Former Kentucky players like Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis probably face what ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla considers an annual basketball dilemma. “Do I play in the D League, making $25,000 for six months?” Fraschilla said of the NBA’s development league now known as the G League. “Or do I check my ego at the door, quite frankly, and go overseas and start a career over there where the starting salary could be $200,000? But, if you play well enough, you can work it up to seven figures.
Counting this year’s NBA Draft, Kentucky has had 31 players picked since John Calipari became coach. That’s almost twice as many players as the school with the second most selected: Duke with 17. The NBA Draft’s Big Blue tint beginning in 2010 includes as many first-round selections from Kentucky (24) as from Duke (14) and Kansas combined (10). The same is true of lottery picks: UK 17, Duke eight, Kansas nine. So Kentucky’s path to the NBA is well worn.
Kentucky will play two in-state NCAA Division III colleges — Centre and Thomas More — in preseason exhibition games this fall. UK will play Thomas More on Oct. 27. Then the Cats will play Centre on Nov. 3. Thomas More Coach Drew Cooper expressed gratitude for Kentucky helping in-state schools.
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