Kentucky is 34-2 with an SEC regular season title, an SEC tournament title, some All-Americans and a great opportunity at a run to the national championship game.
It’s difficult to have a great season without great players and 2009-10 Kentucky has great players on the roster. Let’s explore the impact that some of this team’s players have had on the all-time statistical books at UK.
– John Wall (589): Ranks #23 on all-time single-season list; new freshman record
– DeMarcus Cousins (544): #37 all-time
– Patrick Patterson (527): #47 all-time; Patterson also scored 609 last season, which ranks #17 all time
So, UK has three players in the starting lineup that have scored 500+ points this season. That’s impressive.
Wall is 13 points away from tying 4-year player Perry Stevenson on the all-time UK scoring list.
– DeMarcus Cousins (360): #11 on all-time single-season list; new freshman record; With 10 more rebounds, Big Cuz will move all the way up to #8 on the all-time list
– Patrick Patterson (766): #17 on the all-time career rebounding list
– John Wall (228): Wall is 5 assists away from establishing a new single-season high for assists; Roger Harden is currently #1 with 232 in 1985-86; Wall set a new single-season freshman record many game ago; Wall ranks #34 on the all-time career list. Wall also holds the single-game record with 16
– Eric Bledsoe (101): Ranks #53 on the single-season list; needs 4 more to move into the top 50
– John Wall (60): ranks #20 on the single-season list
– Eric Bledsoe (51): ranks #29 on the single-season list
– DeMarcus Cousins (67): #9 on the single-season list; #19 on career list
– Daniel Orton (49): #23 on single-season list
– Patrick Patterson (47): #24 on single-season list; also had 70 last season, which ranks #7; Patterson’s 148 ranks #7 on career list
– Perry Stevenson (160): Ranks #5 on the all-time career list
Couple of other notes:
– Cousins has a freshman record for field goals made (193); Wall is next with 191
– Wall has freshman record for free throws made (171); Cousins is next with 157
– Bledsoe is #2 on freshman list for 3-point field goals made (49); Rex Chapman made 68 in 1986-87
– Wall has already been named National Player of the Year by Rupp and Yahoo! Sports
– Cousins and Wall have already been named All-Americans by CBS, Fox, Yahoo and Sporting News
– Cousins, Patterson and Wall are All-SEC; Wall is SEC Player of the Year; Cousins is SEC Freshman of the Year
– Wall was the MVP of the SEC Tournament; Bledsoe, Cousins and Wall were named to the all-tourney team
– Cousins, Bledsoe and Wall were all on the SEC All-Freshman Team
* Statistics from BigBlueHistory.net