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50 Days to B1G Basketball: Where Do the Big Ten Players Come From?

Today we continue our daily countdown towards the tipoff of the Big Ten basketball season.

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Today's post is pretty straight forward as we're now 50 days from the tipoff of the 2014-15 basketball season for the conference. For today's post we'll be taking a look at which teams have the highest percent of in-state players and what states and countries the players from the Big Ten call home.

Starting off with the in-state buildup, Illinois features the most players from their state with 11 guys, making up 73.3% of their roster. On the opposite spectrum is Michigan, who have only one player on their roster from Michigan (Derrick Walton Jr.). You can see the rest of the numbers below:

School Players from State Percentage From State
Illinois 11 73.3%
Indiana 6 40%
Iowa 7 50%
Maryland 6 42.9%
Michigan 1 6.7%
Michigan State 6 40%
Minnesota 2 15.4%
Nebraska 3 20%
Northwestern 5 38.5%
Ohio State 4 30.8%
Penn State 8 57.1%
Purdue 9 64.3%
Rutgers 5 31.3%
Wisconsin 7 43.8%

As for state buildup, the Big Ten is built up mainly from players out of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, with those five states accounting for almost half of the players in the conference. Interestingly enough Rutgers has a pretty diverse roster with guys hailing from the Netherlands, Senegal, the Republic of Congo and Guinea. The state buildup can be seen below and features 30 states and 14 different countries (states in bold have a Big Ten school in the state):

State / Country Players Percentage
Illinois 27 13.4%
Indiana 24 11.9%
Ohio 17 8.5%
Michigan 13 6.5%
Maryland 11 5.5%
New Jersey 9 4.5%
Pennsylvania 9 4.5%
Wisconsin 9 4.5%
Iowa 7 3.5%
New York 7 3.5%
California 6 3%
Minnesota 6 3%
Nebraska 5 2.5%
Virginia 5 2.5%
Georgia 4 2%
Texas 4 2%
Massachusetts 3 1.5%
North Carolina 3 1.5%
Tennessee 3 1.5%
Florida 2 1%
Kansas 2 1%
Kentucky 2 1%
Missouri 2 1%
Alabama 1 0.5%
Arkansas 1 0.5%
Bahamas 1 0.5%
Colombia 1 0.5%
Congo 1 0.5%
England 1 0.5%
Germany 1 0.5%
Guinea 1 0.5%
Mali 1 0.5%
Netherlands 1 0.5%
New Hampshire 1 0.5%
Nigeria 1 0.5%
Oklahoma 1 0.5%
Ontario 1 0.5%
Oregon 1 0.5%
Romania 1 0.5%
Senegal 1 0.5%
Slovakia 1 0.5%
Virgin Islands 1 0.5%
Washington 1 0.5%
Wyoming 1 0.5%