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Calipari took over at Kentucky in 2009 and reached the Final Four in '11. His Wildcats were ranked No. 1 before losing 73--72 to Indiana last Saturday.
DAN PATRICK: Do some players use your program as a one-year rest stop on the way to the NBA?
JOHN CALIPARI: I don't like one and done. I don't think it's good for college basketball. I don't think it's good for pro basketball. I don't think it's good for high school players. Because you have 150 [kids] thinking they're one and done.
DP: How many of your players think they're ready for the NBA?
JC: Let's look at Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He doesn't want to hear about it. He wants to be a good college player. That's all he's worried about. I don't think Anthony Davis is reading into all this stuff. They want to be good players this year.
DP: If I ask you in March, will you give me a different answer?
JC: Sure. My hope is they all could go. It's their choice.
DP: Are you surprised when some of your players stay for their sophomore season?