NBA rosters include 7 players from Greater Cincinnati high schools or colleges

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Here's a look at players on NBA rosters with connections to the Cincinnati Bearcats, Xavier University Musketeers or Greater Cincinnati high schools:

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) grabs a rebound in front of Charlotte Hornets guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) grabs a rebound in front of Charlotte Hornets guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Darius Bazley - Princeton High School

Forward, Oklahoma City Thunder

Age: 21

NBA experience entering 2021-22 season: 2 seasons (OKC)

2020-21 statistics: 13.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 31.2 minutes per game

Gary Clark #12 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball during the game against the Toronto Raptors on January 9, 2022 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Gary Clark #12 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball during the game against the Toronto Raptors on January 9, 2022 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Gary Clark - University of Cincinnati

Forward, New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 27

NBA experience entering 2021-22 season: 3 seasons (HOU, ORL, DEN, PHI)

2020-21 statistics: 3.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists in 16.8 minutes per game

New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes (10) in the fourth quarter of an NBA game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center, Friday, May 14, 2021, in San Francisco, California.
New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes (10) in the fourth quarter of an NBA game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center, Friday, May 14, 2021, in San Francisco, California.

Jaxson Hayes - Moeller High School

Forward, New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 21

NBA experience entering 2021-22 season: 2 seasons (NOP)

2020-21 statistics: 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.6 assists in 16.1 minutes per game

LA Clippers guard Luke Kennard (5) passes as Detroit Pistons center Jahlil Okafor (13) defends under the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
LA Clippers guard Luke Kennard (5) passes as Detroit Pistons center Jahlil Okafor (13) defends under the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Luke Kennard - Franklin High School

Guard, Los Angeles Clippers

Age: 25

NBA experience entering 2021-22 season: 4 seasons (DET, LAC)

2020-21 statistics: 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists in 19.6 minutes per game

New Orleans Pelicans forward Naji Marshall (8) drives on Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)
New Orleans Pelicans forward Naji Marshall (8) drives on Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

Naji Marshall - Xavier University

Forward, New Orleans Pelicans

Age: 23

NBA experience entering 2021-22 season: 1 season (NOP)

2020-21 statistics: 7.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists in 21.9 minutes per game

Miles McBride #2 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League on August 14, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Miles McBride #2 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League on August 14, 2021 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miles McBride - Moeller High School

Guard, New York Knicks

Age: 21

NBA experience entering 2021-22 season: None

Jan 5, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (6) shoots the ball while Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge (21) defends  in the first half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Jan 5, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (6) shoots the ball while Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge (21) defends in the first half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Lance Stephenson - University of Cincinnati

Guard/forward, Indiana Pacers

Age: 31

NBA experience entering 2021-22 season: 9 seasons (IND, LAL, CHO, LAC, MEM, MIN, NOP)

2020-21 statistics: None

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