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Former Wildcats dominate SI.com’s Top 100 NBA Players


Here’s a fun stat for your Thursday afternoon: More than 10 percent of the players who went to college in SI.com’s NBA Top 100 Players went to the University of Kentucky.

SI.com wrapped up its rankings today with the top 10 players of the league, which included Anthony Davis at No. 8. Davis is the top-ranked player among the nine Wildcats that made the website’s top 100 for the upcoming season.

Here’s the full list of Cats in SI.com’s Top 100:

8. Anthony Davis
13. John Wall
14. Karl-Anthony Towns
23. DeMarcus Cousins
38. Eric Bledsoe
64. Devin Booker
86. Nerlens Noel
94. Julius Randle
98. Patrick Patterson

Duke and Kansas each had three, which should be part of Calipari’s recruiting pitch these days.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 responses to “Former Wildcats dominate SI.com’s Top 100 NBA Players”

  1. Duff86

    Give Ulis more PT and he’ll make that list too. He’s a fighter.

  2. J-Dub421

    Cousins is way too low. #23? GTFO.

  3. lexwildcat859

    Um 9/100 is nor more than 10% it’s 9%….exactly 9%

    1. BlueSteel

      Well to be fair, Drew said of the players that went to college. While I did not go through the entire list Lebron did not go to college and I am sure there are a few international players as well.

    2. bhb71

      Exactly. Porzingis, Jokic, his Greekness, Gallinari, Dragic, Vucevic, Valanciunas, Dirk, Lebron, Nurkic, Gortat, both Gasol brothers, Ibaka, Batum, and Gobert are all players that didn’t go to college.

    3. WatchutalkinboutWillis

      Seems lexwildcat859 is better at math than reading comprehension.

  4. EdC

    Makes it extra special when someone starts posts with attempted condescending “Um” and is proved wrong almost immediately.