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The ACC's NBA Scoring Leaders

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:17pm
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This week, we've been looking at the top NBA playoff scorers from ACC schools. Today, let's turn our attention to the regular season. Here's the all-time ranking of ACC schools based on NBA regular season points.

School

NBA Players

NBA Points

Scoring Leaders

North Carolina

81

383,627

Michael Jordan 32,292 (Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison)

Duke

60

220,112

Grant Hill 17,137 (Elton Brand, Corey Maggette) 

Notre Dame

52

147,431

Adrian Dantley 23,177 (BIll Laimbeer, Orlando Woolridge) 

Georgia Tech

37

129,648

Stephon Marbury 16,297 (Chris Bosh, Mark Price)

Syracuse

42

124,187

Carmelo Anthony 19,958 (Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman) 

Louisville

49

106,852

Darrell Griffith 12,391 (Junior Bridgeman, Wes Unseld)

Wake Forest

28

93,312

Tim Duncan 24,904 (Chris Paul, Rodney Rogers) 

NC State

40

83,904

David Thompson 13,422 (Thurl Bailey, Tom Gugliotta) 

Clemson

15

69,091

Larry Nance 15,687 (Horace Grant, Elden Campbell)

Florida State

30

60,245

Sam Cassell 15,635 (Dave Cowens, George McCloud)

Boston College

22

45,388

Michael Adams 9,621 (Dana Barros, John Bagley)

Virginia

18

42,848

Olden Polynice 8,265 (Ralph Sampson, Bryant Stith)

Miami

10

37,281

Rick Barry 25,279 (John Salmons, James Jones)

Pittsburgh

17

37,168

Billy Knight 13,901 (Charles Smith, Mark Blount)

Virginia Tech

11

37,145

Dell Curry 12,670 (Glen Combs, Bimbo Coles)

The chart shows just how dominant UNC alumni have been at the NBA level. The Tar Heels have produced more NBA points than the total any other two ACC schools, and more than the bottom seven schools combined.

Interestingly, the best NBA players are not necessarily the best postseason players. Only six of the 15 ACC schools have the same regular season and postseason NBA scoring leader, and only 27 of the 45 players in their school's regular season top three are also in the school's postseason top three. Only Miami, which has only had five players participate in the NBA postseason, has the exact same regular season and postseason top three.