History of Cats in the Pros

ANDERSON, Derek – Cleveland Cavaliers (1998-99), Los Angeles Clippers (2000), San Antonio Spurs (2001), Portland Trail
Blazers (2002-05), Houston Rockets (2006), Miami Heat (2006), Charlotte Bobcats (2007-08)

AZUBUIKE, Kelenna — Golden State Warriors (2007-10), New York Knicks (2011), Dallas Mavericks (2012)

BARKER, Cliff – Indianapolis Olympians (1950-52)

BEARD, Ralph – Indianapolis Olympians (1950-51)

BENNETT, Winston – Cleveland Cavaliers (1990-92), Miami Heat (1992)

BIRD, Jerry – New York Knicks (1959)

BLEDSOE, Eric – Los Angeles Clippers (2011-12)

BOGANS, Keith – Orlando Magic (2004), Charlotte Bobcats (2005-06), Houston Rockets (2006), Orlando Magic (2007-09), Milwaukee Bucks (2009), San Antonio Spurs (2010), Chicago Bulls (2011), New Jersey Nets (2012)

BOWIE, Sam – Portland Trail Blazers (1985-89), New Jersey Nets (1990-93), Los Angeles Lakers (1994-95)

BURROW, Bob – Rochester Royals (1957), Minneapolis Lakers (1958)

CHAPMAN, Rex – Charlotte Hornets (1989-92), Washington Bullets (1992-95), Miami Heat (1996), Phoenix Suns (1997-2000)

CLUGGISH, Bob – New York Knicks (1947)

CONLEY, Larry – Kentucky Colonels [ABA] (1968)

CONNER, Jimmy Dan – Kentucky Colonels [ABA] (1976)

COUSINS, DeMarcus – Sacramento Kings (2011-12)

COX, Johnny – Chicago Zephyrs (1963)

CRAWFORD, Joe – New York Knicks (2009)

DAMPIER, Louie – Kentucky Colonels [ABA] (1968-76), San Antonio Spurs (1977-79)

DANIELS, Erik – Sacramento Kings (2005)

DELK, Tony – Charlotte Hornets (1997-98), Golden State Warriors (1998-99), Sacramento Kings (2000), Phoenix Suns (2000-01), Boston Celtics (2002-03), Dallas Mavericks (2004), Atlanta Hawks (2005-06), Detroit Pistons (2006)

FEIGENBAUM, George – Baltimore Bulletts (1950), Milwaukee Hawks (1953)

FITCH, Gerald – Miami Heat (2006)

FLYNN, Mike – Indiana Pacers (1976-78) [ABA in 1976]

GIVENS, Jack – Atlanta Hawks (1979-80)

GREVEY, Kevin – Washington Bullets (1976-83), Milwaukee Bucks (1984-85)

GROZA, Alex – Indianapolis Olympians (1950-51)

HAGAN, Cliff – St. Louis Hawks (1957-66), Dallas Chaparrals [ABA] (1968-70)

HANSON, Reggie – Boston Celtics (1998)

HARRELLSON, Josh – New York Knicks (2012), Miami Heat (2012-2013)

HATTON, Vernon – Cincinnati Royals (1959), Philadelphia Warriors (1959-61), St. Louis Hawks (1962)

HAYES, Chuck – Houston Rockets (2005-11), Sacramento Kings (2012)

HOLLAND, Joe – Indianapolis Olympians (1950-52)

ISSEL, Dan – Kentucky Colonels [ABA] (1971-75), Denver Nuggets (1976-85) [ABA in 1976]

JOHNSON, Larry – Buffalo Braves (1978)

JONES, Wah Wah – Indianapolis Olympians (1950-52)

KANTER, Enes – Utah Jazz (2012)

KNIGHT, Brandon – Detroit Pistons (2012)

KRON, Tommy – St. Louis Hawks (1967), Seattle Supersonics (1968-69), Kentucky Colonels [ABA] (1970)

LIGGINS, DeAndre – Orlando Magic (2012)

LOCK, Rob – Los Angeles Clippers (1989)

MACY, Kyle – Phoenix Suns (1981-85), Chicago Bulls (1986), Indiana Pacers (1987)

MAGLOIRE, Jamaal – Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (2001-05), Milwaukee Bucks (2006), Portland Trailblazers (2007), New Jersey Nets (2008), Dallas Mavericks (2008), Miami Heat (2009-11), Toronto Raptors (2012)

MASHBURN, Jamal – Dallas Mavericks (1994-97), Miami Heat (1997-2000), Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (2001-04)

McCARTY, Walter – New York Knicks (1997), Boston Celtics (1998-2005), Phoenix Suns (2005), Los Angeles Clippers (2006)

MEEKS, Jodie– Milwaukee Bucks (2009-10), Philadelphia 76ers (2010-12)

MERCER, Ron – Boston Celtics (1998-99), Denver Nuggets (2000), Orlando Magic (2000), Chicago Bulls (2001-02), Indiana Pacers (2002-03), San Antonio Spurs (2004), New Jersey Nets (2005)

MINNIEFIELD, Dirk – Cleveland Cavaliers (1986-87), Houston Rockets (1987), Golden State Warriors (1988), Boston
Celtics (1988)

MOHAMMED, Nazr – Philadelphia 76ers (1999-2001), Atlanta Hawks (2001-04), New York Knicks (2004-05), San Antonio Spurs (2005-06), Detroit Pistons (2007), Charlotte Bobcats (2008-11), Oklahoma City Thunder (2011-12)

