Andrew Harrison Says UK ‘Closest Thing to NBA’ In College

We all know that the University of Kentucky and its basketball program have a long and prosperous history.

Under current coach John Calipari, the team has become a regular championship contender with a reputation for landing the best players in the country and having a great deal of talent head to the NBA.

For any doubters, former Wildcat guard Andrew Harrison recently spoke to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe and said that Calipari’s program, compared to other schools in the NCAA, was indeed very close to what playing on an NBA team would be like.

It’s hard to argue or find fault with what Harrison said. Since Calipari arrived in Lexington in 2009, Kentucky has gone an eye-popping 190-38 (82-20 SEC) and been to four Final Fours, plus three SEC championships and one national title.

Kentucky has also seen 19 of Calipari’s players drafted into the NBA, the most notable ones being New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. Of course, let’s not forget guys like DeMarcus Cousins and Brandon Knight.

And now Kentucky could see seven more players added to that list, as a good chunk of its team this year chose to make the leap from college to the pros.

Given how the Wildcats went 38-1 (18-0 SEC) with those players on the roster, NBA teams should give them a long hard look as draft day draws closer.

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