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Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up

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


Some Notes:

-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.


Article written by Jonathan Schuette

12 Comments for Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up

  1. Fecesforbrains
    1:41 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone watch the future UK Coach Bowl last night? I tried but mid major talent and mistakes put me to sleep

  2. joe
    1:44 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    is harrow back? wtf ksr, no updates all weekend? bs

  3. bsquared
    1:47 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Lamb and Teague listed as centers? Wtf

  4. CatFan26
    1:51 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Any news if Ryan Harrow is back on campus??

  5. Jarweed
    1:51 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    P. Manning just audibled “LEXINGTON!” and threw it to Tamme.

  6. dave
    2:18 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    auburn bout to make it official that chizik is gone. things bout to heat up.

  7. tom5673
    2:30 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    lamb and teague clearly not ready. what’s the status on harrow?

  8. hoptown
    2:56 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Is no one going to report Liggins’ triple double in his D -league game Friday night?

  9. Goocher
    3:58 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Liggins and Orton are playing for the Tulsa 66ers, not the Inland Empire 66ers. Inland Empire is a minor leage baseball team in Anaheim, CA. Where does this research come from JC Penney?

  10. MCaron
    4:04 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Bledsoe’s numbers don’t jump out but he’s having a phenominal season so far for the Clippers. He’s so much fun to watch. I’m convinced he wasn’t fully healthy at UK. I’m interested in the NBA for the first time ever. They can thank coach Cal for that.

  11. MCaron
    4:05 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Also Lamb was hurt early on, he’s ready… Teague on the other hand…

  12. spookykim
    7:59 pm November 25, 2012 Permalink

    Love those NBA Cats! Hate that Jodie is stuck with the Lakers. Go PPat!