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With DeAndre Liggins signed in New Orleans, "It feels like a family that reunited."

On Tuesday night, the New Orleans Pelicans signed DeAndre Liggins to a ten-day contract, bringing their BBNBA total to five.

Liggins joins DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, and Darius Miller as former Wildcats on the team, just the second time in NBA history one franchise had five players from the same college on the active roster.

The first time? The 1949-50 NBA season, where five Kentucky players played for Indianapolis and each registered points.

After being signed by the Pelicans, Liggins told New Orleans reporter William Guillory that playing with his ‘brothers’ in the NBA feels like a “family that reunited.”

“It feels like you’re playing with your brothers,” Liggins said. “I’ve been knowing them since years ago. We’re all older now, we talk about some of the old stories at Kentucky. It feels like a family that reunited.”

New Orleans head coach Alvin Gentry told reporters an all-Kentucky lineup is possible in the coming days, something Liggins would be excited to see.

“That would be crazy,” Liggins said. “That’s something that a lot of people would be talking about. It’s a good chance it might happen, depending on matchups.

The official Pelicans account tweeted an interview with Liggins talking about playing with his former Kentucky roommate and how excited he is to be with the organization.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 responses to “With DeAndre Liggins signed in New Orleans, "It feels like a family that reunited."”

  1. wildcat2012

    Didn’t the suns have Booker, Archie, Ulis, Knight and Bledsoe?

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I think so. If so, they should have put all 5 on the floor in a blowout or throwaway game. I wonder if it would have been the first ever 5 guard lineup? 😀

  2. UKSam

    It’s actually a pretty traditional line up. Miller is shooting lights out could play the 2

  3. RexRox

    Always liked DeAndre. Surprised he hasn’t had more success in the NBA as a defensive stopper. Thinking Peyton Siva still wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking of Liggins and MKG.

  4. 4everUKblue

    DeAndre is well respected for his defense, no one wants him guarding them. Too bad this team doesn’t have an MKG to lead them in breakfast club workouts.