Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the Best and Worst of John Calipari's NBA Talent

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Kentucky Basketball: Ranking the Best and Worst of John Calipari's NBA Talent
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John Calipari is one of the most respected and one of the most criticized coaches in college basketball.

Everywhere he has coached, Calipari has received a lot of unnecessary press, and Kentucky fans know exactly how this feels. The national media will do anything to take a jab at the UK coach and try to knock him and his players off their feet.

However, it cannot be overlooked that Coach Cal is one of the most successful coaches in the game. His ability to recruit the top-rated talent and groom them to be successful at the next level is without question. A clear example is the drafting of eight UK players in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Every once in a while, a player will slip through the cracks and not find themselves at a high level. They are like the rotten apple in the bunch that somehow, despite Calipari's incredible mentoring, flopped at the NBA level.

Here is a list of some of John Calipari's best and worst NBA talent from his days in Lexington at the University of Kentucky.

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