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John Calipari says Kentucky might lose seven players to NBA draft

John Calipari says Kentucky might lose seven players to NBA draft

Kentucky Coach John Calipari said Monday he might lose more than half a dozen players to the NBA draft. "We could lose seven guys," Calipari said. "Seven is a definitely possibility." Calipari made his comments at a downtown news conference after his election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Calipari said he got lucky this season when several players, notably Willie Cauley-Stein and twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison opted to return. That forced Calipari to blend those players with a new bumper crop of freshmen recruits. Calipari skillfully used a platoon system to lead Kentucky to a 38-0 record before Saturday's loss to Wisconsin in a...

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