John Henson, Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller
John Henson, Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller
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17 Tar Heels In The NBA
Release: 10/31/2012
CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina has 17 former Tar Heels on 2012-13 NBA opening day rosters, equalling the second-highest total among any college basketball program according to RPI The 17 Tar Heels on active rosters are the most UNC has had to start an NBA season.

Kentucky has 20 players, North Carolina and Duke both have 17, Kansas is fourth with 14, Connecticut and UCLA are tied for fifth with 12, Texas is seventh with 11 and Florida rounds out the schools in double figures with 10.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has 63 players in the NBA, six more than any other conference. The SEC is second with 57, and the Pacific 12 and Big East are tied for third with 53.

North Carolina's 17 NBA players include:

Harrison Barnes, rookie, Golden State
Vince Carter, 15th season, Dallas
Ed Davis, 3rd season, Toronto
Wayne Ellington, 4th season, Memphis
Raymond Felton, 8th season, New York Knicks
Danny Green, 3rd season, San Antonio
Tyler Hansbrough, 4th season, Indiana
Brendan Haywood, 12th season, Charlotte
John Henson, rookie, Milwaukee
Antawn Jamison, 15th season, Los Angles Lakers
Ty Lawson, 4th season, Denver
Kendall Marshall, rookie, Phoenix
Jerry Stackhouse, 18th season, Brooklyn
Rasheed Wallace, 16th season, New York Knicks
Marvin Williams, 8th season, Utah
Brandan Wright, 6th season, Dallas
Tyler Zeller, rookie, Cleveland

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