In an announcement that came as no surprise, five underclassmen for the National Champion Kentucky Wildcats declared themselves eligible for the NBA Draft at a press conference in Lexington on Saturday.
Anthony Davis, who many project to be the top pick in the summer’s draft, and classmates Michael-Kidd Gilchrist (projected 3rd overall by NBADraft.net) and Marquise Teague (27th) will join sophomores Terrence Jones (20th) and Doron Lamb (18th) as Wildcats to leave early. Senior Darius Miller (35th) is also expected to be amongst those college players selected.
"If you give up some of your game, you're still going to benefit," head coach John Calipair said. "Can you be about your teammates rather than yourself? That's the lesson (of the 2011-12 season). It can be done."
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