Kentucky Basketball Players Who Left Early for Pro Basketball

Only players who left directly for the pros, leaving eligibility remaining at Kentucky are listed. Players who declared for the NBA, including those who 'tested the waters' but returned are available here.

PlayerLast Season
Played
# Seasons
Played
Circumstances
Leroy Edwards1934-351after Sophomore Season for Industrial League in Indiana
Tom Payne1970-711after Sophomore Season for NBA via Hardship Draft
Rex Chapman1987-882after Sophomore Season for NBA
Jamal Mashburn1992-933after Junior Season for NBA
Antoine Walker1995-962after Sophomore Season for NBA
Ron Mercer1996-972after Sophomore Season for NBA
Nazr Mohammed1997-983after Junior Season for NBA
Kelenna Azubuike2004-053after Junior Season for NBA
Rajon Rondo2005-062after Sophomore Season for NBA
Randolph Morris2006-073after Junior Season as Undrafted Free Agent for NBA
Jodie Meeks2008-093after Junior Season for NBA
Eric Bledsoe2009-101after Freshman Season for NBA
DeMarcus Cousins2009-101after Freshman Season for NBA
Daniel Orton2009-101after Freshman Season for NBA
Patrick Patterson2009-103after Junior Season for NBA
John Wall2009-101after Freshman Season for NBA
Brandon Knight2010-111after Freshman Season for NBA
DeAndre Liggins2010-113after Junior Season for NBA
Anthony Davis2011-121after Freshman season for NBA
Terrence Jones2011-122after Sophomore season for NBA
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist2011-121after Freshman season for NBA
Doron Lamb2011-122after Sophomore season for NBA
Marquis Teague2011-121after Freshman season for NBA
Archie Goodwin2012-131after Freshman season for NBA
Nerlens Noel2012-131after Freshman season for NBA
Julius Randle2013-141after Freshman season for NBA
James Young2013-141after Freshman season for NBA
Devin Booker2014-151after Freshman Season for NBA
Willie Cauley-Stein2014-153after Junior Season for NBA
Aaron Harrison2014-152after Sophpmore Season for NBA
Andrew Harrison2014-152after Sophomore Season for NBA
Dakari Johnson2014-152after Sophomore Season for D-League
Trey Lyles2014-151after Freshman Season for NBA
Karl-Anthony Towns2014-151after Freshman Season for NBA
Skal Labissiere2015-161after Freshman Season for NBA
Jamal Murray2015-161after Freshman Season for NBA
Tyler Ulis2015-162after Sophomore Season for NBA
Edrice Adebayo2016-171after Freshman Season for NBA
Isaiah Briscoe2016-172after Sophomore Season
De'Aaron Fox2016-171after Freshman Season for NBA
Isaac Humphries2016-172after Sophomore Season
Malik Monk2016-171after Freshman Season for NBA


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