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Five Kentucky players declare for NBA Draft

April 8, 2010

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— Freshman All-Americans John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins are among five Kentucky players who have declared for the NBA Draft.

Junior forward Patrick Patterson, freshman guard Eric Bledsoe and freshman center Daniel Orton also are entering the draft.

Wall and Cousin are expected to be among the first few players selected.

The five players comprised the core of a team that went 35-3 this season and won the Southeastern Conference regular season and conference tournament titles before falling to West Virginia in the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament. Players have until May 8 to change their minds.

Comments

OutlawJHawk 4 years, 8 months ago

This is no shocker. At least Cousins and Wall can now be paid above the table to play...

I am embarassed by Calipari's connection, although small, to KU's basketball program.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 8 months ago

Kentucky may well be the ultimate test of building teams on one-and-doners.

So far, not all that good.

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 8 months ago

Calipari will find 5 more for next year. Face it, the man can recruit.

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 8 months ago

@ bozo

He only missed the Final Four by one game...UK hasn't even been in the tournament consistently for years.

spiff 4 years, 8 months ago

LOL @ UK having a "not all that good" season

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 8 months ago

Just like KU, at UK, if they don't win the national championship, the year was "not all that good." If they don't even make the final four....

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 8 months ago

Even by your logic Bozo, UK still had a better year than KU with not one, but five "one and dones". What's wrong with "one and dones" again?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 8 months ago

"UK still had a better year than KU with not one, but five "one and dones""

Actually, they only had four.

" What's wrong with "one and dones" again?"

I didn't say anything was "wrong" with them. I was merely pointing out that it's not yet a proven formula for winning NCAA championships. To the contrary, most of the teams that win it all are dominated by players with at least two years at the college level.

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