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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. 2009-10. Center. DeMarcus Cousins. 528. Kentucky basketball one-and-done rankings. . 4. player. DeMarcus Cousins

PPG: 15.1 APG: 1.0 RPG: 9.8

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

While Jamal Murray is an overqualified side-kick to Jokic in the NBA, Boogie Cousins was an even better version of that for John Wall at Kentucky. Immediately, the first year into his tenure, Calipari turned Kentucky into a juggernaut with five-star freshmen.

Cousins, along with Wall and Eric Bledsoe, led Kentucky to the Elite Eight and the team finished 35-3 and won the SEC with a 14-2 conference record. Cousins nearly averaged a double-double, was a consensus All-American, and shared the SEC Rookie of the Year with Wall.

Cousins was selected fifth overall in the 2010 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings and is a 4-time NBA All-Star.