According to the Draft Express Top 100, six of the top 35 players in the 2012 NBA Draft are former Kentucky Wildcats.
From the clear No. 1 pick, Anthony Davis, to the borderline first-rounder Marquis Teague, it appears Kentucky head coach John Calipari has personally gift-wrapped a shipment of NBA talent and sent it off to commissioner David Stern.
Despite being part of the top recruiting class, the 2011 Wildcats put their egos aside and worked together to form one of the deepest, most talented college basketball teams in recent memory. That very unselfishness and willingness to put the team first is something that had league evaluators salivating as the Kentucky crew headed into the NBA.
Between lottery picks Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist, their floor leader Teague, versatile forwards Terrence Jones and Darius Miller, and sharpshooter Doron Lamb, the Wildcats have six players who have a realistic shot at cracking the 1st round tonight – but with all Kentucky’s talent, which Wildcats will make the best teammates at the professional level?