NBA players drafted/signed out of Kentucky

The basketball team of Kentucky is currently part of the NCAA Division I. The team plays in the SEC conference and is nicknamed as the Wildcats.

140 players have been selected out of Kentucky in NBA draft history, 57 in the first round (22 during the last 10 years), 28 in the second round and 7 among the top 3 picks. The last time a player out of Kentucky was selected in the NBA draft was in 2023.

NBA teams with most selected players drafted out of Kentucky: Boston Celtics (10 times), Sacramento Kings (10), Los Angeles Lakers (9).

Active NBA players drafted/signed out of Kentucky 1

Former NBA players out of Kentucky 1

NameDraftPos.HtIn the NBA
Hamidou Diallo2018 (45)F/G1.96/ 6'5''201820235
Wenyen Gabriel2018 (-)C/PF2.06/ 6'9''201920234
Nerlens Noel2013 (6)C2.08/ 6'10''201420239
John Wall2010 (1)PG1.93/ 6'4''2010202311
Eric Bledsoe2010 (18)SG/PG1.85/ 6'1''2010202212
W. Cauley-Stein2015 (6)C2.13/ 7'0''201520227
DeMarcus Cousins2010 (5)C2.11/ 6'11''2010202211
Brandon Knight2011 (8)PG/SG1.88/ 6'2''201120229
Mychal Mulder2017 (-)SG1.93/ 6'4''201920223
Rajon Rondo2006 (21)PG1.85/ 6'1''2006202216
Darius Miller2012 (46)SF1.98/ 6'6''201220216
Patrick Patterson2010 (14)PF/C2.03/ 6'8''2010202111
M. Kidd-Gilchrist2012 (2)PF/SF1.99/ 6'6''201220208
Isaiah Briscoe2017 (-)PG1.91/ 6'3''201820191
Andrew Harrison2015 (44)PG1.98/ 6'6''201620193
Isaac Humphries2017 (-)C/PF2.13/ 7'0''201820191
Terrence Jones2012 (18)C2.06/ 6'9''201220196
Jodie Meeks2009 (41)G/F1.93/ 6'4''2009201910
Alex Poythress2016 (-)PF/C2.03/ 6'8''201620193
Tyler Ulis2016 (34)PG1.78/ 5'10''201620193
Aaron Harrison2015 (-)SG1.98/ 6'6''201520183
Dakari Johnson2015 (48)C2.13/ 7'0''201720181
DeAndre Liggins2011 (53)F/G1.98/ 6'6''201120185
Marquis Teague2012 (29)PG1.88/ 6'2''201220183
James Young2014 (17)G/F1.98/ 6'6''201420184
Archie Goodwin2013 (29)SG1.96/ 6'5''201320174
Chuck Hayesn.dPF/C1.98/ 6'6''2005201611
Nazr Mohammed1998 (29)C2.08/ 6'10''1998201618
Tayshaun Prince2002 (23)SF2.06/ 6'9''2002201614
Keith Bogans2003 (43)F/G1.96/ 6'5''2003201411
Josh Harrellson2011 (45)C/PF2.08/ 6'10''201120143
Doron Lamb2012 (42)SG1.93/ 6'4''201220142
Daniel Orton2010 (29)C2.08/ 6'10''201120143
Kelenna Azubuiken.dF/G1.96/ 6'5''200620125
Jamaal Magloire2000 (19)C2.11/ 6'11''2000201212
Randolph Morrisn.dC2.11/ 6'11''200620104
Joe Crawford2008 (58)SG1.96/ 6'5''200820091
Derek Anderson1997 (13)G/F1.96/ 6'5''1997200811
Antoine Walker1996 (6)PF2.06/ 6'9''1996200812
Scott Padgett1999 (28)PF2.06/ 6'9''199920078
Tony Delk1996 (16)PG1.85/ 6'1''1996200610
Gerald Fitch2004 (-)SG1.90/ 6'3''200520061
Walter McCarty1996 (19)PF2.08/ 6'10''1996200610
Erik Daniels2004 (-)SF2.03/ 6'8''200420051
Ron Mercer1997 (6)F/G2.01/ 6'7''199720058
Mark Pope1996 (52)PF/SF2.08/ 6'10''199720056
Jamal Mashburn1993 (4)SF2.03/ 6'8''1993200411
Rex Chapman1988 (8)SG1.93/ 6'4''1988200012
Wayne Turner1999 (-)PG1.88/ 6'2''199920001
Jeffrey Sheppard1998 (-)SG1.91/ 6'3''199819991
Reggie Hanson1991 (-)SF2.03/ 6'8''199719981
Sam Bowie1984 (2)C2.16/ 7'1''1984199510
Kenny Walker1986 (5)SF2.03/ 6'8''198619957
Winston Bennett1988 (64)SF2.00/ 6'7''198919923
Melvin Turpin1984 (6)C2.11/ 6'11''198419905
Rob Lock1988 (51)PF2.05/ 6'9''198819891
Dirk Minniefield1983 (33)PG1.91/ 6'3''198519883
Kyle Macy1979 (22)PG1.91/ 6'3''198019877
Rick Robey1978 (3)C/PF2.11/ 6'11''197819868
Kevin Grevey1975 (18)SG1.96/ 6'5''1975198510
Dan Issel1970 (122)C/PF2.06/ 6'9''197619859
Jack Givens1978 (16)G/F1.96/ 6'5''197819802
Larry Steele1971 (37)SG/PG1.96/ 6'5''197119809
Louie Dampier1967 (38)PG1.83/ 6'0''197619793
Mike Flynn1975 (113)SG/PG1.88/ 6'2''197619782
Larry Johnson1977 (24)SG/PG1.91/ 6'3''197719781
Pat Riley1967 (7)G/F1.93/ 6'4''196719769
Tom Payne1971 (-)C2.18/ 7'2''197119721
Adrian Smith1958 (85)PG1.85/ 6'1''1961197110
Tommy Kron1966 (24)SG1.96/ 6'5''196619693
Cliff Hagan1953 (24)F/G1.93/ 6'4''1956196610
Cotton Nash1964 (14)SF1.96/ 6'5''196419651
Frank Ramsey1953 (7)F/G1.91/ 6'3''195419649
Johnny Cox1959 (30)SG/PG1.93/ 6'4''196219631
Vern Hatton1958 (10)SG/PG1.91/ 6'3''195819624
Jerry Bird1956 (19)SF/PF1.98/ 6'6''195819591
Lou Tsioropoulos1953 (60)SF1.96/ 6'5''195619593
Bob Burrow1956 (9)C/PF2.00/ 6'7''195619582
Bobby Watson1952 (21)PG1.83/ 6'0''195419551
Skippy Whitaker1952 (25)PG1.85/ 6'1''195419551
George Feigenbaumn.dPG1.85/ 6'1''194919532
Kenny Rollins1948 (32)PG1.83/ 6'0''194819533
Cliff Barker1949 (52)SG1.88/ 6'2''194919523
Joe Holland1948 (18)SF1.93/ 6'4''194919523
Wallace Jones1949 (9)PF1.93/ 6'4''194919523
Paul Noeln.dSF/PF1.93/ 6'4''194719525
Ralph Beard1949 (22)PG/SG1.78/ 5'10''194919512
Alex Groza1949 (2)C2.01/ 6'7''194919512
Jack Parkinson1948 (24)PG/SG1.83/ 6'0''194919501
Jack Tingle1947 (19)SF/PF1.93/ 6'4''194719492
Bob Cluggishn.dC2.08/ 6'10''194619471
Derek Willis2017 (-)PF2.06/ 6'9''--------0

