In May, a month and a half after his Kentucky team's undefeated season was destroyed by Wisconsin in the NCAA semifinals, Coach John Calipari made an unusual claim.
"Last year we started the season with a goal. You may think it was to win a national title or win all the games," Calipari, speaking in Rupp Arena, said. "It was to get eight players drafted."
At Kentucky, Calipari has built an empire partly on his ability to prepare young players for a career in the NBA. Because of his eye for talent, he has been one of the most successful coaches in what has become popularly known as the NBA's one-and-done era.
As the one-and-done rule enters its 10th...