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The All-Calipari Team

With Calipari finally getting his elusive national championship its time for fans of the accomplished coach to look back and reflect upon his esteemed career. He’s had twenty years as a head coach in the college basketball world. In those two decades, Cal’s had numerous collegiate All-Americans, first-round NBA draft picks, and NBA All-stars at his disposal. It got me thinking that if you composed a starting five of the best players that have played under Cal you’d have one sick college team. Here’s a list of Cal’s players from his UMass, Memphis, and Kentucky days:

Guards: Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky; Antonio Burks, Memphis; Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis; Tyreke Evans, Memphis; Brandon Knight, Kentucky; Doron Lamb, Kentucky; DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky; Derrick Rose, Memphis; Marquis Teague, Kentucky; Dajuan Wagner, Memphis; John Wall, Kentucky

Forwards: Rodney Carney, Memphis; Robert Dozier, Memphis; Terrence Jones, Kentucky; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; Darius Miller, Kentucky; Patrick Patterson, Kentucky; Lou Roe, UMass; Shawne Williams, Memphis

Centers: Earl Barron, Memphis; Marcus Camby, UMass; DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky; Anthony Davis, Kentucky; Josh Harrellson, Kentucky; Enes Kanter, Kentucky; Daniel Orton, Kentucky

Okay, now let’s make an All-Calipari Team. Here’s mine:

C, DeMarcus Cousins

PF, Anthony Davis

SF, Terrence Jones

SG, DeAndre Liggins

PG, Derrick Rose

Sixth-man: Shawne Williams

I listed every guy that Cal has had that will be in the NBA or has played in the NBA, if there’s somebody you want to pick that isn’t listed go ahead. Pick a sixth man too, because five is really hard to do.

I tried not to be so Kentucky biased, but yeah, it happened. I’ll take DeAndre as my two because he can guard the other teams best wing player and the other guys would be able to do all the scoring. What say you? What’s a good starting five, plus a six man?

GO!

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

142 Comments for The All-Calipari Team



  1. JMF
    8:02 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Liggins – what the???



  2. giveme96
    8:02 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    No way I take Liggins over Kidd-Gilchrist. You sir, are crazy.



  3. thenamerobdigity
    8:03 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    No MKG and you have Liggins? WOW!



  4. DuPont
    8:04 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    You are insane for putting Liggins over MKG. Insane.



  5. Booney72
    8:05 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C, Boogie
    PF, Anthony Davis
    SF, Patrick Patterson
    SG, Brandon Knight
    PG, Derrick Rose
    Sixth-man, Darius Miller



  6. Coop
    8:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C. Cousins
    PF. Davis
    SF. Kidd-Gilchrist
    SG. B. Knight
    PG. D. Rose

    6 Man. T. Evans



  7. Cats got em
    8:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins, Davis, MKG, Wall, Rose. 6th man Brandon knight



  8. Danny
    8:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C. DeMarcus Cousins
    PF: Anthony Davis
    SF: Terrence Jones
    SG: John Wall
    PG: Derrick Rose

    Sixth Man: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    7th Man: Shawne Williams
    8th Man: Tyreke Evans
    9th Man: Patrick Paterson
    10th Man: DeAndre Liggins

    WATERBOY: Daniel Orton



  9. Brian the Derpface
    8:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: Demarcus Cousins
    PF: Anthony Davis
    SF: MKG
    SG: Tyreke Evans
    PG: John Wall

    Tyreke Evans’ natural position is at the two, and no one has been able to outrun John Wall in 102 years of Kentucky Basketball.

    What do I win?



  10. Dave
    8:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PG-John Wall
    SG-Darius
    SF-MKG
    PF-AD
    C-Big Cuz
    6th man-Deandre
    with Knight,TJ,Patterson, and Jorts filling out the rotation.



  11. BBN
    8:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: A Davis
    PF: Marcus Camby
    SF: MKG
    SG: Derrick Rose
    PG: John Wall
    6th: Boogie



  12. Booney72
    8:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    MKG and Liggins basically the same person. MKG just has a little bit better offensive game.



