List of Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA draft

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The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, representing the University of Kentucky, has had 121 players drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) since the league began holding drafts in 1947.

Each NBA franchise seeks to add new players through an annual draft. The NBA uses a draft lottery to determine the first three picks of the NBA draft; the 14 teams that did not make the playoffs the previous year are eligible to participate. After the first three picks are decided, the rest of the teams pick in reverse order of their win–loss record.[1][2] To be eligible for the NBA Draft, a player in the United States must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft and must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class.[3] From 1967 until the ABA–NBA merger in 1976, the American Basketball Association (ABA) held its own draft.[4]

Key[edit]

F Forward C Center G Guard
* Selected to an all-star game (ABA All-Star Game, NBA All-Star game)
dagger Won a championship (ABA Champion), NBA Champion)
double-dagger Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Players selected[edit]

Anthony Davis was drafted 1st overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Karl-Anthony Towns was drafted 1st overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft.
John Wall was drafted 1st overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was drafted 2nd overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2012 NBA Draft.
DeMarcus Cousins was drafted 5th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Brandon Knight was drafted 7th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Rajon Rondo was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 NBA Draft.
Tayshaun Prince was drafted 23rd overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2002 NBA Draft.
Year Round Pick Overall Player name Position NBA team Notes
1947 Jack Tingle F Washington Capitols
1948 Joe Holland F Baltimore Bullets
Jack Parkinson G Washington Capitols
Ken Rollins G Fort Wayne Pistons
1949 1 2 2 Alex Groza* F Indianapolis Olympians NBA All-Star (1951) [5]
1 8 8 Wallace Jones G Washington Capitols
2 22 Ralph Beard* G Chicago Stags NBA All-Star (1951) [6]
1950 7 Dale Barnstable F Boston Celtics
4 Jim Line F Washington Capitols
1951 No selections
1952 11 92 Bobby Watson G Milwaukee Hawks
7 64 Skippy Whitaker G Indianapolis Olympians
1953 1 5 5 Frank Ramseydouble-dagger G Boston Celtics NBA Champion (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964)[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (1981)
3 21 Cliff Hagandouble-dagger G Boston Celtics NBA Champion (1958) [14]
NBA All-Star (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962)[15]
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (1977)
7 57 Lou Tsioropoulosdagger F Boston Celtics NBA Champion (1957, 1959) [7][8]
1954 No selections
1955 5 2 32 William Evans F Rochester Royals
1956 Jerry Bird G Minneapolis Lakers
2 1 8 Bob Burrow F Rochester Royals
Phil Grawemeyer F Minneapolis Lakers
1957 10 4 73 Gerry Calvert G Philadelphia 76ers
1958 2 2 9 Vernon Hatton F Cincinnati Royals
1959 4 6 28 Johnny Cox G New York Knicks
1960 4 8 32 Sid Cohen G Boston Celtics
7 5 53 Bennie Kauffman G Syracuse Nationals
18 2 96 Don Mills G Cincinnati Royals
1961 5 4 45 Bill Lickert G, F Los Angeles Lakers
7 5 64 Roger Newman G, F Syracuse Nationals
13 1 102 Ned Jennings C New York Knicks
1962 8 1 61 Larry Pursiful F Chicago Zephyrs
1963 No selections
1964 2 5 13 Cotton Nash F Los Angeles Lakers
1965 No selections
1966 3 4 24 Tommy Kron G St. Louis Hawks
1967 1 1 7 Pat Rileydaggerdouble-dagger G, F San Diego Rockets NBA Champion (1972 as player; 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006, 2012, 2013 as head coach)[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (2008)
4 7 28 Louie Dampierdaggerdouble-dagger G Cincinnati Royals ABA Champion (1975)[24]
ABA All-Star (1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975)[25]
All-ABA Second Team (1968, 1969, 1970, 1974)[25]
1968 5 10 60 Thad Jaracz F Boston Celtics
9 13 119 Cliff Berger F Milwaukee Bucks
1969 10 15 139 Phil Argento G Los Angeles Lakers
1970 8 3 122 Dan Isseldaggerdouble-dagger F Detroit Pistons ABA Champion (1975)[24]
NBA All-Star (1977) [26]
ABA All-Star (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)[26]
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (1993)
8 11 130 Mike Casey F Chicago Bulls
1971 3 2 37 Larry Steeledagger F Portland Trail Blazers NBA Champion (1977) [27]
1972 No selections
1973 No selections
1974 No selections
1975 1 18 18 Kevin Greveydagger G Washington Bullets NBA Champion (1978) [28]
2 18 36 Jimmy Dan Conner G Phoenix Suns
3 12 49 Bob Guyette G Kansas City Kings
7 5 113 Mike Flynn G Philadelphia 76ers
1976 No selections
1977 2 2 24 Larry Johnson G Buffalo Braves
1978 1 4 4 Rick Robeydagger C Indiana Pacers NBA Champion (1981) [29]
1 16 16 Jack Givens F Atlanta Hawks
2 18 39 James Lee F Seattle SuperSonics
3 1 45 Mike Phillips F New Jersey Nets
1979 1 22 22 Kyle Macy G Phoenix Suns
6 3 111 Truman Claytor G Detroit Pistons
1980 5 12 101 LaVon Williams F Cleveland Cavaliers
9 4 183 Jay Shidler G Chicago Bulls
1981 6 12 127 Fred Cowan F, C Houston Rockets
1982 7 7 145 Chuck Verderber G Chicago Bulls
1983 2 9 33 Dirk Minniefield G Dallas Mavericks
3 21 67 Derrick Hord F Cleveland Cavaliers
6 18 134 Charles Hurt F Milwaukee Bucks
1984 1 2 2 Sam Bowie F, C Portland Trail Blazers
1 6 6 Melvin Turpin F, C Washington Bullets
4 11 81 Dickie Beal G Atlanta Hawks
6 11 127 Jim Master G Atlanta Hawks
8 1 163 Tom Heitz G Indiana Pacers
1985 No selections
1986 1 5 5 Kenny Walker F New York Knicks
5 13 105 Roger Harden G Los Angeles Lakers
1987 5 2 94 James Blackmon G New Jersey Nets
1988 1 8 8 Rex Chapman G Charlotte Hornets[A 1]
3 1 51 Rob Lock F Los Angeles Clippers
3 10 60 Ed ED Davender G Washington Bullets
3 14 64 Winston Bennett F Cleveland Cavaliers
1989 No selections
1990 No selections
1991 No selections
1992 No selections
1993 1 4 4 Jamal Mashburn* F Dallas Mavericks NBA All-Star (2003)[30]
1994 2 2 4 Rodney Dent F Orlando Magic
1995 No selections
1996 1 6 6 Antoine Walkerdaggerdouble-dagger F Boston Celtics NBA Champion (2006)[21]
NBA All-Star (1998, 2002, 2003)[31]
1 16 16 Tony Delk G Charlotte Hornets[A 1]
1 19 19 Walter McCarty F New York Knicks
2 23 52 Mark Pope F Indiana Pacers
1997 1 6 6 Ron Mercer F Boston Celtics
1 13 13 Derek Andersondagger G Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Champion (2006)[21]
1998 1 29 29 Nazr Mohammeddagger C Utah Jazz NBA Champion (2005)[32]
1999 1 28 28 Scott Padgett F Utah Jazz
2000 1 19 19 Jamaal Magloire* F Charlotte Hornets[A 1] NBA All-Star (2004)[33]
2001 No selections
2002 1 23 23 Tayshaun Princedagger F Detroit Pistons NBA Champion (2004)[34]
2003 2 13 43 Keith Bogans G Milwaukee Bucks
2004 No selections
2005 No selections
2006 1 21 21 Rajon Rondodaggerdouble-dagger G Phoenix Suns NBA Champion (2008)[35]
NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)[36]
2007 No selections
2008 2 28 58 Joe Crawford G Los Angeles Lakers
2009 2 11 41 Jodie Meeks G Milwaukee Bucks
2010 1 1 1 John Wall* G Washington Wizards NBA All-Star (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)[37]
1 5 5 DeMarcus Cousins* F, C Sacramento Kings NBA All-Star (2015, 2016, 2017)[38]
1 13 13 Patrick Patterson F Houston Rockets
1 18 18 Eric Bledsoe G Oklahoma City Thunder
1 29 29 Daniel Orton C Orlando Magic
2011 1 3 3 Enes Kanter[A 2] F Utah Jazz
1 8 8 Brandon Knight G Detroit Pistons
2 15 45 Josh Harrellson G New Orleans Hornets
2 23 53 DeAndre Liggins G Orlando Magic
2012 1 1 1 Anthony Davis* C New Orleans Hornets NBA All-Star (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)[39]
1 2 2 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F Charlotte Bobcats
1 18 18 Terrence Jones F Houston Rockets
1 29 29 Marquis Teague G Chicago Bulls
2 12 42 Doron Lamb G Milwaukee Bucks
2 16 46 Darius Miller F New Orleans Hornets
2013 1 6 6 Nerlens Noel C New Orleans Pelicans
1 29 29 Archie Goodwin G Oklahoma City Thunder
2014 1 7 7 Julius Randle F Los Angeles Lakers
1 17 17 James Young F Boston Celtics
2015 1 1 1 Karl-Anthony Towns C Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie of the Year (2016), NBA All-Star (2018)
1 6 6 Willie Cauley-Stein C Sacramento Kings
1 12 12 Trey Lyles F Utah Jazz
1 13 13 Devin Booker G Phoenix Suns
2 14 44 Andrew Harrison G Phoenix Suns
2 18 48 Dakari Johnson C Oklahoma City Thunder
2016 1 7 7 Jamal Murray G Denver Nuggets
1 28 28 Skal Labissiere C Phoenix Suns
2 4 34 Tyler Ulis G Phoenix Suns
2017 1 5 5 De'Aaron Fox G Sacramento Kings
1 11 11 Malik Monk G Charlotte Hornets
1 14 14 Edrice Adebayo F Miami Heat

