JOHN CALIPARI NEWS

Will Drake be at Kentucky's Big Blue Madness?

As the 2014-15 college basketball season approaches, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari will likely be coaching the preaseason No. 1 team in America. If he wants to do the same in the 2015-15 season, Cal would probably need to either havea number of players from this year’s team come back next year, or secure […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top point guard recruit Briscoe visits UK

The No. 1 point guard in the class of 2015 arrived in Lexington on Sunday for his official visit to the University of Kentucky. New Jersey prospect Isaiah Briscoe hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit this month and decided a few days ago to use one of his five official visits on a trip to Lexington this week. Briscoe does not yet have a scholarship offer from the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky’s Harrison Twins And Alex Poythress Throw Down Windmill Dunks

On Wednesday, we saw Kentucky forward Alex Poythress throw down an insane dunk by jumping over Wildcats’ center Dakari Johnson. It was a great example of the freakish athleticism that some of John Calipari’s players possess. The latest example of this came on Sunday night, when Wildcats’ guard Andrew Harrison posted a video of three Kentucky players dunking. The video features...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona men's basketball team unveils cool schedule poster

The Kentucky men’s basketball team will enter the 2014-15 season as the No. 1 team in the country, but it you were to pick a team to win it all other than John Calipari’s, it’d probably be Arizona.  Sean Miller’s team will likely be ranked in the top three in nearly every preseason poll. Led by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski, the Wildcats have a great mix...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

C-J takes shot at Cal, backlash insues. Here’s our thoughts.

If you are a subscriber to the Courier-Journal then you probably woke up to a sports front-page with a photoshop of UK basketball coach, John Calipari, being depicted as a crying baby. The picture was put in to go with C-J sports columnist, Tim Sullivan’s, piece on the Coach Cal’s comments about Duke head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, using his gig as the Team USA basketball coach...
Via StraitPinkie.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville paper features John Calipari-as-baby Photoshop

John Calipari certainly came across as whiny when Jim Boeheim told Syracuse.com that the Kentucky coach felt Mike Krzyzewski was getting an unfair recruiting advantage by coaching Team USA.  “It’s a concern he has raised before,” Boeheim said. “That particular case he has mentioned. He’s said he thinks its an advantage.” Yesterday, Calipari clarified his stance with...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari Thinks Coach K Gets Unfair Recruiting Advantage From Team USA

This is pretty hysterical coming from Calipari, considering he’s had the likes of LeBron James and Drake on campus before. This, according to Jim Boeheim, has upset Kentucky’s John Calipari, who thinks Coach K is getting an unfair recruiting advantage. While Calipari’s concerns may be valid, it’s important to remember that Calipari coached the Dominican Republic’s national...
Via BlackSportsOnline
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari: Duke benefits from Coach K coaching Team USA

Mike Krzyzewski, perhaps the greatest coach in the history of college basketball, has also been a major reason why Team USA has regained its stronghold on the international basketball circuit, helping lead the Americans to three consecutive world championships.  Following Team USA’s most recent FIBA World Cup title, though, Krzyzewski, thanks mostly to a scathing column written...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Says the Harrison Twins Have Slimmed Down Considerably

Although the Harrison twins obviously played well during their freshman seasons, Andrew and Aaron have reportedly made huge strides this off-season in their conditioning. Kentucky head coach John Calipari took to Twitter on Wednesday to rave about the work his team has put in and specifically the progress the twins have made. Had individual meetings […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tempur-Pedic Is Giving Out Free Mattresses And Pillows To Fans Camping Out For ‘Big Blue Madness’

As we noted yesterday, Kentucky fans who are looking to attend this year’s ‘Big Blue Madness’ celebration are already camping out for tickets, which will officially be distributed for free on a first-come first-serve basis this Saturday. Thursday, head coach John Calipari tweeted out some good news for a number of supporters waiting in line overnight. Tempur-Pedic is giving...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: 5-Star Recruit Brandon Ingram Posts A Picture With John Calipari After An In-Home Visit

Brandon Ingram is ranked as one of the 20 best players in the 2015 recruiting class. The small forward is from Kinston, North Carolina, and is coveted by in-state powers Duke and UNC. In fact, every crystal ball submission on 247Sports predicts that he will become either a Tar Heel or a Blue Devil. Those two Tobacco Road fanbases can’t be thrilled about this picture, posted to...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky coach John Calipari finalizing unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel

University of Kentucky coach John Calipari is finalizing plans for an unprecedented two-day campus scouting combine for NBA executives to evaluate his star-laden roster of professional prospects, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Calipari has invited officials of the 30 NBA teams to send personnel to Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11-12 to watch his players do everything from run full...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky To Host Preseason Scouting Combine For NBA Personnel

