BTI's Rants and Ramblings: Where do the 7 NBA Guys Rank on All-Time UK Position List?

BTI's Rants and Ramblings: Where do the 7 NBA Guys Rank on All-Time UK Position List?

Bryan the Internover 6 years

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  [caption id="attachment_174351" align="alignnone" width="300"](Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)[/caption] You might remember last summer I did a comprehensive breakdown of the best players at every position at UK since the first national title in 1948.  It was developed on a mixture of both the actual career and the talent of the player.  Meaning Anthony Davis was ranked 4th all-time at centers despite likely being the most talented player in UK history.  But his talent also helped him leap into the Top 4 despite just 1 year.  So just where do the 7 guys headed to the NBA Draft land though?  I've updated the list with those 7 guys and have not adjusted any of the other players.  So is both WCS and Towns better than Nerlens Noel?  Andrew Harrison better than Anthony Epps?  Take a look at my rankings and tell me what you think. (You can look at the entire list from last summer by clicking on the link on the positions) CENTERS 1. Dan Issel (67-70): 2 time All-American, 2,138 points, 1,078 rebounds 2. Alex Groza (44-45, 46-49): 3 time All-American, 1,744 points 3. Cotton Nash (61-64): 3 time All-American, 1,770 points, 962 rebounds 4. Anthony Davis (11-12): 1 time All-American, 567 points, 415 rebounds, 186 blocks 5. Cliff Hagen (50-52, 53-54): 2 time All-American, 1,475 points, 1,035 rebounds 6. Melvin Turpin (80-84): 2 time All-American, 1,509 points, 730 rebounds 7. Rick Robey (74-78): 2 time All-American, 1,395 points, 838 rebounds 8. Bill Spivey (49-52): 2 time All-American, 1,213 points 9. Sam Bowie (79-81, 83-84): 1 time All-American, 1,285 points, 843 rebounds 10. Demarcus Cousins (09-10): 1 time All-American, 575 points, 375 rebounds 11. Karl Anthony-Towns (14-15): 1 time All-American, 401 points, 261 rebounds 12. Bob Burrow (54-56): 2 time All-American, 1,023 points, 823 rebounds 13. Willie Cauley-Stein (12-15): 1 time All-American, 843 points, 655 rebounds 14. Mike Phillips (74-78): 3 time All-SEC, 1,367 points, 755 rebounds 15. Nerlens Noel (12-13): 1 time All-SEC, 251 points, 227 rebounds . . . 22. Bob Guyette (72-75): 758 points, 541 rebounds 23. Don Mills (57-60): 1 time All-SEC, 664 points, 669 rebounds 24. Dakari Johnson (13-15): 450 points, 334 rebounds 25. Mark Pope (93-96): 546 points, 458 rebounds 26. Andre Riddick (91-95): 625 points, 460 rebounds FORWARDS 1. Jack Givens (74-78): 3 time All-American, 2,038 points, 793 rebounds, 270 assists 2. Kenny Walker (82-86): 2 time All-American, 2,080 points, 942 rebounds 3. Jamal Mashburn (90-93): 2 time All-American, 1,843 points, 760 rebounds 4. Kevin Grevey (72-75): 2 time All-American, 1,801 points, 547 rebounds 5. Wah Wah Jones (45-49): 3 time All-American, 1,151 points . . . 18. Scott Padgett (94-95, 96-99): 2 time All-SEC, 1,252 points, 651 rebounds 19. Antoine Walker (94-96): 1 time All-SEC, 806 points, 450 rebounds 20. Trey Lyles (14-15): 313 points, 188 rebounds 21. Darius Miller (08-12): 1,248 points, 487 rebounds 22. James Lee (74-78): 1 time All-SEC, 996 points, 589 rebounds GUARDS 1. Ralph Beard (45-49): 3 time All-American, 1,517 points 2. Louie Dampier (64-67): 2 time All-American, 1,575 points, 409 rebounds, 134 assists 3. Kyle Macy (77-80):  3 time All-American, 1,411 points, 243 rebounds, 470 assists 4. Frank Ramsey (50-52, 53-54): 3 time All-American, 1,344 points 5. Tony Delk (92-96): 1 time All-American, 1,890 points, 470 rebounds, 210 assists, 283 3-pointers . . . 17. Rajon Rondo (04-06): 1 time All-SEC, 654 points, 306 rebounds, 285 assists, 156 steals 18. Devin Booker (14-15): 1 time All-SEC, 381 points, 58 3-pointers 19. Doron Lamb (10-12): 1 time All-SEC, 1,018 points, 144 3-pointers 20. Gerald Fitch (00-04): 1 time All-SEC, 1,391 points, 528 rebounds, 199 3-pointers . . 24. Jeff Sheppard (93-98): Final Four MOP, 1,091 points, 320 rebounds, 288 assists 25. Andrew Harrison (13-15): 798 points, 298 assists 26. Anthony Epps (93-97): 1 time All-SEC, 881 points, 544 assists, 155 3-pointers 27. Eric Bledsoe (09-10): 419 points, 106 assists 28. Aaron Harrison (13-15): 979 points, 121 3-pointers 26. Ken Rollins (42-43, 46-48): 2 time All-SEC, 684 points 27. Ramel Bradley (04-08): 1 time All-SEC, 1,326 points, 177 3-pointers, 316 assists 28. Derrick Miller (86-90): 1 time All-SEC, 1,156 points, 191 3-pointers 29. Joe Crawford (04-08): 1 time All-SEC, 1,438 points, 186 3-pointers 30. Travis Ford (91-94): 951 points, 428 assists, 190 3-pointers

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