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Kentucky plans combine for NBA scouts

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Kentucky coach John Calipari wants to avoid a steady stream of NBA scouts showing up at his practices during the season and so he is setting up a two-day combine in October to showcase the talents of his players, according to a report.

The combine, scheduled for Oct. 10-11, would include various drills, measurements and full-court five-on-five games with officials, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday.

NBA executives have beaten a path to Lexington, Ky., the past few years to view the vast collection of talented players that Calipari has recruited to Kentucky.

This year alone, the Wildcats have nine McDonald’s All-American on their roster. One of those is 7-foot freshman center Karl-Anthony Towns, ranked among the top three prospects for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Other top players on this season’s roster include Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison and Alex Poythress.

Calapari also hopes to use the combine as a recruiting tool to keep the steady stream of talent flowing through Lexington, Yahoo reported.

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