These are top NBA scorers out of major college basketball programs

These are top NBA scorers out of major college basketball programs

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These are top NBA scorers out of major college basketball programs

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Texas: KEVIN DURANT (22,052)

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Another easy answer if you were playing Trivial Pursuit. Kevin Durant is by far the leader in points scored among those who spent time in Austin for the University of Texas. Durant is well clear of another Longhorn who is currently playing – LaMarcus Aldridge.

UCLA: KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR (38,387)

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Despite its current doldrums, one should never forget the history of UCLA basketball. All-American after All-American came out of Westwood for what seemed like decades. The greatest of them all? Lew Alcindor better known now as Kareem Abdul Jabbar. The seven-footer scored 38,387 points from 1970-89. He is 13,000 points clear of another great like Reggie Miller.

Utah: TOM CHAMBERS (20,049)

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Tom Chambers came out of Utah into the NBA and was a star. He played from 1992-2008 and barely eclipsed the 20,000-point mark, scoring 20,049. Chambers averaged 18.8 points. He had a great touch for a guy who was 6-foot-10, hitting on more than 30 percent of his three-point shots.

VILLANOVA: PAUL ARIZIN (16,266)

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One has to go deep into the rich history of Villanova hoops to find its leading NBA scorer. Paul Arizin played from 1951-62 and averaged 22.8 ppg. He is one of only two players to break the 10,000-point plateau for the Wildcats. The other is Kyle Lowry, who has a way to go to catch the 16,266 points Arizin scored.

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