JOHN CALIPARI NEWS

Five Star Louisville Recruit Markelle Fultz Will Announce College Decision Tonight

Photo: adidasAccording to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi, Louisville target Markelle Fultz will announce his college decision live on ESPNU tonight at 7 PM. The announcement will be during the E24X Dunk and 3-point shootout. The five-star combo guard has been one of Rick Pitino’s top targets over the summer. Fultz took an official visit to Louisville earlier this month and has kept...
Via The Cardinal Connect
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari praises new Kentucky basketball commit

Kentucky basketball picked up a big time commit on Thursday from four-star recruit Isaac Humphries. The current Indiana high school prospect is originally from Australia, and is already drawing rave reviews from head coach John Calipari. Coach Cal explained earlier this afternoon what player Humphries reminds him of the most and how excited he is to have him. I watched Isaac when...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari, Kentucky sign 7-foot Australian Isaac Humphries

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed Australian 7-footer Isaac Humphries to a Wildcats' frontcourt that lost four big men to the NBA draft. Originally part of the 2016 class, the 250-pound Humphries recently reclassified to 2015. A top-50 prospect by several services, he joins Kentucky's group of international newcomers including Haitian Skal Labissiere and...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky PG Tyler Ulis shows off skill in Chicago tourney

The Kentucky Wildcats are currently one of the most dominant programs in college basketball and head coach John Calipari’s recruiting is one of the main reasons for their success. One of his best players heading into the 2015-16 season is point guard Tyler Ulis, who was part of last year’s recruiting class. Ulis didn’t see a ton of playing time as a freshman, but he is ready...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Compares New Kentucky Basketball Commit To Former Wildcat Star

Josh Harrellson was a very important role player for Kentucky in 2010-11, avearging 7.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks for John Calipari’s first Kentucky Final Four team. The newest Kentucky Wildcat, four-star center Isaac Humphries out of Australia, reminds John Calipari of Harrellson.  I watched Isaac when he first came over to the US in high school in Indiana & was...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: 4-Star Center Isaac Humphries Signs With Kentucky, Will Play This Season

Kentucky just made a major late additions to its 2015 recruiting class. The Wildcats have signed La Porte (Ind.) Lumiere School four-star big man Isaac Humphries, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-10 Australian native will re-classify and suit up for UK this season. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels broke the news. Source: Isaac Humphries has signed with Kentucky & joins their...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

5-star PF Sacha Killeya-Jones commits to Kentucky

Class of 2016 five-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, out of Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, has committed to the University of Kentucky. ESPN’s Paul Biancardi reported Killeya-Jones’ decision on Twitter, as did the star recruit himself. Breaking News: Espn 100 Sacha -Killeya -Jones tells ESPN that he has committed to Kentucky. His quotes & analysis coming to...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Caliparis Have Table Made Out of Kentucky’s National Championship Floor

If you’re into Kentucky basketball memorabilia, you may be a fan of the Caliparis’ newest piece of furniture. John Calipari’s daughter, Erin, tweeted out a picture of a table her parents had made out of the 2012 national championship floor. My parents got a new table. Look familiar? It's made out of the national championship […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari offers to buy tickets for his former players to attend HOF induction

John Calipari is being an awfully gracious host. Coach Cal is part of the 2015 class for the Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame, and he wants all of his former players to celebrate the honor with him. So much so that he reportedly is offering to pay for their tickets to attend the event: Few players told me John Calipari offered to pay for ticket for any ex-player (UK...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Kornheiser compares John Calipari to Sonny Corleone

College recruiting can be a dog-eat-dog world. Many rival programs have plucked desired talent of their competitors away from their homeland, even after solid commitments. And in the case of Kentucky’s John Calipari? He lived up to that mantra and declared a high school player from a university that’s followed that unnamed recruit for TWO years. As a result of this so-called...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin denies confrontation with Calipari

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari accused an unnamed head coach of cheating during recruiting processes and immediately the search for that head coach began. A Kentucky sports radio station believes that Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin was the coach in question, but Cronin took to Twitter to deny that allegation. Lance. Tell them I'm sorry. I like a good confrontation...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mick Cronin Denies That He Was In Confrontation With John Calipari

Over the last few days, a story about Kentucky head coach John Calipari accosting a rival head coach has been doing the rounds online. Kentucky Sports Radio believes it has discovered the unnamed coach: Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin. Cronin went on the radio today with WLW’s Lance McAlister to discuss his Bearcats. When his interview was announced, fans made it clear that they wanted...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari’s cheating accuser may be Mick Cronin?

