The Kentucky Wildcats are one of the proudest traditions in college basketball history, and today when basketball fans think of the University of Kentucky, they think of a factory of NBA talents, especially under John Calipari. Indeed an all-UK team could roll out a starting NBA lineup of De’Aaron Fox, Devin Booker, Kevin Knox, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Anthony Davis, then bring Jamal Murray and Julius Randle off the bench — and all while letting John Wall and Boogie Cousins do some injury rehab.
No school has more NBA stars in today’s league than Kentucky. But that doesn’t mean every Kentucky pick turns into a star. The jury is still out on recent first round picks Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Malik Monk, but dig back a little deeper and there are as many Kentucky busts as hits, maybe even more. Let’s take a look at 20 of the biggest NBA busts in Kentucky history.