Kentucky Basketball: The Biggest NBA Success Stories in Wildcats History

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Kentucky Basketball: The Biggest NBA Success Stories in Wildcats History
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Kentucky basketball has turned into a powerhouse for great NBA talent. With 22 players (and counting) currently in the NBA, the Wildcats have the most former players in the big leagues. It shouldn't come as a surprise as Kentucky's rich history has led to many excellent NBA players.

In total there have been 82 players from Kentucky who have played at the NBA level. Whether it was a Hall of Fame career like that of Frank Ramsey or an up-and-down rookie campaign like Archie Goodwin recently, the bar has been set by Kentucky players. 

This list will take a look at the five best NBA success stories. As a reminder, a success story doesn't necessarily mean what happened just on the court as a player in the NBA. Also, this is purely NBA, so while someone was great at Kentucky, it doesn't mean they have a great success story. 

As always feel free to leave your comments here or to communicate with me on twitter @uklefty22

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