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Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up

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.

Some notes.

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.

 

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

19 Comments for Former Wildcat NBA Round-Up



  1. Ap
    8:09 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    29 per is ridiculous. MVP usually finished with low 30s.



  2. JUS SAYIN
    8:16 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    CAN WE GET THIS EVERY WEEK! I like keeping up witht the NBA cats.



  3. SonsOfAnarchy
    8:27 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    Do Big Cuz’ and AD get to face off this year? Thats a match up Id really like to see.



  4. John Wall
    8:42 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    Shits weak Wade!!!!



  5. imnotthefiveo
    8:45 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    3 yes they will every team has a home and home with every other team. They’re both Western conference so they’ll have a few matchups.



  6. mudcreekmark
    9:02 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    I follow the box scores every day. Last night I went to ESPN’s web site and looked at each team to see how each players stats looked. Needless to say, I would really appreciate if you did this at least once a week.



  7. dave
    9:30 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    I think the show is great Matt. It meanders eccentrically and there’s sometimes no telling where it will go.

    I don’t even mind the random political talk. People need to lighten up.

    I think it’s hilariously idiotic when people complain about free entertainment. Most of them are probably Loserville fans anyway.



  8. bluefan
    9:33 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    I too, would love to see this as a weekly post, please. I keep up with all the guys but like seeing it all in one place.
    Nice job, Jonathon.



  9. 3 fan
    9:50 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    Lamb and Teague are just showing that everyone was right telling them to stay in school



  10. Nathan
    9:57 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    Bledsoe gonna get paid!!



  11. CaptObvious
    10:08 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    No matter the numbers….we only got 2 “stars”…Rondo and Davis…Wall and Cousins are questionable imo. The rest are role players/bench warmers. We really aren’t as represemted as we all think in the NBA. Granted we have numbers, but other schools have more recent and cuurent Alll-Star caliber players in the league than the Cats.



  12. CaptObvious
    10:11 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    9) NBA is becoming like baseball….NBA success is more about about drafting and stockpiling talent, not playing them initially, and then dumping veterans later on to keep under cap. Their time will come.



  13. G-Unit
    10:17 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    9- Lamb is still a little hurt. My big thing is TJ went off in summer league, went off in preseason and has less than 10 total playing minutes in the regular season. WTF?



  14. rawkwon
    10:35 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    Heard some espn blabbermouths say that Meeks is about to go off scoring once Dantoni officially installs his offense and takes over the Lakers. Let’s hope so.



  15. Case
    10:37 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    Thank you for these periodic posts! One needs an app just to keep up with all the former UK Ballers in the NBA!



  16. Cats in the NBA
    11:20 pm November 15, 2012 Permalink

    Great Post! Having this (at least) once per week would be fantastic… thanks for doing this!



  17. Reality
    6:34 am November 16, 2012 Permalink

    I like Boogie but 42% shooting for a big guy is hardly all star caliber.



  18. GregJ
    8:53 am November 16, 2012 Permalink

    Rondo’s 12.5 APG is absurd.



  19. NBA league pass
    12:30 pm November 16, 2012 Permalink

    12) many of those players are very, very young. You don’t think MKG or Wall or Cousins have a chance to be stars in the NBA?