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Keith Taylor: Calipari used to one-and-done players, but not when it comes to transfers after one season

John Calipari is used to players taking the one-and-done route when leaving Kentucky. He’s just not accustomed to players throwing their names into the transfer portal after just one season. Earlier this week, guard Devin Askew announced plans to transfer to another program following a roller-coaster ride with the Wildcats this season. Askew probably should have waited another year before beginning...

Keith Taylor: Calipari not afraid to let players take a chance and pursue professional career

It shouldn’t have been a surprise when Kentucky coach John Calipari gave Hamidou Diallo his blessing after the freshman guard declared for the NBA Draft last weekend. Although Diallo, one of the top prospects in the Class of 2017, was being counted on to help ease the departure of De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and the absence of the team’s top seven scorers next season, Calipari understood the reasoning...

High-scoring freshman guard Monk will end UK college career, add name to NBA Draft list

Following a historic scoring season that included more than a few record-breaking performances, freshman guard Malik Monk announced Tuesday that he plans to enter his name in the 2017 NBA Draft and will sign with an agent, effectively ending his career at UK. The NBA Draft is June 22. Monk, who dazzled college basketball fans this season with a number of historic individual games, is the second underclassman...