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17 Wildcats currently in the NBA

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NBA-Logo.pngJohn Calipari is calling it "The Kentucky Effect." In short, Calipari is saying that if you come to Kentucky, there is a great chance you'll land in the NBA.

Whatever it really is, Calipari seems to have a point. With nine draft picks over the last two years, UK now has 17 players in the NBA.

Here's a list of all 17 players (credit Jon Hale of KyForward for the find):

- Nazr Mohammed -- Oklahoma City Thunder*
- Jamaal Magloire -- Miami Heat*
- Tayshaun Prince -- Detroit Pistons*
- Keith Bogans -- Chicago Bulls
- Chuck Hayes -- Houston Rockets*
- Rajon Rondo -- Boston Celtics
- Kelenna Azubuike -- Free Agent*
- Jodie Meeks -- Philadelphia 76ers
- John Wall -- Washington Wizards
- DeMarcus Cousins -- Sacramento Kings
- Eric Bledsoe -- Los Angeles Clippers
- Patrick Patterson -- Houston Rockets
- Daniel Orton -- Orlando Magic
- Enes Kanter -- Utah Jazz
- Brandon Knight -- Detroit Pistons
- Josh Harrellson -- New York Knicks
- DeAndre Liggins -- Orlando Magic

* Mohammed, Magloire, Prince and Hayes are unrestricted free agents this offseason. Azuibuike was waived by the Knicks on Feb. 28 after missing the entire season due to an injury.


 

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