Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz is 1 of 8 former Washington Huskies stars playing the NBA.

Share story

The NBA season began Tuesday night with eight former Washington Huskies on opening-day rosters, which is the third most in the Pac-12 behind UCLA (15) and Arizona (13).

Every school in the Pac-12 is represented and the conference has 71 current NBA players, which ranks second behind the ACC (90). The SEC is third with 56 followed by the Big 12 (41), Big Ten (39) and Big East (29).

Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, is latest Husky to join the NBA ranks. The longest-tenured UW player in the NBA is five-year veteran Quincy Pondexter, who was drafted in 2010.

Ten-year veteran Spencer Hawes, a former UW standout, was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks last month.

Most Read Sports Stories

Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.

Here’s a list of former UW players on opening-day NBA rosters.

Marquese Chriss, Phoenix Suns
Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia 76ers
Justin Holiday, Chicago Bulls
Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs
Quincy Pondexter, Chicago Bulls
Terrence Ross, Orlando Magic
Isaiah Thomas, Cleveland Cavaliers
C.J. Wilcox, Portland Trail Blazers

And here’s a look at former Pac-12 players on opening-day NBA rosters.


Kadeem Allen, Boston Celtics
Jerryd Bayless, Philadelphia 76ers
Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic
Solomon Hill, New Orleans Pelicans
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Brooklyn Nets
Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
Richard Jefferson, Denver Nuggets
Stanley Johnson, Detroit Pistons
Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls
T.J. McConnell, Philadelphia 76ers
Kobi Simmons, Memphis Grizzlies
Jason Terry, Milwaukee Bucks


Carrick Felix, Washington Wizards
James Harden, Houston Rockets


Ryan Anderson, Houston Rockets
Jabari Bird, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
Allen Crabbe, Brooklyn Nets
Ivan Rabb, Memphis Grizzlies


Alec Burks, Utah Jazz
Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City Thunder
Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs


Jordan Bell, Golden State Warriors
Chris Boucher, Golden State Warriors
Aaron Brooks, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyler Dorsey, Atlanta Hawks
Joe Young, Indiana Pacers


Eric Moreland, Detroit Pistons
Gary Payton II, Milwaukee Bucks


Anthony Brown, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Huestis, Oklahoma City Thunder
Brook Lopez, LA Lakers
Robin Lopez
, Chicago Bulls
Dwight Powell, Dallas Mavericks

UCLA (15)

Arron Afflalo, Orlando Magic
Kyle Anderso, San Antonio Spurs
Ike Anigbogu, Indiana Pacers
Trevor Ariza, Houston Rockets
Lonzo Ball, LA Lakers
Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers
Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
TJ Leaf , Indiana Pacers
Kevon Looney, Golden State Warriors
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers
Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves
Norman Powel, Toronto Raptors
Luc Mbah a Moute, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

USC (5)

Dewayne Dedmon, Atlanta Hawks
DeMar DeRozan
, Toronto Raptors
Taj Gibson, Minnesota Timberwolves
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic
Nick Young, Golden State Warriors

UTAH (4)

Andrew Bogut , LA Lakers
Kyle Kuzma, LA Lakers
Jakob Poeltl
, Toronto Raptors
Delon Wright, Toronto Raptors


Aron Baynes, Boston Celtics
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors