Wildcats in the Pros -- Oct. 25
Each week, Wildcats in the Pros catches up with some former Kentucky student-athletes who are doing big things in professional athletics.
Two weeks ago, Randall Cobb caught his first touchdown pass of the season. Apparently, that was not enough for the former Wildcat, who added another score in Thursday’s win over the Green Bay Packers. Cobb caught 11 passes for 95 yards in the contest.
Sunday was another rewarding day for former Wildcat Jacob Tamme. The current Atlanta Falcons tight end had 17 yards receiving and a touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the San Diego Chargers.
On the defensive side, former Wildcat and current Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson had nine tackles Sunday, while teammate Wesley Woodyard, another former Cat, had four stops.
Wildcats in the NBA
The NBA season begins on Tuesday, and Kentucky figures prominently on the league’s rosters. A total of 24 former Wildcats start the season on NBA rosters. That makes up more than five percent of the total players in the league.
The players who will begin the season on NBA rosters are:
Eric Bledsoe – Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker – Phoenix Suns
Willie Cauley-Stein – Sacramento Kings
DeMarcus Cousins – Sacramento Kings
Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans
Aaron Harrison – Charlotte Hornets
Andrew Harrison – Memphis Grizzlies
Terrence Jones – New Orleans Pelicans
Enes Kanter – Oklahoma City Thunder
Brandon Knight – Phoenix Suns
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Charlotte Hornets
Skal Labissiere – Sacramento Kings
DeAndre Liggins – Cleveland Cavaliers
Trey Lyles – Utah Jazz
Jodie Meeks – Orlando Magic
Jamal Murray – Denver Nuggets
Nerlens Noel – Philadelphia 76ers
Patrick Patterson – Toronto Raptors
Julius Randle – Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo – Chicago Bulls
Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyler Ulis – Phoenix Suns
John Wall – Washington Wizards
James Young – Boston Celtics
Liggins and Lyles will play on opening night. Liggins and his Cavaliers host the New York Knicks, while Lyles and the Jazz face the Portland Trailblazers.