The best NBA player from major college programs

The best NBA player from major college programs

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PRINCEton: BILL BRADLEY

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Bill Bradley was an incredible college player at Princeton. He was a territorial pick of the Knicks in 1965 – isn’t Princeton closer to Philadelphia? – and became a two-time champion on one of the great starting fives of many generations

DARTMOUTH: RUDY LARUSSO

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In 1962, Rudy LaRusso scored 50 points, at that point the most by a Jewish NBA basketball player. A force, LaRusso averaged 16.9 ppg and 10.2 rpg. He was named to five All-Star teams.

COLUMBIA: Jim McMillian

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The Lakers chose Jim McMillian out of Columbia with the 13th overall pick in 1970. Two seasons later, he was a member of a championship team. The small forward averaged 13.8 ppg and played for four teams.

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