  13. Jordan
    8:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C Boogie
    PF Davis
    SF MKG
    SG Wall
    PG Rose

    Six man Brandon Knight



  14. Brian the Derpface
    8:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    12: I’ll have what you’re having.



  15. jscott7689
    8:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C – Cousins
    PF – Davis
    SF – MKG
    SG – Knight
    PG – Rose

    6th man – CDR



  16. thenamerobdigity
    8:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    We didnt say this team had to actually play a game. Mine.

    G- Rose
    G- Wall
    F- Cousins
    F- Davis
    C- Camby

    Sixth man: Tyreke Evans



  17. BBN NJ
    8:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: Marcus Camby
    PF: Anthony Davis
    SF: MKG
    SG: Chris Douglas-Roberts
    PG: Derrick Rose



  18. thenamerobdigity
    8:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    crap I forgot MKG



  19. CAT8
    8:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C, Cousins
    PF, Anthony Davis
    SF, MKG
    SG, John Wall
    PG, Derrick Rose
    Sixth-man: PPat



  20. wow
    8:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PLEASE NEVER PUT LIGGINS AHEAD OF MKG…. THAT IS BEYOND STUPID

    JUST A TERRIBLE LIST BY FRANKLIN… TERRIBLE



  21. Ap
    8:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Camby -4
    Davis -4
    Evans -3,2
    Knight-2,1
    Rose-1

    Patterson-4,3



  22. J-Pat
    8:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Anthony Davis
    PF- Demarcus Cousins
    SF- MKG
    SG- D. Lamb
    PG- D. Rose

    6th Man- Darius Miller

    Lamb isn’t the most talented, but he is a shooter. If Cal’s teams hit the Jumper they don’t lose.



  23. thenamerobdigity
    8:10 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Camby
    F- Davis
    F- MKG
    G- Wall
    G- Rose

    Sixth man: Tyreke Evans



  24. Mix it Up Like CAL Would!!!
    8:10 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: Boogie
    PF: Davis
    SF: MKG
    SG: Wall
    PG: Rose
    Sixth-Man: Patterson

    Wall is the part where I have to mix it up. *(ie. Like Cal would). What team could guard this team up and down the floor? No shooters, but the dribble drive and inside game would more than make up for that!



  25. Booney72
    8:13 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    14. Liggins and MKG both defensive stoppers right? thought so. MKG was brought into a great situation with coach cal who built MKG up instead of tearing him down like Billy-G and Liggins could shoot so its not all that crazy to have Liggins over MKG.



  26. Ibelieveinbillyg
    8:14 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    5. Camby
    4. Boogie
    3. Tyreke Evans
    2. Knight
    1. D Rose
    6th man: MKG
    Flawless…



  27. Coolioo
    8:14 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: Daivs (no justification needed)
    PF: Camby (best player he has had before Davis)
    SF: MKG (team effort too important)
    SG: Lamb (open up inside, best shooter Cal ever has had)
    PG: Rose (scarficed scoring for team good, sounds familar)

    6: Knight (if we need more shooting, can come in for Rose)
    7: Cousins (for power game, if Camby and Davis get pushed around)
    8: TJ (come in for Camby and would open up transistion game even more)

    No wall becasue of TO.
    No Evans becasue he needed a lot of shots



  28. Ibelieveinbillyg
    8:15 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    20. Cut him some slack man. This comment section has no room for negativity.



  29. BigBlue
    8:15 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares about who played at Memphis



  30. Beezer
    8:17 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    c–cousins
    Pf- Davis
    sF–MKG
    2g-lamb
    Pg–rose

    6th–Wall

    Insanely athletic team. Need Lamb for shooting. That team can go big or small and when u put Wall and Rose out there together it would be must watch.



  31. SouthBeachWildcat
    8:18 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Cousins
    PF- Camby
    SF- Davis
    SG- Rose
    PG- WAll

    IMO These are the 5 most talented to play for Cal. Athleticism and skill makes up for lack of outside shot.



