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Keeping track of every Kentucky Wildcats alumni in the NBA.

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It seems like no matter where you look in the NBA, the Kentucky Wildcats are bound to have a presence.

In seven seasons under John Calipari, we've seen UK have three No. 1 selections, 21 first-rounders, 14 lottery picks and 28 total players in the NBA Draft. That includes the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year in Karl-Anthony Towns.

Those 28 draft picks are more than twice as many as the next school (Duke and Kansas) since 2010. Every one-and-done player who's come through UK was drafted in the first round of their respective drafts. That streak was extended 2016 when Skal Labissiere went to the Kings.

That also made 22-for-22 overall and 18-for-18 at Kentucky in which recruits who have signed with Calipari, spent one year in his program and then entered the draft after just that one year, have been selected in the first round.

In the long standing history of Kentucky Basketball, no program has more first-round selections (34) in the NBA lottery era (since 1985). That includes UK having 119 players drafted 121 times with 42 first-round selections in the history of the NBA Draft.

Player

Pos

Draft Yr

NBA Team

Eric Bledsoe

PG

2010

Suns

Devin Booker

SG

2015

Suns

Willie Cauley-Stein

C

2015

Kings

DeMarcus Cousins

C

2010

Kings

Anthony Davis

PF

2012

Pelicans

Archie Goodwin

G

2013

Suns

Aaron Harrison

GF

2015

Hornets

Terrence Jones

PF

2012

Pelicans

Enes Kanter

F

2011

Thunder

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

SF

2012

Hornets

Brandon Knight

G

2011

Suns

Skal Labissiere

F

2016

Kings

DeAndre Liggins

G

2011

Cavaliers

Trey Lyles

SF

2015

Jazz

Jodie Meeks

G

2009

Magic

Jamal Murray

G

2016

Nuggets

Nerlens Noel

FC

2013

Sixers

Patrick Patterson

F

2010

Raptors

Julius Randle

PF

2014

Lakers

Rajon Rondo

PG

2006

Bulls

Karl-Anthony Towns

C

2015

Timberwolves

Tyler Ulis

PG

2016

Suns

John Wall

PG

2010

Wizards

James Young

SG

2014

Celtics