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Anthony Davis

2012 National Player of the Year Candidate

Fr. • 6-10 • 220 • Chicago, Ill. • Perspectives Charter • Read Full Bio

Davis in the SEC

Category Rank Stat
Blocked Shots 1 4.8
Field Goal Pct. 2 .658
Rebounding 23 9.8
Steals 205 1.5
Double-doubles 21 13

DAVIS HONORS

  • Wayman Tisdale Finalist
  • ESPN.com National Player of the Week (2/27)
  • ESPN.com Co-National Player of the Week (2/6)
  • Four-time SEC Player/Freshman of the Week
  • Oscar Robertson Midseason Watch List
  • John Wooden Award Top-25 Finalist
  • ESPN The Magazine NEXT Finalist
  • Second team preseason All-America (ESPN.com)
  • Naismith Preseason Watch List
  • Wayman Tisdale Award Preseason List

Davis in the Nation

Category Rank Stat
Blocked Shots 1 4.8
Field Goal Pct. 1 .658
Double-doubles 2 13
Rebounding 2 9.8
Steals 8 1.5
Scoring 8 14.3
Free throw pct. 15 .717

Sultan of Swat

Not only does Anthony Davis lead the nation in blocks in his freshman season, but he ranks as the best shot-blocker in UK history and is among the greatest in conference history just 28 games into the season. Davis already owns the UK single-season and the Southeastern Conference Freshman record for shots blocked in a single-year and is rapidly approaching the SEC single-season mark as well as ranking among the all-time greats in NCAA history.

Did you Know...

Anthony Davis has tallied more blocks than 300 schools in NCAA Division I.

Terrence Jones

2012 Postseason Honors Candidate

So. • 6-9 • 252 • Portland, Ore. • Jefferson HS • Read Full Bio

Jones in the SEC

Category Rank Stat
Blocked Shots 6 1.9
Defensive Rebounds 12 4.2
Rebounding 13 6.7
Offensive Rebounds 11 2.4
Scoring 20 12.2

JONES HONORS

  • SEC Player of the Week (12/5)
  • First-team Preseason All-SEC (Coaches)
  • First-team Preseason All-America (ESPN.com)
  • Naismith Preseason Watch List
  • First-team Preseason All-America (AP)
  • Preseason SEC Player of the Year (Media)
  • Blue Ribbon First Team Preseason All-America
  • Dick Vitale First Team All-Solid Gold Team

Jones in the Nation

Category Rank Stat
Rebounds 215 6.7
Blocked Shots 55 1.9

Dunk City

The tandem of Jones and Anthony Davis combine a fierce low-post duo that finish at the rim viciously. Together they have combined for a .578 field goal percentage and 59 dunks in SEC action.

Did you Know...

Terrence Jones has scored in double-figures in 12 of 14 conference games this season helping UK to an unblemished mark in league play.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

2012 All-America Candidate

Fr. • 6-7 • 232 • Somerdale, N.J. • St. Patrick HS • Read Full Bio

Kidd-Gilchrist in the Nation

Category Rank Stat
Rebounds 105 7.8
Blocked Shots 228 1.1

Kidd-Gilchrist HONORS

  • Wayman Tisdale Finalist
  • Wooden Award Top-25 Finalist
  • NetScouts Basketball SEC Player of the Week (1/4)
  • ESPN.com National Player of the Week (1/2)
  • SEC Player of the Week (1/2)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (2/27)
  • College Sports Madness National Player of the Week (1/2)
  • Bluegrass Sports Commission UK-UL Game MVP
  • Hall of Fame Tip-Off All-Tournament Team
  • Naismith Preseason Watch List
  • Wayman Tisdale Award Preseason Watch List

Kidd-Gilchrist in the SEC

Category Rank Stat
Double-doubles 5 6
Rebounds 6 7.8
Defensive Rebounds 7 5.2
Offensive Rebounds 9 2.6
Free Throw Pct. 12 .748
Blocked Shots 12 1.1
Scoring 24 12.0

Cool Cat

Kidd-Gilchrist is UK's most dynamic player who ranks among the team leaders (top-3) in nearly every statistical category including: average minutes played, free-throw percentage, rebounds, rebound average, assists, blocks, steals and points.

Did you Know...

MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST posted 24 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in a win over No. 4 Louisville. The 19 rebounds are the most by a single-player in the series' history. He has six double-doubles on the season, three of which came against top 10 opponents (North Carolina, Louisville and Florida).