Yesterday, we talked about how John Calipari confronted a coach that had accused him of cheating in order to land recruits and went on a cocky rant in the process. Today, if what Kentucky Sports Radio’s Drew Franklin says is true, the coach in question was Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin. Based on an old story by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, who earlier this week initially told the...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach That John Calipari Confronted About Cheating Allegations May Be Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin

Twitter/@tneel On Tuesday night, we shared a clip from Gary Parrish’s radio show, in which he told a story about John Calipari accosting a fellow coach over recruiting allegations. Kentucky Sports Radio has look further into things, and as it turns out, this story might not be a new one. KSR’s Drew Franklin found an old story from Parrish in 2010, that is largely the same as...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen: John Calipari called out coach with cocky rant?

Word to the wise, college basketball fans. If you’re going to spread a rumor about Kentucky Wildcats head men’s basketball coach John Calipari, pray that it doesn’t get back to him. As CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish said on his radio show recently, Calipari once confronted a rival coach who had once accused the Hall of Famer of cheating to land a recruit. Once Calipari found out...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari put rival coach in check after stealing his recruit

John Calipari is in all likelihood the best recruiter in college basketball, and he has been for years. The guy shops for five-star recruits like he’s picking produce at the market. He puts in work and gets nearly anyone he wants, and that does not sit well with some other coaches. CBS Sports college basketball reporter Gary Parrish told a great story on his radio show Tuesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari confronted another coach over cheating accusation

According to Gary Parrish, John Calipari tore into a fellow recruiter for spreading a cheating rumor.
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen: John Calipari Called Out Rival Coach In Cocky Rant After Cheating Allegation, According To Gary Parrish

If you spread a rumor about Kentucky head coach John Calipari, expect to hear about it when it gets around to him. During his radio show on 92.9 in Memphis, CBS Sports college basketball writer Gary Parrish recounted an amazing story about that exact situation. According to Parrish, who says he’s heard this story from multiple sources, a recruiting rival began spreading a rumor...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

5 UK basketball players reunite at photo shoot

Six former Kentucky Wildcats were drafted into the NBA back in June (surprise, surprise, John Calipari), and it just so happened that five of them were able to reunite for a photo opportunity during the NBA’s rookie photo shoot today. Devin Booker, who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, posted the picture on his Instagram. Based on how everyone looks in the picture, it’s clear...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Of Kentucky Basketball’s 2015 NBA Draftees Took A Picture At Today’s NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

John Calipari has put a crazy number of players into the NBA from Kentucky, and the 2015 draft class was one of his most stacked yet. Six Wildcats—Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison, and Dakari Johnson—were picked, and five of them took a group photo during today’s NBA rookie photo shoot. #BBN A photo posted by Devin...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says UK was ‘relieved’ after Final Four loss

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari has turned his team into perennial championship contenders, so one would think that they would never back down or show any signs of being intimidated by their competition. Well, according to the man himself, that’s where everyone is wrong. During an interview for Fox Sports South’s “Hall of Fame” show earlier this summer, Calipari...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Some UK players were 'relieved' after Wisconsin loss

    Kentucky fans had their hearts broken earlier this year when their team fell two wins short of completing college basketball’s first perfect season in over 30 years. But if you believe John Calipari, the loss wasn’t quite as devastating for the team. In fact, Calipari recently claimed some of his players were “relieved” after they blew a 60-56 lead against Wisconsin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Says Something No One Believes: Details at 11

Presidential candidates and campaign managers think John Calipari’s spin needs to be a little more reasonable: Anyone buy this? John Calipari: "Some guys were relieved" When We Lost to Wisconsin https://t.co/PPx6AhLac8 pic.twitter.com/ZvsnOo05MC — The Big Lead (@thebiglead) August 5, 2015 The news value — if you can find any in this hilarious statement — is simply that...
Via The Student Section
29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Says Something No One Believes: Details at 11

Presidential candidates and campaign managers think John Calipari’s spin needs to be a little more reasonable: Anyone buy this? John Calipari: "Some guys were relieved" When We Lost to Wisconsin https://t.co/PPx6AhLac8 pic.twitter.com/ZvsnOo05MC — The Big Lead (@thebiglead) August 5, 2015 The news value — if you can find any in this hilarious statement — is simply that...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky on verge of adding four-star C Isaac Humphries

The Kentucky Wildcats may not have looked like the dominant team that they were last season following all of the departures and the incoming recruiting class, but they are about to add another huge piece to their puzzle. According to a report from Garry Parrish of CBS Sports, the Wildcats are expected to add four-star Australian big man Isaac Humphries for the 2015-16 season —...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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