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As someone who prides himself on helping young men reach their dreams, John Calipari has placed 29 players in the NBA during his college coaching career, including 17 over his first four seasons at Kentucky.

He is the only coach that has coached three No. 1 overall selections (Derrick Rose, John Wall and Anthony Davis), the only coach to have five first-round selections in the same NBA Draft (2010) and the only coach to send six players to the NBA Draft in the modern two-round era (2012).

When Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went 1-2 in the 2012 NBA Draft, Calipari became the first coach to have the top two players in the same draft.

“The Kentucky Effect is there and it’s real,” Coach Cal said. “Senator Mitch McConnell has said to me, ‘You’re creating more millionaires than a Wall Street firm,’ and I went, wow, we are.”

 



2014
James
Young
Boston Celtics
Drafted
17 Boston Celtics
2014
Julius
Randle
Los Angeles Lakers
Drafted
7 Los Angeles Lakers
2013
Nerlens
Noel
Philadelphia 76ers
Drafted
6 New Orleans Pelicans
2013
Archie
Goodwin
Phoenix Suns
Drafted
29 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012
Anthony
Davis
New Orleans Pelicans
Drafted
1 New Orleans Pelicans
2012
Michael
Kidd-Gilchrist
Charlotte Bobcats
Drafted
2 Charlotte Bobcats
2012
Terrence
Jones
Houston Rockets
Drafted
18 Houston Rockets
2012
Marquis
Teague
Free agent
Drafted
29 Chicago Bulls
2012
Doron
Lamb
Free agent
Drafted
42 Milwaukee Bucks
2012
Darius
Miller
New Orleans Pelicans
Drafted
46 New Orleans Pelicans
2011
Enes
Kanter
Utah Jazz
Drafted
3 Utah Jazz
2011
Brandon
Knight
Milwaukee Bucks
Drafted
8 Detroit Pistons
2011
Josh
Harrellson
Free agent
Drafted
45 New Orleans Pelicans
2011
DeAndre
Liggins
Free agent
Drafted
53 Detroit Pistons
2010
John
Wall
Washington Wizards
Drafted
1 Washington Wizards
2010
DeMarcus
Cousins
Sacramento Kings
Drafted
5 Sacramento Kings
2010
Patrick
Patterson
Toronto Raptors
Drafted
14 Houston Rockets
2010
Eric
Bledsoe
Phoenix Suns
Drafted
18 Oklahoma City Thunder
2010
Daniel
Orton
Overseas
Drafted
29 Orlando Magic
2009
Tyreke
Evans
New Orleans Pelicans
Drafted
4 Sacramento Kings
2009
Robert
Dozier
Overseas
Drafted
60 Miami Heat
2008
Derrick
Rose
Chicago Bulls
Drafted
1 Chicago Bulls
2008
Joey
Dorsey
Houston Rockets
Drafted
33 Portland Trail Blazers
2008
Chris
Douglas-Roberts
Los Angeles Clippers
Drafted
40 New Jersey Nets
2006
Rodney
Carney
Free agent
Drafted
16 Chicago Bulls
2006
Shawne
Williams
Miami Heat
Drafted
17 Indiana Pacers
2004
Antonio
Burks
Retired
Drafted
37 Orlando Magic
2003
Earl
Barron
Free agent
Drafted
-- Undrafted
2002
Dajuan
Wagner
Retired
Drafted
6 Cleveland Cavaliers
1996
Marcus
Camby
Retired
Drafted
2 Toronto Raptors
1995
Lou
Roe
Retired
Drafted
30 Detroit Pistons