Kentucky Players Who Were Drafted or Played in the NBA

120 Players Drafted; 90 Players Played
Note: provides an external link to the player's professional statistics in the NBA (and/or ABA).
* denotes that the player was on the NBA roster, but did not see any action that season. Players with an (**) transferred to Kentucky prior to being drafted or playing. Players with an (***) transferred from Kentucky prior to being drafted or playing. Players with a (LE) declared early for the pros and left the program before they used all their eligibility at UK.
Players who were drafted as junior-eligible players but returned to school (thus making the selection null and void) are noted but not double-counted.

PlayerYear
Drafted
RoundOverall
Pick
Drafting
Team
Played For
Marion Cluggish None---New York (1946-47)
Paul Noel None---New York (1947-50)
Rochester (1950-52)
Deward Compton (***) 1948--Philadelphia-
Jack Tingle 1947--WashingtonWashington (1947-48)
Minneapolis (1948-49)
Malcolm McMullen (***) 1949--IndianapolisIndianapolis (1949-51)
Bob Brannum (***) None---Sheboygan (1948-50)
Boston (1951-55)
Joe Holland 1948--BaltimoreIndianapolis (1949-1952)
Jack Parkinson 1948--WashingtonIndianapolis (1949-50)
Ken Rollins 1948--Fort WayneChicago (1948-49)
Boston (1952-53)
Ralph Beard 19492nd-ChicagoIndianapolis (1949-51)
Cliff Barker 1949--IndianapolisIndianapolis (1949-52)
Alex Groza 19491st2IndianapolisIndianapolis (1949-51)
Wallace Jones 19491st9WashingtonIndianapolis (1949-52)
Dale Barnstable1950--Boston-
Jim Line1950--Indianapolis-
Bobby Watson 1952--MilwaukeeMilwaukee (1954-55)
Lucian Whitaker 1952--IndianapolisBoston (1954-55)
Cliff Dwyer (***) 1955--Syracuse-
Dan Swartz (***) 1956--BostonBoston (1962-63)
Frank Ramsey 19531st5BostonBoston (1954-64)
Cliff Hagan 19533rd13BostonSt. Louis (1956-66)
Dallas (ABA) (1967-70)
Lou Tsioropoulos 19537th24BostonBoston (1956-59)
Billy Evans1955--Rochester-
Jerry Bird 1956--MinneapolisNew York (1958-59)
Bob Burrow (**) 1956--RochesterRochester (1956-57)
Minneapolis (1957-58)
Phil Grawemeyer1956--Minneapolis-
Gerry Calvert195710th73Philadelphia-
Vernon Hatton 19582nd9CincinnatiCincinnati-Philadelphia (1958-59)
Philadelphia (1959-61)
Chicago-St. Louis (1961-62)
Adrian Smith (**) 195815th86CincinnatiCincinnati (1961-1969)
Cincinnati-S.F. (1969-70)
San Francisco (1970-71)
Virginia (ABA) (1971-72)
Johnny Cox 19594th30New YorkChicago (1962-63)
[Cox was drafted #37 Overall in the 4th Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by New York (Junior-Eligible)]
Sid Cohen (**) 19604th32Boston-
Bennie Coffman (**) 19607th53Syracuse-
Don Mills196018th92Syracuse-
Bill Lickert19615th45Los Angeles Lakers-
Roger Newman19617th64Syracuse-
[Newman was drafted #48 Overall in the 6th Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by Boston (Junior-Eligible)]
Ned Jennings196113th102New York-
Larry Pursiful19628th61Chicago-
Cotton Nash 19642nd12Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers/San Francisco (1964-65)
Kentucky (ABA) (1967-68)
Tommy Kron 19663rd24St. LouisSt. Louis (1966-67)
Seattle (1967-69)
Kentucky (ABA) (1969-70)
Pat Riley 19671st7San DiegoSan Diego (1967-70)
Los Angeles Lakers (1970-75)
Los Angeles Lakers/Phoenix (1975-76)
Louie Dampier 19674th38CincinnatiKentucky (ABA) (1967-76)
San Antonio (1976-79)
Thad Jaracz19685th60Boston-
Cliff Berger19689th119Los Angeles Lakers-