MORRIS, Randolph – New York Knicks (2007-08), Atlanta Hawks (2009-10)

NASH, Cotton – Los Angeles Lakers (1965), San Francisco Warriors (1965), Kentucky Colonels [ABA] (1968)

NOEL, Paul – New York Knicks (1948-50),Rochester Royals (1951-52)

ORTON, Daniel – Orlando Magic (2011-12), Oklahoma City Thunder (2012-2013)

PADGETT, Scott – Utah Jazz (2000-03), Houston Rockets (2004-05), New Jersey Nets (2006)

PATTERSON, Patrick – Houston Rockets (2011-12)

PARKINSON, Jack – Indianapolis Olympians (1950)

PAYNE, Tom – Atlanta Hawks (1972)

POPE, Mark – Indiana Pacers (1998-99), Milwaukee Bucks (2001-02), Denver Nuggets (2004-05)

PRATT, Mike – Kentucky Colonels [ABA] (1971-72)

PRINCE, Tayshaun – Detroit Pistons (2003-12)

RAMSEY, Frank – Boston Celtics (1955-64)

RILEY, Pat – San Diego Rockets (1968-70), Los Angeles Lakers (1971-76), Phoenix Suns (1976)

ROBEY, Rick – Indiana Pacers (1979), Boston Celtics (1979-83), Phoenix Suns (1984-86)

ROLLINS, Kenny – Chicago Stags (1949-50), Boston Celtics (1953)

RONDO, Rajon – Boston Celtics (2007-12)

SHEPPARD, Jeff – Atlanta Hawks (1999)

SMITH, Adrian – Cincinnati Royals (1962-70), San Francisco Warriors (1970-71), Virginia Squires [ABA] (1972)

STEELE, Larry – Portland Trail Blazers (1972-80)

TINGLE, Jack – Washington Capitols (1948), Minneapolis Lakers (1949)

TSIOROPOULOS, Lou – Boston Celtics (1957-59)

TURNER, Wayne – Boston Celtics (2000)

TURPIN, Melvin – Cleveland Cavaliers (1985-87), Utah Jazz (1988), Washington Bullets (1990)

WALKER, Antoine – Boston Celtics (1997-2003, 2005), Dallas Mavericks (2004), Atlanta Hawks (2005), Miami Heat (2006-
07), Minneapolis Timberwolves (2008), Memphis Grizzlies (2009)

WALKER, Kenny – New York Knicks (1987-91), Washington Bullets (1994-95)

WALL, John – Washington Wizards (2011-12)

WATSON, Bobby – Milwaukee Hawks (1955)

WHITAKER, Lucian – Boston Celtics (1955)

 

Wildcat NBA Champions
NOEL, Paul – Rochester Royals (1951)
TSIOROPOULOS, Lou – Boston Celtics (1957, ‘59)
RAMSEY, Frank – Boston Celtics (1957, ‘59, ‘60-’64)
HAGAN, Cliff – St. Louis Hawks (1958)
RILEY, Pat – Los Angeles Laker (1972; Coach- 1982, ‘85, ‘87, ‘88); Miami Heat (Coach-2006)
STEELE, Larry – Portland Trailblazers (1977)
GREVEY, Kevin – Washington Bullets (1978)
ROBEY, Rick – Boston Celtics (1981)
PRINCE, Tayshaun – Detroit Pistons (2004)
MOHAMMED, Nazr – San Antonio Spurs (2005)
ANDERSON, Derek – Miami Heat (2006)
WALKER, Antoine – Miami Heat (2006)
RONDO, Rajon – Boston Celtics (2008)

 

UK’s First Round Draft Selections

Player Pick Year Drafting Team 
Pat Riley          7th     1967    San Diego
Kevin Grevey       18th    1975    Washington
Rick Robey         3rd     1978    Indiana
Jack Givens        16th    1978    Atlanta
Kyle Macy          22nd    1979    Phoenix
Sam Bowie          2nd     1984    Portland
Melvin Turpin      6th     1984    Washington
Kenny Walker       5th     1986    New York
Rex Chapman        8th     1988    Charlotte
Jamal Mashburn     4th     1993    Dallas
Antoine Walker     6th     1996    Boston
Tony Delk          16th    1996    Charlotte
Walter McCarty     19th    1996    New York
Ron Mercer         6th     1997    Boston
Derek Anderson     13th    1997    Cleveland
Nazr Mohammed      29th    1998    Utah
Scott Padgett      28th    1999    Utah
Jamaal Magloire    19th    2000    Charlotte
Tayshaun Prince    23rd    2002    Detroit
Rajon Rondo        21st    2006    Phoenix Suns
John Wall          1st     2010    Washington Wizards
DeMarcus Cousins   5th     2010    Sacramento Kings
Patrick Patterson  14th    2010    Houston Rockets
Eric Bledsoe       18th    2010    Oklahoma City Thunder
Daniel Orton       29th    2010    Orlando Magic
Enes Kanter        3rd     2011    Utah Jazz
Brandon Knight     8th     2011    Detroit Pistons
Anthony Davis      1st     2012    New Orleans Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2nd 2012    Charlotte Bobcats
Terrence Jones     18th    2012    Houston Rockets
Marquis Teague     29th    2012    Chicago Bulls