NBA jersey numbers revealed for newest Kentucky draftees

NBA jersey numbers revealed for newest Kentucky draftees

2024 NBA Draft - Round One

The final Kentucky players from the John Calipari era have left campus and are on their way to establish themselves in the NBA.

The complete disclosure of their jersey numbers was completed on Tuesday.

The Houston Rockets selected Reed Sheppard with the third overall pick; he will wear No. 15, his Wildcats uniform number.

Jalen Green, who led the team with a lifetime average of 19.6 points per game throughout his first three seasons, will be the star of the youthful core he will be joining. Amen Thompson, Dillon Brooks, Fred VanVleet, and others are with Green and, as of late, Sheppard.

After getting selected, Sheppard exclaimed, “I’m really excited.” “They are doing incredibly well in Houston. The coach is excellent. They have quite a few young, athletic guys, so we should be able to play quickly. I’m going to enjoy myself. I can’t wait to go out there and learn everything because I’m so thrilled about it.”

On Tuesday, Sheppard was formally presented to the Houston media.

Rob Dillingham, Sheppard’s backcourt partner, was selected eighth overall and will wear number four for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After being selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the draft, Dillingham was traded to the Timberwolves right away. The explosive guard is a perfect match for Minnesota and will contribute significantly right away.

Indeed, having fun with Anthony Edwards and the entire Timberwolves team. The Western Conference Finals were where they were. Thus, on draft night, Dillingham said, “It’s really just a blessing because I get to learn from a lot of players, veterans, and really good players.” “Them helping me is just a plus for me.”

Finally, Antonio Reeves, a former Kentucky sharpshooter, will wear No. 12, his college number, when he is selected in the second round.

Last week, Reeves was presented to the Pelicans media.

Bryson Graham, general manager of the New Orleans Pelicans, described Anthony as a “big-time shooter and playmaker.” “He is a proficient marksman.”

Justin Edwards and Justin Edwards, the other two former Kentucky players who were eligible for the draft this season, have also agreed to summer league contracts.

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