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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
Power forward, Center

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
2
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Karl-Anthony Towns Center

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
3
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2009 - 2010

Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A Raleigh, North ...more
4
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Center

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
5
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

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
6
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
KyrieIrving_11 added Point guard

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
7
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1990 - 1993

Jamal Mashburn (born November 29, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player. Nicknamed the "Monster Mash," Mashburn was a prolific scorer as a small forward in his 12 ...more
8
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

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
9
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Point guard, Shooting guard

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
10
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1967 - 1970

Daniel Paul Issel (born October 25, 1948) is an American retired Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame professional basketball player and coach. An outstanding collegian at the University of ...more
11
Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

1998 - 2002

Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball executive and former player. The 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) small forward graduated from Dominguez High School ...more
12
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Point guard

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
13
Antoine Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Goo19 added Small forward, Power forward

1994 - 1996

Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player. He was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft out of the University of ...more
14
Rex Chapman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Rex Chapman Shooting guard

1986 - 1988

Rex Everett Chapman (born October 5, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player. Chapman was a college standout at the University of Kentucky and went on to play for four ...more
15
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
MichaelBurns added Power forward

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
16
Tony Delk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

1992 - 1996

Tony Lorenzo Delk (born January 28, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player and former college assistant coach, most recently for the New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball ...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 Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been the team ...more
18
Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
MichaelBurns added Small forward

1982 - 1986

Kenneth Walker (born August 18, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed Kenny "Sky" Walker, he played primarily for the New York Knicks of the National ...more
19
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Coleton_j added Power forward

1988

Shawn Travis Kemp (born November 26, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 14 seasons. He was a six-time NBA ...more
20
Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Center

1979 - 1984

Samuel Paul Bowie (born March 17, 1961) is a former American professional basketball player. A national sensation in high school and outstanding collegian and Olympic team member, Bowie's ...more
21
Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Forward

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
22
Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Point guard

2014 - 2016

Tyler Ulis (born January 5, 1996) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more
23
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

2011 - 2012

NCAA Champion (2012)

Michael Gilchrist (born 9 August 1960) is New Zealand former athlete who competed mainly in middle-distance running. He competed at the 1982 Commonwealth Games and the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
25
Patrick Patterson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

2007 - 2010

Patrick Davell Patterson (born March 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).