List of Florida Gators men's basketball players in the NBA

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The men's college basketball program of the University of Florida was founded in 1915 and is known competitively as the Florida Gators. The Gators have won 2 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's Division I Basketball Championships in 2006 and 2007. Several former players advanced to play professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of the 2011–12 NBA season, 26 former Florida players have played in the NBA. During the 2011–2012 NBA season, Florida has 10 active players in the NBA.

Six former Florida players have won the NBA Championships. Vernon Maxwell won the title twice with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995. Udonis Haslem and Jason Williams were part of the Miami Heat starting lineup that won the 2006 NBA title. In 2007, Matt Bonner and James White won the NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs, although White did not play any game in the playoffs. Two-time NCAA champion Corey Brewer won the 2011 NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks.

In the 2007 NBA Draft, Al Horford, Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah were selected with the third, seventh and ninth pick respectively. This marked the first time three players drafted in the top 10 came from the same school.[1] Two other players, Taurean Green and Chris Richard, were selected in the second round. Florida also tied the record set by the University of Connecticut in 2006 with five players selected in the first two rounds of an NBA draft.[2] Florida joined nine other schools, including Connecticut, that had five players selected in an NBA draft, second only to UNLV, which had six players selected in the eight-round 1977 Draft.[2][3]

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^ Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
Denotes player who transferred from Florida to another school before entering the NBA
Udonis Haslem
Al Horford
Mike Miller

Nick Calathes-Memphis Grizzlies

Player Pos Career Yrs Career Yrs Draft Round Pick NBA achievements Ref
Florida NBA NBA Draft
Beal, BradleyBradley Beal^ G 2011–2012 1 2012–present 1 2012 1 3 [4]
Bonner, MattMatt Bonner^ F 1999–2003 4 2004–present 8 2003 2 45  • NBA Champion (2007) [5]
Brewer, CoreyCorey Brewer^ F 2004–2007 3 2007–present 5 2007 1 7  • NBA Champion (2011) [6]
DeClercq, AndrewAndrew DeClercq F/C 1991–1995 4 19952005 10 1995 2 34 [7]
Grandholm, JimJim Grandholm F 1979–1980† 1 1990–1991 1 1984 4 76 [8]
Green, TaureanTaurean Green G 2004–2007 3 2007–2008 1 2007 2 52 [9]
Greene, OrienOrien Greene G 2000–2002† 2 20052007, 2011 4 2005 2 53 [10]
Harvey, DonnellDonnell Harvey F 1999–2000 1 20002004, 2005 5 2000 1 22 [11]
Haslem, UdonisUdonis Haslem^ F 1998–2002 4 2003–present 9 2002 Undrafted  • 3x NBA Champion (2006)(2012)(2013)
 • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2004)
[12]
Horford, AlAl Horford^ C 2004–2007 3 2007–present 5 2007 1 3  • 2× NBA All-Star (2010, 2011)
 • All-NBA Third Team (2011)
 • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2008)
[13]
Keller, GaryGary Keller F/C 1963–1967 4 19671969 (ABA) 2 1967 6 59 [14]
Lee, DavidDavid Lee^ F 2001–2005 4 2005–present 7 2005 1 30  • NBA All-Star (2010) [15]
Lett, CliffordClifford Lett G 1985–1989 4 1990, 1991 1 1989 Undrafted [16]
Macklin, VernonVernon Macklin^ F 2009–2011 2 2011–present 1 2011 2 52 [17]
Maxwell, VernonVernon Maxwell G 1984–1988 4 19882001 13 1988 2 47  • 2× NBA Champion (1994, 1995) [18]
Miller, MikeMike Miller^ F 1998–2000 2 2000–present 12 2000 1 5  • 2x NBA Champion(2012)(2013)
 • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2006)
 • NBA Rookie of the Year (2001)
 • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)
[19]
Noah, JoakimJoakim Noah^ C 2004–2007 3 2007–present 5 2007 1 9  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2011) [20]
Parsons, ChandlerChandler Parsons^ F 2007–2011 4 2011–present 1 2011 2 38 [21]
Peek, RichRich Peek C 1962–1964† 2 1967–1968 (ABA) 1 1967 15 148 [22]
Richard, ChrisChris Richard F 2003–2007 4 2007–2008, 2010 2 2007 2 41 [23]
Roberson, AnthonyAnthony Roberson G 2002–2005 3 20052007, 2008–2009 3 2005 Undrafted [24]
Schintzius, DwayneDwayne Schintzius C 1986–1990 4 19901997, 1999 8 1988 1 24 [25]
Speights, MarreeseMarreese Speights^ F 2006–2008 2 2008–present 4 2008 1 16 [26]
Walk, NealNeal Walk C 1965–1969 4 19691976 8 1969 1 2 [27]
Walsh, MattMatt Walsh G/F 2002–2005 3 2005 1 2005 Undrafted [28]
White, JamesJames White^ G/F 2001–2002† 1 2006–2007, 2009, 2012–present 3 2006 2 31  • NBA Champion (2007) [29]
Williams, JasonJason Williams G 1997–1998 1 19982008, 20092011 12 1998 1 7  • NBA Champion (2006) [30]

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References[edit]

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  1. ^ DuPree, David (June 28, 2007). "Florida trio tapped in top 10; Celts land Ray Allen". USA Today (Gannett Co. Inc). Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Carey, Jack (June 28, 2007). "First round awaits Gators after second collegiate title". USA Today (Gannett Co. Inc). Retrieved August 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ "NBA Draft Superlatives". CBS College Sports. CSTV Networks, Inc. June 29, 2007. Archived from the original on August 11, 2009. Retrieved August 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bradley Beal NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Matt Bonner NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  6. ^ "Corey Brewer NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "Andrew DeClercq NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  8. ^ "Jim Grandholm NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  9. ^ "Taurean Green NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  10. ^ "Orien Greene NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  11. ^ "Donnell Harvey NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  12. ^ "Udonis Haslem NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  13. ^ "Al Horford NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  14. ^ "Gary Keller NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  15. ^ "David Lee NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  16. ^ "Clifford Lett NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  17. ^ "Vernon Macklin NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  18. ^ "Vernon Maxwell NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  19. ^ "Mike Miller NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  20. ^ "Joakim Noah NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  21. ^ "Chandler Parsons NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  22. ^ "Rich Peek NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  23. ^ "Chris Richard NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  24. ^ "Anthony Roberson NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  25. ^ "Dwayne Schintzius NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  26. ^ "Marreese Speights NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  27. ^ "Neal Walk NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  28. ^ "Matt Walsh NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  29. ^ "James White NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  30. ^ "Jason Williams NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012.