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Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA for 2019-20 season

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A new NBA season is here, and per usual, it will be filled with former Kentucky Wildcats.

Entering the season, UK leads the nation with 29 former players on opening-day rosters, which includes two-way contracts and inactive lists. The next closest is Duke with 23.

Of the 29 Wildcats on an opening-day NBA roster, UK head coach John Calipari has coached 28 of them. Along with former Memphis guard Derrick Rose, Calipari has coached 29 players on opening-day rosters.

Most impressively, Calipari-coached players have amassed more than $2.26 billion in career NBA contracts. In the 2019-20 season, UK players are making over $255 million, highlighted by max contracts signed by John Wall, Anthony Davis, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jamal Murray.

The newest additions are PJ Washington, Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson, all of whom were selected in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft.

Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA for 2019-20 Season