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Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up

The current Kentucky Wildcats are starting to rebound from their early season struggles.  Struggles that were surprising to most given the vast amount of potential NBA talent on the roster.  While it’s certain that most of the current ‘Cats will move on to NBA careers at some point in time, there are many others who have already taken that route.   As it currently stands, there are 19 former Wildcats active on NBA rosters.  Given that you’re a busy person and have difficulty enough keeping up with all things Kentucky sports, it’s difficult to track the ones that you formerly watched on a once frequent basis.  But, fret not! We here at KSR have you covered when it comes to former Wildcats who’ve moved on to careers in professional basketball. The below chart contains various basic statistics of former players along with an efficiency stat that is similar to Player Efficiency Rating.

Some Notes:

DeMarcus Cousins is still on a tear.  His past four games have seen him score a total of 25, 17, 19, and 25 points.  Despite his repeated behavioral incidents, he’s among the best Centers in the Association.

Doron Lamb is finally starting to find his legs in the NBA after an injury sidelined him during the early portion of the season.  He has logged at least 15 minutes in his past four games, scoring six points on two occasions.

-In a losing effort to the Golden State Warriors, Tayshaun Prince poured in 24 points on 10-18 shooting.  Prince has only scored in single digits 3 times this season (23 games played).

-According to Yahoo! Sports, Anthony Davis has been cleared to play in tonight’s game vs. the Wizards.  Davis returns after missing 11 games due to a stress reaction in his left ankle.  He’s averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season.

Michael Kidd Gilchrist continues to do what he does best in Charlotte (finding anyway to help his team win).  In Saturday’s match-up with the Spurs, Kidd-Gilchrist injured his tailbone in the second quarter.  He played through the pain and finished with 8 points, 5 rebounds, and a season high 6 assists.

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

14 Comments for Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up



  1. Joe Lunardi, ESPN
    8:07 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Cats fans, I have you as a 5 seed in my first Bracketology of the season. Not bad considering the Baylor loss and lack of marquee wins. We’ll find a lot out about this team against Louisville and Florida. Check out the link.



  2. Stigall
    8:08 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Teague still showing the world he showed have stayed at UK another year…



  3. Wiggins
    8:09 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Comments from a U of L fan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYMOhn0yldc



  4. WTF
    8:14 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Honey!! Who blew up today’s podcast????



  5. UKprAlum
    8:39 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    LOL at above. Does it matter? Aren’t these Cats still apart of the BBN regardless of skin color?



  6. mudcreekmark
    8:49 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Davis is back. Early in the second quarter right now he has played 6 minutes and has 4 points. Miller is getting some playing time tonight. He has already played 9 minutes.



  7. rockatao
    9:16 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Orton was recalled by the Thunder yesterday



  8. chad
    9:24 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    When in the hell did Erik Dainels start playing in the d-league?



  9. Mr.Paterson
    9:50 pm December 11, 2012 Permalink

    Only down side to all the great players we have had is a lot of people have forgot how big it was that PPat chose UK. I’ve said it before I’ll say it again PPat is the most important Cat since Mashburn. He wasn’t the best but he came at a time when no 5 star guys would even look at UK. Stayed LNG enuff to get UK going in the right direction. He was Class in his time here UK was better for having him



  10. Boogie
    8:15 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    After I start seeing a Psychiatrist, I’m gonna be the starting center for Team USA



  11. Catmandoo
    9:16 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    After looking at all the stats it shows just how good Rondo is when compared to all our talented Cats in the NBA.



  12. John
    9:25 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s take the former UK players, start a team in Louisville and win the NBA title most years for the next decade. Surely, Mitch McConnell or some other high ranking official can make this happen. It would be bigger than avoiding the fiscal cliff. Maybe I exagerate a little, but our former players could contend for a title if on the same team.



  13. uk3k
    10:22 am December 12, 2012 Permalink

    There really needs to be a daily Cats in the NBA roundup post. I am just saying… with how many are now in the NBA(more coming soon) it would be a great (and easy to make) daily post!