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Liggins signs contract with Thunder

The Oklahoma City announced the signing of former Wildcat guard DeAndre Liggins on Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team policy.

Liggins, a three-year star at Kentucky, is entering his second season in the NBA. He spent his first season with the Orlando Magic after going 53rd overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.

The former John Calipari guard saw action in 17 games during the 2011-12 season. He averaged 1.9 points and 0.9 rebounds in 6.8 minutes.

Liggins was a key piece in UK’s 2011 Final Four run, serving as Kentucky’s top defensive player during its upsets of Ohio State and North Carolina.

Liggins joins former Wildcat Daniel Orton in Oklahoma City. Both will be fighting for a roster spot on last year’s NBA runner-up.

Below is a list of the 23 Wildcats currently in the NBA. Coach Cal also has another four players in the NBA from his coaching stops at Massachusetts and Memphis (Marcus Camby, Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose and Shawne Williams).

Kelenna Azubuike (Dallas Mavericks)
Eric Bledsoe (Los Angeles Clippers)
Keith Bogans (Brooklyn Nets)
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Hornets)
Chuck Hayes (Sacramento Kings)
Josh Harrellson (free agent)
Enes Kanter (Utah Jazz)
Terrence Jones (Houston Rockets)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte Bobcats)
Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons)
Doron Lamb (Milwaukee Bucks)
DeAndre Liggins (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Jodie Meeks (Los Angeles Lakers)
Jamaal Magloire (Toronto Raptors)
Nazr Mohammed (Chicago Bulls)
Darius Miller (New Orleans Hornets)
Daniel Orton (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Patrick Patterson (Houston Rockets)
Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons)
Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics)
Marquis Teague (Chicago Bulls)
John Wall (Washington Wizards)