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FULL LIST: Nike program alumni in the 2015-16 NBA

By Alec Kinsky, D1 Circuit, 10/27/15, 8:15PM EDT


  • 450 players (15 per team) begin the season on NBA rosters.
  • 126 players (28.0%) are alumni of NIKE programs.
  • 77 players in the NBA are of foreign descent (no grassroots basketball).
  • 33.7% of American-born NBA players are alumni of Nike basketball programs.
  • Boo Williams leads the way with 8 alumni, followed by Seattle Rotary Style with 7.
  • The Charlotte Hornets have an NBA-high 9 Nike alumni on their roster. The Portland Trail Blazers have 7, and Orlando, Memphis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia & New Orleans all have 6.
  • Team Final has 6 NBA alumni in first 10 years of existence.

NIKE alumni in the NBA

NBA Team: Player Name: Nike Program:
Boston Celtics Terry Rozier All Ohio Red (OH)
Boston Celtics Jared Sullinger All Ohio Red (OH)
Boston Celtics James Young The Family Detroit (MI)
Boston Celtics David Lee St. Louis Eagles (MO)
Brooklyn Nets Wayne Ellington Playaz Club (NJ)
Brooklyn Nets Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Team Final (PA)
Brooklyn Nets Jarrett Jack Boo Williams (VA)
Brooklyn Nets Chris McCullough PSA Cardinals (NY)
NY Knicks Carmelo Anthony Baltimore Elite (MD)
NY Knicks Jerian Grant Team Takeover (DC)
Philadelphia 76ers Jerami Grant Team Takeover (DC)
Philadelphia 76ers Kendall Marshall Boo Williams (VA)
Philadelphia 76ers Tony Wroten Seattle Rotary (WA)
Philadelphia 76ers Nerlens Noel BABC (MA)
Philadelphia 76ers JaKarr Sampson King James Shooting Stars (OH)
Philadelphia 76ers Jahlil Okafor Mac Irvin Fire (IL)
Toronto Raptors Terrence Ross ICP Elite (OR)
Toronto Raptors Anthony Bennett CIA Bounce (CAN)
Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry Playaz Club (NJ)
Toronto Raptors Patrick Patterson Boo Williams (VA)
Toronto Raptors DeMarre Carroll Alabama Challenge (AL)
Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose Chicago MeanStreets (IL)
Chicago Bulls Aaron Brooks Seattle Rotary (WA)
Chicago Bulls Bobby Portis Arkansas Wings (AR)
Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James Oakland Soldiers (CA)
Cleveland Cavaliers Tristan Thompson CIA Bounce (CAN)
Cleveland Cavaliers JR Smith Playaz Club (NJ)
Cleveland Cavaliers Richard Jefferson Arizona Stars (AZ)
Detroit Pistons Reggie Bullock Team CP3 (NC)
Detroit Pistons Brandon Jennings Oakland Soldiers (CA)
Detroit Pistons Stanley Johnson Oakland Soldiers (CA)
Detroit Pistons Jodie Meeks Georgia Stars (GA)
Indiana Pacers Rakeem Christmas Team Final (PA)
Indiana Pacers Solomon Hill Cali Supreme (CA)
Indiana Pacers CJ Miles Team Texas (TX)
Indiana Pacers Rodney Stuckey Seattle Rotary (WA)
Milwaukee Bucks Michael Carter-Williams BABC (MA)
Milwaukee Bucks Tyler Ennis CIA Bounce (CAN)
Milwaukee Bucks Johnny O'Bryant Jackson Tigers (MS)
Milwaukee Bucks Jabari Parker Mac Irvin Fire (IL)
Milwaukee Bucks Greivis Vasquez Boo Williams (VA)
Milwaukee Bucks Rashad Vaughn Playground Elite (WI)
Atlanta Hawks Jeff Teague Spiece Indy Heat (IN)
Atlanta Hawks Mike Scott Boo Williams (VA)
Atlanta Hawks Lamar Patterson Team Final (PA)
Atlanta Hawks Tim Hardaway Jr. Mac Irvin Fire (IL)
Charlotte Hornets PJ Hairston Team CP3 (NC)
Charlotte Hornets Tyler Hansbrough St. Louis Eagles (MO)
Charlotte Hornets Al Jefferson Jackson Tigers
Charlotte Hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Team Final (PA)
Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Lamb Georgia Stars (GA)
Charlotte Hornets Marvin Williams Seattle Rotary (WA)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker NY Gauchos (NY)
Charlotte Hornets Brian Roberts All Ohio Red (OH)
Miami Heat Josh McRoberts Spiece Indy Heat (IN)
Miami Heat Hassan Whiteside Team United (NC)
Miami Heat Justise Winslow Houston Hoops (TX)
