Feb 9, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari shares a laugh with the Washington Wizard mascot during the second half of the game against the Sacramento Kings at Verizon Center. The Wizards defeated the Kings 93 - 84. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Stars Having A Busy Summer

Since John Calipari’s arrival before the 2009-2010 college basketball season, the Kentucky Wildcats have been synonymous with elite recruits and getting players to the NBA. In fact, in his five seasons at the helm of college basketball’s greatest program, Calipari has sent 16 players to the NBA. In total, there are 18 former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA, with a few more hoping to find there way back onto some roster. With all these names and faces to keep track of, it can seem a little overwhelming. Luckily for us, the folks over at KentuckySports.co put together a comprehensive list of what some of the former Kentucky Wildcats have been up to this summer. Check out below for an update.

- Josh Harrellson is looking for a new team after the Detroit Pistons officially released him on Tuesday.

- Jodie Meeks is now a Detroit Piston, signing a three-year deal worth around 19.5 million dollars.

- Enes Kanter is still waiting for a contract extension from the Utah Jazz.

- Eric Bledsoe is in free agent limbo, waiting for the Suns to resign or to be picked up by someone else.

- Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins were invited to the US National team tryouts.

- Archie Goodwin is having an impressive summer for the Suns, averaging more than 16 points and three rebounds in three games.

-Julius Randle is officially signed with the LA Lakers and has played in two games this summer, averaging 12 points and three rebounds per game.

- Doron Lamb is on the Raptors summer roster, but he has not played in a game yet.

- Marquis Teague is averaging 9.8 points and 5.8 assists per game for the Nets in five games this summer so far.

- James Young is on the Boston Celtics summer roster, but he has not played in a game yet.

- DeAndre Liggins is averaging 9.25 points and four rebounds per game for the LA Clippers summer league team.

- Nerlens Noel is doing some amazing thing for the 76ers, showing that his knee is feeling great. Noel is averaging 12.3 points and four blocks per game this summer.

Here’s wishing them all the best to whatever might come their way, as it is always a pleasure to see former players to make it big. It makes the school, the coaches, and the players all look good as they pursue their hopes and dreams. Something that can never be underestimated and looked over.

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