Other NBA draft picks out of Kentucky 1

19943124Rodney DentOrlando Magic
19603248Sid CohenBoston Celtics
19553452Bill EvansRochester Royals
197536218Jimmy Dan ConnerPhoenix Suns
197839217James LeeSeattle SuperSonics
19784531Mike PhillipsNew Jersey Nets
19614554Bill LickertLos Angeles Lakers
19504549Jim LineIndianapolis Olympians
19604868Roger NewmanBoston Celtics
197549313Bob GuyetteKansas City-Omaha Kings
19605375Bernie KauffmanSyracuse Nationals
198860310Ed DavenderWashington Bullets
196860510Thad JaraczBoston Celtics
19626381Larry PursifulChicago Zephyrs
19616475Roger NewmanSyracuse Nationals
198367320Derrick HordCleveland Cavaliers
195773104Jerry CalvertPhiladelphia Warriors
195673103Phil GrawmeyerMinneapolis Lakers
19507371Dale BarnstableBoston Celtics
198481411Dickie BealAtlanta Hawks
19728363Tom ParkerCleveland Cavaliers
195388107Richard PraterNew York Knicks
19879452James BlackmonNew Jersey Nets
196096181Don MillsCincinnati Royals
198010159LaVon WilliamsCleveland Cavaliers
1961102131Ned JenningsNew York Knicks
197310774Jim AndrewsSeattle SuperSonics
197911163Truman ClaytonDetroit Pistons
1986115522Roger HardenLos Angeles Lakers
1968119913Cliff BergerMilwaukee Bucks
1984127611Jim MasterAtlanta Hawks
1981127612Fred CowanHouston Rockets
1970130811Mike CaseyChicago Bulls
1983134618Charles HurtMilwaukee Bucks
19691391012Phil ArgentoLos Angeles Lakers
198214577Chuck VerderberChicago Bulls
1972146103Kent HollenbeckDetroit Pistons
198416381Tom HeitzIndiana Pacers
19711631011Jim DinwiddiePhiladelphia 76ers
1971169111Mike CaseyCleveland Cavaliers
198018394Jay ShidlerChicago Bulls
(1) Non NCAA international players are listed by the country in which they were playing when drafted or signed if undrafted.
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