  32. Rodes
    8:19 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Camby
    F- Davis
    F- MKG
    G- Lamb
    G- Rose
    Sixth-Man- Miller

    Best overall offensive/defensive COLLEGE team with a lot of size and dead-eye shooters in Lamb and Miller. This is a team with mass talent and steady leadership.



  33. UkBlueThickNthru
    8:20 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Pg- Rose
    Sg- knight
    Sf- Gilchrist
    F- camby
    F- Davis
    6th man- Cousins



  34. bald
    8:22 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C – Boogie
    PF – Davis
    SF – MKG
    SG – Knight
    PG – Wall

    6th – Lamb (2 shooters in Lamb and Knight…team wouldn’t be beat…If I could have one more guy I’d pick Patterson, 2 more? I’d pick Patterson and Miller)



  35. RonnieO4
    8:23 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I say the 2012 UK team…..Cause they obviously know how to play as a TEAM!!! You can’t just mix and match and create a great team. This team is special and they played awesome together.



  36. Mr.Appraiser
    8:24 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins -Big Body, skilled
    Davis -No comment needed
    Gilchrist -No comment needed
    Knight -Scoring machine
    Rose -Hmm…Have you seen him in the NBA



  37. UKid
    8:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Camby
    PF- A. Davis
    SF- MKG
    SG- Knight
    PG- D. Rose
    6th man- J. Wall



  38. B long
    8:27 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Brian long
    PF- mark krebs
    SF- Sam Malone
    SG- Jon hood
    PG- Jarrod polson

    6th man- don’t need one



  39. CliffFrankLou
    8:29 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Obviously, we have exhausted meaningful conversation until the recruits make their respective announcements.



  40. BlueBanana
    8:30 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    36) is correct. Rashawn just did this to fire up a discussion.



  41. Deandre Liggins
    8:31 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    why I am on this list again?



  42. Yep
    8:31 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: A Davis
    PF: T Jones
    SF: MKG
    SG: D Lamb
    PG: M Teague
    6th man: D Miller
    These are the only ones that have a national championship



  43. Great Names in NCAA History
    8:32 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    How Dana Dingle did not make the list, let alone first team, is beyond me….



  44. DuckButter
    8:32 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C-Marcus Camby
    PF-Anthony Davis
    SF-MKG
    SG-Lamb
    PG-Rose
    6th man: Pat Pat

    You could sub Patterson in for 3 positions if need be. Boogie is great, but not as good as Camby or Davis and can only play one position.



  45. Deandre Liggins
    8:33 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Im pretty sure everybody is dumb on here that said davis is the best player since Camby. Um has everyone been under a rock and not seen derrick rose play just saying.



  46. The Correct Answer is...
    8:33 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    This is what I’m talking about:
    C- Davis
    PF-Jones
    SF-MKG
    SG-Lamb
    PG-Teague
    6th-Miller
    7th-Wiltjer



  47. ukfan5
    8:33 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Demarcus Cousins
    PF- Anthony Davis
    SF- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SG- Tyreke Evans
    PG- Derek Rose
    6th- John Wall



  48. fried
    8:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Idiot



  49. Deandre Liggins
    8:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Im the best player calipari ever had



  50. Mercer
    8:35 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C-Marcus Camby
    PF-Anthony Davis
    SF-MKG
    SG-Brandon Knight
    PG-Derrick Rose
    bench
    C-Demarcus Cousins
    PF-Shawne Williams
    SF-Terrance Jones
    SG-Dajuan Wagner
    PG-John Wall



  51. Kentucky Baller
    8:35 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Camby
    PF- Davis
    SF- MKG
    SG- Lamb
    PG- Rose

    6th man- Knight



  52. Mercer
    8:36 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    dammit sub Evans for Wagner



  53. Bret Michaels
    8:38 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Hard to argue with BBN’s 5. I go Patterson instead of Camby, for more offense. You don’t need Davis and Camby.



