Most Influential Colleges in Basketball Today

Most Influential Colleges in Basketball Today

Find the colleges and universities that have the biggest impact in basketball based on the influence of their alumni in basketball. See which schools have proven histories of attracting and cultivating some of the most influential athletes today.

The best colleges and universities for basketball are exactly the schools you’d expect to see on this list—a who’s who of storied college athletics programs, legendary coaches, and Hall of Fame players. Our list of the best basketball colleges includes programs famous for winning national titles and sending superstar players to the NBA. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill boasts not just the most influential basketball program in the world, but the most influential college athletics program in any sport. Credit this title to the massive influence of Michael Jordan, whose global visibility, fame and commercial impact as an NBA player both expanded the international reach of basketball and transcended the sport itself. UNC can also credit future Hall of Fame player Vince Carter and long-time college and professional coach Larry Brown for their landmark contributions to the NBA and the game as a whole. Other programs rounding out the top 10 include March Madness perennials such as Duke, University of Kentucky, and UCLA.

The Most Influential Colleges in Basketball Today

  1. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    25%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1405/30

  2. #2

    Duke University

    Durham , NC
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $60K

    Acceptance

    8%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    15K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1525/34

  3. #3

    University of Kentucky

    Lexington , KY
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    96%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    25K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1195/25

    University of Kentucky’s Most Influential Basketball Players

    1. Pat Riley
    2. Brandon Knight
    3. Rajon Rondo
    4. Antoine Walker
    5. Anthony Davis
    6. DeMarcus Cousins
    7. Shawn Kemp
    8. Devin Booker
    9. Tayshaun Prince
    10. Frank Vogel
    11. Dwane Casey
    12. Julius Randle
    13. Dan Issel
    14. Karl-Anthony Towns
    15. Eric Bledsoe
    16. Keith Bogans
    17. Aaron Harrison
    18. Tony Delk
    19. Ron Mercer
    20. Sam Bowie
    21. Nazr Mohammed
    22. Jamal Mashburn
    23. Jamal Murray
    24. Nerlens Noel
    25. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    26. Dakari Johnson
    27. Trey Lyles
    28. Jamaal Magloire
    29. Rex Chapman
    30. Kelenna Azubuike
    More Influential Basketball Players
    1. DeAndre Liggins
    2. Keldon Johnson
    3. Patrick Patterson
    4. Daniel Orton
    5. Doron Lamb
    6. Marquis Teague
    7. Bam Adebayo
    8. Jodie Meeks
    9. De'Aaron Fox
    10. Cliff Hagan
    11. Walter McCarty
    12. Terrence Jones
    13. Chuck Hayes
    14. Hamidou Diallo
    15. Skal Labissière
    16. Tyler Ulis
    17. Willie Cauley-Stein
    18. Randolph Morris
    19. Andrew Harrison
    20. Malik Monk
    21. Darius Miller
    22. Gerald Fitch
    23. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    24. P. J. Washington
    25. Isaiah Briscoe
    26. Frank Ramsey
    27. John Wall
    28. John Pelphrey
    29. Ramel Bradley
    30. Tyler Herro
    31. Louie Dampier
    32. Chris Mills
    33. Wenyen Gabriel
    34. Rodrick Rhodes
    35. Alex Poythress
    36. C. M. Newton
    37. Jack Givens
    38. Tyrese Maxey
    39. Kyle Wiltjer
    40. Marcus Lee
    41. Alex Legion
    42. Kyle Macy
    43. Kenny Walker
    44. Michael Bradley
    45. Steve Masiello
    46. Scott Padgett
    47. Archie Goodwin
    48. Josh Harrellson
    49. Isaac Humphries
    50. James Young
    51. Sean Woods
    52. Jarred Vanderbilt
    53. Kevin Knox
    54. Melvin Turpin
    55. Kevin Grevey
    56. Kahlil Whitney
    57. Immanuel Quickley
    58. Derek Willis
    59. Erik Daniels
    60. Jeff Sheppard
    61. Wayne Turner
    62. Wallace Jones
    63. Derek Anderson
    64. Andre Riddick
    65. Rick Robey
    66. Winston Bennett
    67. Larry Conley
    68. LeRon Ellis
    69. Perry Stevenson
    70. Cotton Nash

