Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the 5 Best Defenders in Wildcats History

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Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the 5 Best Defenders in Wildcats History
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Kentucky basketball has had its fair share of great offensive players through the years. Even currently under head coach John Calipari, the Wildcats are thought of as an offensive-minded team, usually involving numerous dunks.

However, Kentucky has been an exceptional defensive team throughout the years and has had some of the best defensive players in the country at times. Whether it's been the recent trend of incredible shot-blockers in Anthony Davis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Nerlens Noel or the suffocating pressure from guards like Rajon Rondo, Dale Brown and John Wall, the Wildcats always compete defensively.

This slideshow will take a look at the five best defenders in Wildcats history, using stats, awards and the overall effect the player had during the game from the defensive standpoint. As always, leave your list and thoughts in the comments section. 

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