NBA Pays Big for Wildcats

Here's the top 5 pro salaries earned by Kentucky alumni

DeMarcus Cousins (Image: File)
DeMarcus Cousins (Image: File)

Just about every NBA team wants a Kentucky Wildcat on their roster, and they are willing to pay big for them. Alumni who exit the University of Kentucky’s stellar basketball program and go into the NBA earn more combined than any other college, according to HoopsHype. Combined salaries of professional NBA athletes who hail from the University of Kentucky is $107 million, and next is the University of Florida. Combined salaries for former Florida Gators are $89 million.

Here is a list of the top salaries of former Kentucky Wildcats:

DeMarcus Cousins

Team: Sacramento Kings

2014/2015 Salary: 13.7 million

Source: HoopsHype

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