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NCAA names Kentucky basketball’s top-11 players of the decade

Photo via UK Athletics

Photo via UK Athletics

The year 2020 may already be upon us, but that doesn’t mean you can escape the “best of the decade” lists.

The NCAA, namely writer Andy Wittry, has compiled a list of Kentucky’s best 11 players of the 2010s for the organization’s official website. He explained a bit of the criteria, saying “We strictly examined a player’s college career – not his high school or NBA accomplishments.” Performances from conference play in the 2010 season until the end of non-conference play this season were considered.

From top to bottom, it’s a pretty solid list. Take a look:

The writers included justification for all of their selections, which you can read on the NCAA’s website here. The article also names a few additional players they considered but ultimately left off the list: Kevin Knox, Terrence Jones, De’Aaron Fox, Nerlens Noel, Brandon Knight and Patrick Patterson.

KSR’s fearless leader, Matt Jones, posted his own version of the list (and an extension) on twitter.

Taking into account only a player’s collegiate performances, who makes your list?

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

2 Comments for NCAA names Kentucky basketball’s top-11 players of the decade



  1. Big Sexy
    8:05 pm January 5, 2020 Permalink

    Devin Booker is getting no love!!



  2. minton22
    10:06 pm January 5, 2020 Permalink

    no love for Patrick Patterson?