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2016 NBA Draft Open Thread

Let's enjoy one of John Calipari's greatest recruiting tools, as well as send off several beloved former 'Cats, together.

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Draft Night -- or for the five UK alums (I included Kyle Wiltjer) who are eligible to be selected, "graduation night" --  is finally upon us.  Pre-festivity TV coverage begins on ESPN at 7 p.m. and event kicks off, in earnest, at 8 p.m.  For the fourth year in a row, the event is transpiring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Even though the first and second picks are all but in the book, there figures to be plenty of drama and intrigue at the top of the Draft, as well as the hours leading up to it.  Twitter is absolutely aflame with blockbuster trade rumors.

If you aren't already mocked or big boarded out, check out Justin's mock and my board.

Also, if you missed them, James penned some informative draft profiles of Jamal Murray, Skal Labissiere, and Tyler Ulis.

Finally, as prospect fashion has grabbed the spotlight in recent years, check out this video montage of the fresh & crispy suits we've seen on prospects from ESPN.

Be civil and enjoy.  Even if you aren't a NBA fan, tonight is a night to celebrate and appreciate our departing former 'Cats, several of whom are among the most memorable of the Calipari Era.