10 best NBA careers by Nebraska basketball alums

The Nebraska basketball program has not exactly been an NBA factory, but there are some players who have made it to the next level and succeeded.

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Tyronn Lue is another former Nebraska basketball player that was able to buck the odds a bit and actually put together a very long career. He also has the distinction of being one of the best former Huskers to every come through the program.

Lue spent nearly a dozen seasons in the NBA, and won a pair of titles with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. Over the course of his career, he played with 6 teams and averaged a career-high 11.4 points per game in 2006-07 and finished his career with 4,710 points and 1,727 career assists. 

 During his Husker career, Lue averaged 15.9 points and 4.4 assists in his three-year career as a Cornhusker and left the program ranking third in assists (432), fourth in three-pointers made (145), fifth in steals (154) and seventh in points (1,577). Lue was named First Team All-Big 12 his junior season after averaging 21.2 points and 4.8 assists per game.

He’s a head coach these days, as he has been for a while. He won the NBA Title as a coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers and is currently leading the Los Angeles Clippers to the playoffs.