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School Ties

Which colleges turn out the pros

For years UCLA was a pipeline to the NBA, turning out first-rounder after first-rounder. Recently, though, the line has dried up: If Shabazz Muhammad gets taken in the first 14 slots, he'll be just the third Bruin in the last 10 years to be a lottery pick, joining Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook. These schools have had the most lottery choices in the last decade.

North Carolina, 10

Notable successes: Tyler Hansbrough (13th in 2009), Raymond Felton (fifth in '05)

Biggest flops: Sean May and Rashad McCants (13th and 14th in 2005)

Connecticut, 9

Notable successes: Rudy Gay (right, eighth in 2006), Bobcats guard Ben Gordon (third in '04)

Biggest flop: Hilton Armstrong (12th in 2006)

Kansas, 9

Notable successes: Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison (seventh and 12th in 2003)

Biggest flops: Julian Wright (13th in 2007), Xavier Henry (12th in '10)

Kentucky, 7

Notable successes: John Wall (first in 2010) and Anthony Davis (first in '12), DeMarcus Cousins (fifth in '10)

Biggest flop: None (too early to put the tag on Enes Kanter)

Duke, 6

Notable successes: Kyrie Irving (first in 2011), Luol Deng (seventh in '04), Gerald Henderson (12th in '09)

Biggest flop: Shelden Williams (fifth in 2006)