    University of Kentucky’s Online Degrees

    BA in Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS or BA in Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS or BA in General Business
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS or BA in Information Communication Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Health Science
    Degree Concentrations
    • Medical Laboratory Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Social Work
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Nursing
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS Medical Laboratory Science
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS/BA Communication
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS General Business
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS/BA Information Communication Technology
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Bachelor of Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  4. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $13K

    Acceptance

    14%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    45K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1415/32

  5. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $18K

    Acceptance

    56%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1305/29

  6. #6

    Michigan State University

    East Lansing , MI
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    81%

    Student body

    44K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1210/26

  7. #7

    University of Kansas

    Lawrence , KS
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    91%

    Graduation

    63%

    Student body

    23K

  8. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    80%

    Graduation

    80%

    Student body

    41K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1255/27

  9. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    85%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    39K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1235/25

    University of Arizona’s Most Influential Basketball Players

    1. Steve Kerr
    2. Andre Iguodala
    3. Gilbert Arenas
    4. Richard Jefferson
    5. Jason Terry
    6. Mike Bibby
    7. Luke Walton
    8. Damon Stoudamire
    9. Channing Frye
    10. Deandre Ayton
    11. Sean Elliott
    12. Jerryd Bayless
    13. Josh Pastner
    14. Miles Simon
    15. Khalid Reeves
    16. Chase Budinger
    17. Aaron Gordon
    18. Hassan Adams
    19. Jordan Hill
    20. Michael Dickerson
    21. Derrick Williams
    22. Allonzo Trier
    23. Robertas Javtokas
    24. Jason Gardner
    25. Lauri Markkanen
    26. Kadeem Allen
    27. Kyle Fogg
    28. Sean Rooks
    29. Zeke Nnaji
    30. Stanley Johnson
    More Influential Basketball Players
    1. Nick Johnson
    2. Chris Mills
    3. Salim Stoudamire
    4. Brandon Ashley
    5. Grant Jerrett
    6. Reggie Geary
    7. Kobi Simmons
    8. Will Bynum
    9. Rawle Alkins
    10. Kenny Lofton
    11. Jud Buechler
    12. Gabe York
    13. Solomon Hill
    14. T. J. McConnell
    15. Ruben Douglas
    16. Lamont Jones
    17. Joseph Blair
    18. Mustafa Shakur
    19. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
    20. Kaleb Tarczewski
    21. Michael Wright
    22. Leon Wood
    23. Marcus Williams
    24. Eugene Edgerson
    25. Dušan Ristić
    26. Daniel Dillon
    27. Josh Green
    28. Chris Mack
    29. Nico Mannion
    30. David Morway
    31. Ed Stokes
    32. Matt Othick
    33. Nic Wise
    34. Fendi Onobun
    35. Bob Elliott
    36. A. J. Bramlett
    37. Brenda Frese
    38. Chance Comanche
    39. Coniel Norman
    40. Matt Brase
    41. Ivan Radenović
    42. Anthony Cook
    43. Ortege Jenkins
    44. Parker Jackson-Cartwright
    45. Larry Demic
    46. Angelo Chol
    47. Justin Simon
    48. Al Fleming
    49. Kirk Walters
    50. Bruce Fraser
    51. Larry Weinberg
    52. Etdrick Bohannon
    53. Craig Victor II
    54. Keanu Pinder
    55. Beatrice Bofia
    56. Quinton Crawford
    57. Bennett Davison
    58. Suzy Bofia
    59. Bret Brielmaier
    60. Ray Owes
    61. Peter Hansen
    62. Niya Butts
    63. Pete Williams
    64. Fred Enke
    65. Mohamed Tangara
    66. Eric Money
    67. Ify Ibekwe
    68. J. P. Prince
    69. Aari McDonald
    70. Marte Alexander

