Since John Calipari came to the University of Kentucky, the number of former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA has increased drastically. Part of this is credit to John Calipari’s great recruiting ability, as he has brought in nothing but top talent since arriving in Lexington. However, just recruiting great players does not mean that a school’s presence in the NBA will increase greatly. Great examples of this is former Kansas Jayhawk Xavier Henry and former UCLA Bruin Shabazz Muhammad. Both of these players were highly recruited out of high school and faltered throughout the season, hurting their draft stock all the way. It is this that makes John Calipari’s ability to get players into the NBA all the more impressive. With all of that said, let’s get to the stats of the former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA last evening.
Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes-Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets last evening by a score of 96-80. Patrick Patterson helped his team to a win with 14 points, 12 rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block. Chuck Hayes, also on the Raptors, finished with four points and 2 rebounds.
Terrence Jones-Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets beat the Washington Wizards by a score 114-107. Terrence Jones had a monster game, finishing with 19 points, 17 rebounds, three blocks, an assist and a steal.
John Wall-Washington Wizards
The Washington Wizards fell to the Houston Rockets by a score of 114-107. John Wall had a great game in a tough loss, finishing with 23 points, 10 assists, two steals and two rebounds.
Nazr Mohammed-Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Bobcats by a score of 103-97. Nazr Mohammed played scrap minutes, finishing with two rebounds and a block.
Brandon Knight-Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 101-85. Brandon Knight struggled to find his rhythm in the loss, finishing with 13 points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Anthony Davis and Darius Miller-New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 110-107. Anthony Davis had a monster game, finishing with 28 points, 14 rebounds and two assists. Darius Miller came off the bench and finished with 12 points, a steal and an assist.
Doran Lamb-Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic fell to the Denver Nuggets by a score of 120-94. Doran Lamb came off the bench for a career night, finishing with eight points, four rebounds and two assists.