Kentucky’s starting five consisting of Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones and Anthony Jones declared for the NBA Draft Tuesday night. Although the five players will never play another game in a Kentucky uniform, they will forever be a Wildcat.
Kentucky coach John Calipari touched on that point during a press conference Tuesday night at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington.
“They’re all going to come back and get their degree and they all will have that opportunity,” Calipari said. “These players are connected to our fans, just like past players, they’re connected to this university and they’ll come back.”
They indeed left a mark, compiling a 38-2 record, complete with the school’s eighth national championship.
Taylor’s thoughts: Starting five arrived as individuals, left as a team.