It is a foregone conclusion that the University of Kentucky is one of the best colleges in the nation at producing NBA talent. Kentucky has a team full of NBA-ready players, and more are on the way.
Current and future Wildcats are looking for John Calipari to coach them to college success as well as improve their future prospects. He's one of the best at signing high-profile players and maturing their game for the next level.
Like him or not, Calipari is an excellent recruiter and does what many coaches don't: He encourages players to go pro if that is what he feels is best for them. He knows it is the player, and his family, that should make the decision about heading for the NBA.
Former Wildcats like John Wall and Brandon Knight are players from Kentucky that took their talents to the next level and have done well. These "studs" aren't quite superstars in the NBA, but they have that potential.
Here are five Wildcats like Wall and Knight that will be studs in the NBA.