Best College Basketball Schools in the Country

Christina Bassett
November 28, 2016

Basketball is making very many careers for athletes, analysts, merchandisers, marketers and administrative officials. Colleges play a crucial role in the basketball world, and any individual with talent should carefully weigh their options before choosing which college to attend if they have basketball in mind. The NCCA’s March Madness is a tournament organized for 68 first division teams to knock each other out till a national champion is determined. The real objective of this competition is to give scouting agents a chance to select talent for their NBA teams. For this reason, the March Madness has always stood as the supreme test for all college basketball teams. I figure that since school is meant to train and mold their students for a bright future, the college that secures the most promise for a majority of its team members ultimately becomes the victor. This standing is notwithstanding the outcome of the championship games. From an average of the last five years, I have listed the top seven most dominant men’s basketball colleges.

7. The University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This college is not doing as well as its past glorious years when it produced Michael Jordan. Though it clinched the national championships twice in the last decade, this college team has not had any top three drafts yet. The Tar Heels have produced seven draft picks for the NBA under Hall of Fame Coach Roy Williams but are yet to impress as they used to once.

6. University Of Arizona
This college is famous for its rivalry with its coach’s former team. Since Hall of Fame Coach Lute Olson started coaching the Wildcats, the team has always had a fair shot at the national championship. They have produced an impressive 39 draft picks since 1980. The team has been eying a spot in the Elite Eight and might soon clinch one if they keep up the spirit. The current coach has had his focus on bringing in remarkable talent to the Wildcats, and because of his efforts, the team can boast of producing lottery pick slots number two (Derrick Williams), number four (Aaron Gordon) and number eight (Stanley Johnson) in the last five years.

5. The University Of California – Los Angeles
The team’s rich history of having once won the national championship for seven straight years continues to mold the team by haunting them with a culture of sheer hard work. Over the last decade, the team has come under fire from fans for not winning the championships. Coach Steve Alford has not been given a break for at least making it to the final fours since 2006 to 2008. The team has had only one lottery pick in the last five years. It has produced great players nonetheless.

4. Syracuse University
The team won its first national championship in 2003. After producing NBA draft pick number one that year, the team has gone to produce more draft picks. In the last five years, Syracuse fans have been treated to eight NBA draft picks by Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim.

3. University Of Kansas
The team is said to be soaring in success because of the team’s head coach ‘theFather of Basketball Coaching’. Under Coach Bill Self, this college basketball team has been winning most of its games. It has in the last four years produced:
• Andrew Wiggins
• Thomas Robinson
• Joel Embiid
• Ben McLemore

2. Duke University
This team is the defending USA 2015 College Basketball National Champions. The team boasts of 86 NBA draft picks in its time in competitive basketball. The past five years have seen this team produce NBA first draft pick in 2011, the second pick in 2014 and third pick last year.

1. University Of Kentucky
This team has the most prolific credentials for producing top notch players in the last five years. Since its last championship victory in 2012, they have won the number one draft pick twice, and four other unprecedented player picks. This team is just the best at spotting and growing talent.

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