Maryland Produces More Division I Basketball Players, Adjusted for Population, than Any Other State

MADISON, WI - JANUARY 09: Melo Trimble #2 of the Maryland Terrapins dribbles the basketball during the second half against Wisconsin Badgers at Kohl Center on January 09, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Melo Trimble

Maryland Produces More Division I Basketball Players, Adjusted for Population, than Any Other State

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Maryland Produces More Division I Basketball Players, Adjusted for Population, than Any Other State

Which state has the highest concentration of players on Division I basketball rosters as we enter the 2016-2017 season? The answer is Maryland, according to research by Rukkus.

They went through the rosters and hometowns of all players, and put together several cool interactive maps for college basketball fans, including this one, which shows the number of Division I basketball players from each state, per 100,000 citizens.

After Maryland (2.70 players per 100,000), the top 5 is rounded out by Louisiana (2.59), North Carolina (2.30), Mississippi (2.21), and Georgia (2.20).

If you look at the raw total number of players from individual cities, New York City (all five boroughs) ranks number #1 with 111, followed by Chicago (88), Houston (72), Philadelphia (56), and Los Angeles (51).

The Rukkus interactives contain all sorts of cool info on where players are from, and you can break it down by types of schools, conferences, and regions.

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