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UConn Could Become 2nd Team To Win Title Without McDonald's All-American

Connecticut is in the National Championship Game against Kentucky despite not having a McDonald's All-American on its roster.

Maryland in 2002 is the only team since 1979 to win the National Champions without a McDonald's All-American.

Shabazz Napier is a First Team All-American but wasn't a five-star recruit.


Calipari Credits Mysterious 'Tweak' For Turning Around Kentucky

John Calipari credits a "tweak" to the Kentucky offense in early March for turning around their season.

Calipari blamed himself for not making the switch earlier in the season and he has been coy to reveal what has actually changed.

“When you figure out what it is, you’re going to say, ‘You should have done it earlier,’ ” Calipari said. “I’m here to tell you I should have.”

“I’m not supposed to talk about it,” forward Julius Randle said.

“Nope,” guard Dominique Hawkins said. “Can’t even talk about the tweak.”

College basketball analyst Tim Welsh says Kentucky has been playing less of the dribble-drive motion system and more designed offensive sets.

“It seems like John’s tightened up things,” Welsh said by telephone Sunday. “He’s been more controlling, calling plays. I think he’s taken a lot of the thinking out of the game.”

The result, Welsh said, has been “better spacing, better confidence.”

Via Zach Schonbrun/New York Times

Florida, UConn, Kentucky, Wisconsin Have 46 Former Players In NBA

This season's Final Four schools, Florida, Connecticut, Kentucky and Wisconsin, have a combined 46 former players currently on NBA rosters. Fifteen of Kentucky's 21 current NBA players have entered the league since John Calipari arrived in 09-10.

Bradley Beal
Matt Bonner
Corey Brewer
Nick Calathes
Udonis Haslem
Al Horford
David Lee
Mike Miller
Joakim Noah
Chandler Parsons
Marreese Speights

Jeff Adrien
Ray Allen
Hilton Armstrong
Caron Butler
Andre Drummond
Rudy Gay
Jeremy Lamb
Emeka Okafor
Hasheem Thabeet
Charlie Villanueva
Kemba Walker

Eric Bledsoe
Keith Bogans
DeMarcus Cousins
Anthony Davis
Archie Goodwin
Josh Harrellson
Chuck Hayes
Terrence Jones
Enes Kanter
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Brandon Knight
Doron Lamb
Jodie Meeks
Darius Miller
Nazr Mohammed
Nerlens Noel
Patrick Patterson
Tayshaun Prince
Rajon Rondo
Marquis Teague
John Wall

Devin Harris
Jon Leuer
Greg Stiemsma 

Via RealGM Staff Report
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