Seven players in this year’s NBA Draft reinforces Kentucky’s reputation as a prolific training program for would-be pro players.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Willie Cauley-Stein endorsed that perception.
“Coach Cal runs his program like a NBA program,” he said of UK Coach John Calipari. “There’s, like, college basketball. Then there’s, like, Kentucky basketball. And then there’s the league.
“I mean, it’s like a little mini NBA program in itself. That’s why I think dudes that come out of Kentucky come to the league prepared already.”