From the early days under legendary coach Adolph Rupp to the current John Calipari era, few basketball programs in the country have a tradition to match Kentucky’s. The Wildcats have won seven national titles and made 14 Final Four appearances in their illustrious history.
The talent base that has made Kentucky great has produced 71 NBA players (not counting the three selected in this spring’s draft), three of whom have gone on to the Hall of Fame. A few went from (relative) college obscurity to NBA success, while many more stars dimmed at the next level after sensational careers in Lexington.
Herein, a look at the 50 best players ever to wear the blue and white.