The NBA season is in full swing, and as of this writing 18 former Wildcats are active on NBA rosters. Of course, with the NCAA season going on as well, it makes it difficult for you the fan to keep up with your former Wildcat favorites. But fret not loyal reader, we here at KSR have been sifting through countless box scores and calculating averages on our abacuses’ just so you can stay updated on the ones that have moved on to a career in basketball. Below you’ll find a table which lists respective per game averages and an efficiency rating calculated by NBA.com.
-DeMarcus Cousins is still on a tear. In his 11 games this season, he’s averaging the most of any former UK player at 16.1 points per game. On November 18th, in a losing effort against the Brooklyn Nets, Cousins scored a season high 29 points on 12-21 shooting.
-Rajon Rondo is having a spectacular season thus far, averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. He’s also averaging an insane 13.5 assists per game (#1 in the NBA), which is 3.9 more than the next highest guy, Chris Paul.
–John Wall is still out with a left knee injury. His eight week timetable for return is expiring, but there’s no indication of when he might return.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is doing in NBA what he did all season long at Kentucky; do every thing possible on the basketball court and then some. He’s averaging 11.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game. Due in large part to his “do all” attitude the Bobcats are now 7-5 on the season, tying last season’s win total in 12 games.
-It took a while, but Patrick Patterson has finally found his role in the NBA. He only averaged 7.5 points per game for his career before this season, but now he’s putting in a very respectable 12.5 points per game.