From Dick Vitale: “I am so excited to be kicking off my 34th year calling college basketball games for ESPN. Wow, it is unbelievable to see how the time has flown by. The juices are still flowing and I cannot wait to get to courtside to call Friday night’s game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Maryland Terrapins at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
It is a “new look” Wildcats squad after the top six scorers landed in the NBA. Most coaches would be thrilled to get one player chosen in the first round. It’s like John Calipari has had a fast food drive-in window, which says one-and-done and off to the NBA, baby!
All Kentucky has done is produce 10 first-rounders and four in round two over the last three years, and all of them are on NBA rosters. The four second-rounders — Josh Harrellson, Darius Miller, Doron Lamb and DeAndre Liggins — all made it to the next level.”