Apr 7 2014 2:11PM

Kentucky NBA Vs. Connecticut NBA

Imagine this when you're watching Monday night's 2014 NCAA Championship between Kentucky and Connecticut.

Picture the UConn Huskies adding two more college-aged players to their squad, 20-year-old center Andre Drummond and 21-year-old shooting guard Jeremy Lamb, who would be a junior and senior, respectively, had they both stayed in school.

Now picture an even grander image of seven--YES, SEVEN!--NBA Wildcats back at college, representing Kentucky basketball in their college-aged years: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight, Archie Goodwin, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague.

Quite a sight, huh?

Now ready for an even bigger billboard-sized image: There are 21 Kentucky Wildcats and 13 Connecticut Huskies who have been on 2013-14 NBA rosters this season.

Pretty crazy, huh?

Wouldn't it be fun if new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver could schedule such a hypothetical game between these NBA alums on a night like this?

Indeed, UConn NBA would be tough to beat, with their two former All-Stars Ray Allen and Caron Butler, flanked by future All-Stars Kemba Walker and Drummond.

But it probably would be no match for the deep Kentucky NBA squad that features current All-Stars Davis and Wall, past All-Star Rajon Rondo and future stars DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Kidd-Gilchrist.

Look at the rosters below and make your own call.

Do you like the defensive brute force that the Wildcats bring to the table? Or are you enamored with the Huskies snipers that can pick you apart with shots from all ranges.

It would be must-see TV providing a game of many shining moments no doubt.


The talented projected starting five of ex-Wildcats--DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, Anthony Davis, John Wall and Rajon Rondo--would make for an interesting game against any opponent.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS IN THE NBA

PLAYER AGE MPG PPG RPG APG
C DeMarcus Cousins, Kings 23 31.9 22.2 11.6 2.9
C Anthony Davis, Pelicans 21 35.2 20.9 10.1 1.6
SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bobcats 20 24.4 7.2 5.1 0.8
PG John Wall, Wizards 23 36.6 19.8 4.0 8.7
PG Rajon Rondo, Celtics 28 33.0 11.5 5.3 9.6
PG Eric Bledsoe, Suns 24 32.8 17.6 4.6 5.5
PF Terrence Jones, Rockets 22 27.3 11.7 7.0 1.1
PG Brandon Knight, Bucks 22 33.0 17.5 3.5 4.9
SF Tayshaun Prince, Grizzlies 34 25.7 6.0 3.0 1.6
PF Patrick Patterson, Raptors 25 23.6 8.6 5.3 1.2
SG Jodie Meeks, Lakers 26 33.0 15.4 2.6 1.8
SG Archie Goodwin, Suns 19 10.0 3.3 1.7 0.4
C Chuck Hayes, Raptors 30 12.5 2.3 3.5 0.6
SG Doron Lamb, Magic 22 11.9 3.3 1.0 0.7
PG Marquis Teague, Nets 21 9.9 2.5 0.9 1.3
C Nazr Mohammed, Bulls 36 7.1 1.5 2.3 0.3
SF Darius Miller, Pelicans 24 13.7 3.6 1.1 0.7
C Josh Harrellson, Pistons 25 9.9 2.9 2.4 0.5
SG Keith Bogans, Celtics 33 9.2 2.0 0.5 0.5
SG DeAndre Liggins, HEAT 26 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.0
C Daniel Orton, ex-76er 23 11.4 3.0 2.8 0.7


If former Huskies like Kemba Walker, Rudy Gay, Caron Butler and Ray Allen can get hot from three and Andre Drummond can hold his own against a dominating Kentucky frontline, only then will the UConn NBA team have a chance.

UCONN HUSKIES IN THE NBA

PLAYER AGE MPG PPG RPG APG
C Andre Drummond, Pistons 20 32.3 13.2 12.9 0.4
SF Rudy Gay, Kings 27 34.8 20.0 6.0 2.8
SF Caron Butler, Thunder 34 25.5 10.6 4.3 1.5
SG Ray Allen, HEAT 38 26.7 9.7 2.9 2.0
PG Kemba Walker, Bobcats 23 35.8 17.8 4.2 6.0
SG Jeremy Lamb, Thunder 21 20.2 8.7 2.5 1.5
PF Jeff Adrien, Bucks 28 16.5 6.3 5.3 0.7
PF Charlie Villanueva, Pistons 29 9.0 4.6 1.7 0.3
C Hasheem Thabeet, Thunder 27 8.9 1.3 1.9 0.0
C Hilton Armstrong, Warriors 29 5.5 1.4 3.2 0.2
SG A.J. Price, Timberwolves 27 3.5 1.6 0.4 0.5
C Emeka Okafor, Suns 31 0 0 0 0
SG Ben Gordon, ex-Bobcat 31 14.7 5.2 1.4 1.1