Kentucky basketball: Best one-and-done Wildcats of the John Calipari era

No program in the country has done a better job recruiting in the one-and-done era, so Kentucky's list of best one-and-done players is tough to crack.

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528. . Forward. Kentucky basketball one-and-done rankings. Julius Randle. 7. . 2013-14. Julius Randle. player

PPG: 15.0 APG: 1.4 RPG: 10.4

Awards: NCAA All-Tournament team, NCAA All-Region, All-SEC, SEC Rookie of the Year, SEC All-Freshman

Kentucky's 2013-14 season was a bit of a mess. The pieces on the roster just didn't seem to fit together and Kentucky only went 22-9 in the regular season, a year after missing the NCAA Tournament at 21-12.

Then, Julius Randle flipped a switch and led Kentucky to the SEC Tournament final where they fell by one point to No. 1 Florida and secured a spot in the tournament as an eight seed. In the tournament, Randle averaged 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds across six games including the NCAA tournament final against UConn.

Kentucky lost to UConn and Shabazz Napier, but NBA scouts were sold on Randle and he went at No. 7 in the 2014 NBA draft to the Lakers.