Kentucky loses 7 to Draft

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LEXINGTON, KY (TheSpread) – The Kentucky Wildcats will have a very different look next season, as they are losing seven players to the upcoming NBA Draft.

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A press conference was held on Thursday by the Wildcats in which Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison all announced their intentions to enter the NBA Draft later this year. The group accounted for 85 percent of Kentucky’s scoring last season and 77 percent of its rebounding.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is currently listed at 8/1 to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament. North Carolina is the favorite with 6/1 odds while Maryland and Virginia each have 12/1 odds.

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Kentucky is coming off a 38-1 season where it lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four. While recruiting has still yet to fill out, Kentucky currently has the No. 1 class for next season, according to ESPN. The Wildcats have three commits, all within the top 50 national rankings, including third-ranked center Skal Labissiere. Of the returning players, Kentucky will have Tyler Ulis and Alex Poythress back. The two each posted over 5 points per game. Poythress only played in eight games due to injury.

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