers – 4
Dale Ellis, Ernie Grunfield, Marcus Haislip, Tobias Harris

Wyoming Cowboys – 4
Chris Engler, Flynn Robinson, Josh Davis, Tim Breaux

Villanova Wildcats – 4
Ed Pinkney, Malik Allen, Tim Thomas, Wali Jones

California Long Beach 49ers – 3
Chuck Terry, Craig Hodges, Glenn McDonald

Florida State Seminoles – 3
Dave Cowens, Rowland Garrett, Sam Cassell

Iowa State Cyclones – 3
Jeff Grayer, Marcus Fizer, Zaid Abdul-Aziz

Marquette Golden Eagles – 3
George Thompson, Lloyd Walton, Tony Smith

North Carolina State Wolfpack – 3
Chucky Brown, Julius Hodge, Vinny Del Negro

Old Dominion Monarchs – 3
Chris Gatling, Mark Davis, Mark West

Penn State Nittany Lions – 3
Bob Weiss, Calvin Booth, Frank Brickowski

Tulane Green Waves – 3
Jerald Honeycutt, John Arthurs, Paul Thompson

Alabama Crimson Tide – 3
Jason Caffey, Mo Williams, Tony Mitchell

Louisville Cardinals – 3
Jim Price, Junior Bridgeman, Reece Gaines

Nebraska Cornhuskers – 3
Dave Hoppen, Erick Strickland, Tyronn Lue

Utah Utes – 3
Andrew Bogut, Keith Van Horn, Pace Mannion

Vanderbilt Commodores – 3
Charles Davis, Dan Langhi, Frank Kornet

Wake Forest Demon Deacons – 3
Danny Young, Ishmael Smith, Len Chappell

Xavier Musketeers – 3
Aaron Williams, Derek Strong, Tyrone Hill

Cincinnati Bearcats – 3
Oscar Robertson, Pat Cummings, Ruben Patterson

Alex Boeder

Writing and the Bucks. Two of my passions. So it is good to be here. I have reported on media row for just about every Bucks home game since 2009. I started writing for the Bucks in 2012. Before that, I co-founded and wrote for BrewHoop. I have written for the Milwaukee BrewersSB NationESPN MilwaukeeSlam Online, and so on. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @alexboeder or email me at