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Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up

Kentucky’s basketball season, thus far, hasn’t gone the way many fans had hoped.  At the moment, Kentucky is a less than stellar 4-3 and finds themselves un-ranked in the AP poll for the first time in John Calipari’s tenure as coach.  While it’s concerning, there’s no reason to hit the panic button just yet as there are many more games on the schedule and this young team will continue to grow just as other Calipari teams have done in the past. Speaking of the past, Kentucky has 19 players who are active on NBA rosters with 1 injured (John Wall), 1 in the D-League (Daniel Orton), and 1 looking for work after being waived (Kelenna Azubuike).  Given that its near impossible to keep up with 19 different players on a nightly basis, we here at KSR thought you deserved to have statistics and news on former Wildcats who moved on to a professional career in basketball.  Below is the table containing all players’ basic statistics alongside an efficiency measure from NBA.com.

Some notes:

-Jodie Meeks had his best performance of the year in the Lakers’ 122-103 victory over the Nuggets.  He scored a season high 21 points on 7-8 shooting from beyond the arc.

-After a breif stint in the D-League, Terrence Jones has been recalled to the Houston Rockets.  His NBA career has started off slow, averaging 3.6 points and 2 rebounds per game.

DeAndre Liggins has also been recalled from the D-League.  Earlier this week, in a 100-79 victory over New Orleans, Liggins logged 7 minutes and scored his first points of the season.

Anthony Davis and John Wall are still both injured.  Davis (stress fracture in left ankle) and Wall (stress injury in right knee) have no clear timetable for return.

-Patrick Patterson is continuing his banner season averaging 14.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.  He has scored an incredible 20+ points in 4 of his past 5 games.

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

15 Comments for Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up



  1. lawnorder
    9:37 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    TUBBER DUCKY, YOU’RE THE ONE…



  2. Pawn star
    10:03 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Reports out Tennessee getting mike Gundy



  3. Yawn
    10:26 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    YAWN.. Another awful Schuette article. What’s new?



  4. Help wanted
    10:27 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Cal could use a couple if those one and dined now!



  5. TheBigToe
    10:28 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    With all this speculation about Charlie Strong, I went to Louisville Sports Radio for the skinny. But the interwebs says it doesn’t exist.



  6. Help wanted
    10:28 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Of those one and dones now!



  7. Kev
    10:59 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink


  8. UK Freshmen
    11:07 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Need Kantor is not a Wilcat. Never played a game. Take him off the list.



  9. Dee Sanders
    11:10 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    CHUCK HAYES. I really wish KSR would catch up with #44 whether it be a phone interview or whatever. The Tayshaun through Chuck era players havent been shown as much love as of late (because of our insane talent now) by the BBN. Chuck Hayes is my favorite Kentucky player of all time and its not even close. I think alot of BBN would agree with me on that but some may have forgotten. Remember Gerald Fitch making it rain, Keith Bogans averaging 18 ppg, Erik Daniels against MSU, Cliff Hawkins against Tennessee. While we never got a championship out of any of those guys, they did field perhaps the most fun Kentucky team to watch ever (Im speaking of the year we lost to UAB in the 2n round). They did run the table in the SEC if I remember correctly, which was pretty sweet. I want KSR to show Chuck Hayes the love that he most certainly deserves!



  10. UK Freshmen
    11:17 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve never seen a woman naked and probably never will…I am such a loser all I ever do is post negative comments about UK.



  11. Jonathan Schuette
    11:29 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    #7. Totally forgot about Erik Daniels (as there are a lot to keep track of), he’ll be included in the next batch of the roundup.



  12. SKat
    1:00 am December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Love the stats. How about a full-on statistical comparison of all of Calipari’s UK teams through the first 7 games of each season? Interesting to see how this year’s team stacks up now and then later in the season.



  13. BeerLovesYou
    7:32 am December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t forget about ERIK DANIELS. He is still playing in the NBDL for the Erie Bayhawks.



  14. BNClay
    11:28 am December 4, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with #9 got to love Chuck Hayes. Honestly I can’t believe that him Prince and Bogan are still in the league. Hayes is the 6’5” center I mean how long did you really expect him to play. Prince was excellent in his prime, and Bogans a serviceable player. But you go to think that the years are catching up with both of them.



  15. BNClay
    11:30 am December 4, 2012 Permalink

    And another thing, I wish Cal could teach this team to pass the ball the way that team of the Tubby era did. Daniels and Hayes were the best high-low post passers.