NBA teams on Monday were required to cut their rosters down to a maximum of 15 players for opening night, which starts Tuesday for teams around the league.
There are 20 players from Mountain West schools (current or former) on NBA rosters to start the 2014-15 season, including 13 who actually played in Mountain West games and seven others who played for teams before they joined the Mountain West.
The New Mexico Lobos have four players on opening night NBA rosters who actually played in the Mountain West, more than any other team in the league. UNLV has four active NBA players, though one — Shawn Marion — last played for the Runnin’ Rebels in 1999, the season prior to the Mountain West beginning. One other player, Utah’s Andre Miller, last played for the Utes in 1999 and never actually played in the Mountain West, but is included below as Utah was a member of the league for several years before leaving for the Pac-12.