Former Kentucky Wildcats are poised to have as big of an impact on NBA teams as much as any one school has done in the history of basketball.
Thanks to John Calipari and UK's dominance in the NBA Draft, UK will soon have as much of an impact on NBA teams as any one program will likely ever hope to accomplish.
Wizards guard John Wall, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns, and Suns guards Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe all figure to play huge roles in their team's success in the coming NBA seasons. That's not even accounting for a host of other former Cats playing significant roles with various teams.
ESPN's Bradford Doolittle did a study based on projected the WARP (wins over replacement) for UK alumni in the 2015-16 NBA season. His study determined that former Cats will dominate the NBA more than any one school has in a single season, which includes UCLA's run in 70s and 80s, as well as Duke and North Carolina's recent dominance.
Heck, Doolittle's study shows UK has already had two of the biggest WARP seasons of a single school ever over the past two years:
Now, here's a look at Doolittle's projected win shares for the 2015-16 NBA season:
To sum it all up, Doolittle's study projects former Kentucky Wildcats to have as big of an impact on the NBA next season than any one school has ever done in a single season, and he expects UK to do it by a wide margin.