Ex-Cats

Ex-Cats in the NBA

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in New Orleans.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in New Orleans. AP

Here is a look at the 21 former University of Kentucky players in the NBA:

ERIC BLEDSOE

Team/position: Phoenix Suns/PG

ESPN's #NBArank: 37th.

Notes: Bledsoe was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round (18th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft. He was traded on draft night to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 2012 first-round pick. ... He was traded by the Clippers with Caron Butler as part of three-team deal also involving Milwaukee on July 10, 2013. The Suns sent Jared Dudley to L.A. and conveyed a future second-round pick to Milwaukee; the Bucks received a second-round pick from L.A. and agreed to sign-and-trade J.J. Redick to the Clippers.

On Twitter: @EBled2


DEVIN BOOKER

Team/position: Phoenix Suns/SG

ESPN's #NBArank: 323rd.

Notes: Booker was selected with the 13th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2015 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @DevinBook


WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN

Team/position: Sacramento Kings/C

ESPN's #NBArank: 175th.

Notes: Cauley-Stein was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Kings.

On Twitter: @THEwillieCS15


DEMARCUS COUSINS

Team/position: Sacramento Kings/C

ESPN's #NBArank: 12th.

Notes: Cousins was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @boogiecousins


ANTHONY DAVIS

Team/position: New Orleans Pelicans/PF-C

ESPN's #NBArank: 2nd.

Notes: Davis was selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. ... He was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. ... He left Kentucky for the NBA after leading the Wildcats to a national championship during his freshman season in 2012.

On Twitter: @AntDavis23


ARCHIE GOODWIN

Team/position: Phoenix Suns/G

ESPN's #NBArank: 308th.

Notes: Goodwin was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. His rights acquired by the Suns on draft night.

On Twitter: @A1Laflare10


AARON HARRISON

Team/position: Charlotte Hornets/G

ESPN's #NBArank: Not ranked.

Notes: Harrison went undrafted in 2015, but signed with the Hornets and played for their summer league squad.

On Twitter: @AaronICE2


TERRENCE JONES

Team/position: Houston Rockets/PF

ESPN's #NBArank: 112th.

Notes: Jones was selected by Houston with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @TerrenceJones1


ENES KANTER

Team/position: Oklahoma City Thunder/F

ESPN's #NBArank: 152nd.

Notes: Kanter was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round (third overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @Enes_Kanter


MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST

Team/position: Charlotte Hornets/SF

ESPN's #NBArank: 77th.

Notes: Kidd-Gilchrist was selected by Charlotte with the second overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. ... Expected all of 2015-16 season with shoulder injury.

On Twitter: @MKG14


BRANDON KNIGHT

Team/position: Phoenix Suns/G

ESPN's #NBArank: 91st.

Notes: Knight was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (8th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. ... He was traded by the Pistons to the Bucks (along with Khris Middleton and Viacheslav Kravtsov) for Brandon Jennings on July 31, 2013.

On Twitter: @Goodknight11


TREY LYLES

Team/position: Utah Jazz/F

ESPN's #NBArank: 292nd.

Notes: Lyles was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.

On Twitter: @TreyMambaLyles


JODIE MEEKS

Team/position: Detroit Pistons/G

ESPN's #NBArank: 199th.

Notes: Meeks was selected in the second round (41st overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2009 NBA Draft. He was traded by Milwaukee to Philadelphia (2/18/10). He signed with the Lakers as a free agent on Aug. 13, 2012. Meeks signed with the Pistons as a free agent on July 14, 2014. ... Knight was traded (along with Kendall Marshall) to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team trade on Feb. 19, 2015, that also involved the Philadelphia 76ers.

On Twitter: @Jmeeks20


NERLENS NOEL

Team/position: Philadelphia 76ers/F-C

ESPN's #NBArank: 76th.

Notes: Noel was selected by New Orleans with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. His rights were traded to Philadelphia (along with a 2014 first-round pick) for Jrue Holiday and the rights to Pierre Jackson (7/12/13).

On Twitter: @NerlensNoel3


PATRICK PATTERSON

Team/position: Toronto Raptors/F

ESPN's #NBArank: 157th.

Notes: Houston selected Patterson in the first round (14th overall) in the 2010 NBA Draft. ... He was traded by Houston (along with Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas and cash considerations) to Sacramento for Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and Thomas Robinson (2/20/13). ... He was traded by the Sacramento Kings (with Chuck Hayes, John Salmons and Greivis Vasquez) to the Toronto Raptors for Quincy Acy, Rudy Gay and Aaron Gray (12/9/13).

On Twitter: @pdpatt


TAYSHAUN PRINCE

Team/position: Minnesota Timberwolves/F

ESPN's #NBArank: 368th.

Notes: Prince was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft. ... He won an NBA championship with the Pistons in 2004.

On Twitter: None


JULIUS RANDLE

Team/position: L.A. Lakers/PF

ESPN's #NBArank: 155th.

Notes: Randle was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (7th overall) in the 2014 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @J30_RANDLE


RAJON RONDO

Team/position: Sacramento Kings/PG

ESPN's #NBArank: 223rd.

Notes: Rondo was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (21st overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. His draft rights were acquired by Boston (along with Brian Grant and cash considerations) in exchange for a future first round pick on June 28, 2006.

On Twitter: @RajonRondo


KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS

Team/position: Minnesota Timberwolves/PF

ESPN's #NBArank: 75th.

Notes: Towns was selected by the Timberwolves with the first overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @KarlTowns


JOHN WALL

Team/position: Washington Wizards/PG

ESPN's #NBArank: 11th.

Notes: Wall was selected by the Wizards with the first overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @JohnWall


JAMES YOUNG

Team/position: Boston Celtics/SG

ESPN's #NBArank: 367th.

Notes: Young was drafted by the Celtics in the first round (17th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft.

On Twitter: @realjamesyoung



EX-CATS IN THE D-LEAGUE

RAMON HARRIS

Team/position: Fort Wayne Mad Ants/F

Notes: Harris, who went undrafted in 2010, has played three seasons in the D-League with Fort Wayne. His team won the league championship in 2014. ... He averaged 9.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists last season. Harris shot 37.5 percent from three-point range and 70.8 percent from the free-throw line. ... Harris' career averages in the D-League are 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

On Twitter: @MonieSwish22


ANDREW HARRISON

Team/position: Iowa Energy/G

Notes: Harrison was selected with the 44th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2015 NBA Draft. His rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jon Leuer. ... Harrison is expected to play a full season in the D-League. He did not sign a contract with the Grizzlies, and the team still holds his rights.

On Twitter: @DrewRoc5


DAKARI JOHNSON

Team/position: Oklahoma City Blue/C

Notes: Johnson was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 48th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. ... Johnson is expected to play a full season in the D-League. He did not sign a contract with the Thunder, and the team still holds his rights.

On Twitter: @DakariJohnson


Notes: This list was updated on Oct. 26, 2015. ... Josh Harrellson (Wizards) and Chuck Hayes (Clippers) were released on Oct. 24. ... Player notes were compiled from information on the NBA's website.

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