  54. Studentsays
    8:38 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PG- Rose
    SG- Knight
    SF- MKG
    PF- Davis
    C- Cousins

    Now that is a team that could get 50 wins in the NBA!

  55. PG- TEAGUE
    SG- LAMB
    SF- MKG
    PF- JONES
    C- DAVIS
    SIXTH MAN- MILLER



  56. bob
    8:41 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    38) that team will be the first one to go 40-0



  57. Pwells618
    8:42 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C. Cousins
    PF. Davis
    SF. MKG
    SG. Rose
    PG. Wall
    Sixth man. Miller cause he do it all.



  58. jvking
    8:43 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    rose roberts MKG davis cousins



  59. Jarred
    8:44 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C-JORTS
    PF- Eloy
    SF- Darnell Dodson
    SG- John Hood
    PG- Twany Beckham



  60. jvking
    8:44 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    a sixthman wall



  61. Jarred
    8:45 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Anthony Davis
    PF- Terrence Jones
    SF- MKG
    SG Doron Lamb
    PG Teague
    I think they win the championship.



  62. Ewells1115
    8:47 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C. Cousins
    PF. PPat
    SF. Mkg
    Sg. Lamb
    Pg. Teague



  63. UHUH
    8:47 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins, Camby, AD, !!Shabazz!!, Rose. Bench: Wall, MKG, Evans, Knight, Noel



  64. Matt from Idaho
    8:49 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PG – Rose
    SG – Knight
    SF – Kidd-Gilchrist
    PF – Davis
    C – Kanter
    6th – Patterson



  65. BlueLagoon
    8:50 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    this is fun!
    UK has won many cheerleading championships, let’s vote on them too.
    Skill, Beauty, etc



  66. Owen
    8:50 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PG – Rose
    SG – Knight
    SF – MKG
    PF – Cousins
    C – Camby (in his prime)
    6th: Tyreke Evans and only because he’s really got the skill-set to fill in for 3 positions.

    And I want to pick Davis because he has the upside to be better than every single one of those players in the NBA but he isn’t there yet.



  67. G
    8:51 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    CDR was a college dynamo. If strictly looking at their performance in college, he’d be my #1 player from Cal’s Memphis years.



  68. Lisa Leslie
    8:51 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- JORTS
    PF-JORTS
    SF-JORTS
    SG-JORTS
    PG-JORTS



  69. BOBO
    8:53 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Camby has to start at C, he’s like fifty and still putting up more double doubles than the youngsters. Will Cousins/Davis be better than Camby? Might be. But Camby’s body of work might be the strongest of everybody listed.



  70. Luke
    8:53 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PG: Rose
    SG: Knight
    SF: M Kidd Gilchrist
    PF: Cousins
    C: Davis

    PG2: Wall
    SG2: C Douglas Roberts
    SF2: Jones
    PF2: Patterson
    C2: Camby



  71. bsquadleader
    8:55 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: D. Cousins
    PF: A. Davis
    SF: M. Kidd-Gilchrist
    SG: D.Lamb
    PG: D. Rose

    Sixth Man: D. Miller
    ————————-
    Honorable Mentions: Patterson, Camby, Wall, Knight, Liggins



  72. Where's D. Lamb?
    8:56 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    5- Cousins (tough call between him and Camby, but I go Cousins because of his overall brute strength.)
    4- Davis (and its not even close. AD and Cousins would be the best front court in the history of the world. Point blank, Period.)
    3- MKG (this was the hardest position for me to decide on. Though MKG doesn’t have the best offensive skill set in the world, he knows how to score when necessary and is one of the greatest natural leaders I have ever seen on the court. Not to mention his cut throat defense.)
    2- Doron Lamb (easiest choice out of them all. Surprised more aren’t mentioning him. This kid is special. One of the best shooters to ever wear Kentucky across their chest. You must have at least one consistent shooter to win and D.Lamb is the only one Coach Cal has ever really had.)
    1- Derrick Rose (Can’t argue against the NBA MVP. He wins.)

