It is always good to take time to check in on former Kentucky players, even if they are not necessarily in the NBA. Thursday night former Kentucky Wildcats forward DeAndre Liggins, who is playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the NBA’s Development League, scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in a road loss to the Iowa Energy. Liggins also added eight assists.
Kentucky fans are used to Liggins doing a little bit of everything.
This year for the Skyforce Liggins is averaging 15.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and five assists will playing just over 40 minutes per game. He is fifth on the NBA D-League Prospect Watch List.
Liggins is still trying to work his way back to the NBA after being waved by the Oklahoma City Thunder last September. He did have some off the court issues, but still seems to want to make it back to the league. A lot of the things John Calipari loved about him, like his ability to use his length to guard at any position, is what can make him a really good player in the NBA.
The 6’7 small forward from Chicago was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2011. After one year with the Magic he went to the Thunder for the 2012-13 season. He has played in 56 total games in the NBA, averaging 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
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