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The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 4, 2020 51.3k votes 4.6k voters 64.7k 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 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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    John Wall

    Point guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina

    Number2

    TeamsHouston Rockets

    2009 - 2010

    Johnathan Hildred Wall Jr. (born September 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A Raleigh, North Carolina...  more

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    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Center

    BirthplaceEdison, New Jersey

    Number32

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves

    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 college...  more

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    #29 of 72 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked#21 of 50 The Best Current NBA Free-Throw Shooters

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    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 the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Moss Point High School in Moss...  more
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    De'aaron Fox

    Point guard

    BirthplaceKaty, Texas

    Number5

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    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 basketball...  more

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    Jamal Mashburn

    Small forward

    Age48

    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. Nicknamed the "Monster Mash," Mashburn was a prolific scorer as a small forward in his 12 seasons in the...  more

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    Age30

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Number15

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    2009 - 2010

     

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    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 player. He was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft out of the University of Kentucky...  more
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    Dan Issel

    Power forward, Center

    Age72

    BirthplaceBatavia, Illinois

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    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

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    #37 of 96 The Best Rebounders in NBA History#48 of 77 US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Jamal Murray

    Point guard

    Age23

    BirthplaceKitchener, Ontario

    Number27

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    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 for...  more

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    #108 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#222 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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    Rajon Rondo

    Point guard

    Age34

    BirthplaceUSA, Kentucky, Louisville

    Number9

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    2004 - 2006

    Rajon Pierre Rondo (born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rondo played two years of college...  more

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    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Number13

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2016 - 2017

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    Rex Chapman

    Shooting guard

    Age53

    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 player. Chapman was a college standout at the University of Kentucky and went on to play for four National...  more

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    Tyler Herro

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Number14

    TeamsMiami Heat

    2018 - present

    Tyler Christopher Herro (born January 20, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more

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    #35 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History#27 of 75 The Best Current Wing Players in the NBA

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    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 president...  more

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    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 the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his only season of college...  more

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    Tayshaun Prince

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplaceCompton, California, USA

    Number22

    TeamsDetroit Pistons

    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 before...  more
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    Sam Bowie

    Center

    Age59

    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 national sensation in high school and outstanding collegian and Olympic team member, Bowie's...  more
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    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    2017 - 2018

    Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college...  more

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    Kenny Walker

    Small forward

    Age56

    BirthplaceRoberta, Georgia

    TeamsWashington Wizards, New York Knicks

    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 Basketball...  more
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    Tony Delk

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age46

    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 and former college assistant coach, most recently for the New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team....  more
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    Eric Bledsoe

    Point guard

    Age31

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Number6

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    2009 - 2010

    Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position, but...  more

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    P.J. Washington

    2018 - present

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    Jack Givens

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age64

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    1974 - 1978

    NCAA Champion (1978)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1978)

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    Tyler Ulis

    Point guard

    Number15

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    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 basketball...  more