Despite their struggles on the court, Kentucky basketball players have remained in 2013 NBA Draft discussions. John Calipari is a known cultivator of talent, and he certainly has the talent to work with again this year.
Each player on this list has a chance to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft. Some, like Willie Cauley-Stein, have boosted their draft stock since the beginning of the year. Others have seen their draft stock fluctuate throughout the year.
But the Wildcats are young. Inconsistencies are expected.
As March draws near, improvements need to be made. Calipari is one of the best coaches at progressing his team over the course of a season.
Here are the Wildcats' top five prospects.