    University of Arizona’s Online Degrees

    BS in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Biology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Applied Humanities
    Degree Concentrations
    • Business Administration
    • Fashion Studies
    • Public Health
    • Rural Leadership & Renewal
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Law
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Early Childhood
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in History
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Special Education
    Degree Concentrations
    • Mild to Moderate Disabilities
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Public Health
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Africana Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Applied Computing
    Degree Concentrations
    • Software Development
    • Information Management
    • Network Operations
    • Applied Artificial Intelligence
    • Cloud Computing
    • DevOps
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Arts, Media and Entertainment
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Care, Health and Society
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Cyber Operations
    Degree Concentrations
    • Engineering
    • Defense & Forensics
    • Cyber Law & Policy
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Design Arts and Practices
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST)
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Global and Intercultural Understanding
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Global Media
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Government and Public Service
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Human Rights Practice
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Human Services
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Information Science and ESociety
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Literacy, Learning and Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nutritional Sciences
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Organizational Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Philosophy
    Degree Concentrations
    • Ethics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Political Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Public Management and Policy
    • Required Credits: 130
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Regional Commerce
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Bachelor of General Studies in Science, Technology, Health and Society
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Social Behavior and Human Understanding
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Software Engineering
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Spanish
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Sports and Society
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Sustainable Built Environments
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Wellness and Health Promotion Practice
    Degree Concentrations
    • Health Education
    • Health and Wellness
    • Aging and Population Health
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Emergency Medical Services
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Economy and Industry
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Environmental Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Administration of Justice
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Africana Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Arts, Media and Entertainment
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Care, Health and Society
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Accounting
    • Biology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Cyber Operations
    Degree Concentrations
    • Engineering
    • Defense and Forensics
    • Cyber Law and Policy
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Early Childhood
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Economy and Industry
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Emergency Medical Services
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Environmental Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST)
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Global and Intercultural Understanding
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Global Media
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Government and Public Service
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in History
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Human Rights Practice
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Human Services
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Information Science and ESociety
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Intelligence and Information Operations
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Law
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Literacy, Learning and Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nutritional Sciences
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Organizational Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Philosophy
    Degree Concentrations
    • Ethics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Political Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Public Health
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Regional Commerce
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Science, Technology, Health and Society
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Social Behavior and Human Understanding
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Spanish
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BGS in Sports and Society
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  10. #10

    University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor , MI
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $17K

    Acceptance

    26%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    45K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1435/32

  11. #11

    Georgetown University

    Washington , DC
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $60K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    14K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1465/33

  12. #12

    Syracuse University

    Syracuse , NY
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    23K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1280/28

    Syracuse University’s Most Influential Basketball Players

    1. Carmelo Anthony
    2. Jim Boeheim
    3. Donovan McNabb
    4. Hakim Warrick
    5. Etan Thomas
    6. Jonny Flynn
    7. Derrick Coleman
    8. Dion Waiters
    9. Michael Carter-Williams
    10. Billy Owens
    11. Jim Brown
    12. Donté Greene
    13. Kris Joseph
    14. Andy Rautins
    15. Rakeem Christmas
    16. Gerry McNamara
    17. Shaquille O'Neal
    18. Fab Melo
    19. Leo Rautins
    20. Tyler Ennis
    21. Malachi Richardson
    22. Tyler Lydon
    23. Brandon Triche
    24. Sherman Douglas
    25. Frank Hamblen
    26. Jason Hart
    27. Demetris Nichols
    28. Jerami Grant
    29. Wendell Alexis
    30. Danny Schayes
    More Influential Basketball Players
    1. Mike Hopkins
    2. Chris McCullough
    3. Preston Shumpert
    4. Kueth Duany
    5. Arinze Onuaku
    6. Greg Paulus
    7. C. J. Fair
    8. DaJuan Coleman
    9. Lawrence Moten
    10. Paul Harris
    11. Eric Devendorf
    12. Wesley Johnson
    13. Damone Brown
    14. Scoop Jardine
    15. John Wallace
    16. Beth Mowins
    17. Darryl Watkins
    18. Louis Orr
    19. Stephen Thompson
    20. Josh Pace
    21. Rick Jackson
    22. Oshae Brissett
    23. James Southerland
    24. Julie McBride
    25. Otis Hill
    26. LeRon Ellis
    27. Jeremy McNeil
    28. Dwayne Washington
    29. Rony Seikaly
    30. Trevor Cooney
    31. Rudy Hackett
    32. Adrian Autry
    33. Vaughn Harper
    34. Joseph Girard III
    35. Mookie Jones
    36. Billy Gabor
    37. Dave Bing
    38. Tyus Battle
    39. Rafael Addison
    40. David Patrick
    41. Andy Toolson
    42. Dennis DuVal
    43. Elvir Ovčina
    44. Roosevelt Bouie
    45. Tyler Roberson
    46. Tiana Mangakahia
    47. Terrence Roberts
    48. Jason Cipolla
    49. Marty Byrnes
    50. Keith Hughes
    51. Felisha Legette-Jack
    52. Rich Manning
    53. Kristof Ongenaet
    54. Eddie Miller
    55. Lazarus Sims
    56. Buddy Boeheim
    57. Matt Gorman
    58. Dave Johnson
    59. Marek Dolezaj
    60. Quincy Guerrier
    61. B. J. Johnson
    62. Tom Green
    63. Elimu Nelson
    64. Fred Saunders
    65. Andrew White
    66. Alan Griffin
    67. Maury Youmans
    68. William Smith
    69. Pat Stark

