Dan Dakich takes shot at Kentucky’s 1-and-dones

ESPN’s Dan Dakich isn’t a fan of Kentucky, which is fine, but he certainly didn’t win any new fans out of the Lexington area with his tweets from this morning.

Dakich implied that the number of one-and-dones that come out of the Wildcats’ program produces immature NBA players, citing the following as examples: Washington Wizards point guard John Wall cursing out coach Randy Wittman, Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel recently trashing a rental apartment, and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins having attitude issues throughout his career.

Sure enough, Big Blue Nation hit Dakich right back, but he was ready to take down people who went ahead and assumed he thought coach John Calipari was responsible for the results.

We could go on and on about how Dakich is a proud Hoosier and how he’s of course going to take shots at Kentucky, but let’s focus on the three incidents he mentioned. Sure, they are all bad, but are still isolated incidents. Dakich failed to mention the success of one key Kentucky one-and-done, New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who has not been in trouble in the NBA once. He also forgot to mention how someone like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has built a solid career for himself as a wing defender.

Simply put, though the one-and-done system is certainly not ideal, to say that it creates immature players is a bit of a bold statement.

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