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Kentucky has the most former players averaging 15+ points per game in the NBA

The Wildcats at basketball’s highest level are killing it this season.

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There’s a reason the Kentucky Wildcats basketball program continues to get top-tier recruits, and that’s because they are able to continually prove that they can develop some of the best players in the world.

The Cats have had several top-10 recruits come through Lexington, and many of them are making a name for themselves in the NBA. Players like De’Aaron Fox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and breaking out as full-blown superstars, along with well-known former Cats like Anthony Davis.

For the former Cats, as a whole, they are a dominant group. They rank No. 1 among college basketball programs in terms of how many players averaging over 15 points per game in the NBA. Duke sits second with six, and then Michigan comes in third with four.

Here’s the entire listing.

Kentucky has a strong pipeline of talent set to join the NBA next year as well with more players likely to turn pro. Expect Kentucky to continue developing some of the world’s best players in the next decade to come.

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