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Wall among 5 Wildcats heading to NBA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freshman All-Americans John Wall and
DeMarcus Cousins are among five Kentucky players who have declared
for the NBA draft.

Junior forward Patrick Patterson, freshman guard Eric Bledsoe
and freshman center Daniel Orton are also entering the draft.

Wall and Cousin are expected to be among the first few players
selected.

The five player comprised the core of a team that went 35-3 this
season and won the Southeastern Conference regular season and
conference tournament titles before falling to West Virginia in the
regional finals of the NCAA Tournament.

Coach John Calipari said he met with each player individually
and encouraged them to gauge their draft prospects.

Players have until May 8 to change their minds.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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