While the streak of Kentucky players under Calipari landing in the lottery ended last night, another streak remained, and it’s a streak that is arguably more impressive.
.@KentuckyMBB is the only program since the draft went to two rounds in 1989 to have multiple players selected in the first round in 11 straight years.— Kentucky MBB Stats & Info (@UKMBBStatsInfo) November 19, 2020
For eleven consecutive years, Kentucky has placed multiple players in the first round of the NBA Draft. That speaks levels to the talent that has come through the program, the coaching that has taken place, and the way that Calipari prepares his guys for the NBA Draft process.
First round picks also receive guaranteed contracts, a HUGE deal when it comes to the NBA where the roster turnover rate is high. Being able to land that guaranteed contract is huge financially and also means the team generally has more invested in you.
The end of the lottery streak is disappointing, but this streak continues and with Calipari at the helm, I don’t see it ending for a while.
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This marks the 11th straight NBA Draft that Kentucky has produced multiple first round picks.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 19, 2020
At least one streak continues.
It’ll be the Wildcats vs. Jayhawks in an empty arena in Indy.
Hopefully Keion can return to the practice court soon.
The receivers in the 2020 and 2021 classes have a chance to make an impact.
I hope he plays and makes every kick. That is all.
The analysts liked Maxey and Quickley.
It was a weird lottery. But... 2020.
Former Cat Bud Dupree could decide to move on from Pittsburgh.
This is just sad for one of the league’s better players.