Calipari players dominate last 5 All-Rookie teams

 Posted by at 5:08 PM on July 2, 2013
Jul 022013

John Calipari’s latest “recruiting manifesto” got me thinking about how recent college stars have fared in their first seasons in the NBA. That led to a look at the recent NBA All-Rookie teams, which yielded some pretty impressive numbers for the UK coach.

Calipari has had six former players on the NBA All-Rookie first team over the past five seasons. Only two coaches — Ben Howland at UCLA and Tim Floyd at Southern Cal — have had more than one first-team All-Rookie selection in that time. And some of the biggest names in coaching haven’t had any in that span, including Rick Pitino, Bill Self, Tom Izzo and Tom Crean.

There have also been 10 “one-and-done” college players on the past five All-Rookie teams, and six of those were coached by Calipari.

Check out the charts below for a complete rundown (note that the “coaches” chart only includes selected coaches; It’s not a full list).

NBA All Rookie first teams
Year Player School
2013 Harrison Barnes North Carolina
Brad Beal Florida
Anthony Davis Kentucky
Damian Lillard Weber State
Dion Waiters Syracuse
2012 Kenneth Faried Morehead State
Kyrie Irving Duke
Ricky Rubio International
Klay Thompson Washington State
Brandon Knight Kentucky
Kawhi Leonard San Diego State
Iman Shumpert Georgia Tech
2011 DeMarcus Cousins Kentucky
Landry Fields Stanford
Blake Griffin Oklahoma
Gary Neal Towson
John Wall Kentucky
2010 Darren Collison UCLA
Stephen Curry Davidson
Tyreke Evans Memphis
Taj Gibson Southern Cal
Brandon Jennings International
2009 Michael Beasley Kansas State
Brook Lopez Stanford
OJ Mayo Southern Cal
Derrick Rose Memphis
Russell Westbrook UCLA
One-and-done All Rookies
Year Player School
2013 Brad Beal Florida
Anthony Davis Kentucky
2012 Kyrie Irving Duke
Brandon Knight Kentucky
2011 DeMarcus Cousins Kentucky
John Wall Kentucky
2010 Tyreke Evans Memphis
2009 Michael Beasley Kansas State
OJ Mayo Southern Cal
Derrick Rose Memphis

*Note: Brandon Jennings joined the NBA one year after finishing high school but played overseas instead of in college.

‘All Rookies’ by coach (Since 2009)
Coach All rookies School
John Calipari 6 Memphis/Kentucky
Tim Floyd 2 Southern Cal
Ben Howland 2 UCLA
Billy Donovan 1 Florida
Roy Williams 1 North Carolina
Mike Krzyzewski 1 Duke
Jim Boeheim 1 Syracuse
Rick Pitino 0 Louisville
Bill Self 0 Kansas
Tom Izzo 0 Michigan State
Tom Crean 0 Indiana

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