Here is a scatter plot showing all NBA first round draft picks out of North Carolina since 1976. The draft has changed a ton. Fewer rounds. Expansion teams. Eligibility rules.
But there is always round one.
- 16 of Carolina’s 21 top five picks came from 1976 to 1998
- three instances of Tar Heels being drafted back-to-back in the top five
- the last Tar Heel picked in round one of the 2009 draft is the only one still in the league today
Code is below . . .
library(ggplot2) library(ggthemes) library(ggrepel) p1 <-ggplot(data, aes(Year, Pick, label = Player))+ geom_text_repel() + scale_x_continuous(breaks=seq(1976,2020,4)) + scale_y_reverse(breaks =seq(0,30,5)) + labs(x="Year", y="Pick Number", title = "Carolina: NBA First Round Draft Picks Since 1976", caption = "Data source: realgm.com") + theme_economist() + theme(plot.title=element_text(family="OfficinaSanITC-Book"), text=element_text(family="OfficinaSanITC-Book")) p1