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Grantland checks in on Kentucky’s historic draft class


Jonathan Abrams over at Bill Simmons’ old place has a fantastic piece of writing about Kentucky’s latest draft class and what the 2014-15 basketball season in Lexington meant to them. Called “These Are the Things That Change Boys to Men,” Abrams has quotes from the new NBA Cats, including this heartbreaker we can all relate to:

“Couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat well, couldn’t drink well,” Towns said of how he felt in the days after their loss to Wisconsin. “I’m never going to let go of that,” added Dakari Johnson.

The article goes on to talk about how each player handled their role in Kentucky’s platoon system, and how it made them become a better player. We also hear from the guys about their new NBA homes and what they expect at the next level.

Check ‘er out.

[Grantland: These Are The Things That Change Boys To Men]

Article written by Drew Franklin

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