Phil Argento196910th139Los Angeles Lakers-
Greg Starrick (***) 19729th-Cleveland-
Dan Issel 19708th122DetroitKentucky (ABA) (1967-76)
Denver (1975-85)
Mike Casey19708th130Chicago-
Larry Steele 19713rd37PortlandPortland (1971-80)
Jim Dinwiddie197110th163Philadelphia-
Tom Payne (LE) 1971 Hardship1st2AtlantaAtlanta (1971-72)
Tom Parker19726th83Cleveland-
Kent Hollenbeck197210th146Detroit-
Jim Andrews19737th107Seattle-
Kevin Grevey 19751st18WashingtonWashington (1976-83)
Milwaukee (1983-85)
Jimmy Dan Conner 19752nd36Phoenix-
Bob Guyette19753rd49Kansas City-
Mike Flynn 19757th113PhiladelphiaIndiana (1975-78)
Larry Johnson 19772nd24BuffaloBuffalo (1977-78)
Rick Robey 19781st3IndianaIndiana-Boston (1978-79)
Boston (1979-83)
Phoenix (1983-86)
Jack Givens 19781st16AtlantaAtlanta (1978-80)
James Lee19782nd39Seattle-
Mike Phillips19783rd45New Jersey-
Truman Claytor19796th111Detroit-
Chuck Aleksinas (***) 19824th76ChicagoGolden State (1984-85)
Kyle Macy (**) 19791st22PhoenixPhoenix (1980-85)
Chicago (1985-86)
Indiana (1986-87)
Lavon Williams19805th101Cleveland-
Jay Shidler19809th183Chicago-
Dwight Anderson (***) 19822nd41WashingtonDenver (1982-83)
Fred Cowan19816th127Houston-
Chuck Verderber19827th145Chicago-
Dirk Minniefield 19832nd33DallasCleveland (1985-87)
Houston (1987)
Golden State-Boston (1987-88)
Derrick Hord19833rd67Cleveland-
Charles Hurt19836th134Milwaukee-
Todd May (***) 19874th-San Antonio-
Sam Bowie 19841st2PortlandPortland (1984-89)
New Jersey (1989-93)
Los Angeles Lakers (1993-94)
Melvin Turpin 19841st6WashingtonCleveland (1984-87)
Utah (1987-88)
Washington (1989-90)
Dicky Beal19844th81Atlanta-
Jim Master19846th127Atlanta-
Tom Heitz19848th163Indiana-
Kenny Walker 19861st5New YorkNew York (1986-91)
Washington (1993-95)
Roger Harden19865th115Los Angeles Lakers-
James Blackmon19875th94New Jersey-
Irving Thomas (***) None---Los Angeles Lakers (1990-91)
Rex Chapman (LE) 19881st8CharlotteCharlotte (1988-92)
Washington (1992-94)
Miami (1994-96)
Phoenix (1996-00)
Robert Lock 19883rd51Los Angeles ClippersLos Angeles Clippers (1988-89)
Ed Davender19883rd60Washington-
Winston Bennett 19882nd64ClevelandCleveland (1989-91)
Miami (1991-92)
LeRon Ellis (***) 19911st22Los Angeles ClippersLos Angeles Clippers (1991-92)
Charlotte (1993-94)
Miami (1995-96)
Chris Mills (***) 19931st22ClevelandCleveland (1993-97)
New York (1997-98)
Golden State (1998-03)
Reggie Hanson None---Boston (1997-98)
Jamal Mashburn (LE) 19931st4DallasDallas (1993-96)
Miami (1997-00)
Charlotte Hornets (2000-02)
New Orleans Hornets (2002-04)
Rodney Dent (**) 19942nd31Orlando-
Rodrick Rhodes (***) 19971st24HoustonHouston (1997-98)
Houston-Vancouver (1998-99)
Antoine Walker (LE) 19961st6BostonBoston (1996-03)
Dallas (2003-04)
Atlanta-Boston (2004-05)
Miami (2005-07)
Minnesota (2007-08)
Tony Delk 19961st16CharlotteCharlotte Hornets (1996-97)
Charlotte-Golden State (1997-98)
Golden State (1998-99)
Sacramento (1999-00)
Phoenix (2000-01)
Phoenix-Boston (2001-02)
Boston (2002-03)
Dallas (2003-04)
Atlanta (2004-05)
Atlanta-Detroit (2005-06)
Walter McCarty 19961st19New YorkNew York (1996-97)
Boston (1997-04)
Boston-Phoenix (2004-05)
Los Angeles Clippers (2005-06)
Mark Pope (**) 19962nd52IndianaIndiana (1997-99)
Milwaukee (2000-02)
New York (2002-03*)
Denver (2003-05)
Ron Mercer (LE) 19971st6BostonBoston (1997-99)
Denver-Orlando (1999-00)
Chicago (2000-01)
Chicago-Indiana (2001-02)