Miami Heat Josh Richardson Athletes First (OK)
Orlando Magic Aaron Gordon Oakland Soldiers (CA)
Orlando Magic Tobias Harris Albany City Rocks (NY)
Orlando Magic Devyn Marble The Family Detroit (MI)
Orlando Magic Shabazz Napier BABC (MA)
Orlando Magic Andrew Nicholson CIA Bounce (CAN)
Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo Team Takeover (DC)
Washington Wizards Bradley Beal St. Louis Eagles (MO)
Washington Wizards Drew Gooden Oakland Soldiers (CA)
Washington Wizards Kris Humphries Howard Pulley (MN)
Washington Wizards Kelly Oubre Houston Hoops (TX)
Golden State Warriors Harrison Barnes Howard Pulley (MN)
Golden State Warriors Draymond Green The Family Detroit (MI)
Golden State Warriors Brandon Rush Howard Pulley (MN)
Golden State Warriors James McAdoo Boo WIlliams (VA)
Golden State Warriors Ian Clark Memphis YOMCA
Los Angeles Clippers Jamal Crawford Seattle Rotary (WA)
Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin Athletes First (OK)
Los Angeles Clippers Austin Rivers Each 1 Teach 1 (FL)
Los Angeles Clippers JJ Redick Boo Williams (VA)
Los Angeles Lakers D'Angelo Russell Each 1 Teach 1 (FL)
Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle Texas Titans (TX)
Los Angeles Lakers Louis Williams Georgia Stars (GA)
Phoenix Suns Devin Booker Alabama Challenge (AL)
Phoenix Suns Archie Goodwin Arkansas Wings (AR)
Phoenix Suns Brandon Knight Each 1 Teach 1 (FL)
Sacramento Kings Ben McLemore St. Louis Eagles (MO)
Sacramento Kings Willie Cauley-Stein MOKAN Elite (KS)
Sacramento Kings Kosta Koufos King James Shooting Stars (OH)
Dallas Mavericks Chandler Parsons Nike Team Florida
Dallas Mavericks Ricky Ledo Albany City Rocks/Expressions Elite
Dallas Mavericks Justin Anderson Boo Williams (VA)
Houston Rockets Patrick Beverley Chicago MeanStreets (IL)
Houston Rockets Montrezl Harrell Team CP3 (NC)
Houston Rockets Terrence Jones ICP Elite (OR)
Houston Rockets Corey Brewer The Travelers (KY)
Memphis Grizzlies Zach Randolph Spiece Indy Heat (IN)
Memphis Grizzlies Vince Carter Playaz Club (NJ)
Memphis Grizzlies Mike Conley Spiece Indy Heat (IN)
Memphis Grizzlies Jarnell Stokes Memphis YOMCA
Memphis Grizzlies JaMychal Green Alabama Challenge (AL)
Memphis Grizzlies Russ Smith NY Gauchos (NY)
New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis Chicago MeanStreets (IL)
New Orleans Pelicans Tyreke Evans Team Final (PA)
New Orleans Pelicans Eric Gordon Chicago MeanStreets (IL)
New Orleans Pelicans Kendrick Perkins Houston Hoops (TX)/Oakland Soldiers (CA)
New Orleans Pelicans Nate Robinson Seattle Rotary (WA)
New Orleans Pelicans Luke Babbitt LV Prospects (NV)
San Antonio Spurs Kyle Anderson Playaz Club (NJ)
San Antonio Spurs Lamarcus Aldridge Team Texas (TX)
Denver Nuggets Darrell Arthur Team Texas (TX)
Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried Playaz Club (NJ)
Denver Nuggets Erick Green Team Takeover (DC)
Denver Nuggets Will Barton Baltimore Elite (MD)
Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins CIA Bounce (CAN)
Minnesota Timberwolves Zach LaVine Seattle Rotary (WA)/FOH Seattle
Minnesota Timberwolves Tyus Jones Howard Pulley (MN)
Minnesota Timberwolves Adreian Payne All Ohio Red (OH)
Oklahoma City Thunder Dion Waiters Team Final (PA)
Oklahoma City Thunder Cameron Payne Team Penny (TN)
Portland Trail Blazers Al-Farouq Aminu Georgia Stars (GA)
Portland Trail Blazers Cliff Alexander Mac Irvin Fire (IL)
Portland Trail Blazers Ed Davis Boo Williams (VA)
Portland Trail Blazers Gerald Henderson Playaz Club (NJ)
Portland Trail Blazers CJ McCollum King James Shooting Stars (OH)
Portland Trail Blazers Luis Montero NY LIghtning (NY)
Portland Trail Blazers Meyers Leonard Mac Irvin Fire (IL)
Utah Jazz Alec Burks MOKAN Elite (KS)
Utah Jazz Trey Burke All Ohio Red (OH)
Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward Spiece Indy Heat (IN)
Utah Jazz Trey Lyles Spiece Indy Heat (IN)