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“Wiltjer, who said earlier this year the thought of his teammates leaving was "scary," and the rest of the bench made up just six percent of the total minutes played this season. But the group will quickly be getting help as Calipari closes in on his fourth straight No. 1 recruiting class. Kentucky already signed Willie Cauley, Alex Poythress and Archie Goodwin in the early period. Top prospect Nerlens Noel committed to the Wildcats on national television last week by shaving the school's initials in the back of his signature flat top hairstyle. Transfer Ryan Harrow is expected to take over as point guard with Wiltjer, giving the Wildcats the same projected starting mix of two sophomores and three freshmen. The team is in the hunt for a few of the remaining top prospects who have until May 16 to make their final decisions. All of Kentucky's new players will be thrust into major roles because with the departures, the Wildcats will lose 93.3 percent of their points, 94.5 percent of their individual rebounds and 96.2 percent of their assists. Meanwhile, this group is about to begin their heady new lifestyle, something Davis couldn't help laughing about when he was reminded of his upcoming payday. "I actually haven't thought about that yet. That's right, I am going to be rich," Davis said. "You've just got to manage your money well. Good thing is I like math. So I should be fine."
It's been a great opportunity playing here. I'll miss this team, the way we played together. We all love each other. I'm just going to miss this place. We won an NCAA championship here and did a lot. We all did a lot for this school and I'm going to miss it.” -- Anthony Davis on leaving Kentucky