Prospect-loaded teams for 2013-14
July, 2, 2013
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN Insider
Cal Sport Media via AP Images, Icon SMI, AP PhotoAndrew Harrison, Julius Randle and Dakari Johnson are among UK's potential future pros.NBA general managers have become accustomed to flocking to Lexington, Ky., and next season will be no different. In fact, John Calipari will have as many legitimate NBA prospects on the Wildcats' 2013-14 roster than at any point since his arrival in 2009.
The Wildcats are a clear-cut No. 1 in terms of pro talent on their roster, but who is No. 2?
We examine the 10 teams who boast the most NBA prospects, and give you a dozen more that nearly cracked the list.
1. Kentucky Wildcats -- It’s Kentucky and then everyone else in terms of NBA talent. This team could have a handful of first-round picks, depending on who decides to leave Lexington after next season. Calipari returns Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress, and brings in one of the top recruiting classes we’ve seen in a decade. It starts with power forward Julius Randle and point guard Andrew Harrison, both potential lottery picks, and also features incoming freshmen Dakari Johnson, Aaron Harrison, James Young and Marcus Lee. That’s eight players on the roster that all have a legitimate chance to go in the first round at some point.