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The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 4, 2020 53.1k votes 4.5k voters 62.6k 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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  • Anthony Davis1
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    Anthony Davis

    Power forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Number3

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    2011 - 2012

    NCAA Champion (2012)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2012)

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    #16 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#467 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • John Wall2
    1,658
    625

    John Wall

    Point guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

    TeamsWashington Wizards

    2009 - 2010

    Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    #20 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#4 of 19 Every NBA Player Signed To Rich Paul's Klutch Sports, Ranked

  • Karl-Anthony Towns3
    1,511
    566

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Center

    BirthplaceEdison, NJ

    Number32

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves

    2014 - 2015

    Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional...  more

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    #27 of 69 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked#13 of 25 NBA Stars You Should Definitely Follow On IG

  • Devin Booker4
    1,373
    540

    Devin Booker

    Shooting guard

    Age29

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Number1

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    2014 - 2015

    Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • De'aaron Fox5
    1,166
    402

    De'aaron Fox

    Point guard

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    2016 - 2017

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    #2 of 16 NBA Players Who Stream On Twitch#5 of 30 NBA Players Who Should Finally Do The Slam Dunk Contest

  • Jamal Mashburn6
    1,152
    488

    Jamal Mashburn

    Small forward

    Age47

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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

    1990 - 1993

    Jamal Mashburn (born November 29, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player....  more
  • DeMarcus Cousins7
    1,457
    644

    Age30

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Number15

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    2009 - 2010

     

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    #38 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#1 of 75 The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

  • Jamal Murray8
    875
    336

    Jamal Murray

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age23

    Number27

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    2015 - 2016

    Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the...  more

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    #105 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#79 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

  • Dan Issel9
    961
    431

    Dan Issel

    Power forward, Center

    Age71

    BirthplaceBatavia, Illinois

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    1967 - 1970

    Daniel Paul Issel (born October 25, 1948) is an American retired Naismith Memorial Basketball...  more

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    #206 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History#78 of 96 The Best Rebounders in NBA History

  • Rajon Rondo10
    1,204
    541

    Rajon Rondo

    Point guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Number9

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    2004 - 2006

    Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #85 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#22 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • Antoine Walker11
    741
    309

    Antoine Walker

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age44

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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

    1994 - 1996

    Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976) is an American former professional basketball...  more
  • Rex Chapman12
    742
    325

    Rex Chapman

    Shooting guard

    Age52

    BirthplaceBowling Green, Kentucky

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat

    1986 - 1988

    Rex Everett Chapman (born October 5, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball...  more

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    #23 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time#22 of 26 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 80s

  • Tyler Herro13
    441
    123

    Tyler Herro

    Shooting guard

    Number14

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2018 - present

    Tyler Christopher Herro (born January 20, 2000) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #66 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#29 of 53 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA

  • Bam Adebayo14
    376
    104

    Bam Adebayo

    Power forward, Center

    Number13

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2016 - 2017

    Edrice Femi "Bam" Adebayo (born July 18, 1997) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #16 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#29 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Pat Riley15
    522
    191

    Pat Riley

    1964 - 1967

    Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive,...  more

    More 

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  • Julius Randle16
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    297

    Julius Randle

    Power forward

    Age26

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Number30

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    2013 - 2014

    Julius Deion Randle (born November 29, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #103 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History#167 of 199 The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

  • Tayshaun Prince17
    798
    376

    Tayshaun Prince

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceCompton, California, United States of America

    Number22

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

    1998 - 2002

    Tayshaun Durell Prince (born February 28, 1980) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Kenny Walker18
    526
    223

    Kenny Walker

    Small forward

    Age55

    BirthplaceRoberta, Georgia

    TeamsWashington Wizards, New York Knicks

    1982 - 1986

    Kenneth Walker (born August 18, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player....  more
  • Sam Bowie19
    548
    231

    Sam Bowie

    Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceLebanon, Pennsylvania

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers

    1979 - 1984

    Samuel Paul Bowie (born March 17, 1961) is a former American professional basketball player. A...  more
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander20

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    2017 - 2018

    Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball...  more

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    #114 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#24 of 55 Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?

  • Tony Delk21
    575
    261

    Tony Delk

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age45

    BirthplaceCovington, Tennessee

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

    1992 - 1996

    Tony Lorenzo Delk (born January 28, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player...  more
  • Eric Bledsoe22
    781
    366

    Eric Bledsoe

    Point guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Number6

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    2009 - 2010

    Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    #27 of 70 The Best Los Angeles Clippers of All Time#18 of 122 The Best Milwaukee Bucks of All Time

  • P.J. Washington23
    323
    98

    P.J. Washington

    2018 - present

  • Jack Givens24
    419
    192

    Jack Givens

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age63

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    1974 - 1978

    NCAA Champion (1978)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1978)

  • Ron Mercer25
    315
    128

    Ron Mercer

    Small forward

    Age43

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets

    1995 - 1997

    NCAA Champion (1996)