    Syracuse University’s Online Degrees

    BPS in Applied Data and Predictive Analytics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Business Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Computer Programming
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Creative Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Cybersecurity Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Management and Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BPS in Knowledge Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  13. #13

    Ohio State University

    Columbus , OH
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    56K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1355/30

  14. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    32%

    Graduation

    88%

    Student body

    44K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1355/30

  15. #16

    Marquette University

    Milwaukee , WI
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    11K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1220/26

  16. #17

    University of Iowa

    Iowa City , IA
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    84%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1235/25

    University of Iowa’s Most Influential Basketball Players

    1. Don Nelson
    2. Ricky Davis
    3. B. J. Armstrong
    4. Reggie Evans
    5. Connie Hawkins
    6. Luka Garza
    7. Harry Gallatin
    8. Acie Earl
    9. Kevin Kunnert
    10. Kevin Gamble
    11. Steve Alford
    12. Brad Lohaus
    13. Megan Gustafson
    14. Ryan Bowen
    15. Fred Brown
    16. Ronnie Lester
    17. Jimmy Rodgers
    18. Kirk Speraw
    19. Devyn Marble
    20. Jeff Horner
    21. Peter Jok
    22. Bob Hansen
    23. Greg Brunner
    24. Nick DeWitz
    25. Tom Meschery
    26. Murray Wier
    27. Ed Badger
    28. Steve Carfino
    29. Joe Wieskamp
    30. Chuck Darling
    More Influential Basketball Players
    1. Simone Edwards
    2. Roy Marble
    3. Bill Jones
    4. Doug Thomas
    5. Jarrod Uthoff
    6. Aaron White
    7. Gabriel Olaseni
    8. Wayne Duke
    9. Melsahn Basabe
    10. Guy Rucker
    11. Anthony Clemmons
    12. Sam Williams
    13. Angie Lee
    14. Kurt Looby
    15. Jared Reiner
    16. Les Jepsen
    17. Sharm Scheuerman
    18. Lisa Stone
    19. Adam Woodbury
    20. Greg Stokes
    21. Jordan Bohannon
    22. J. R. Koch
    23. Carl Cain
    24. Aaron Fuller
    25. Dean Oliver
    26. Tyler Smith
    27. Jack Dittmer
    28. Ed Horton
    29. Erek Hansen
    30. Jennie Baranczyk
    31. Tiffany Gooden
    32. Jason Shay
    33. Pierre Pierce
    34. Randy Norton
    35. Lisa Bluder
    36. Tyler Cook
    37. Ryan Kriener
    38. Chris Kingsbury
    39. George Peeples
    40. Bill Logan
    41. Russ Millard
    42. Dave Gunther
    43. CJ Fredrick
    44. Dick Evans
    45. Jacob Jaacks
    46. Katie Abrahamson-Henderson
    47. Kathleen Doyle
    48. Jeff Moe
    49. Erv Prasse
    50. Jolette Law
    51. James W. Coleman
    52. Joe Bergman
    53. Jack Spencer
    54. Scott Thompson
    55. Justin Wieck
    56. Nolden Gentry
    57. Isaiah Moss

    University of Iowa’s Online Degrees

    BA in Liberal Studies
    Degree Concentrations
    • Expression in Writing and Arts
    • Global Studies
    • Family
    • Community
    • and Social Support
    • Health and Human Studies
    • Justice and Ethics
    • Organizational Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Applied Studies
    Degree Concentrations
    • Creative Writing
    • Human Relations
    • Justice Studies
    • Political Science
    • Required Credits: 60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Enterprise Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120-136
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nursing
    • Required Credits: 32
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Radiation Sciences
    • Required Credits: 60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Political Science
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  17. #18

