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Kentucky players scored more points during the NBA Playoffs than any school in history



The NBA’s Orlando Bubble project was a Kentucky Basketball marketing masterpiece, and the only time John Calipari lifted a finger was to tweet out congratulations.

We’ve already beaten this horse to death, but a new statistic is bringing the poor bastard back to life one more time; Former Kentucky players scored more points during the 2020 NBA Playoffs than any school has during a single postseason in league history–and it wasn’t close at all. Bam Adebayo, Eric Bledsoe, Anthony Davis, Hamidou Diallo, Wenyen Gabriel, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Tyler Herro, Enes Kanter, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jamal Murray, Nerlens Noel, Patrick Patterson, and Rajon Rondo (13 players) combined to score a grand total of 2,249 postseason points. The second-highest total? North Carolina, back in 1993 with just 1,593–656 fewer than Kentucky in 2020.

As you might have guessed, those 2,249 points embarrassed the next-highest program inside the Bubble; Marquette’s 791 points were only good enough for second on the list (Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, and Wesley Matthews). Coming in third was Duke with 682, followed by Michigan (507), Texas A&M (491; shoutout to Alex Caruso), Kansas (441), Arizona State (430), and Indiana (414). And because I was interested myself, I decided to figure out just exactly where those Wildcat points came from. As you likely expected, Davis was in first with Murray not far behind. If Davis were classified as his own University, only Kentucky, Marquette, and Duke alums score more playoff points than him.

Here’s a full breakdown, via


I miss the Bubble already…

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

5 Comments for Kentucky players scored more points during the NBA Playoffs than any school in history

  1. CahillsCrossingNT
    5:09 am October 14, 2020 Permalink

    With all of that, Calipari still has only one title.

  2. damage_control
    6:49 am October 14, 2020 Permalink

    “Only one title” lmao. Imagine being this dumb.

    • TBW3011
      9:16 am October 14, 2020 Permalink

      States a fact and your reply is “Imagine being this dumb.”

  3. UKFanSC
    7:58 am October 14, 2020 Permalink

    I wonder if Greg Marshall was referring to KSR when he made the following statement yesterday: “It is important that the investigation conclude its work without outside influence,” he said. “An unrelenting character assassination by a member of the media that repeatedly targets me and my family threatens to undermine the impartiality of the investigation.”

  4. TBW3011
    9:15 am October 14, 2020 Permalink

    The most important day in UK history. Banner worthy, right Cal?