The jersey numbers for the 2017-2018 Kentucky men’s basketball team were announced Tuesday on Coach John Calipari’s website, CoachCal.com.
Freshman point guard Quade Green takes over the No. 0 last worn by expected NBA lottery pick De’Aaron Fox.
Fellow newcomer Kevin Knox, a 6-foot-8 small forward, assumes the No. 5 last worn by Malik Monk, another expected lottery pick.
Hamidou Diallo, who took the No. 4 jersey for his spring semester practicing with the Cats this year, trades down to the No. 3 last worn by Bam Adebayo. Freshman Nick Richards will take the No. 4 jersey.
Other freshman jerseys include; Jemarl Baker, a 6-4 shooting guard, who takes over No. 13 from Isaiah Briscoe; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will don No. 22, last worn by Alex Poythress; PJ Washington will take over No. 25 from Dominique Hawkins; and Jarred Vanderbilt will wear No. 2, most recently sported by Aaron Harrison.
Also of note: Sophomore Brad Calipari trades the No. 20 for No. 12. The 12 was last worn by Karl-Anthony Towns.
2017-2018 UK jersey numbers
No. 0: Quade Green
No. 1: Sacha Killeya-Jones
No. 2: Jarred Vanderbilt
No. 3: Hamidou Diallo
No. 4: Nick Richards
No. 5: Kevin Knox
No. 10: Jonny David
No. 12: Brad Calipari
No. 13: Jemarl Baker
No. 14: Tai Wynyard
No. 22: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
No. 25: PJ Washington
No. 30: Dillon Pulliam
No. 32: Wenyen Gabriel