    University of Florida

    Gainesville , FL
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Acceptance

    31%

    Graduation

    89%

    Student body

    47K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1390/30

    University of Florida’s Most Influential Basketball Players

    1. Joakim Noah
    2. Al Horford
    3. Udonis Haslem
    4. David Lee
    5. Chandler Parsons
    6. Corey Brewer
    7. Bradley Beal
    8. Taurean Green
    9. Nick Calathes
    10. Matt Bonner
    11. Jason Williams
    12. Marreese Speights
    13. Carlos Arroyo
    14. Jai Lucas
    15. Alex Tyus
    16. Donnell Harvey
    17. James White
    18. Lee Humphrey
    19. Scottie Wilbekin
    20. Clifford Luyk
    21. Erik Murphy
    22. Walter Hodge
    23. Vernon Maxwell
    24. Patric Young
    25. Kasey Hill
    26. DeLisha Milton-Jones
    27. Anthony Roberson
    28. Chris Richard
    29. Dwayne Schintzius
    30. Kenny Boynton
    More Influential Basketball Players
    1. Neal Walk
    2. Bridget Pettis
    3. Andrew DeClercq
    4. Vernon Macklin
    5. Chris Chiozza
    6. David Huertas
    7. Christian Drejer
    8. Sophia Witherspoon
    9. Devin Robinson
    10. Eloy Vargas
    11. Matt Walsh
    12. Orien Greene
    13. Erving Walker
    14. Canyon Barry
    15. Cornelius Ingram
    16. Casey Prather
    17. Kenny Kadji
    18. Murriel Page
    19. Dan Werner
    20. Tammy Jackson
    21. Mike Miller
    22. Scottie Lewis
    23. Nimrod Tishman
    24. Brandi McCain
    25. Vanessa Hayden
    26. Alex Murphy
    27. Tiffany Travis
    28. Eddie Shannon
    29. Michael Frazier II
    30. Kenyan Weaks
    31. Andrew Nembhard
    32. Kevarrius Hayes
    33. Will Yeguete
    34. Rick Casares
    35. Brent Wright
    36. Merlakia Jones
    37. Justin Hamilton
    38. Mohamed Abukar
    39. Dametri Hill
    40. Adrian Moss
    41. Jon Horford
    42. Chris Walker
    43. Tre Mann
    44. Dan Cross
    45. Tombi Bell
    46. Keyontae Johnson
    47. Carmelo Antrone Lee
    48. KeVaughn Allen
    49. Tamara Stocks
    50. Brett Nelson
    51. Dan Muller
    52. Tonya Washington
    53. Louis Rowe
    54. Aneika Henry
    55. Willie Jackson
    56. Bernice Mosby
    57. Walter Pitchford
    58. Erron Kinney
    59. Brandone Francis
    60. Eli Carter
    61. Bonell Colas
    62. Eleanna Christinaki
    63. Colin Castleton
    64. Ronnie Williams
    65. Rich Peek
    66. Andrea Vilaró
    67. Ndidi Madu
    68. Jim Grandholm
    69. Clayton Bates

    University of Florida’s Online Degrees

    BS in Advertising
    Degree Concentrations
    • Persuasive Messaging
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Anthropology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Biology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Communication Science and Disorders
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Computer Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Criminology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Digital Arts and Sciences
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Education Sciences
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Environmental Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Fire and Emergency Services
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Geography
    Degree Concentrations
    • Environmental Geosciences
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Geology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Education
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Journalism: Sports and Media
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Microbiology and Cell Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nursing
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Public Relations
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Sociology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Sport Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  18. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $62K

    Acceptance

    16%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    40K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/32

  19. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    56%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    44K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1345/30

  20. #21

    University of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati , OH
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    33K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1235/26

    University of Cincinnati’s Most Influential Basketball Players

    1. Oscar Robertson
    2. Kenyon Martin
    3. Nick Van Exel
    4. Lance Stephenson
    5. Tony Trabert
    6. Danny Fortson
    7. Ruben Patterson
    8. DerMarr Johnson
    9. Steve Logan
    10. Jason Maxiell
    11. Jack Twyman
    12. Robert Whaley
    13. Jacob Evans
    14. Connor Barwin
    15. Kenny Satterfield
    16. Sean Kilpatrick
    17. Yancy Gates
    18. Immanuel McElroy
    19. Corie Blount
    20. Gary Clark
    21. Tony Bobbitt
    22. Melvin Levett
    23. Jarron Cumberland
    24. Connie Dierking
    25. Art Long
    26. Troy Caupain
    27. Dontonio Wingfield
    28. Ron Bonham
    29. Adam Hrycaniuk
    30. George Wilson
    More Influential Basketball Players
    1. Devan Downey
    2. Aaron McGhee
    3. Octavius Ellis
    4. Pat Cummings
    5. Paul Hogue
    6. Coreontae DeBerry
    7. Cashmere Wright
    8. Jordan Hooper
    9. Dion Dixon
    10. Tony Yates
    11. John Williamson
    12. Tom Thacker
    13. Derrek Dickey
    14. Bob Miller
    15. Bob Wiesenhahn
    16. Jim Ard
    17. Ralph Davis
    18. Eric Hicks
    19. Lloyd Batts
    20. Ken Cunningham
    21. Tay Baker
    22. Jim Holstein
    23. Jack Laub
    24. Mike Williams
    25. Shaquille Thomas
    26. Justin Jackson
    27. Trevon Scott
    28. Ed Schilling
    29. Cane Broome
    30. Rick Roberson
    31. Wayne Stevens
    32. Deonta Vaughn
    33. Roland West
    34. Gary Yoder
    35. Brent Petrus
    36. Wyatt Webb
    37. Madinah Slaise
    38. Erik Martin
    39. Carl Bouldin
    40. Roger McClendon
    41. Rose Mary Glaser

