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But none of that is going to stop both of them from dropping by the used-bookstore back on campus to hand over the ones they’ve been carrying around like props the last nine months, then booking an agent to get them a king’s ransom when some NBA team comes calling. Calipari may be sad to see them go, but he won’t waste much time, either, recruiting their replacements. It won’t be hard

“I said this a couple years ago and everybody got crazy when we had five guys drafted in the first round. This is one of the biggest moments, if not the biggest, in Kentucky history,” Calipari said.

“The reason was, I knew now that other kids would look and say, `You got to go there.’ What I’m hoping is there’s six first-rounders on this team. We were the first program to have five, let’s have six. That’s why I’ve got to go recruiting on Friday.”

And just think, you don’t even need a college degree to do that kind of math.

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Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at Twitter.com/Jim Litke.