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Calipari coached 22.2 percent of one-and-done players

An interesting stat from Eric Bossi at Rivals.com regarding Cal’s dominance over the one-and-done era. Bossi dug through history and determined Calipari is responsible for 22.2 percent of drafted freshmen since the NBA introduced the new age requirement in 2005. It’s not a surprise that Cal is the King of One-and-Done, but that’s a pretty amazing stat to back it up.

From Bossi’s┬ástory on one-and-dones:

MOST ONE-AND-DONE PLAYERS PRODUCED: Kentucky

Under John Calipari, Kentucky has produced an astounding 16 one-and-done players. If you include Tyreke Evans and Derrick Rose, who played for Calipari while he was still at Memphis, he has coached 22.2 percent of the players to be drafted as one-and-dones.

Along with Rose, who was a league MVP, Calipari coached arguably the three best young big men in the game in Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Karl-Anthony Towns plus All-Star point guard John Wall, a former Rivals.com No. 1 overall player.

Since the 2006 high school class, Duke has produced six and Kansas five one-and-done players. [Rivals.com]

Bossi named Kevin Durant the best of the one-and-done players, and listed Marquis Teague and Daniel Orton as players that didn’t meet expectations.

[Rivals.com | One-and-done: Highlights of the NBA’s new era]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for Calipari coached 22.2 percent of one-and-done players



  1. papasnapper
    3:12 pm June 9, 2016 Permalink

    Great details for the “Cal’s ruining college basketball” crowd. 100 – 22.2 = 77.8% has to be attributed to other coaches “ruining college basketball”. Doubt that it would sink in, though.