In case you missed it, an extraordinary statistic has been floating around the Internet all weekend: With the announcement of the Harrison twins’ decision to return for their sophomore seasons, Kentucky will have nine former McDonald’s All-Americans on its roster next season– more than every other team in the NBA this year besides the Charlotte Bobcats, who have the same number.
Yahoo! Sports released a breakdown of each individual team:
Of Kentucky’s league-best 21 former players in the NBA, 12 were one-time McDonald’s All-Americans. As you can see, the Los Angeles Lakers– the team for which Calipari was once rumored to leave the Wildcats– currently has only 5. Need I say more?