UConn men's basketball players make the second highest combined salary in the NBA according to Business Insider. UConn's 12 players in the NBA make about $77.5 million in salary. That's second to Kentucky, which has 21 players in the NBA who make over $77 million. Here is the top 20 list. Duke is third on the list.
The Top 8 teams are all national programs with national championships on their resume.
UConn is trying to get players to donate back to the school with a major donor, Denis Nayden, pledging to match up to $1 million of donations from former players to the hoops program.