Kentucky men’s basketball had more players on NBA opening-day rosters than any other school to start this season. The Wildcats led the way heading into the NBA seeding games as well. So, it should come as no surprise that UK is also the most represented college in the 2020 NBA Playoffs, which begin Monday from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
A total of 13 Wildcats are on NBA playoff rosters. Of the 16 teams playing “in the bubble” in Orlando, nine feature former UK players. Three teams have multiple Wildcats, led by the Oklahoma City Thunder with three (Hamidou Diallo, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nerlens Noel).