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The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 4, 2020 55.5k votes 4.5k voters 62.2k views141 items

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Many colleges have storied traditions of tremendous Men's NCAA basketball programs. When thinking of some of the absolute best of all time, the Kentucky Wildcats have to be on the short list. Here is a list of the best Kentucky Wildcats of all time! The best Kentucky Wildcats in the history of their men's basketball program. Take a look at this list of Kentucky Wildcats basketball players and vote up your favorites!

From all time greats like Brandon Knight to Demarcus Cousins, to other players you might not remember so well, this is a great list of the top Kentucky Wildcats basketball players. So, take a look at these great Kentucky Wildcats and vote up the players that you think are truly some the greatest Kentucky basketball players of all time.

Who are the greatest Kentucky Wildcats? Who do you think are the best Kentucky Wildcats of al time?

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  • Tyler Ulis26
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    Tyler Ulis

    Point guard

    BirthplaceSouthfield, Michigan

    Number15

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    2014 - 2016

    Tyler Ulis (born January 5, 1996) is an American professional basketball player who currently...  more

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  • Patrick Patterson27
    407
    202

    Patrick Patterson

    Power forward, Center

    Age30

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number54

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    2007 - 2010

    Patrick Davell Patterson (born March 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #71 of 75 The Best Current NBA Defenders#39 of 67 The Best NBA Players from Washington, D.C.

  • Malik Monk28
    637
    279

    Malik Monk

    Shooting guard

    Number1

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

    2016 - 2017

    Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Willie Cauley-Stein29
    562
    269

    Age26

    BirthplaceSpearville, Kansas

    Number2

    TeamsGolden State Warriors

    2012 - 2015

    Willie Trill Cauley-Stein (born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. on August 18, 1993) is an American...  more
  • Derek Anderson30
    346
    163

    Derek Anderson

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age45

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

    1995 - 1997

    NCAA Champion (1996)

  • Cliff Hagan31
    261
    122

    Cliff Hagan

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age88

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky

    TeamsSt. Louis Hawks

    1950 - 1954

    NCAA Champion (1951)

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    #123 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#96 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist32

    Age26

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Number14

    TeamsCharlotte Hornets

    2011 - 2012

    NCAA Champion (2012)

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    #36 of 66 The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked#256 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Kyle Macy33
    379
    166

    1977 - 1980

    NCAA Champion (1978)

  • Kevin Knox34
    382
    165

    Kevin Knox

    Power forward

    Number20

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    2017 - 2018

    Kevin Knox II (born August 11, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the New...  more
  • Jeff Sheppard35

    1993 - 1998

    NCAA Champion (1996, 1998)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1998)

  • Jodie Meeks36
    341
    183

    Jodie Meeks

    Shooting guard

    Age32

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    Number20

    TeamsFree agent

    2006 - 2009

    Orestes Jodie Meeks II (born August 21, 1987) is an American professional basketball player...  more
  • Louie Dampier37
    314
    164

    Louie Dampier

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age76

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    1964 - 1967

    Louis Dampier (born November 20, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Brandon Knight38
    440
    243

    Brandon Knight

    Point guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Number2

    TeamsCleveland Cavaliers

    2010 - 2011

    Brandon Emmanuel Knight (born December 2, 1991) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #40 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#125 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Walter McCarty39
    234
    117

    Walter McCarty

    Power forward

    Age45

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

    1993 - 1996

    NCAA Champion (1996)

  • Shawn Kemp40
    488
    153

    Shawn Kemp

    Power forward

    Age51

    BirthplaceElkhart, Indiana

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics

    1988

    Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    #64 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#22 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Darius Miller41
    245
    129

    Darius Miller

    Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplaceMaysville, Kentucky

    Number21

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    2008 - 2012

    NCAA Champion (2012)

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  • Chuck Hayes42
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    140

    Chuck Hayes

    Power forward, Center

    Age36

    BirthplaceSan Leandro, California

    Number42

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    2001 - 2005

    Charles Edward Hayes Jr. (born June 11, 1983) is a retired American professional basketball...  more
  • Frank Ramsey43
    198
    104

    Frank Ramsey

    1950 - 1954

    NCAA Champion (1951)

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    #113 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#32 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • Keith Bogans44
    178
    94

    Keith Bogans

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number10

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic

    1999 - 2003

    Keith Ramon Bogans (born May 12, 1980) is an American former basketball player currently...  more
  • Melvin Turpin45
    171
    77

    AgeDec. at 50 (1960-2010)

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    TeamsUtah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers

    1980 - 1984

    Melvin Harrison "Mel" Turpin (December 28, 1960 – July 8, 2010) was an American professional...  more

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    #9 of 22 The Best NCAA Centers of the 80s#14 of 112 The Best NBA Players from Kentucky

  • Travis Ford46

    1991 - 1994

    Travis Ford (born December 29, 1969) is an American college basketball coach, who is currently...  more
  • Nazr Mohammed47
    202
    120

    Age42

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number48

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks

    1995 - 1998

    NCAA Champion (1996, 1998)

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    #39 of 57 NBA Players Who Played For 8 Or More Teams#110 of 328 The Best San Antonio Spurs of All Time

  • Scott Padgett48

    1994 - 1999

    NCAA Champion (1998)

  • Wayne Turner49

    1995 - 1999

    NCAA Champion (1996, 1998)

  • Terrence Jones50
    189
    129

    Age28

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number6

    1980 - 1984

    Terrence Alexander Jones (born January 9, 1992) is an American professional basketball player...  more