JOHN CALIPARI NEWS

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
7 hours 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
11 hours 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
6 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky coach Calipari finalizing plans for NBA campus scouting combine

Kentucky coach John Calipari is finalizing plans for a two-day campus scouting combine that will put his players in front of NBA executives, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Citing league sources, Wojnarowski says that Calipari has invited officials of the 30 teams to send personnel to Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11-12 to watch his players in a variety of...
Via Fox Sports
8 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
8 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
8 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 BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari Finalizing Plans To Have 2-Day NBA Scouting Combine At Kentucky For His Wildcats’ Players

Most years, John Calipari sends a decent amount of his players to the NBA. This fall, the Kentucky coach is bringing the NBA to his team.  According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski, the 55-year-old Wildcats’ leader is attempting to finalize plans for a two-day NBA combine-type event in Lexington. The two-day camp will allow an abundance of NBA scouts to come to Kentucky to evaluate...
Via College Spun
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky To Host Preseason Scouting Combine For NBA Personnel

John Calipari is finalizing plans to host an unprecedented two-day campus scouting combine at Kentucky for NBA executives to evaluate his roster of potential prospects. 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-court five-on-five and NBA-style pick-and-roll sets to individual...
Via RealGM
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 SF Jayson Tatum Cuts List to 10; Kentucky Included

Five star 2016 small forward trimmed his list to just 10 schools on Monday. Among the schools to make the cut were Arizona, Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Saint Louis, UConn and Wake Forest. In alphabetical order Arizona Duke Illinois Kansas Kentucky Mizzou North Carolina Saint Louis University UConn Wake Forest — Jayson Tatum (@Im_that_dude22...
Via Kentucky Recruits
16 days ago  |  Discuss

EJ Floreal earns scholarship with Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari has awarded walk-on guard/forward EJ Floreal a scholarship for the 2014-15 college basketball season, according to KSR’s Matt Jones. Floreal, the son of UK track coach Eldrick Floreal,  accepted an offer to walk on in the 2013-14 season for UK. In 2012, UK hired Edrick to be the school’s new track and […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
19 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
19 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison Boasts About John Calipari’s Coaching Ability With A Simple Tweet

On Wednesday, John Calipari called into Mike Francesa’s New York based sports talk radio program. The Kentucky coach was upset with the legendary host stating that there are better “Xs and Os” coaches in college basketball than the Wildcats’ leader.  “You know what they call me?” Calipari asked Francesa, “Cal the magician.”  Today, Calipari has received some support...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen: Mike Francesa Says Coach Cal Isn’t Great With ‘Xs and Os,’ Calipari Calls Into Show To Disagree

Attention, sports talk radio hosts: don’t question John Calipari’s coaching ability on-air. If you do, you’ll likely receive an angry call from the Kentucky coach.  Wednesday, legendary New York sports radio personality Mike Francesa was talking about college basketball. Calipari, who recently made an appearance on the show, was the focus of the discussion. Francesa applauded...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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