Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: 1/7 Edition

Jan 6, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) goes after a loose ball during overtime against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Bobcats won 108-101 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports


There were a total of five former Kentucky Wildcats playing in NBA games last night.  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Brandon Knight, Tayshaun Prince, Jodie Meeks and DeAndre Liggins suited up for their respective teams.  Let’s take a look at how each player and his respective team did in last night’s competition.

Charlotte Bobcats 108 – Detroit Pistons 101 (OT)

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Forward, Charlotte
  • Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit
  • Tayshaun Prince, Forward, Detroit

Three of the five former Cats in action last night played in the Charlotte Bobcats vs. Detroit Pistons game.  For the Bobcats, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got the start and finished with 11 points, 8 rebounds and a block.  For the Pistons, both Brandon Knight and Tayshaun Prince got the start.  Knight finished with 12 points and 4 assists.  Prince finished with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.  The Bobcats and MKG got the win in overtime by the score of 108 to 101.

January 6, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks (20) in the first half against the Denver Nuggetsat the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Denver Nuggets 112 – Los Angeles Lakers 105

  • Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles

Jodie Meeks was the only former Cat that played in the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game last night.  Meeks played 17 minutes, scoring 8 points, an assist and a steal.  The Lakers lost again, this time to the Nuggets, 112 to 105.

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Oklahoma City Thunder 104 – Toronto Raptors 92

  • DeAndre Liggins, Guard, Oklahoma City

The final former Cat in action last night was DeAndre Liggins for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their game against the Toronto Raptors.  Liggins played 3 minutes and missed the only shot he took.  Liggins has been splitting time between the Thunder and the D-League affiliate, so playing time for the Thunder has been scarce.  The Thunder got the win, 104-92.

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