Is the Kentucky Wildcat/Indiana Hoosier basketball series in trouble of becoming extinct?

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Andrew Wiggins is the top rated recruit in the 2014 class and there is speculation that he may reclassify to the 2013 class ala Nerlens Noel.  Over the weekend, the heavy hitters were out to watch him play, including John Calipari, Rick Pitino, and Roy Williams.  Wiggin’s AAU coach offered this assessment of his star player:

Great shooter. Athletic, obviously – I think that’s the part that everyone sees,” CIA Bounce coach Tony McIntyre said. “Great teammate. He talks a lot and keeps the guys very relaxed. He can be intense at times, but for a kid that good, he keeps it pretty even and doesn’t get frustrated in difficult times. Defensively, he can guard his position very easily. He helps out everybody else with his length.”


Oct 22, 2011; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats safety Winston Guy (21) celebrates during the game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated Jacksonville State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

Over the weekend, Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan had their names called in the NFL Draft. Then over the next 36 hours or so, five other Wildcats inked free agent deals, meaning that as of now seven new Wildcats are on NFL rosters. Here is a complete list:

Winston Guy: Seattle Seahawks
Danny Trevathan: Denver Broncos
Ryan Tydlacka: Philadelphia Eagles
Chandler Burden: Tennessee Titans
Randall Burden: Arizona Cardinals
Ronnie Sneed: Detroit Lions
Anthony Mosley: San Francisco 49ers

The Louisville Cardinals just had one player drafted, so if you are keeping track, Joker Phillips and John Calipari will have sent 8 players to the pros this year via the draft. Rick Pitino and Charlie Strong? Just one. Now that is the Kentucky Effect.

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