​Kentucky is one of the top dogs in college basketball every year. They are always a popular option for the top recruits, but the downside is the endless roster turnover. 


After failing to reach the Final Four with a loss to Auburn, Kentucky is expected to lose several key players that got them to the Elite Eight. It's a cycle that head coach ​John Calipari is familiar with, and something he even uses as a recruiting tool. 


Calipari has found a lot of success in developing players for the NBA, having coached players such as Marcus Camby, Anthony Davis, John Wall and Devin Booker. Now that the season is over, Calipari will be looking for the next batch of players to recruit and develop.



There are some players that Kentucky is almost definitely going to lose. Both Keldon Johnson and PJ Washington have been mocked as top 15 prospects for the upcoming NBA draft. There is also graduate student Reid Travis​​, whose eligibility is now officially over. 


Tyler Herro also exceeded expectations and has been mocked as a first-round pick by many experts. However, Herro is still undecided on his future. He told the ​Courier Journal "definitely a chance (I'll be back) ... I just love Kentucky. I haven't thought of a decision. I haven't looked at anything."



Ashton Hagans will also have some decisions to make as he has been predicted to go in round two. Meanwhile, it's very possible other players look at other options to further their development. Calipari will have a busy summer trying to create a new team.