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Kentucky's 2014 NBA Draft Notes


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--With Julius Randle (No. 7 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers) and James Young (No. 17 overall by the Boston Celtics) both being selected in the 2014 draft, UK has notched multiple picks in five consecutive NBA drafts.

--Kentucky is the only program to have two or more players selected in the opening round in five consecutive drafts since 1989.

--In just five years of the John Calipari era, Kentucky has had two No. 1 picks, 15 first-round picks and 19 total players selected in the NBA Draft.

--Calipari is the only coach to have five consecutive NBA drafts with multiple players selected in the opening round from his school since the draft went to two rounds in 1989.

--Calipari has had two or more players selected in seven consecutive NBA drafts dating back to 2008 with Memphis. He has had three players who have been taken No. 1 overall.

--Following the 2014 draft, Calipari has had eight players taken in the top 10 of the draft in the last five seasons and 15 taken in the first round overall.

--UK has had more NBA Draft selections over the last five years than any other program in the country.

--Since 2000 only 16 coaches have had multiple players taken in the NBA Draft in more than one draft. Here’s a breakdown of coaches who have achieved the feat in multiple seasons since 2000. Calipari is the only coach to have multiple players selected in seven consecutive drafts.

  • Rick Barnes (2011, 2010 and 2006 with Texas)

  • John Beilein (2014, 2013 with Michigan)

  • Jim Boeheim (2010, 2000 with Syracuse)

  • Jim Calhoun (2009, 2006, 2004 and 2000 with Connecticut)

  • John Calipari (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 with Kentucky; 2009 and 2008 with Memphis)

  • Jeff Capel (2010 and 2009 with Oklahoma)

  • Billy Donovan (2011, 2007 and 2000 with Florida)

  • Ben Howland (2011, 2009, 2008, 2006 with UCLA)

  • Bob Huggins (2010 with WVU and 2000 with Cincinnati)

  • Tom Izzo (2014, 2006, 2001 and 2000 with Michigan State)

  • Mike Krzyzewski (2014, 2013, 2011, 2006, 2004, 2002 with Duke)

  • Mike Montgomery (2001 and 2002 with Stanford and 2008 with California)

  • Lute Olson (2001 and 2005 with Arizona)

  • Bill Self (2014, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2003 with Kansas, 2002 with Illinois)

  • Jerry Wainwright (2001 and 2007 with DePaul)

  • Roy Williams (2010, 2009, 2007, 2005 with North Carolina)