    6th man- I go with John Wall. Definitely the most talented player. I couldn’t leave him off any “All-Cal” roster. Would be a fantastic option to come in a spell minutes for Lamb or Rose.



  73. NCAA Spoksman
    8:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    All of you the had rose on your team you must vacate your wins.



  74. WTF Reds
    8:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    A Davis
    P Patt
    MKG
    B. Knight
    D. Rose



  75. NCAA Spokesman
    9:03 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins
    Davis
    MKG
    Wall
    Knight
    6th: Evans

    I’m right and the rest of you are wrong and have no clue what you are talking about.



  76. J.R.
    9:04 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    5-Camby
    4-Davis
    3-MKG
    2-Knight
    1-Rose

    5-Cousins
    4-Williams/Patterson
    3-Wagner
    2-Evans
    1-Wall

    * People forget who good Wagner was, He would have been the 1st draft pick instead of K. Brown that year as the number 1 player out of high school that year and was great at Memphis in his only season and if it wasnt for his illness he would still be killing it in the NBA



  77. Rob
    9:04 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PG: Rose
    SG: Wall
    SF: MKG
    PF: Davis
    C: Camby

    Sixth Man: Cousins.
    I doubt many teams could score 60+ points on that starting five. Who needs shooting when you have transition offense and defense? Cousins is the low block scorer. That team would run anyone out of the gym.



  78. CrimsonWildcat
    9:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Rose, wall, knight, Davis, cousins, 6th- MKG, 7th-Camby



  79. Tadlee58
    9:06 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    5-Cousins
    4-Davis
    3-MKG
    2-Lamb
    1-Rose

    6-Camby
    You have to have lamb for his outside shoting.



  80. grilled-chez
    9:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    If we all liked the same things then life would be boring. Each of us are entitled to an opinion. That being said, I’ll only consider UK players here.
    First team
    PG: John Wall
    SG: Brandon Knight
    SF: MKG
    PF: Anthony Davis
    C: Demarcus Cousins

    Second team
    PG: Eric Bledsoe
    SG: Doron Lamb
    SF: Darius Miller
    PF: Terrence Jones
    C: Patrick Patterson (sixth man at 3,4,or 5)



  81. lolcats
    9:11 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    5- Davis
    4- Patterson
    3 – Kidd-Gilchrist
    2 – Lamb
    1 – Rose

    6 – Wall

    yeah, this team would destroy everything. everyone forgetting how good patterson was…better than jones in every way imo.



  82. uk fan20
    9:11 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C: Cousins
    PF: Davis
    SF: MKG
    SG: Knight
    PG: Rose
    6th man: Miller



  83. Ruppster
    9:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Liggins didn’t start for UK, but is the best SG Cal has ever had. Makes sense. How about Chris Douglas-Roberts? The guy was a first team All American



  84. kentuckyjeff
    9:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins
    Camby
    Ty Evans
    Wall
    D Rose

    6th man Davis

    Who needs shooters when they either blow past you or dunk it. and on “D” more than likely your shot is going to be altered or blocked.



  85. Blueballs
    9:16 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins
    Davis
    Gilchrist
    Lamb
    Rose
    Sixth man-miller



  86. Mkgistebow
    9:20 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Camby has to be on the 1st team, he, along with Davis and rose, is in the conversation for greatest player cal has ever coached. Jeff shepherd spoke to my team a few years back and he said Camby was easily the best player he played against at the college level. I’d go rose, knight, cdr, Davis and Camby. 6th and 7th man-John wall and boogie.



