History of Cats in the Pros

ADEBAYO, Bam – Miami Heat (2018-19)

ANDERSON, Derek – Cleveland Cavaliers (1998-99), Los Angeles Clippers (2000), San Antonio Spurs (2001), Portland Trail Blazers (2002-05), 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 – Clevland Cavaliers (1990-92), Miami Heat (1992)

BIRD, Jerry – New York Knicks (1959)

BLEDSOE, Eric – Los Angeles Clippers (2011-13), Phoenix Suns (2014-18), Milwaukee Bucks (2018-19)

BOGANS, Keith – Orlando Magic (2004), Charlotte Bobcats (2005-06), Rockets (2006), Orlando Magic (2007 09), Milwaukee Bucks (2009), San Antonio Spurs (2010), Chicago Bulls (2011), New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (2012-13), Boston Celtics (2014)

BOOKER, Devin – Phoenix Suns (2016-19)

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

BRISCOE, Isaiah – Orlando Magic (2019)

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

CAULEY-STEIN, Willie – Sacramento Kings (2016-19)

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 (2011-17), New Orleans Pelicans (2017-18), Golden State Warriors (2019)

COX, Johnny – Chicago Zephyrs (1963)

CRAWFORD, Joe – New York Knick (2009)

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

DANIELS, Erik – Sacramento Kings (2005)

DAVIS, Anthony – New Orleans Pelicans (2013-19)

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)

DIALLO, Hamidou – Oklahoma City Thunder (2019)

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

FITCH, Gerald – Miami Heat (2006)

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

FOX, De’Aaron – Sacramento Kings (2018-19)

GABRIEL,Wenyen – Sacramento Kings (2019)

GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER, Shai – Los Angeles Clippers (2019)

GIVENS, Jack – Atlanta Hawks (1979-80)

GOODWIN, Archie – Phoenix Suns (2014-17), New Orleans Pelicans (2017), Brooklyn Nets (2017)

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 Celics (1998)

HARRELLSON, Josh – New York Knicks (2012), Miami Heat (2013), Detroit Pistons (2014)

HARRISON, Aaron – Charlotte Hornets (2016-17), Dallas Mavericks (2018)

HARRISON, Andrew – Memphis Grizzlies (2017-19), Cleveland Cavaliers (2019), New Orleans Pelicans (2019)

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

HAYES, Chuck – Rockets (2005-11), Sacramento Kings (2012-13), Toronto Raptors (2014-15)

HOLLAND, Joe – Indianapolis Olympians (1950-52)

HUMPHRIES, Isaac – Atlanta Hawks (2019)

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

JOHNSON, Dakari – Oklahoma City Thunder (2018)

JOHNSON, Larry – Buffalo Braves (1978)

JONES, Terrence – Rockets (2013-16, 19), New Orleans Pelicans (2017), Milwaukee Bucks (2017)

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

KANTER, Enes – Utah Jazz (2012-15), Oklahoma City Thunder (2015-17), New York Knicks (2018-19), Portland Trail Blazers (2019)

KIDD-GILCHRIST, Michael – Charlotte Hornets (2013-19)

KNIGHT, Brandon – Detroit Pistons (2012-13), Milwaukee Bucks (2014-15), Phoenix Suns (2015-18), Rockets (2019), Cleveland Cavaliers (2019)

KNOX, Kevin – New York Knicks (2019)

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

LABISSIERE, Skal – Sacramento Kings (2017-19), Portland Trail Blazers (2019)

LAMB, Doron – Milwaukee Bucks (2013), Orlando Magic (2013-14)

LIGGINS, DeAndre – Orlando Magic (2012), Oklahoma City Thunder (2013), Cleveland Cavaliers (2017), Dallas Mavericks (2017), Milwaukee
Bucks (2018), New Orleans Pelicans (2018)

LOCK, Rob – Los Angeles Clippers (1989)

LYLES, Trey– Utah Jazz (2016-17), Denver Nuggets (2018-19)

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 (2010), Philadelphia 76ers (2010-12), Los Angeles Lakers (2013-14), Detroit Pistons (2015-16), Orlando Magic (2017),Washington Wizards (2018), Toronto Raptors (2019)

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)

MILLER, Darius – New Orleans Pelicans (2013-15, 2018-19)

MINNIEFIELD, Dirk – Cleveland Cavaliers (1986-87), 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 (2007-08), Charlotte Bobcats
(2008-11), Oklahoma City Thunder (2011-12), Chicago Bulls (2013-15), Oklahoma City Thunder (2016)

