2017-2018 Kentucky Wildcats

2017-2018 Kentucky Wildcats Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
13 Jemarl Baker Fr SG 6-4 182 Jun 12, 1998 Eastvale (CA) United States Eleanor Roosevelt High School
12 Brad Calipari So G 6-0 176 Nov 11, 1996 Franklin Lakes (NJ) United States MacDuffie School
10 Jonny David Jr G 6-2 183 Nov 7, 1996 Pittsburgh (PA) United States Mt. Lebanon High School
3 Hamidou Diallo Fr SG 6-5 198 Jul 31, 1998 Queens (NY) United States / Guinea Putnam Science Academy
32 Wenyen Gabriel So PF 6-9 205 Mar 26, 1997 Manchester (NH) United States / South Sudan Wilbraham & Monson Academy
22 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Fr G 6-6 182 Jul 12, 1998 Hamilton Canada Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
0 Quade Green Fr PG 6-0 180 May 12, 1998 Philadelphia (PA) United States Neumann-Goretti High School
1 Sacha Killeya-Jones So PF 6-10 221 Aug 10, 1998 Chapel Hill (NC) United States Virginia Episcopal School
5 Kevin Knox Fr SF 6-9 215 Aug 11, 1999 Tampa (FL) United States Tampa Catholic High School
30 Dillon Pulliam Jr G 6-3 195 Apr 25, 1995 Cynthiana (KY) United States Harrison County High School
4 Nick Richards Fr C 6-11 240 Nov 29, 1997 Kingston Jamaica The Patrick School
2 Jarred Vanderbilt Fr F 6-9 214 Apr 3, 1999 Houston (TX) United States Victory Prep School
25 P.J. Washington Fr F 6-7 236 Aug 23, 1998 Frisco (TX) United States Findlay College Prep
14 Tai Wynyard So C 6-10 250 Feb 5, 1998 Auckland New Zealand Rangitoto School

Recent Kentucky Wildcats History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2017-2018 26-11 (10-8) 4th (SEC) Champion NCAA 3rd Rnd
2016-2017 32-6 (16-2) 1st (SEC) Champion NCAA 4th Rnd
2015-2016 27-9 (13-5) 1st (SEC) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2014-2015 38-1 1st (SEC) Champion NCAA 4th Rnd
2013-2014 29-11 (12-6) 2nd (SEC) Runner Up NCAA Runner Up
2012-2013 21-12 (12-6) 2nd (SEC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2011-2012 38-2 1st (SEC) Runner Up NCAA Champion
2010-2011 29-9 (10-6) 3rd (SEC) Champion NCAA 5th Rnd
2009-2010 35-3 (14-2) 1st (SEC) Champion NCAA 4th Rnd
2008-2009 22-14 (8-8) 7th (SEC) 2nd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2007-2008 18-13 (12-4) 2nd (SEC) 2nd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2006-2007 22-12 (9-7) 4th (SEC) 2nd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2005-2006 22-13 (9-7) 6th (SEC) 3rd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2004-2005 28-6 (14-2) 1st (SEC) Runner Up NCAA 4th Rnd
2003-2004 27-5 (13-3) 2nd (SEC) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2002-2003 31-5 1st (SEC) Champion NCAA 4th Rnd

2017-2018 Kentucky Wildcats Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kevin Knox AP All-American Honorable Mention
Kevin Knox First Team All-SEC (Coaches)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander SEC Tournament MVP
Wenyen Gabriel SEC All-Tournament Team
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander SEC All-Tournament Team
Kevin Knox SEC All-Tournament Team
Kevin Knox SEC Freshman of the Year
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander SEC All-Freshman Team
Kevin Knox SEC All-Freshman Team
Hamidou Diallo SEC Freshman of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan 15, 2018)
Kevin Knox SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan 29, 2018)
Jarred Vanderbilt SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb 26, 2018)

2017-2018 Kentucky Wildcats Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters H. Diallo S. Gilgeous-Alexander K. Knox P. Washington N. Richards
Rotation Q. Green     W. Gabriel  
Rotation       S. Killeya-Jones  
Lim PT B. Calipari     J. Vanderbilt T. Wynyard
Lim PT D. Pulliam        
Lim PT J. David        

2017-2018 Kentucky Wildcats Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kevin Knox 37 32.4 15.6 5.4 1.4 0.8 0.3 2.3
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 37 33.7 14.4 4.1 5.1 1.6 0.5 2.7
P.J. Washington 37 27.4 10.8 5.7 1.5 0.8 0.8 1.9
Hamidou Diallo 37 24.8 10.0 3.6 1.2 0.8 0.4 1.4
Quade Green 34 25.6 9.3 1.8 2.7 0.3 0.0 1.6
Wenyen Gabriel 37 23.1 6.8 5.4 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.1
Jarred Vanderbilt 14 17.0 5.9 7.9 1.0 0.4 0.8 1.1
Nick Richards 37 14.7 5.1 4.4 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.7
Sacha Killeya-Jones 34 13.7 3.3 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.7
Tai Wynyard 8 5.4 1.0 1.8 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.4
Brad Calipari 12 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
Jonny David 6 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
Dillon Pulliam 5 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Kentucky Wildcats Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
John Calipari Head Coach 2009-2010 Head Coach (Memphis, 2000 to 2009)
Kenny Payne Associate Head Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Kentucky, 2011 to 2014)
Tony Barbee Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Special Assistant to the Head Coach (Kentucky, 2014 to 2015)
Joel Justus Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Director of Basketball Analytics (Kentucky, 2014 to 2016)
Mitch Barnhart Athletic Director 2014-2015 N/A
Chris Woolard Director of Basketball Operations 2011-2012 N/A
Dewayne Peevy Assistant Athletic Director 2011-2012 N/A
Tim Asher Video Coordinator 2000-2001 N/A
Jim Madaleno Director of Sports Medicine 2014-2015 N/A
Chris Simmons Head Athletic Trainer 2016-2017 Athletic Trainer (Kentucky, 2009 to 2016)