List of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball recruiting history

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This page contains a list of recruiting classes for the Kentucky Wildcats. Since the turn of the millennium in 2000, several publications and websites have devoted their focus towards the analysis, projection, and ranking of college prospects in various sports. Sites such as Rivals.com, Scouts Inc., and 247Sports.com have primarily focused on basketball and football prospects. Kentucky has had a lot of success in recruiting due to its rich tradition, excellent facilities, and rabid fan support.

Key[edit]

F Forward C Center G Guard
* Selected to an all-star game (Jordan Brand Classic, McDonald's All-American Game)
dagger Selected to a postseason team (All-American, All-SEC)
double-dagger Selected in the NBA Draft

Classes[edit]

Year Player Position Hometown Prep RSCI Consensus

Ranking[1]

Tenure NBA Draft Notes
2010 Terrence Jones*daggerdouble-dagger F Portland, Oregon Jefferson 11 2011–12 #18, 2012 1st round NBA draft pick (2012)
First-team All-SEC (2011)
McDonald's All-American (2010)
Enes Kanterdouble-dagger F Istanbul, TUR Stoneridge Prep 7 2011 #3, 2011 1st round NBA draft pick (2011)
Brandon Knight*daggerdouble-dagger G Fort Lauderdale, FL Pine Crest 4 2011 #8, 2011 1st round NBA Draft (2011)
First-team All-SEC (2011)
McDonald's All-American (2010)
Doron Lamb*double-dagger G Queens, NY Oak Hill 26 2011–12 #42, 2012 2nd round NBA Draft (2012)
McDonald's All-American (2011)
Stacey Poole G Jacksonville, FL Providence 2011
Eloy Vargas F Moca, DR Miami Dade College 2011−12
2011 Anthony Davis*daggerdouble-dagger F Chicago, IL Perspectives Charter 1 2012 #1, 2012 #1 NBA draft pick (2012)
Consensus national player of the year (2012)
Consensus First Team All-American (2012)
NCAA Tournament MOP (2012)
NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
First-team All-SEC (2012)
McDonald's All-American (2011)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist*daggerdouble-dagger F Elizabeth, NJ St. Patrick 3 2012 #2, 2012 #2 NBA draft pick (2012)
Consensus Second Team All-American (2012)
First-team All-SEC (2012)
McDonald's All-American (2011)
Marquis Teague*double-dagger G Indianapolis, IN Pike 7 2012 #29, 2012 1st round NBA Draft (2012)
McDonald's All-American (2011)
Kyle Wiltjer* F Portland, OR Jesuit 19 2012–13 McDonald's All-American (2011)
2012 Willie Cauley-Steindagger F Olathe, KS Olathe Northwest 39 2013–15 #6, 2015 Consensus First Team All-American (2015)
NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
First-team All-SEC (2015)
Archie Goodwin*double-dagger G Little Rock, AR Sylvan Hills High 10 2013 #29, 2013 1st round NBA Draft (2013)
McDonald's All-American (2012)
Nerlens Noeldouble-dagger F Everett, MA Tilton School 1 2013 #6, 2013 1st round NBA Draft (2013)
First-team All-SEC (2013)
Alex Poythress* F Clarksville, TN Northeast 8 2013– McDonald's All-American (2012)
2013 Aaron Harrison*dagger G Richmond, TX Travis 6 2014–15 Second-team All-SEC (2015)
McDonald's All-American (2013)
Andrew Harrison* G Richmond, TX Travis 5 2014–15 #44, 2015 McDonald's All-American (2013)
Dominique Hawkins G Richmond, KY Madison Central 2014–
Dakari Johnson* G Brooklyn, NY Montverde 9 2014–15 #48, 2015 McDonald's All-American (2013)
Marcus Lee* G Antioch, CA Deer Valley 18 2014–16 McDonald's All-American (2013)
Julius Randle*daggerdouble-dagger F Dallas, TX Prestonwood Christian 2 2014 #7, 2014 1st round NBA Draft (2014)
First-team All-SEC (2014)
McDonald's All-American (2013)
Derek Willis F Mount Washington, KY Bullitt East 2014–
James Young*daggerdouble-dagger F Rochester, MI Rochester 9 2014 #17, 2014 1st round NBA Draft (2014)
Second-team All-SEC (2014)
McDonald's All-American (2013)
2014 Devin Booker*dagger G Moss Point, MS Moss Point 23 2015 #13, 2015 Second-team All-SEC (2015)
McDonald's All-American (2014)
Trey Lyles* G Indianapolis, IN Arsenal Tech 12 2015 #12, 2015 McDonald's All-American (2014)
Karl-Anthony Towns*dagger F/C Piscataway, NJ St. Joseph 5 2015 #1, 2015 Consensus Second Team All-American (2015)
First-team All-SEC (2015)
McDonald's All-American (2014)
Tyler Ulis* G Lima, OH Marian Catholic 18 2015–2016 #34, 2016 McDonald's All-American (2014)

First-team All-SEC (2016)

Consensus First Team All-American (2016)

2015 Skal Labissiere F Memphis, TN 2 2016 #28, 2016
Isaiah Briscoe G Newark, NJ 11 2016-17 McDonald's All-American (2015)
Charles Matthews G Chicago, IL 50 2016
Jamal Murray G Ontario, Canada 71 2016 #7, 2016 First-team All-SEC (2016)
2016 De'Aaron Fox G Katy, TX 6 2017 #5, 2017 McDonald's All-American (2016)

First-team All-SEC (2017)

Bam Adebayo F High Point, NC 8 2017 #14, 2017 McDonald's All-American (2016)

Second-team All-SEC (2017)

Malik Monk G Bentonville, AR 9 2017 #11, 2017 McDonald's All-American (2016)

First-team All-SEC (2017)

Consensus Second Team All-American (2017)

Wenyen Gabriel F Manchester, NH 13 2017-
Sacha Kelleya-Jones F Chapel Hill, NC 21 2017- McDonald's All-American (2016)
2017 Kevin Knox F Tampa, FL 10 2018- McDonald's All-American (2017)

First-team All-SEC (2018)

Jarred Vanderbilt F Houston, TX 13 2018- McDonald's All-American (2017)
P.J. Washington F Henderson, NV 14 2018- McDonald's All-American (2017)
Nick Richards C Elizabeth, NJ 18 2018- McDonald's All-American (2017)
Quade Green G Philadelphia, PA 23 2018- McDonald's All-American (2017)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander G Chattanooga, TN 30 2018- Second-team All-SEC (2018)
Hamidou Diallo G Putnam, CT 46 2018-
Jemari Baker G Corona, CA 72 2018-

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketball Reference Recruit Rankings". Basketball Reference. October 3, 2018.