    University of Cincinnati’s Online Degrees

    BBA in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Medical Laboratory Science
    • Required Credits: 60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Social Work
    • Required Credits: 57
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
    • Required Credits: 60-120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Information Management
    • Required Credits: 52
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Sciences
    Degree Concentrations
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy
    • Required Credits: 59
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Law & Paralegal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Public Health
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Technology
    Degree Concentrations
    • Data Technologies
    • Game Development and Simulation
    • Networking and Systems
    • Software Application Development
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Respiratory Therapy
    • Required Credits: 50
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BAS in Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS)
    Degree Concentrations
    • Healthcare Leadership
    • Required Credits: 60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Substance Abuse Counseling
    • Required Credits: 60-120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Communication
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Radiation Science Technology
    Degree Concentrations
    • Leadership
    • Mammography
    • Computed tomography
    • Required Credits: 60
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Education in Early Childhood Education
    Degree Concentrations
    • Birth - Age 5
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Information Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Sciences
    Degree Concentrations
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Law & Paralegal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Medical Laboratory Science
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing: RN to BSN
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Public Health
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Radiation Science Technology
    Degree Concentrations
    • Leadership
    • Mammography
    • Computed Tomography
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Respiratory Therapy
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Social Work
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Substance Abuse Counseling
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  21. #22

    Providence College

    Providence , RI
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    54%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1280/29

    Providence College’s Most Influential Basketball Players

    1. Doris Burke
    2. Lenny Wilkens
    3. Billy Donovan
    4. Ryan Gomes
    5. John Thompson
    6. MarShon Brooks
    7. Otis Thorpe
    8. Kris Dunn
    9. Eric Williams
    10. Dickey Simpkins
    11. Eric Murdock
    12. Ricky Ledo
    13. Ben Bentil
    14. Jamel Thomas
    15. Ernie DiGregorio
    16. God Shammgod
    17. Marcus Douthit
    18. Franklin Western
    19. Tuukka Kotti
    20. Austin Croshere
    21. Bryce Cotton
    22. Rich Gotham
    23. Johnny Egan
    24. Herbert Hill
    25. Marvin Barnes
    26. Jimmy Walker
    27. LaDontae Henton
    28. Jim Larrañaga
    29. Donnie McGrath
    30. Erron Maxey
    More Influential Basketball Players
    1. Ira Bowman
    2. Michael Smith
    3. Māris Ļaksa
    4. John Linehan
    5. Vincent Council
    6. Marty Conlon
    7. Jonathan Kale
    8. Maciej Zieliński
    9. Joe Hassett
    10. Duke Mondy
    11. Sharaud Curry
    12. Weyinmi Efejuku
    13. Troy Brown
    14. Rubén Garcés
    15. Abdul Shamsid-Deen
    16. Ken McDonald
    17. Raymond Flynn
    18. Marques Bragg
    19. Rodney Bullock
    20. Randall Hanke
    21. Kyron Cartwright
    22. Dexter Westbrook
    23. Alpha Diallo
    24. Delray Brooks
    25. Jen Mead
    26. David Duke Jr.

    Providence College’s Online Degrees

    BA in Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Social Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in History
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Leadership Development
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Fire Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Professional Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Theology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Fire Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in History
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Leadership Development
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Professional Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Social Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  22. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $11K

    Acceptance

    51%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    37K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1375/31

  23. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $14K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    43K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1430/33

  24. #25

    Georgia Tech

    Atlanta , GA
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $13K

    Acceptance

    21%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    31K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1405/31

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