  87. 8 and counting
    9:23 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Knight
    Lamb
    MKG
    Patrick Patterson
    Anthony Davis
    6th Man John Wall



  88. 8 and counting
    9:24 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I change my mind I want Darius Miller 6th man



  89. 00BBN00
    9:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins, Davis, MKG, Knight, Rose 6th man=Camby



  90. mashburnfan1
    9:26 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Rose, Wall, MKG, Davis, Camby….6th D. Miller



  91. 00BBN00
    9:28 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    what could have been this years 1-6: cousins, davis, mkg, knight, wall 6th man–>Jones



  92. ukfan87
    9:32 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    PG: Derrick Rose
    SG: Chris Douglas-Roberts
    SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    PF: Anthony Davis
    C: Demarcus Cousins

    6th: Doron Lamb (can play point and 2-guard …. 3 point specialist).

    John Wall turns the ball over and didn’t play good enough man-man defense at UK – also lack of 3 point shot hurts him.



  93. UKandYankees
    9:33 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Camby
    PF- Davis
    SF- Kidd-Gilchrist
    SG- Lamb
    PG- Rose



  94. Red
    9:34 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    I would pack in it on your team and force them to hoist 3’s.



  95. BlueJesus
    9:38 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Patterson for jones and knight or mkg for Liggins and I think you’re set.



  96. DB11
    9:38 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Idiotic picks from a clearly clueless writer.



  97. esteban
    9:52 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    MKG or Miller over stupid shawne williams anyday and also over liggins



  98. Ike
    9:54 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    D-Rose PG, D-Lamb SG, MKG SF, Davis PF, and Camby C. 6th man CDR



  99. Timmay
    9:59 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    1. Rose
    2. Knight
    3. Patterson
    4. Davis
    5. Camby
    6. Kid-Gilchrist



  100. Ld
    10:05 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Cousins, Davis, Terrance Jones, Knight, Wall. 6th man; MKG then Lamb. Undefeated National Champs



  101. GoCats2010
    10:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    5-Jared Carter
    4-Mark Coury
    3-Jarvis Walker
    2-Landon Slone
    1-Adam Delph

    6-Benske



  102. jon#bbn
    10:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Camby
    Davis
    Gilchrist
    CDR
    Rose



  103. ukfan
    10:07 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    1. Wall
    2. Knight
    3. MKG
    4. Patterson
    5. Davis
    Off the bench:
    1. Rose
    2. Cousins
    3. Jones
    4. Lamb



  104. Nogoodnames
    10:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Pg: Rose
    Sg: Evans
    SF: MKG
    PF: Davis
    C: Cousins
    6th: Patterson
    &th: Wall



  105. Lane Taylor
    10:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    rose, gilchrist, douglas roberts, cousins, and davis. bench- miller, evans, patterson, and camby.



  106. Marvin
    10:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t sleep on CDR.



  107. ukfan
    10:08 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Best Freshmen Team ever?
    1. Wall
    2. Knight
    3. MKG
    4. Davis
    5. Cousins



  108. Austin
    10:09 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Cousins
    PF- Davis
    SF- MKG
    SG- Knight
    PG- Wall
    Sixth Man- Lamb

    I left Rose off this list for two reasons. 1) Wall is a more natural point guard. Rose is a better player, but Wall has a better vision and is a much better passer than Rose. 2) This squad needs outside shooting, so having Lamb and Knight would make this team more potent offensively. I don’t see Jones as a three and think that is just as bad as liggins being placed over MKG.



  109. ukfan
    10:11 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    What about this argument? The best freshmen of all time in the history of the entire NCAA versus any of the freshmen one and one players Cal has had for any of his teams.. here is Cals squad.. 1. Rose 2. Knight 3. MKG 4. Davis 5. Cousins.



