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Calipari Recycles Tried, True Formula

Thomas E. Witte/USA Today

John Calipari doesn't like to call it a system. It's more like a cycle anyway.

Recruit. Win. Send to NBA.

(Repeat.)

For the third consecutive year, the Kentucky coach essentially is replacing his starting lineup with a cast of likely one-and-done freshmen. They come in as one of the best recruiting classes in the nation -- if not the best -- and Calipari will try to get them to play unselfishly. If they do, they'll almost certainly be in the mix for a national championship.

Then they'll be lottery picks in June's draft, if all goes according to plan.

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