Bradford Doolittle (what a name) over at ESPN crunched some numbers and determined the UK alums in the NBA will dominate the game more than any one school before them, UCLA included. Doolittle took the win shares of the current Cats in the league and found that their production is not only the best in the game today, they’re among the best of all time, and only growing stronger.
Kentucky’s win share totals the past two NBA seasons rank in the top 11 in league history. Next season projects even higher and will likely surpass UCLA’s record of 71.3 in 1976-77. Doolittle projects an absurd 90.3 from the Wildcats in 2015-16.
“Given that the influx of Kentucky players isn’t likely to stop anytime soon, and so many of the ones already in the NBA are on the upswing, it’s safe to say that the Wildcats have embarked on a domination of the league that might not rival the UCLA dynasty in duration, but it certainly will in quality. This is historical stuff,” he writes.
Read the entire article here on ESPN Insider.
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