MONK, Malik – Charlotte Hornets (2018-19)

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

MURRAY, Jamal – Denver Nuggets (2017-19)

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

NOEL, Nerlens – Philadelphia 76ers (2014-17), Dallas Mavericks (2017-18), Oklahoma City Thunder (2019)

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

ORTON, Daniel – Orlando Magic (2011-12), Oklahoma City Thunder (2013), Philadelphia 76ers (2014)

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

PATTERSON, Patrick – Rockets (2011-13), Sacramento Kings (2013), Toronto Raptors (2014-17), Oklahoma City Thunder (2018-19)

PARKINSON, Jack – Indianapolis Olympians (1950)

PAYNE, Tom – Atlanta Hawks (1972)

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

POYTHRESS, Alex – Philadelphia 76ers (2017), Indiana Pacers (2018), Atlanta Hawks (2019)

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

PRINCE, Tayshaun – Detroit Pistons (2003-13, 15), Memphis Grizzlies (2013-15), Boston Celtics (2015), Minnesota Timberwolves (2016)

RAMSEY, Frank – Boston Celtics (1955-64)

RANDLE, Julius – Los Angeles Lakers (2015-18), New Orleans Pelicans (2019)

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 (2007-15), Dallas Mavericks (2015), Sacramento Kings (2016), Chicago Bulls (2017), New Orleans Pelicans (2018), Los Angeles Lakers (2019)

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)

TEAGUE, Marquis – Chicago Bulls (2013), Brooklyn Nets (2014), Memphis Grizzlies (2018)

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

TOWNS, Karl-Anthony – Minnesota Timberwolves (2016-19)

TSIOROPOULOS, Lou – Boston Celtics (1957-59)

TURNER, Wayne – Boston Celtics (2000)

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

ULIS, Tyler – Phoenix Suns (2017-18), Chicago Bulls (2019)

VANDERBILT, Jarred – Denver Nuggets (2019)

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 (2011-19)

WATSON, Bobby – Milwaukee Hawks (1955)

WHITAKER, Lucian – Boston Celtics (1955)

YOUNG, James – Boston Celtics (2015-17), Philadelphia 76ers (2018)

Bold indicates who was on a roster during the 2018-19 season.

Wildcat NBA Champions
ANDERSON, Derek – Miami Heat (2006)
GREVEY, Kevin – Washington Bullets (1978)
HAGAN, Cliff – St. Louis Hawks (1958)
MAGLOIRE, Jamaal – Toronto Raptors (Staff-2019)
MEEKS, Jodie – Toronto Raptors (2019)
MOHAMMED, Nazr – San Antonio Spurs (2005)
NOEL, Paul – Rochester Royals (1951)
PRINCE, Tayshaun – Detroit Pistons (2004)
RAMSEY, Frank – Boston Celtics (1957, ‘59, ‘60-’64)
RILEY, Pat – Los Angeles Lakers (1972; Coach-1982, ‘85, ‘87, ‘88); Miami
Heat (Coach-2006)
ROBEY, Rick – Boston Celtics (1981)
RONDO, Rajon – Boston Celtics (2008)
STEELE, Larry – Portland Trailblazers (1977)
TSIOROPOULOS, Lou – Boston Celtics (1957, ‘59)
WALKER, Antoine – Miami Heat (2006)

 

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     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
Nerlens Noel       6th     2013    New Orleans Pelicans
Archie Goodwin     29th    2013    Oklahoma City Thunder
Julius Randle      7th     2014    Los Angeles Lakers
James Young        17th    2014    Boston Celtics
Karl-Anthony Towns 1st     2015    Minnesota Timberwolves
Willie CauleyStein 6th     2015    Sacramento Kings
Trey Lyles         12th    2015    Utah Jazz
Devin Booker       13th    2015    Phoenix Suns
Jamal Murray       7th     2016    Denver Nuggets
Skal Labissiere    28th    2016    Phoenix Suns
De’Aaron Fox       5th     2017    Sacramento Kings
Malik Monk         11th    2017    Charlotte Hornets
Bam Adebayo        14th    2017    Miami Heat
Kevin Knox         9th     2018    New York Knicks
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 11th 2019  Charlotte Hornets
PJ Washington      12th    2019    Charlotte Hornets
Tyler Herro        13th    2019    Miami Heat
Keldon Johnson     29th    2019    San Antonio Spurs