If you thought Kentucky and head coach John Calipari had a stranglehold on all the top incoming collegiate talent before, wait until the top junior and senior prep hoop phenom’s get a whiff of this. According to Adrian Wojnarowski Calipari and the Wildcats will now hold a preseason scouting combine that will allow NBA brass to get an up close and personal look at his players...
Via Thacover2
22 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari to hold combine-style practice for NBA execs

TweetJohn Calipari has secured a reputation of producing top NBA draft prospects at Kentucky. Now, the famed coach is set to take the bar up another notch. Per a report from Y! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, Calipari is finalizing a deal to hold a combine-style, 2-day practice session geared at putting his players on display for NBA personnel. Calipari and his staff have been in contact...
Via Los That Sports Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky’s Calipari to invite 30 NBA officials to Kentucky in October

Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported this morning that Kentucky head coach John Calipari will host a scouting combine exclusively for his Wildcats this October. Calipari has invited a representative from all 30 NBA teams to the two-day event. Wojnarowski added: “After the combine, Calipari plans to shut out NBA executives and scouts from his practices for […]
Via Full Scale Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari to hold NBA Scouting Combine for Kentucky Wildcats

The Kentucky Wildcats will have a host of NBA Draft prospects on this year’s team. Leave to John Calipari to find a way to boost their stock even further before the season even begins. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Calipari will be holding an NBA Scouting Combine at UK for scouts and executives to come […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball Now Recruiting 2015 G Isaiah Briscoe

With Antonio Blakeney off the board to Louisville, Kentucky is now getting re-involved with 2015 five-star guard Isaiah Briscoe. “Kentucky has gotten involved with Isaiah again and he is excited to visit with the staff,” his high school coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv. While he has not yet received a confirmed offer from Kentucky, John Calipari has scheduled an in-home visit with...
Via Kentucky Recruits
22 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Look Alike Is Trolling Louisville Fan At PJCS

If there is one game on the 2014 Louisville football schedule that you may have slightly lost interest in, it would have to be this past Saturday’s Murray State game. Blowout wins can be fun to a certain extent, but when it’s an FCS opponent, you know going into the game that it likely isn’t going to be competitive. If you’ve been to games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium...
Via The Cardinal Connect
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Set to Visit Malik Newman and Jaylen Brown on Tuesday

Tuesday, which marks the first day of the upcoming open recruiting period, will be a huge day for Kentucky’s basketball recruiting efforts as head coach John Calipari will be conducting in-home visits with both Malik Newman and Jaylen Brown. The two five-star prospects are likely the Cats’ two biggest remaining targets as the options on the perimeter for 2015 are otherwise slim...
Via Kentucky Recruits
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Set to Visit Malik Newman and Jaylen Brown on Tuesday

Tuesday, which marks the first day of the upcoming open recruiting period, will be a huge day for Kentucky’s basketball recruiting efforts as head coach John Calipari will be conducting in-home visits with both Malik Newman and Jaylen Brown. The two five-star prospects are likely the Cats’ two biggest remaining targets as the options on […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Capilouto, Steve Beshear, John Calipari honor Bill Gatton (video)

Here are some of the memorable highlights from the announcement of the University of Kentucky’s largest single gift in its history. Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton was honored for his donation which will help fund a new student center. Here is the full announcement, which begins at the 14:00 mark. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats  discussion? Then […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Kentucky Men’s Basketball Team Appears To Have New Uniforms

It appears that the Kentucky men’s basketball team has new uniforms for the upcoming season.  The Wildcats, the likely preseason No. 1 team in the country for 2014-15, are taking a team photograph today. The white uniforms Kentucky is wearing seem to have a new pattern on the shorts.  Check them out:  Our good friend Bill Gatton may be the most knowledge UK basketball fan there...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari makes strong prediction about Anthony Davis

Andy Flint Being the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats’ basketball team gives John Calipari the opportunity to deal with tons of talented basketball prospects. Coach Calipari has the chance to mold these young, gifted players, as they enter a lifetime of basketball glory. Recently, that crop has been great. Players like DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, and […] Sports-Kings - The...
Via Sports-Kings
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Blue in the Bahamas: An Early Look at Kentucky’s NBA Prospects

As many college teams do in the summer, Kentucky took a trip to play some early games against International competition.  Unlike a lot of teams, John Calipari tried to up the competition level that his team would compete against. The Wildcats played six games in eight days in the Bahamas, including two games apiece against […] Big Blue in the Bahamas: An Early Look at Kentucky’s...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John Calipari anonymously calls radio show to defend himself

John Calipari’s reputation as a master recruiter is undeniable but the Kentucky coach has a bevy of critics for his in-game coaching ability. One of those critics is New York radio personality Mike Francesa, who made the same claim that the title-winning coach is a phenomenal salesman and motivator but is lacking in the X’s and O’s. Calipari was apparently listening to or made...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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