Building ‘NBA for HBCU players’ with a new league


Despite 23 programs across four NCAA Division I conferences, no HBCU player was selected in the NBA Draft for the 10th consecutive year.


An HBCU’s most recent NBA draft pick was Norfolk State’s Kyle O’Quinn in 2012. An HBCU’s last first-round pick was Carlos Rodgers of Tennessee State in 1994.

Tennessee State’s Robert Covington is the only former HBCU on an NBA roster, according to The Athletic.

Whatever the reason behind it, the fact remains: the NBA hasn’t drafted HBCU players with any regularity in decades.

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