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c When the franchise previously known as the Charlotte Bobcats renamed itself the Charlotte Hornets starting with the 2014–15 season, it received sole ownership of the history and records of the original Charlotte Hornets, which played from 1988 to 2002.
  2. ^ Although Kanter enrolled at Kentucky and attended classes during the 2010–11 school year, he never played for the team. He was declared ineligible by the NCAA due to benefits received while playing club basketball in Turkey.

References[edit]

General
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  • "NBA Draft Picks From University of Kentucky". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  • "Rookie of the Year Award". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved April 27, 2007.
  • "Most Valuable Player". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 4, 2008.
  • "NBA postseason awards: Sixth Man Award". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  • "Most Improved Player". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  • "Defensive Player of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  • "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
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Specific
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  12. ^ "1962-63 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "1963-64 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
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  16. ^ "1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  17. ^ "1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  18. ^ "1984-85 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  19. ^ "1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  20. ^ "1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
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  26. ^ a b "Dan Issel NBA & ABA Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
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  29. ^ "1980-81 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  30. ^ "Jamal Mashburn NBA & ABA Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  31. ^ "Antoine Walker NBA & ABA Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  32. ^ "2004-05 San Antonio Spurs Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  33. ^ "Jamaal Magloire NBA & ABA Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  34. ^ "2003-04 Detroit Pistons Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  35. ^ "2007-08 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  36. ^ "Rajon Rondo NBA & ABA Stats". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
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