Indiana (2002-03)
San Antonio (2003-04)
New Jersey (2004-05)
Derek Anderson (**) 19971st13ClevelandCleveland (1997-99)
Los Angeles Clippers (1999-00)
San Antonio (2000-01)
Portland (2001-05)
Houston-Miami (2005-06)
Charlotte Bobcats (2006-08)
Nazr Mohammed (LE) 19981st29UtahPhiladelphia (1998-00)
Philadelphia-Atlanta (2000-01)
Atlanta (2001-03)
Atlanta-New York (2003-04)
New York-San Antonio (2004-05)
San Antonio (2005-06)
Detroit (2006-07)
Detroit-Charlotte (2007-08)
Charlotte Bobcats (2008-10)
Charlotte - Oklahoma City (2010-11)
Oklahoma City (2011-12)
Chicago (2012-14)
Jeff Sheppard None---Atlanta (1998-99)
Scott Padgett 19991st28UtahUtah (1999-03)
Houston (2003-05)
New Jersey (2005-06)
Houston-Memphis (2006-07)
Wayne Turner None---Boston (1999-00)
Jamaal Magloire 20001st19CharlotteCharlotte Hornets (2000-02)
New Orleans Hornets (2002-05)
Milwaukee (2005-06)
Portland (2006-07)
New Jersey (2007-08)
Miami (2008-11)
Toronto (2011-12)
Michael Bradley (***) 20011st17TorontoToronto (2001-03)
Toronto-Atlanta (2003-04)
Orlando-Sacramento (2004-05)
Sacramento-Philadelphia (2004-05)
Philadelphia (2005-06)
Tayshaun Prince 20021st23DetroitDetroit (2002-12)
Detroit-Memphis (2012-13)
Memphis (2013-14)
Keith Bogans 20032nd43MilwaukeeOrlando (2003-04)
Charlotte Bobcats (2004-05)
Charlotte - Houston (2005-06)
Orlando (2006-08)
Orlando-Milwaukee (2008-09)
San Antonio (2009-10)
Chicago (2010-11)
New Jersey (2011-12)
Brooklyn (2012-13)
Boston (2013-14)
Erik Daniels None---Sacramento (2004-05)
Gerald Fitch None---Miami-Houston (2005-06)
Kelenna Azubuike (LE) None---Golden State (2006-10)
New York (2010-11*)
Dallas (2011-12)
Chuck Hayes None---Houston (2005-11)
Sacramento (2011-13)
Sacramento-Toronto (2013-14)
Rajon Rondo (LE) 20061st21PhoenixBoston (2006-13)
Randolph Morris (LE) None---New York (2006-08)
Atlanta (2008-10)
Joe Crawford 20082nd58Los Angeles LakersNew York (2008-09)
Jodie Meeks (LE) 20092nd41MilwaukeeMilwaukee-Philadelphia (2009-10)
Philadelphia (2010-12)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012-14)
John Wall (LE) 20101st1WashingtonWashington (2010-14)
DeMarcus Cousins (LE) 20101st5SacramentoSacramento (2010-14)
Patrick Patterson (LE) 20101st14HoustonHouston (2010-12)
Houston-Sacramento (2012-13)
Sacramento-Toronto (2013-14)
Eric Bledsoe (LE) 20101st18Oklahoma CityLos Angeles Clippers (2010-13)
Phoenix (2013-14)
Daniel Orton (LE) 20101st29OrlandoOrlando (2010-11*)
Orlando (2011-12)
Oklahoma City (2012-13)
Philadelphia (2013-14)
Enes Kanter 20111st3UtahUtah (2011-14)
Brandon Knight (LE) 20111st8DetroitDetroit (2011-13)
Milwaukee (2013-14)
Josh Harrellson (**) 20112nd45New OrleansNew York (2011-12)
Miami (2012-13)
Detroit (2013-14)
DeAndre Liggins (LE) 20112nd53OrlandoOrlando (2011-12)
Oklahoma City (2012-13)
Miami (2013-14)
Anthony Davis (LE) 20121st1New OrleansNew Orleans (2012-14)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (LE) 20121st2Charlotte BobcatsCharlotte Bobcats (2012-14)
Terrence Jones (LE) 20121st18HoustonHouston (2012-14)
Marquis Teague (LE) 20121st29ChicagoChicago (2012-13)
Chicago-Brooklyn (2013-14)
Doron Lamb (LE) 20122nd42MilwaukeeMilwaukee-Orlando (2012-13)
Orlando (2013-14)
Darius Miller 20122nd46New OrleansNew Orleans (2012-14)
Nerlens Noel 20131st6New OrleansPhiladelphia (2013-14*)
Archie Goodwin 20131st29Oklahoma CityPhoenix (2013-14)


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