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.
Michael Jordan 32,292 (Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison)
Grant Hill 17,137 (Elton Brand, Corey Maggette)
Adrian Dantley 23,177 (BIll Laimbeer, Orlando Woolridge)
Stephon Marbury 16,297 (Chris Bosh, Mark Price)
Carmelo Anthony 19,958 (Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman)
Darrell Griffith 12,391 (Junior Bridgeman, Wes Unseld)
Tim Duncan 24,904 (Chris Paul, Rodney Rogers)
David Thompson 13,422 (Thurl Bailey, Tom Gugliotta)
Larry Nance 15,687 (Horace Grant, Elden Campbell)
Sam Cassell 15,635 (Dave Cowens, George McCloud)
Michael Adams 9,621 (Dana Barros, John Bagley)
Olden Polynice 8,265 (Ralph Sampson, Bryant Stith)
Rick Barry 25,279 (John Salmons, James Jones)
Billy Knight 13,901 (Charles Smith, Mark Blount)
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.