  110. ukfan
    10:11 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    and I don’t mean all time NCAA greats, I’m talking all time great FRESHMEN ^^



  111. ColoradoCat
    10:11 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    Davis
    Patterson
    Kidd-Gilchrist
    Knight
    Wall
    6th Liggins



  112. Crench4
    10:23 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C- Anthony Davis
    PF- Patrick Patterson
    SF- Terrence Jones
    SG- Tyreke Evans
    PG- Derrick Rose

    6th- John Wall
    7th- DeMarcus Cousins



  113. 49 Chevy
    10:31 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    1. Wall
    2. Lamb
    3. Gilchrist
    4. Davis
    5. Cousins
    6th Miller/Patterson



  114. Ponderosa
    11:10 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C – Camby
    PF – Davis
    SF – CDR
    SG – Wagner
    PG – Rose

    6th man – Wall

    likely not enough Kentucky love for this crowd, but bias free, that’s your all-time Cal squad folks



  115. u should quit this if liggins is even in ur top 8 players
    11:10 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    camby
    davis
    knight
    evans
    rose

    bench – wall, patterson, MKG



  116. sangaman
    11:14 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    KSR lost BTI but replaced him with nitwits who don’t put John Wall and MKG on the list of Cal’s 6 best players. You have Liggins there who wasn’t even recruited by Calipari and is there over John Wall, MKG, Eric Bledsoe, Tyreke Evans, Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb… And Shawne Williams, really?



  117. C'mon Now Kids
    11:39 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    C – Marcus Camby- Ridiculous back in his day
    PF – Anthony Davis – Enough Said
    SF – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Enough Said
    SG – Brandon Knight – Great Outside shooter that handles the ball well
    PG – Derrick Rose – Better than John Wall to this point

    Bench – John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Doron Lamb, Tyreke Evans, Terrence Jones

    This team would win NBA Champs!!!



  118. curious
    11:47 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    How can anyone leave off cousins and wall Idk, has everyone forgot how bad these guys were, you could make a case that wall was harder guard than rose in college, this is not the NBA and wait till wall gets on a team like Chicago and you will see his true greatness, not saying wall is rose yet but he dont have 10% of rose has to work with.



  119. wow
    11:57 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    after thinking about this for a min, i realize how much talent cal has had over the years. then i sh!t myself………….



  120. Jame223
    12:34 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    5 – Camby
    4 – Davis
    3 – MKG
    2 – Knight
    1 – Rose

    6th man – Boogie
    7th man – Wall
    8th man – Miller

    Davis and Camby average 27 blocks/game between the two
    Hold opponents to scoring average of 24 points/game which is also what Boogie averages coming off the bench



  121. Stingbass
    12:42 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    PG: Rose
    SG: Tyreke
    SF: MKG
    PF: Anthony Davis
    C: Boogie
    6th man: Brandon Knight for shooting and can play the 1/2



  122. ThatGuy
    1:16 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Liggins was a great defender.. but not any better than MKG. (also, keeping it strictly Cal recruits)

    5. Cousins
    4. Davis
    3. Kidd-Gilchrist
    2. Douglas-Roberts (did everyone forget about CDR?)
    1. Wall

    6. Rose
    7. Jones



  123. Ryan
    1:19 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Rashawn, your team is awful, dude.

    C – D. Cousins
    PF – A. Davis
    SF – M. Kidd-Gilchrist
    SG – T. Evans
    PG – D. Rose

    6th man – D. Lamb



  124. uk-fan
    1:26 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    C- D. Cousins
    F- Anthony Davis
    F- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    G- Brandon Knight
    G- Derrick Rose

    Sixth Man- John Wall



  125. Doc
    1:33 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Are you ready to have your mind blown?

    C – Boogie
    PF – T. Jones
    SF – MKG
    SG – Anthony Davis
    PG – John Wall
    6th Man – P Patterson

    See what I did there? We are going to develop those old guard skills in AD and turn him into the next Magic Johnson. You’re welcome! (I can’t tell to what degree I am joking.)



  126. Billy G
    5:18 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    WHAT ^^^^^ HE SAID

    C- Boogie
    PF- P Patt
    SF- MKG
    SG- DAVIS
    PG- Rose
    6th man – Lamb, for shooting!

    This would be $$$$$$$



  127. jcatron
    8:15 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    C-Cousins
    PF-Davis
    SF-Evans
    SG-Wall
    PG-Rose

    6th-CDR



  128. Really
    8:29 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    If you dont put Camby in your all idiots
    C-Davis
    PF- Camby
    SF- MKG
    SG- Rose
    PG- Wall
    6th- Lamb



  129. Rockfield,KY
    8:38 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Why can’t you put MKG in at SG? He guards it in games regularly.



