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Best NBA Player of All Time From Each College (Atlantic 10)

Davidson: Stephen Curry

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Steph Curry is the best player to ever come out of Davidson and is 1 of only 5 NBA players to ever play at Davidson. He is currently playing in his 14th season and has played all 14 of those seasons with the Golden State Warriors and helped them get 4 championships, while also getting 2 regular season MVPs and 8 all-star appearances in the process. He was also the first ever unanimous MVP when he won it in 2016, averaging 30 PPG on 50/45/91 shooting splits.

Dayton: Jim Paxson

Jim Paxson played in the NBA in the 80s and had his best seasons early in his career while playing for the Blazers. He even made 2 all-star games in 83 and 84. For his career, he averaged 14 PPG, 2 RPG and 3 APG on 50/23/81 shooting splits. The 3 point line was only implemented right before Jim's rookie season, which is why no one was shooting it back then and why his 3P% is really low.

Honorable Mentions: Obi Toppin, Johnny Davis

Duquesne: Norm Nixon

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Norm was a crucial part of the Lakers championships in 1980 and 1982 and he was mostly consistent through most of his career until injuries hindered it. Along with his 2 championships, he was also a 2 time all-star in 1982 and 1985. He averaged roughly 17 PPG from his rookie season until 1986, but then he got the injury bug and it stopped his NBA career. He tried coming back, but he was never the same player he once was.

Honorable Mention: TJ McConnell

George Washington: Yuta Watanabe

Yuta started his NBA career in Memphis and then he went to the Raptors, where he was not that good and the best thing he was known for was getting dunked on by Anthony Edwards. But then he went to Brooklyn, where he is currently playing and even though the Nets are not playing well, he is having his best season, leading the league in 3P% and averaging 8PPG and 3 RPG.

UMass: Julius Erving

Julius Erving started his career in the ABA with the Ney York Nets, before making his name in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers. He won a total of 3 championships, 2 in the ABA and 1 in the NBA. Along with those, he is also a 16 time all-star, which is every season of his long career, and a 4 time MVP.

Honorable Mentions: Marcus Camby

University of Rhode Island: Lamar Odom

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Lamar was a big part of the Lakers 2 championships in 2009 and 2010 and he even won a 6MOTY in 2011. He spent most of his career in LA, playing for both the Clippers and Lakers. He never made the all-star game, but he was super consistent throughout his career, averaging roughly 13 PPG, 8 RPG, and 4 APG in his career.

Honorable Mention: Cuttino Mobley

St. Bonaventure: Bob Lanier

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Bob Lanier is arguably the Pistons' best center ever and made 8 all-star appearances between 1972 and 1979. He averaged 20 PPG, 10 RPG, and 3 APG in his career on 51% from the field.

VCU: Bones Hyland

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Bones is currently just in his second year in the NBA, but he is already the best player out of VCU. He is having a very underrated season, as he is leading the second unit of the Nuggets, who are currently the second seed in the West. He is currently averaging 15 PPG, 2 RPG, and 4 APG off the bench for the Nuggets this season, which is an improvement from his rookie season.


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