John Wall to Chris Paul: North Carolina is the NBA’s Point Guard Capital

May 29th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Kentucky phenom John Wall is widely regarded as the top player in this season's NBA draft, and his selection will cement the state of North Carolina's dominance in producing NBA point guards. Since 2005, the state of North Carolina has sent five players who all played the point guard position to the NBA, and four of the five were lottery picks. Three of the players call North Carolina home and the other two will forever be a part of the state's lore because of their ability to win National Championships at UNC. I'm not sure if any other state can boast of sending as many position players to the NBA during that span of time, and even if they did, I'm pretty sure they were not all as highly regarded as the "North Carolina Five". I have constructed a slide-show which briefly chronicles the path of each player to the NBA, and whether or not the merits of their high selections in the NBA draft still hold true today. Some may disagree when I call North Carolina the NBA's unofficial point guard capital of the United States, but the evidence of my argument will support my claim. Please feel free to comment, and let me know if there are other states which can boast of this strange an ...

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