Louisville: Only School In The Nation with 1st Round Pick in NFL, NBA, and MLB Drafts


Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.  If you live in the DC/MD/VA area, get ready for a really rainy day – and what better to do than catchup on ACC content from All Sports Discussion?

Let’s talk about Lousville’s first year in the ACC: Louisville has been in the ACC for more than a year now – and we can tell that it’s been a natural fit for the conference.

In April 2014, I wrote about Louisville’s accomplishments as a whole through the end of men’s basketball season.  Louisville’s football team ended up with a 9-4 overall record, their men’s basketball team was a perennial top 10 team all year long and made the Elite 8, their women’s basketball team made the Sweet 16, and their men’s soccer team made a small run in the NCAA tournament.

In June 2014, we featured Louisville Athletic Director, Tom Jurich, as one of our top choices coming from the ACC Athletic Director pool to be the next conference commissioner.

The news just kept coming for Louisville in June 2014 as the Cards came very close to a birth in the 2015 College World Series (H/T @JeffGreer_CJ).

Yesterday, I updated our ACC audience on Lousville’s performance in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup.  Louisville ended up at 29th in the country – a top 30 finish – and four spots ahead of Maryland – JUST SAYING BRUH.

Now comes some consolidated news here on the quality of athletes that Louisville brings in as part of #CardNation.  Louisville is the only school in the nation that has a first round pick in the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Major League Baseball (MLB) drafts.

That’s amazing.

Terry Rozier was selected as the 16th pick in the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, Devante Parker was selected as the 14th pick in the NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, and Kyle Funkhouser was selected as the 35th pick in the MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.  (H/T @NESN, @JeffGreer_CJ, and @MarkEnnis)


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