John Calipari has mastered art of molding freshman talent into NBA stars

John Calipari and Brandon Knight

Guard is in his second season with Kentucky. He qualifies as a veteran on the Wildcats, especially because he’s one of only four players who remain from last season’s roster.  Asked to name his fantasy starting five from his two seasons under coach John Calipari, Hood appeared stumped.  Does he go with five first-round picks from last season’s Elite Eight squad, including four freshmen? Or does he include the three freshmen from this year’s group, including two surefire NBA first-round picks?

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