CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina is tied for second in the nation with 15 former players on opening-day NBA rosters for 2013-14. Twelve of those Tar Heels played at UNC for Roy Williams, who has coached 25 NBA first-round picks and 34 overall NBA players in 25 seasons as a head coach.
Carolina's NBA players are:
Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)
Reggie Bullock (Los Angeles Clippers)
Vince Carter (Dallas Mavericks)
Ed Davis (Memphis Grizzlies)
Wayne Ellington (Dallas Mavericks)
Raymond Felton (New York Knicks)
Danny Green (San Antonio Spurs)
Tyler Hansbrough (Toronto Raptors)
Brendan Haywood (Charlotte Bobcats)
John Henson (Milwaukee Bucks)
Antawn Jamison (Los Angeles Clippers)
Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets)
Marvin Williams (Utah Jazz)
Brandan Wright (Dallas Mavericks)
Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers)
The list of 15 Tar Heels in the NBA doesn't include Kendall Marshall, who was traded to Washington and waived last week but could sign with another team after a two-week waiting period.
The schools with the most players on NBA opening-day rosters are:
1. Kentucky (22)
2. North Carolina (15)
4. Kansas (14)
5. Connecticut (12)
Bullock, a rookie, is the 25 collegian to play for Williams to be drafted in the first round (11 Kansas players and 14 Tar Heels). He is the 106th UNC player selected in the NBA Draft.
The NBA opened play on Tuesday night and the full slate of games for all teams kicks into high gear this week.