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. Davis is the projected No. 1 overall pick.
The five join seniors Darius Miller and Eloy Vargas leaving the program. They leave with the blessing of Wildcats coach John Calipari, who now must reload for next season.
The departures mean only freshman Kyle Wiltjer remains from the rotation with a new class of highly touted recruits joining coach John Calipari next season.
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