From UCLA to Marquette, Oklahoma to Ohio State, Fresno State to Florida and everywhere in between, all but four of the 2019 group of NBA All-Stars spent time in the college ranks before they realized their professional dreams.
Twenty-one different schools are represented among the 23 former collegiate players on this year’s rosters. Texas and Kentucky both boast two former players.
Conference-wise, the SEC can point to five, split among Team LeBron and Team Giannis. The Big 12 and Pac-12 each have four.
There are former national players of the year and All-Americans, players who can exert their will on opponents, but only one will win the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award on Sunday.
You can watch the 2019 NBA All-Star Game Sunday night on TNT at 8:20 p.m. ET. This year’s game is hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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NBA All-Star rosters: Colleges represented by Team LeBron
|James Harden||Rockets||Guard||Arizona State|
|Kawhi Leonard||Raptors||Forward||San Diego State|
|Damian Lillard||Trailblazers||Guard||Weber State|
|Klay Thompson||Warriors||Guard||Washington State|
NBA All-Star rosters: Colleges represented by Team Giannis
|Paul George||Thunder||Forward||Fresno State|
|Khris Middleton||Bucks||Forward||Texas A&M|
|D’Angelo Russell||Nets||Guard||Ohio State|