NCAA 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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1,093 221
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. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He plays the power forward and ...more

2
785 287
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Center

2009 - 2010

 

DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more

3
841 313
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. is an American professional basketball point guard for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Wall was ...more

4
746 257
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Center

2014 - 2015

Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

5
634 292
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 is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi ...more

6
597 273
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2004 - 2006

Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is a four-time All-Star, one-time ...more

7
556 257
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

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

8
439 158
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 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

9
458 212
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

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

10
379 184
Tayshaun Prince is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

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

11
342 149
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
257 98
Kenny Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
MichaelBurns added Small forward

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

13
331 150
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 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

14
382 179
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Point guard

2009 - 2010

Eric Bledsoe is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 18th ...more

15
318 155
Rex Chapman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

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

16
339 133
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 16 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 Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of ...more

17
275 122
Tony Delk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

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

18
220 82
Pat Riley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Guard, Forward

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

19
249 103
Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Center

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

20
230 101
Jack Givens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1974 - 1978

NCAA Champion (1978)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1978)

Jack "Goose" Givens is a retired American collegiate and professional basketball player. Givens led the University of Kentucky to the 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship ...more

21
289 128
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Shooting guard

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

22
178 67
Kyle Macy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Point guard

1977 - 1980

NCAA Champion (1978)

Kyle Robert Macy is an American basketball broadcaster, currently the color commentator for University of Kentucky telecasts. Macy, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and raised in Peru, Indiana, ...more

23
304 154
Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
JeremiahMoses added Point guard

2014 - 2016

Tyler Ulis is an American professional basketball player.

24
273 156
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 Anthony Edward Kidd-Gilchrist is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.

25
251 128
Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time
Center

2012 - 2015

Willie Trill Cauley-Stein (born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. on August 18, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...more