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Despite having 23 programs spread across four Division I NCAA conferences, there were no HBCU players selected in the NBA Draft for the 10th year in a row.

The most recent NBA draft pick from an HBCU was Norfolk State’s Kyle O’Quinn in 2012. The last first-round pick from an HBCU was Carlos Rodgers of Tennessee State in 1994.

According to The Athletic, Tennessee State’s Robert Covington is the only HBCU alum on an NBA roster.

No matter what the reason behind it may be, the fact remains: The NBA hasn’t drafted HBCU players with any kind of regularity in decades.

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