Since becoming Kentucky's head basketball coach in 2009, John Calipari has had 35 players selected in the NBA draft. He's had 26 taken in the first round. He's had at least one top 10 pick in every season he has been the Kentucky coach.
Q&A with former University of Kentucky star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander after he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Soon after he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Former Kentucky forward Kevin Knox went to the New York Knicks in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Los Angeles Clippers traded for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Jarred Vanderbilt and Hamidou Diallo were both selected in the second round.
For one of the most successful Kentucky punters in recent memory, things were never easy internally throughout his career — or entire life — until today. Landon Foster announced he was gay in a post on SBNation's Outsports.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came to Kentucky from Canada. If speculation comes true, he will make it a round trip at Thursday's NBA Draft. He expressed gratitude for how UK and John Calipari prepared him for the NBA.
Five teammates ranked ahead of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander among Kentucky basketball's 2017 signing class. At Thursdays' NBA Draft, Gilgeous-Alexander is expected to be the first UK player chosen. He could keep John Calipari's top-10 streak alive.