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A Look at NC State’s History in the NBA Playoffs

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The 2020 NBA Conference Finals slate was made official last night, with the Nuggets beating the Clippers in Game 7 to advance to face the Lakers. NC State has had 22 players go on to play in the NBA Playoffs. T.J. Warren was the newest member to join the club this year.

1) Nate McMillan – 98
2) Thurl Bailey – 69
3) Vinny Del Negro – 54
4) Josh Powell – 46
5) Chucky Brown – 41
6) Spud Webb – 39
7) Kenny Carr – 35
8) David Thompson – 27
9) Chuck Nevitt – 16
10) Tommy Burleson – 15
11) Tom Gugliotta – 12
12) J.J. Hickson – 11
12) Leo Katkaveck – 11
14) Todd Fuller – 10
15) John Richter – 8
16) Chris Washburn – 6
17) T.J. Warren – 4
17) Lorenzo Charles – 4
17) Lorenzo Brown 4
20) Dick Dickey – 3
21) Sean Green – 1
21) Monty Towe – 1

McMillan has the most career assists (505) and steals (131) by a former NC State player, and Thurl Bailey has the most points (929), rebounds (382) and blocks (82).

18 NC State players have played in the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs.

1) Nate McMillan – 7 times (87, 89, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98)
2) Thurl Bailey – 5 times (84, 85, 88, 91, 99)
2) Josh Powell – 5 times (06, 07, 09, 10, 11)
4) Vinny Del Negro – 4 times (93, 95, 96, 98)
5) David Thompson – 3 times (77, 78, 83)
5) Kenny Carr – 3 times (79, 83, 85)
5) Chuck Nevitt – 3 (85, 87, 88)
5) Spud Webb – 3 times (86, 87, 88)
5) Chucky Brown – 3 times (95, 96, 02)
10) Tommy Burleson – 2 times (75 &76)
10) Damien Wilkens – 2 times (05 & 11)
12) Todd Fuller – 1 time (99)
12) John Richter – 1 time (60)
12) Chris Washburn – 1 time (87)
12) Lorenzo Charles – 1 time (86)
12) Lorenzo Brown – 1 time (18)
12) JJ Hickson – 1 time (10)
12) Monty Towe – 1 time (77)

Seven NC State players have played in the NBA Conference Finals.

1) Nate McMillan – 3 times (87, 93, 96)
1) Chuck Nevitt – 3 times (85, 87, 88)
1) Josh Powell – 3 times (06, 09, 10)
4) Chucky Brown – 2 times (95 & 02)
5) Vinny Del Negro – 1 time (95)
5) David Thompson – 1 time (78)
5) John Richter – 1 time (60)

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