'Cats in the League

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Aritcle written by:Patrick BarkerPatrick Barker
fantasy_g_bogans_200 As Kentucky fans, I'd say we do a pretty good job of keeping up with our own.  I'd also say that although most people in the state really couldn't care less about the NBA, we're all still fans of the teams that currently have a former UK player on the roster.  I know I check most Bucks box scores to see how Jodie did the previous night (answer: all it tells me is that Scott Skiles is inconsistent in doling out PT).  But, if you're wondering what all the former UK players have done so far this season, here's a good writeup on it, complete with the absolute most awkward pictures you could find.  Of course Rondo is having a great year, Randolph Morris is still struggling to get his footing and a host of other Cats have carved out a niche for themselves.   As I read this, I thought about how UK players in the NBA is going to change in the coming years.  For starters, there will be a lot more.  And secondly, I have a feeling they're going to be more than the role players that we've produced recently.  Kentuckians have been solid contributors to winning teams (Prince, Bogans, Nazr, Chuck) but none have achieved "superstar" status.  In fact,  no Kentucky player has even played in the NBA All-Star game since Matt Jones man-crush Jamaal Magloire in 2004.  And even then some would say that he was the worst player to ever to be called All-Star.  I predict multiple All-Star appearances for John Wall and Boogie.  And PPatt might even be able to get a nod.  While it's fun to continue to follow former Cats in the pros, it's going to be even more fun to follow them as they become superstars in the NBA.   Yet another reason why it's great to be a Wildcat fan.  Go Cats.

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2021-09-17