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Who has lost the most time to NBA early entries?

The NBA Draft has hit the ACC hard this year, as 10 underclassmen have announced their plans to leave school early to enter the draft process.  And that doesn’t include Florida State’s Aaron Thomas, who entered the draft after being declared ineligible by the Seminoles.

Seven teams have lost players. Five juniors, four freshmen and a sophomore have declared. That means the ACC is losing 19 potential college basketball seasons from those 10 players. With time left for more players to declare for the draft, the ACC has already topped last year’s early entry losses of nine players and 17 years. Here’s a look at the last few years’ NBA losses:

Players lost

Seasons lost

2015

10

19

2014

9

17

2013

5

7

2012

5

10

2011

5

8

2010

5

9

2009

6

8

Every ACC school has lost a player to early entry. It should come as no surprise that the two teams that have had the most prolonged sucess in the ACC have also lost the most time to NBA Draft early-entries. Here’s a look at the current and past ACC members’ all-time number of seasons lost to the draft.

School Years lost
UNC

36

Duke

35

Syracuse

28

Ga Tech

21

NC State

20

Louisville

17

Maryland

16

Pitt

13

Wake Forest

10

Florida State

8

UVa

6

Miami

5

Boston College

4

Clemson

3

Notre Dame

3

Va Tech

1