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Kentucky Loses Starting Five to Association
The “Fab Five” talked about going to the NBA together but it never happened. Kentucky will lose three freshman and two sophomores next season to the league. Freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb declared for the draft in a nationally televised news conference Tuesday night.
They will join teammate Darius Miller in the draft, who was their sixth man and lone senior contributor last season. Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist are expected to go 1-2 in the draft and Jones is expected to be a top 10 pick. Lamb has a strong chance of getting drafted in the first round as his motor will be a valuable commodity on on any team.
It was all smiles this past season for Kentucky and will be in the future. photo credit: http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/
John Calipari talked all season long about the one and done rule not being named “The Calipari Rule” and his players are just following their dreams. The one player many felt could use another year in the college game is Teague. It will be interesting to see where he goes based on his natural ability and high ceiling.
In 2010, Calipari saw five of his former players taken in the first round, led by No. 1 overall pick John Wall. Kyle Wiltjer is the lone returning freshman and the rest of the team made up just 6% of total minutes played last year. Big Blue Nation should not worry as they have the No. 1 overall recruiting class next season led by Nerlens Noel, Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin. This is the fourth straight year Calipari has had the top recruiting class and with Wiltjer and transfer Ryan Harrow, Kentucky will likely start three freshman and two sophomores once again.
Noel made it clear he was going to Kentucky last week on National Signing Day. photo credit: http://a.espncdn.com/
The Wildcats will lose 93.3 percent of their points, 94.5 percent of their individual rebounds and 96.2 percent of their assists. This would have every coach in college basketball scrambling for late signees and transfers, except for one Mr. John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Five Kentucky underclassmen, including projected No. 1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis, are expected to announce their draft intentions at a joint news conference.
A news release says freshmen Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, along with sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb will appear together Tuesday for the announcement in Lexington. Wildcats...
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I'm jumping ahead. In my season previews I always look at lost minutes in relation to what all the other teams in any particular conference lost. Then the transfers and recruits get factored in, and away it goes.
But yesterday Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchirst, Terrance Jones, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague all announced that they were leaving Kentucky for the NBA. And...
Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together en route to the school's eighth national title. Now, they will each go their separate ways in the NBA.
Freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb declared for the draft in a nationally televised news conference...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together en route to the school's eighth national title. Now, they will each go their separate ways in the NBA.
Freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb declared for the draft in a nationally televised...
Kentucky’s starting lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores did most everything together. Now, they will go their separate ways in the NBA. Freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb declared for the draft in a nationally televised news conference Tuesday night. “We made it work,” Jones said. “We...
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Head coach Paul Mainieri and his Tigers take their No. 1 ranking on the road when they visit the 2nd-ranked Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington this weekend.
The University of Kentucky Wildcats ended the 2011-2012 season with a 38-2 overall and 16-0 record in the Southeastern Conference. Coming off a Final Four appearance a year ago, and bringing in 4 of the top 20 recruits in the nation according to ESPN top #100. Returning Terrance Jones and Doron Lamb, two top recruits from the previous year and an unselfish senior in Darius Miller...
Michael Kidd-GilchristKentucky - Freshman (Born 1993)Small Forward6'8" 228lbsThe Good:- great size for the small forward position- 6'10" wingspan- elite defender who is good/big/long/athletic enough to guard multiple positions in the NBA- relentless driver who is terrific at getting to the hoop and finishing- extremely hardworking, intense player- always gives 100...
UK Bball Press conference tomorrow with Coach Cal and Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague.
— Adam Lefkoe (@AdamLefkoe) April 16, 2012
The suspense is killing me. RT @InsideHoops #Kentucky players to announce NBA Draft intentions on Tuesday:
— Derek James (@Derek612) April 17, 2012
Anthony Davis, Doron Lamb...