Since the rule of college players having to go to college for at least one year before becoming eligible for the NBA draft has been established, Kentucky has been the place to go for potential nba draft picks to get the minimum requirements to become eligible. The University of Kentucky has been able to have a unique system where they are able to have a near full team made up of freshman while still putting up an awesome record. The combination of fantastic coaching by John Calipari, and the amount of talent they recruit each year makes them a contending champion no matter what. John is one of the very few coaches to be able to make this system work. There is a tremendous amount of preparation that goes into this type of style before the season starts. The team has to create chemistry around themselves in just a couple of months before the season and perform the offense and defense to a perfection. I give a lot of the credit to John Calipari. He works harder than any other coach in the NCAA and his record shows it.
Despite the lack of experience of the freshman, the talent and depth that the team has overruns opponents. This season, the team features nine McDonalds All-Americans on its team. I don't know of any other university that could accomplish that kind of roster. Kentucky's resume makes the school appealing to top high school players who don't mind being the second or third best player on the team. Take this years freshman at Kentucky Tyler Ulis. He was a McDonalds All-American last year in high school and chose Kentucky over any other school. Even though he could have been averaging at least 30 minutes as a starter he decided to go to Kentucky where no one on the team averages over 11 points and 25 minutes per game. It just goes to show that without John Calipari's willingness to recruit players just looking to go to the NBA, there would and never will be anything like what the University of Kentucky is doing now.