Doron Lamb

2012 Postseason Honors Candidate

So. • 6-4 • 210 • Queens, N.Y. • Oak Hill Academy • Read Full Bio

Lamb in the Nation

Category Rank Stat
Free Throw Pct. 67 .837
Three-Point Field Goals 223 1.9

Lamb HONORS

  • Hall of Fame Tip-Off All-Tournament Team
  • Second Team Preseason All-SEC (Coaches)
  • Preseason Second Team All-SEC (Media)
  • Dick Vitale Fifth Team All-Solid Gold Team

Lamb in the SEC

Category Rank Stat
Scoring 12 13.6
Free Throw Pct. 2 .837
Three-Point Field Goals 9 1.9

Three-Mania

Lamb has sunk multiple 3-pointers in 16 games this season and leads the Wildcats with 56 made on the season. He currently leads the SEC in 3-point FG percentage, shooting .483 from behind the arc.

Did you Know...

Coach John Calipari called Lamb the team’s best player during summer workouts, "Doron is our best basketball player. He's not our fastest player; he doesn't jump the highest and I don't think he's going to be our best ball handler. But as far as knowing the game and having a feel, he has it.”

Darius Miller

2012 Postseason Honors Candidate

Sr. • 6-8 • 225 • Maysville, Ky. • Mason County HS • Read Full Bio

Mr. Versatility:

Miller can play in a multitude of positions from the shooting guard all the way to small forward. His versatility also transcends statistically as he is nearing in on becoming just the third player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks in a career.

Miller HONORS

  • Midseason Best Sixth Man by The Sporting News
  • Dick Vitale Midseason All-Rolaids Special Team
  • Second Team Preseason All-SEC (Coaches)
  • Second Team Preseason All-SEC (Media)
  • LOWES Senior Class Award Candidate

Miller Tidbits

  • Became the 58th member of Kentucky's 1,000-point scorers
  • Notched 14 double-figure scoring efforts
  • Dished out three or more assists 12 times, and led the squad in eight games
  • Splashed three or more 3-pointers on eight occasions
  • Owns a team-best 1.000 (6-6) free throw clip in clutch situations (final three minutes in a six-point game)
Did you Know...

DARIUS MILLER is the only four-year Kentucky player on the squad and has been a member of a Final Four team, two NCAA Tournaments, two SEC Tournament titles, a 51-game home winning streak, four 20-win teams and owns a career winning percentage of .807 (113-27).He was also voted MVP of the 2011 SEC Tournament.

Marquis Teague

2012 Postseason Honors Candidate

Fr. • 6-2 • 189 • Indianapolis, Ind. • Pike High School • Read Full Bio

Teague in the SEC

Category Rank Stat
Assists 3 4.8
Assist/TO Ratio 6 1.6
Minutes Played 9 32.2

Teague HONORS

  • SEC Freshman of the Week (2/13)
  • Cousy Watch List
  • Naismith Preseason Watch List
  • Wayman Tisdale Award Preseason Watch List

Teague in the Nation

Category Rank Stat
Assists 79 4.8
Assist/TO Ratio 169 1.64

Dishing Dimes

Teague logged his first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 10 assists in a win over No. 7 Florida. Teague has had six or more assists in four of the last five games. The Wildcats win by an average of 18.9 points, when Teague posts five or more assists in a game. Over the last nine games, he has dished out 62 assists to just 27 turnovers, a ratio of 2.3.

Did you Know...

MARQUIS TEAGUE'S assist-to-turnover ratio in SEC play (1.9) through 13 games of action is better than former Kentucky freshman point guards John Wall (1.2) and Brandon Knight (1.5) during the same time frame.

Kyle Wiltjer

2012 Postseason Honors Candidate

Fr. • 6-9 • 239 • Portland, Ore. • Jesuit HS • Read Full Bio

Wiltjer Tidbits

  • Led UK in scoring in a win over Loyola where he poured in 24 points and sunk three 3-pointers
  • Has posted double-figure scoring five times
  • Hit multiple 3-pointers in seven outings
  • Averages nearly 0.5 points per minute of action
  • Pulled down multiple rebounds in 16 games

Old School Flare

Wiltjer has perfected a hook-shot with either hand from 10-feet and in around the basket. He learned this old-school move from his father who was a member of the Canadian National Team.

Did you Know...

Coach John Calipari has dubbed Wiltjer as one of the best shooters in UK history, "Kyle may be one of the best shooters we've had come through here. He's a highly skilled, versatile big man who can play inside and shoot from the perimeter. If you leave him open, he's going to hit the shot.”

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