  130. Toothless Temp
    9:10 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    C – Cousins
    PF – Davis
    SF – MKG
    G – Wall
    G – Rose
    6th – Camby

    Cal’s.Best.Players



  131. Nets of #8
    10:04 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    C- Boogie
    PF- Davis
    SF- MKG
    SG- Evans
    PG- Rose
    6th- Wall



  132. My name is EARL
    10:44 am April 10, 2012 Permalink

    C Cousins PF Davis SF MKG SG Evans PG Rose 6th man Jones



  133. UK from VA
    12:38 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    C-Camby
    PF- Davis I:)
    SF-MKG
    SG-Knight
    PG-D rose
    6th-J Wall



  134. Ratchet
    12:58 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    PG Rose
    SG Wall
    SF MKG
    PF Davis
    C Camby
    6 Evans/Boogie
    7 Jones



  135. C.A.T.S
    1:44 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    PG – Brian Long
    SG – Darnell Dodson
    SF – Stacy Poole
    PF – Enes Kanter
    C – Daniel Orton
    6th Man – John Hood



  136. GC
    1:46 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    Edgar Padilla
    Carmelo Travieso



  137. WildcatFloyd88
    1:47 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    C, DeMarcus Cousins
    PF, Anthony Davis
    SF, Terrence Jones
    SG, John Wall
    PG, Derrick Rose
    Sixth-man: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist



  138. KYfan3
    1:47 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    PG-Rose
    SG-Wall
    SF-MKG
    PF-Davis
    C-C ousins
    6MAN-Evans
    7man-Jones



  139. Bunzz
    2:10 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    127- They wouldn’t be able to hit a shot outside of the paint, but they would run teams into the dirt. They would definitely be entertaining…Davis may be the best shooter…



  140. yeahileftroseoff
    4:56 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    I base this on each player’s BEST statistical season. One-and-done only get their freshman season (of course).

    Camby 20.5 pts 8.2 reb 3.9 blk
    Davis 14.2 pts 10.4 reb 4.7 blk
    Kidd-Gilchrist 11.9 pts 7.4 reb 1.9 ast
    Tyreke 17.1 pts 5.4 reb 3.9 ast 2.1 stl
    Wall 16.6 pts 6.5 ast 1.8 stl
    Boogie was/is a BLACKHOLE on offense. He just has to have the ball to score and he’s a bit of a liability on defense becuase of foul trouble. Ungodly PER though. You’re all like 15 or so because you clearly don’t remember how friggin awesome Camby was. He and Davis would OWN rebounding and shot blocking. I take Kidd-Gilchrist as my lock-down perimiter defender- same level of D as Liggins with more offense and versatitlity (can guard four positions) though Liggins would edge him on perimiter shooting. Evans’ size at 6’6″ makes him a major issue for opposing teams to match-up. He probably is a 2 but can definetley run the point. A ridiculous rebounder from his position. I take Wall to increase speed and he’s also got great size. I’ll just put Lamb as the 6 because it seems like he’s the best shooter and is an underated IMO defender. I don’t think this line up shoots it well but I thknk it would be really good in Cal’s system. They could really get out and score and really that’s three incredible defensive players with MKG, Camby, and Davis.

    Fun exercise. Your line-up sucks (Liggins!) but this was a cool post.



  141. THEREAL
    5:29 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    5-camby
    4-davis
    3-mkg
    2-wagner
    1-rose

    bench
    1-wall
    2-evans/knight
    3-Jones
    4-Patterson
    5-cousins



  142. Eric Wilson
    5:50 pm April 10, 2012 Permalink

    5-Camby
    4-Davis
    3-MKG
    2-Wall
    1-Rose

    Sixth man-Miller
    bench
    Jones
    Lamb
    Patterson