With the NCAA and NBA seasons officially underway it’s difficult to keep up with your former Wildcat favorites given the schedule conflicts. But fret not! We here at KSR are here to keep you updated periodically throughout the season on the ones who went on to fulfill their NBA dreams. So far on the young NBA season 20 former Wildcats have logged minutes, while one waits for an injury to heal and another waits to be picked up by a different franchise. Some are somehow shining even brighter in the association than they did in their time sporting Kentucky blue, while others are still trying to find their roles. But, without further delay here are updated early season statistics of the 20 Wildcats playing professionally.
–Anthony Davis is wasting no time becoming the next big thing in the NBA. In his 4 games he’s averaging 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks. In addition to that, he leads all former Wildcats in Player Efficiency Rating (PER) with a score of 29.0 at this point in the season.
–DeMarcus Cousins is putting together an All-Star like season thus far, averaging 17.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2 steals per game. If not for the incident with the Spurs play-by-play guy, DeMarcus would be having a flawless season.
-Michael Kidd-Gilchrist may be the best thing to ever happen to Michael Jordan’s management career as he has helped guide the Bobcats to 4 wins on the young season. His numbers are typical MKG (filling in every column of the statsheet) with 11.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game. Sidenote, just three more wins and the Bobcats match last season’s total.
–Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, and Patrick Patterson are also having fantastic seasons by the numbers. They’re averaging 11.4, 10.6, and 10.3 points per game respectively.
-Because it will never be posted enough, here’s Eric Bledsoe blocking Dwayne Wade at the rim in last night’s game vs. the Heat.