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April 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Five Kentucky Players Going to the NBA

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Photo credit: AP Photo – David Duprey
Freshman All-Americans John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins (above) highlight a list of five Kentucky players who declared for the NBA draft.
The others include: Junior forward Patrick Patterson, freshman guard Eric Bledsoe and freshman center Daniel Orton. With so much pro talent on the roster, it makes you wonder why Kentucky didn’t win the NCAA tournament title.
Anyway, today’s news impacts Washington.
The Wildcats are believed to be one of the schools recruiting Oregon prep standout Terrence Jones, who also has the Huskies on his short list of five favorites. The others are Oregon, UCLA and Oklahoma.
Washington lost recruit Enes Kanter to Kentucky and there appears plenty of room on the Wildcats roster to bring in more recruits.
It’s widely speculated that Jones’ ties with Kentucky could weaken if C.J. Leslie, a 6-7 forward, commits to the Wildcats.
AFTERNOON LINKS:
— Here’s a complete list of the NBA draft early entrants. Underclassmen have until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 25 to apply for the June 24 draft. No one from the Pac-10 has decided to test the NBA waters. Yet.
Jon Wilner takes an early look at the 2010-11 Pac-10 season. He projects Washington will be the team to beat.
— The Oregonian reports former AD Pat Kilkenny is still in Indianapolis and speculates the Ducks are taking a long look at Butler’s Brad Stevens. The story also gives a rundown on the coaching search, but makes no mention of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who many speculated was Oregon’s first choice.

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