Kentucky is the school with the most players on opening-night NBA rosters for the sixth consecutive year, the league announced. Twenty-five players who played games and finished their college careers with the Wildcats are part of opening-night rosters.
Kentucky issued a separate release listing 27 players, but the discrepancy comes from the fact that A) Alex Poythress of the Pacers is a two-way player and the NBA doesn’t officially count him; and B) Enes Kanter of the Knicks attended Kentucky but never played for them.
New Orleans features four Kentucky players: DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Darius Miller and Rajon Rondo. Miller, who played for the Pelicans from 2012-14 after winning a national championship alongside Davis at Kentucky, returned to the NBA this season following three seasons in Germany.