Jamal Mashburn


Jamal Mashburn


Jamal Mashburn


The Most Impactful Kentucky Wildcat Basketball Players (1981-1982-Present): #2 Jamal Mashburn


Jamal Mashburn


Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, NY)

Jamal Mashburn came into Kentucky as Rick Pitino’s secret weapon from the state of New York, where he was named as Mr. Basketball in 1990.  He was also a Parade All-American.

Mashburn was a heralded recruit for the Kentucky Wildcats and he would help lead Kentucky back to it’s glory years.  All in all, he would finish his Kentucky career with 1,843 points over 3 seasons.

Mashburn earned a number of accolades over his college career.

1990-91: All-SEC [Third Team (AP & UPI)]; All-SEC Freshman Team

1991-92: All-American [Basketball Times (2nd)]; All- NCAA Regional Team; All-SEC [First Team (AP & Coaches)]; SEC Tournament MVP

1992-93: All-American [Consensus (1st), AP (1st), UPI (1st), NABC (1st), USBWA (1st), Sporting News (1st), Basketball Times (1st), Wooden (1st)]; All-NCAA Final Four Team; All- NCAA Regional Team; SEC Player of the Year [Associated Press & Coaches] ; All-SEC [First Team (AP & Coaches)]; All-SEC Tournament

UK Stats:

1990-91: 12.9 PPG, 7.0 RPG

1991-92: 21.3 PPG, 7.8 RPG

1992-93: 21.0 PPG, 8.4 RPG

Career averages: 18.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG

After his junior year, Mashburn declared for the NBA Draft, where he was selected with the 4th overall pick in 1993 by the Dallas Mavericks.  Mashburn would play in the NBA from 1993-2003.  After the Mavericks, he played a few seasons with the Miami Heat and the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets.  The 2002-03 season would be the only year that he was selected to a All-Star game.

In 1994, he was named to the All-Rookie First Team.

NBA Stats:

Points: 11,644 (19.1 PPG)

Rebounds: 3,271 (5.4 RPG)

Assists: 2,414 APG (4.0 APG)

Following his NBA career, he worked as an analyst for ESPN.