Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Ten Former Wildcats on NBA Rosters
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 30, 2009
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Oct. 30, 2009

TUCSON, Ariz. - Ten former University of Arizona men's basketball players were on active National Basketball Association rosters, as the league opened the 2009-10 season Tuesday.

The list of players includes Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards), Jerryd Bayless (Portland Trail Blazers), Mike Bibby (Atlanta Hawks), Chase Budinger (Houston Rockets), Channing Frye (Phoenix Suns), Jordan Hill (New York Knicks), Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers), Richard Jefferson (San Antonio Spurs), Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks) and Luke Walton (Los Angeles Lakers).

Arizona is tied for fifth nationally in terms of active NBA player production. Here is the complete list:

1.  Duke        	14
    UCLA        	14
2.  Connecticut 	13
    North Carolina	13
5.  ARIZONA     	10
    Kentucky    	10
It marks the 10th consecutive season in which at least eight former Wildcats have opened the season on NBA rosters. In seven of those seasons the number was 10 or more.

Arizona's total helped the Pac-10 Conference tally 50 active NBA players, a figure that ranked third nationally. Additionally, the Pac-10's average of 5.0 alums per member institution topped all major conferences. Here is a look at the breakdown by league.

1.  Big East    	55
2.  Atlantic Coast	53
3.  Pac-10      	50
4.  Southeastern	40
5.  Big 12      	36
6.  Big Ten     	32

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