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The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 4, 2020 54.2k votes 4.4k voters 61.2k 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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  • 1
    Anthony Davis
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    405

    Anthony Davis

    Power forward, Center

    Age26

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    2011 - 2012

    NCAA Champion (2012)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2012)

  • 2
    Karl-Anthony Towns
    1,551
    567

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Center

    BirthplaceEdison, NJ

    Number32

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves

    2014 - 2015

  • 3
    John Wall
    1,693
    649

    John Wall

    Point guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

    TeamsWashington Wizards

    2009 - 2010

  • 4
    Devin Booker
    1,398
    550

    Devin Booker

    Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    2014 - 2015

  • 5
    De'aaron Fox
    1,188
    407

    De'aaron Fox

    Point guard

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    2016 - 2017

  • 6
    Jamal Mashburn
    1,167
    494

    Jamal Mashburn

    Small forward

    Age47

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat

    1990 - 1993

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  • 7
    DeMarcus Cousins
    1,494
    657

    Age29

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Number15

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    2009 - 2010

     

  • 8
    Jamal Murray
    888
    344

    Jamal Murray

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age22

    Number27

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    2015 - 2016

  • 9
    Rajon Rondo
    1,223
    549

    Rajon Rondo

    Point guard

    Age33

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Number9

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    2004 - 2006

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  • 10
    Rex Chapman
    760
    327

    Rex Chapman

    Shooting guard

    Age52

    BirthplaceBowling Green, Kentucky

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

    1986 - 1988

  • 11
    Tyler Herro
    421
    111

    Tyler Herro

    Shooting guard

    Number14

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2018 - present

  • 12
    Antoine Walker
    759
    308

    Antoine Walker

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat

    1994 - 1996

  • 13
    Dan Issel
    969
    433

    Dan Issel

    Power forward, Center

    Age71

    BirthplaceBatavia, Illinois

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    1967 - 1970

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    #55 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#212 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • 14
    Bam Adebayo
    366
    101

    Bam Adebayo

    Power forward / Center

    Number13

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2016 - 2017

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    #8 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#34 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • 15
    Julius Randle
    760
    301

    Julius Randle

    Power forward

    Age25

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    2013 - 2014

  • 16
    P.J. Washington
    324
    89

    P.J. Washington

    2018 - present

  • 17
    Pat Riley
    528
    193

    Pat Riley

    1964 - 1967

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  • 18
    Tayshaun Prince
    820
    385

    Tayshaun Prince

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceCompton, California, United States of America

    Number22

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

    1998 - 2002

  • 19
    Kenny Walker
    541
    224

    Kenny Walker

    Small forward

    Age55

    BirthplaceRoberta, Georgia

    TeamsWashington Wizards, New York Knicks

    1982 - 1986

  • 20
    Sam Bowie
    554
    228

    Sam Bowie

    Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceLebanon, Pennsylvania

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers

    1979 - 1984

  • 21
    Tony Delk
    583
    269

    Tony Delk

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age45

    BirthplaceCovington, Tennessee

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics

    1992 - 1996

  • 22
    Eric Bledsoe
    809
    375

    Eric Bledsoe

    Point guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Number6

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    2009 - 2010

  • 23
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    2017 - 2018

  • 24
    Jack Givens
    431
    196

    Jack Givens

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age63

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    1974 - 1978

    NCAA Champion (1978)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1978)

  • 25
    Patrick Patterson
    401
    195

    Patrick Patterson

    Power forward, Center

    Age30

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number54

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    2007 - 2010

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