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.
-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.