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Kentucky expected to land first commitments for the 2017 class on Thursday

Three high school basketball prospects who have been on Kentucky’s priority list for months will announce their college decisions Thursday, and the Wildcats look to be in good shape with at least two of them.

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett

John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett

Three high school basketball prospects who have been on 's priority list for months will announce their college decisions Thursday, and the Wildcats look to be in good shape with at least two of them.

— a 6-foot-11 center from Queens, N.Y. — will go first, scheduled to announce his college choice at 2 p.m., at his high school, The Patrick School in New Jersey.

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On June 24, 2010, Kentucky had five players drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft. John Wall became the first Wildcat ever named the overall No. 1 pick when he was selected by the Washington Wizards.  DeMarcus Cousins was selected fifth by the Sacramento Kings, Patrick Patterson went 14th to the Houston Rockets, Eric Bledsoe went 18th to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Daniel Orton was picked 29th by the Orlando Magic.

 

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