Last weekend, the website Collegespun.com posted some interesting research about various major college basketball programs and the money their players have gone on to earn in the NBA. UConn, which currently has 13 players who earned more than $76 million this past season, ranks second on the list. Duke’s players earned $77.2 million, but there are five more, 18 of them.
Rudy Gay ($16.4 million) and Emeka Okafor ($13.5) led Huskies in the salary column.
This is a list of UConn players in the NBA and their current salaries. Imagine this might spur some discussion regarding the new training facility.
Rudy Gay $16,460,538 ($17,888,932 in 2013-14)
Emeka Okafor $13,490,000 ($14,487,500 team option in 2013-14)
Ben Gordon $12,400,000 ($13,200,000 player option in 2013-14)
Charlie Villanueva $8,050,000 ($8,580,000 player option in 2013-14)
Caron Butler $8,000,000 ($8,000,000 in 2013-14)
Richard Hamilton $6,069,767
Ray Allen $3,090,000
Kemba Walker $2,462,400
Andre Drummond $2,356,320
Jeremy Lamb $2,020,200
Hasheem Thabeet $1,200,000
A.J. Price $885,120
Jeff Adrien $653,356
Top UCONN earners all-time:
Ray Allen: approximately $181 million
Richard Hamilton: $109 million
Emeka Okafor: $75 million
Donyell Marshall: $72 million
Caron Butler: $69 million
Ben Gordon: $67 million
Cliff Robinson: $61 million
Rudy Gay: $55 million ( scheduled to earn $17,888,932 in 2013-14 and $19,317,326 in 2014-15 as a player option).