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Find out which Hawks alumni played for one of the current Final Four teams and vote on who you think will win today!

Elton Brand is the only current Hawk to be an alumni of one of the Final Four colleges.
Elton Brand is the only current Hawk to be an alumni of one of the Final Four colleges.
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Since the NCAA Final Four is tonight, we thought it would be fun to give you a list of Hawks players who used to play for one of the colleges in the Final Four as well as a chance to vote on who you think will win!

A few fun facts:

  • Kentucky has the most former Atlanta Hawks with seven, then Duke with six, Michigan State with four, and Wisconsin with just two.
  • Despite having less than Kentucky and Duke, Michigan State has the most cumulative seasons played as an Atlanta Hawk with 23 seasons, followed by Duke with 12, Kentucky with 10, and Wisconsin with five.
  • Only in 13 of the 47 seasons since the Hawks moved to Atlanta have the Hawks not had a player from one of the Final Four colleges this year (1968-71, 1972-76, 1977-78, 2001-04, 2010-2012).

Notes: I counted playing any part of a season as a season played for a team, and this only takes into account players who played for the Atlanta Hawks, not any previous Hawks team.

Listed in order of when they last played for the Hawks, starting with present and working back:

Elton Brand
College: Duke
College Years: 1997-99 (2 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Free Agency
Hawks Years:2013-present (2 seasons)

Devin Harris
College: Wisconsin
College Years: 2001-04 (3 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Utah Jazz
Hawks Years: 2012-13 (1 season)

Dahntay Jones
College: Duke
College Years: 2001-03 (2 seasons, transferred from Rutgers)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Dallas Mavericks
Hawks Years: 2012-13 (1 season)

Randolph Morris
College: Kentucky
College Years: 2004-07 (3 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Free Agency
Hawks Years: 2008-10 (2 seasons)

Shelden Williams
College: Duke
College Years: 2002-06 (4 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Draft
Hawks Years: 2006-08 (2 seasons)

Tony Delk
College: Kentucky
College Years: 1992-96 (4 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Dallas Mavericks
Hawks Years: 2004-06 (2 seasons)

Antoine Walker
College: Kentucky
College Years: 1994-96 (2 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Dallas Mavericks
Hawks Years: 2004-05 (1 season)

Anthony Miller
College: Michigan State
College Years: 1991-94 (3 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Free Agency (multiple times)
Hawks Years: 1996-98, 2000-01, 2004-05 (4 seasons)

Kevin Willis
College: Michigan State
College Years: 1981-84 (3 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Draft (1984), Free Agency (2004)
Hawks Years: 1984-95, 2004-05 (12 seasons)

Nazr Mohammed
College: Kentucky
College Years: 1995-98 (3 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Philadelphia 76ers
Hawks Years: 2004-05 (1 season)

Roshown McLeod
College: Duke
College Years: 1996-98 (2 seasons, transferred from St. John's)
Came to Hawks via: Draft
Hawks Years: 1998-2001 (3 seasons)

Jeff Sheppard
College: Kentucky
College Years: 1993-98 (4 seasons, did not play 1996-97)
Came to Hawks via: Free Agency
Hawks Years: 1998-99 (1 season)

Steve Smith
College: Michigan State
College Years: 1987-91 (4 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Miami Heat
Hawks Years: 1994-99 (5 seasons)

Christian Laettner
College: Duke
College Years: 1988-92 (4 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Minnesota Timberwolves
Hawks Years: 1995-98 (3 seasons)

Wes Matthews (Sr)
College: Wisconsin
College Years: 1977-80 (4 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Washington Bullets
Hawks Years: 1980-84 (4 seasons)

Terry Furlow
College: Michigan State
College Years: 1972-76(4 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with Cleveland Cavaliers
Hawks Years: 1978-80 (2 seasons)

Jack Givens
College: Kentucky
College Years: 1974-78 (4 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Free Agency
Hawks Years: 1978-80 (2 seasons)

Randy Denton
College: Duke
College Years: 1968-71(3 seasons)
Came to Hawks via: Trade with New York Knicks
Hawks Years: 1976-77 (1 season)

Tom Payne
College: Kentucky
College Years: 1970-71(1 season)
Came to Hawks via: Draft
Hawks Years: 1971-72 (1 season)

Be sure to vote below on who you think will win the Final Four!