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Calipari: Every Eligible UK Player Will Submit Names for NBA Draft

Kentucky Wildcats, via Facebook

University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipariused Twitter Wednesday to announce that every eligible player on the Wildcats squad will submit their names for the NBA Draft.

UK lost to Indiana over the weekend in the NCAA Tournament. The team finished 27-9 this year and won the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Calipari tweeted that the players will take advantage of a new rule that allows them to submit their names a total of three times for an invitation to the NBA’s Draft Combine. They can withdraw their names within 10 days after the combine showcase.

A total of six Kentucky players were drafted last year, with four players going in the first round. UK currently has the top 2016 recruiting class, as ranked by The Wildcats have had Scout's no. 1 recruiting class six out of the last seven years.

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
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