Which NCAA teams have the best and worst graduation rates? - The Dagger - NCAAB Blog - Yahoo! Sports While 8 percent is pitiful and might indicate a problem, A good number of the big teams players go on to NBA careers early. 40 percent is not likely a bad number at all at a Very good team school. There are very few players actually on Basketball teams to begin with, what is it? 12 players? And the report does not show how many actually end up graduating, just those that finish on time.