All five starters from Kentucky's national championship team announced as a group on Tuesday that all five will forgo their remaining college eligibility and enter the upcoming NBA Draft.
Sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb and freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague were the starting five for the Wildcats in their championship-game victory over Kansas, and all five were on hand at a news conference on the Kentucky campus to declare their intention to enter the June 28 draft.
Senior Darius Miller was the sixth man on the team, and he will also be gone next season.
Davis, the consensus national player of the year, is expected to be No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and Kidd-Gilchrist is projected to be among the first five players taken.
The other four all may be taken in the first round, although one or two could slip into the second.
Davis was the team's high scorer at just 14.2 points a game, but all five starters averaged double figures in scoring and Miller averaged 9.9 points.
Coach John Calipari will be stocked with talented freshmen again next season. His group of incoming freshmen was ranked the top recruiting class in the country by several recruiting services.