Kentucky still leads the nation in first-round NBA Draft picks. Here’s the list.

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Isaiah Jackson, the 22nd overall pick Thursday night, added his name to the Kentucky basketball program’s long list of first-round NBA Draft picks.

Kentucky now has 55 all-time first round picks, 32 which were drafted under current head coach John Calipari.

North Carolina is second with 53 after adding one to its total: Day’Ron Sharpe with the 29th pick. Jalen Johnson’s selection at 20th overall has Duke in third with 49. UCLA (39) and Kansas (33) were shut out Thursday night and remain fourth and fifth, respectively.

Alex Groza, selected by the Indianapolis Olympians with the No. 2 overall pick in 1949, was the first UK player elected in the first round of NBA Draft, which began in 1947 when the league was known as the Basketball Association of America.

Pro Basketball Reference credits Kentucky with 57 first-round picks, but three of those players — LeRon Ellis, Chris Mills and Rodrick Rhodes — did not complete their college basketball careers at UK and are not recognized by the school or NCAA.

Here is every UK player chosen in the first round, beginning with the most recent draft.


Isaiah Jackson, Indiana Pacers (22nd pick via Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards)


Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers (21st pick)

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks (25th pick via Oklahoma City Thunder)


PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets (12th pick)

Tyler Herro, Miami Heat (13th pick)

Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (29th pick)


Kevin Knox, New York Knicks (9th pick)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Charlotte Hornets (11th pick)


De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings (5th pick)

Malik Monk, Charlotte Hornets (11th pick)

Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat (14th pick)


Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets (7th pick)

Skal Labissiere, Phoenix Suns (28th pick)


Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (1st pick)

Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento Kings (6th pick)

Trey Lyles, Utah Jazz (12th pick)

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (13th pick)


Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers (7th pick)

James Young, Boston Celtics (17th pick)


Nerlens Noel, New Orleans Pelicans (6th pick)

Archie Goodwin, Oklahoma City Thunder (29th pick)


Anthony Davis, New Orleans Hornets (1st pick)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Bobcats (2nd pick)

Terrence Jones, Houston Rockets (18th pick)

Marquis Teague, Chicago Bulls (29th pick)


Enes Kanter, Utah Jazz (3rd pick)

Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons (8th pick)


John Wall, Washington Wizards (1st pick)

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings (5th pick)

Patrick Patterson, Houston Rockets (14th pick)

Eric Bledsoe, Oklahoma City Thunder (18th pick)

Daniel Orton, Orlando Magic (29th pick)


Rajon Rondo, Phoenix Suns (21st pick)


Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons (23rd pick)


Jamaal Magloire, Charlotte Hornets (19th pick)


Scott Padgett, Utah Jazz (28th pick)


Nazr Mohammed, Utah Jazz (29th pick)


Ron Mercer, Boston Celtics (6th pick)

Derek Anderson, Cleveland Cavaliers (13th pick)


Antoine Walker, Boston Celtics (6th pick)

Tony Delk, Charlotte Hornets (16th pick)

Walter McCarty, New York Knicks (19th pick)


Jamal Mashburn, Dallas Mavericks (4th pick)


Rex Chapman, Charlotte Hornets (8th pick)


Kenny Walker, New York Knicks (5th pick)


Sam Bowie, Portland Trail Blazers (2nd pick)

Melvin Turpin, Washington Bullets (6th pick)


Kyle Macy, Phoenix Suns (22nd pick)


Rick Robey, Indiana Pacers (3rd pick)

Jack Givens, Atlanta Hawks (16th pick)


Kevin Grevey, Washington Billets (18th pick)


Pat Riley, San Diego Rockets (7th pick)


Frank Ramsey, Boston Celtics (5th pick)


Alex Groza, Indianapolis Olympians (2nd pick)

Wah Wah Jones, Washington Capitols (8th pick)

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