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UK has 5 former Wildcats in “best 25 under 25” rankings

With reclassifications as well as one-and-done becoming so popular with college basketball, it only makes sense that the NBA is becoming more inflated with young NBA talent each season.

While the order of the rankings doesn’t necessarily add up, it makes even more sense that Kentucky (considering how many young and talented players they receive each year) would have the most of ESPN’s top 25 players under 25 years old.

Here’s the list of the top-15 (where the five former Wildcats landed) with a breakdown of where they should be.

  1. Luka Doncic (Dallas)
  2. Zion Williamson (New Orleans)
  3. LaMelo Ball (Charlotte)
  4. Donovan Mitchell (Utah)
  5. Jayson Tatum (Boston)
  6. De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento
  7. Ben Simmons (Philadelphia)
  8. Devin Booker (Phoenix)
  9. Bam Adebayo (Miami)
  10. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City)
  11. Brandon Ingram (New Orleans)
  12. Jaylen Brown (Boston)
  13. Jamal Murray (Denver)
  14. Michael Porter Jr.