With there being a certain lack of Kentucky players playing in the NBA playoffs, it is already time to look back at a memorable year for our most beloved players. Here, we look back at the five best individual performances by the five best former Kentucky Wildcats in the 2015-2016 season.
1. Anthony Davis, 02/21 @ Detroit: 59 points, 20 rebounds, 24/34 field goals.
Anthony Davis' Sunday afternoon performance at the Palace of Auburn Hills was not simply the best performance by a Kentucky player, or by any player this season. It went down as one of the best individual performances of all time. 55+ points and 20+ rebounds in a single game has only been done three times in the last 20 years, including the Brow; the other two were Shaq's famous performance against the Los Angeles Clippers, and Chris Webber.
2. Demarcus Cousins, 01/25 Against Charlotte: 56 points, 12 rebounds, 4 ast, 21/30 field goals.
Boogie Cousins had one of the greatest months that anybody could possibly have in January, with nine 30+ point games. That included one of the best two-game stretches in NBA history; a 48-13 performance against the Indiana Pacers, and this marvelous performance against the Charlotte Hornets. The only thing stopping Cousins that game was his sixth personal foul in the second overtime period. This would have easily been the best performance of the NBA season, if Anthony Davis had not topped that a month later.
3. John Wall, 02/03 Against Golden State: 41 points, 10 assists, 2 stl, 17/25 field goals.
A Friday night game between the Washington Wizards and historically great Golden State Warriors, that was nationally broadcasted on ESPN, pitted one of the most entertaining point guard duals you could ever watch. Stephen Curry stole the show with a ridiculous 51 points and eleven made threes. John Wall, however, nearly matched him toe-to-toe by dropping 41 and 10 assists. Wall joined a list that included Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, and James Harden as the only players that season to put up 40+ points and 10+ assists.
4. Rajon Rondo, 11/23 @ Charlotte, 14 points, 20 assists, 8 rebounds, 4 steals.
Rajon Rondo had an extremely undervalued season, leading the league in assists for the third time in his career. While most people were paying attention to Steph Curry or Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant, Rondo was out putting up high numbers in every category. Nights like this were a pure example of what Rondo was capable of doing each and every game. This was one of two 20 assists games of the season; of course Rondo had the other.
5. Karl Towns, 02/13 Against Toronto: 35 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, 12/19 field goals.
In Karl-Anthony Towns' absurd rookie season, the highest of the already high was this performance against one of the league's premier teams. Though his Timberwolves lost an extremely close game, Towns put out his best performance in a year where he had a plethora of great performances.