Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - All five of the University of Kentucky's top underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday.
Freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague and sophomores Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones helped guide Kentucky to its eighth NCAA national basketball title earlier this month and made their announcement alongside head coach John Calipari at Tuesday's press conference.
"Let me just say that Anthony, Doron, and Terrence have decided to put their names in the NBA Draft," Calipari said before pausing. "Michael and Marquis Teague have also decided to put their names in the NBA Draft," he continued. "I tried to scare some coaches out there, that's all I was doing."
Davis, who won the 2012 Naismith Trophy as the National Player of the Year, is considered the near-consensus No. 1 pick. He averaged 14.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and blocked 186 shots this past season.