Nov 30, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) attempts a shot against the Indiana Pacers during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 12/1 Edition

A solid cast of Wildcats played tonight in the NBA, and several made some impressive performances. With the exception of Rajon Rondo (NBA suspension), all Wildcats on an active roster in play tonight played significant minutes.

  • Demarcus Cousins – 19 points, 16 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals. These are the type of games that fans have come to expect from Boogie. He cleans the boards extremely well for the Kings and scored above his average despite a poor shooting night (5-17) in the losing effort. Demarcus continues to push his way into contention for elite power forwards in the NBA.
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist -10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. MKG has been “Mr. Consistent” for Charlotte and tonight was no difference. He shot 50 percent from the field and was the team’s leading rebounder in a 6 point defeat to the 76ers.
  • Jodie Meeks – 21 points, 2 assists, 1 steal. Meeks must have thought he was playing the Volunteers again because he was lights out shooting the ball tonight. He connected on 7 out of 8 three pointers to score 21 points in just 17 minutes. The Laker’s were victorious in a shootout where Meeks was the third-leading scorer for LA.
  • Brandon Knight – 10 points, 5 rebounds. Rough night for Knight who had 0 zero assists and 6 turnovers in a rout by the Grizzlies. This snapped the 2 game win streak for the Pistons who have struggled on the road to start the season.
  • Tayshaun Prince – 15 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists. A solid night for Tayshaun who had the tough task of guarding Rudy Gay tonight.
  • Enes Kanter – 18 points, 7 rebounds. Outstanding night for the big man from Turkey who notched those stats in only 15 minutes of time in a loss to the Thunder. All 7 rebounds were on the offensive end to help Kanter score his career- high in the NBA. More games like this will only lead to more playing time for him.
  • Doron Lamb – 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist. Doron played 15 minutes in a loss to Minnesota, but he did what is now expected of him in Milwaukee, provide a spurt of offense in limited minutes. If he continues to provide offense, he will continue to have minutes.

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