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The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best players in the history of Kentucky Men's Basketball

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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Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

2011 - 2012

NCAA Champion (2012)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2012)

Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the power forward ...more
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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

2009 - 2010

Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Karl-Anthony Towns

2014 - 2015

Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more
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DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

2009 - 2010

 

DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Boogie," ...more
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Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

2014 - 2015

Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in ...more
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

2016 - 2017

De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college ...more
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Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

1990 - 1993

Jamal Mashburn is a retired American professional basketball player. A small forward, Mashburn was a prolific scorer in his 12 seasons in the league, with a career scoring average of 19.1 points ...more
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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

2004 - 2006

Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rondo played two years of ...more
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added

2015 - 2016

Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball ...more
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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added

2009 - 2010

Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position, but ...more
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Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

1998 - 2002

Tayshaun Durell Prince is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. The 6'9" small forward graduated ...more
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Antoine Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Goo19 added

1994 - 1996

Antoine Devon Walker is an American retired professional basketball player. He was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky and played in the ...more
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Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
MichaelBurns added

2013 - 2014

Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of college ...more
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Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

1967 - 1970

Daniel Paul "Dan" Issel is a retired American Hall of Fame professional basketball player and coach. An outstanding collegian at the University of Kentucky, he was twice named an All ...more
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Rex Chapman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Rex Chapman

1986 - 1988

Rex Everett Chapman is a retired American professional basketball player. Chapman was a college standout at the University of Kentucky and went on to play for four NBA teams through his 12-year ...more
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Tony Delk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

1992 - 1996

Tony Lorenzo Delk is an American former professional basketball player and former college assistant coach, most recently for the New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team. He was team leader ...more
17
Pat Riley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Pat Riley

1964 - 1967

Patrick James "Pat" Riley is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association. He has been the team president of the ...more
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Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
MichaelBurns added

1982 - 1986

Kenneth "Kenny" "Sky" Walker is an American former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the ...more
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Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added

1979 - 1984

Samuel Paul "Sam" Bowie is a retired American basketball player. A national sensation in high school and outstanding collegian, Bowie's professional promise was undermined by repeated ...more
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Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added

1988

Shawn Travis Kemp is a retired American professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association for 14 seasons. He was a six-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA ...more
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Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

2012 - 2015

Willie Trill Cauley-Stein (born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. on August 18, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ...more
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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

2016 - 2017

Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added

2011 - 2012

NCAA Champion (2012)

Michael Anthony Edward Kidd-Gilchrist is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.
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Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added

2014 - 2016

Tyler Ulis is an American professional basketball player.
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Patrick Patterson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

2007 - 2010

Patrick Davell Patterson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. He played collegiately for the ...more