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Kentucky makes mockery of student-athlete hype

While discussing the scoundrel, you mention Patrick Patterson, a junior who was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft. You fail to mention that at the time Patrick Patterson entered the draft, he had obtained his degree from UK in only 3 years - the last two under Calipari. You also fail to mention that Brandon Knight was an honors student with two years of college credits at the time he began "working" in the NBA. Darius Miller will graduate this year. As will Eloy Vargas. Terrance Jones and Doron Lamb will likely enter the draft with two years of college credits under their belts. John Wall was an honor roll student both semesters he was enrolled at UK. Josh Harrelson graduated from the University of Kentucky while playing basketball under Calipari. Coach Cal created a program that has enabled many former players to return to the university to obtain their degrees. And he has only been here three years. So ... what makes this a "mockery" of the student-athlete mantra?

March 26, 2012 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )