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John Calipari: Anthony Davis Will Be NBA’s Best Player In 5-Years

Kentucky Wildcats head basketball coach John Calipari believes Anthony Davis is just scratching the surface of how good he can be. Coach Cal told USA Today‘s Sam Amick that Davis will be the leagues best player within the next five-years.   “Right now, you look at (Davis) and say, ‘Man, in five years, he could be the best player in the NBA,’ ” Calipari said. “And this...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calipari: Anthony Davis Will Be NBA’s Best Player In 5-Years

Kentucky Wildcats head basketball coach John Calipari believes Anthony Davis is just scratching the surface of how good he can be. Coach Cal told USA Today‘s Sam Amick that Davis will be the leagues best player within the next five-years.   “Right now, you look at (Davis) and say, ‘Man, in five years, he could be the best player in the NBA,’ ” Calipari said. “And this...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 hours 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
16 hours 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 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Griffin defends Cavaliers’ pursuit of John Calipari

The No. 1 reason LeBron James signed with the Cavaliers is because he was born in Northeast Ohio. The No. 1 reason Kevin Love approved a trade to the Cavaliers was because LeBron had already signed. So, Cleveland’s great offseason was set in motion for reasons outside the Cavaliers’ control. But general manager David Griffin still cleared the cap space necessary to sign LeBron...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 PF Henry Ellenson Cuts List to Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State

Five-star power forward Henry Ellenson has trimmed his list to just three schools: Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State, according to a report by ESPN’s Reggie Rankin. Among the schools to not make the cut were Duke, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The 6’10″, 230 lbs. big man from Rice Lake, WI is currently slotted as the No. 4 power forward and No. 9 prospect overall in 2015...
Via Kentucky Recruits
2 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein Will Likely Return to the Court This Week

It sounds like Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will be making his return to the court very soon. The 7-foot junior had initially anticipated returning to practice after the team arrived home from its Bahamas trip. That turned out to not be the case as coach John Calipari confirmed on Sunday that he had not participated […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fail: Good Lord w/the Mongos Thinking Mike Francesa Really Hung up on his Buddy John Calipari

Jesus, John Calipari 'called' into WFAN after a way too long interview with Mike Francesa yesterday. Got through...on a cell number Mike's EP didn't note, with his voice. And the media bought it hook, line, and sinker.John Calipari Anonymously Calls Radio Show to Defend Himself as a Good CoachLISTEN: John Calipari quibbles, gets cut off Mike Francesa's radio showJohn...
Via Bob's Blitz
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari calls in to radio show as 'John from Kentucky' to defend himself

What happens if you're a radio host and you blast John Calipari's coaching style? Well, Mike Francesa found out on Wednesday. Francesa had Calipari on his show earlier that day, and after the Kentucky coach left the studio, he told the airwaves that he didn't think that Calipari's strength was coaching. "I said Cal is a great recruiter — a master motivator—...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari calls into Mike Francesa’s show after Francesa criticizes him (Audio)

John Calipari was a guest on WFAN with Mike Francesa on Wednesday. Calipari joined Francesa in his studio, and Francesa waited until after Calipari left to give his honest opinion of the Kentucky coach. In short, Francesa said that Calipari is one of the best recruiters and motivators in college basketball but that he is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC: 5 Things We Learned About Kentucky In The Bahamas

The Kentucky Wildcats are trend setters, thanks to their head coach John Calipari. Coach Cal created an event called “Big Blue Bahamas” where the Wildcats played in a six-game exhibition tour in eight days against high level competition. Kentucky played Chalons-Reims (a professional team in France), the Puerto Rican national team reserves and the Dominican national team. […...
Via NBA Draft Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns Won’t Play In The World Cup Because He’s A Student-Athlete, Committed To Studies

School comes first, even for ridiculously talented basketball players who have an opportunity to play in the FIBA World Cup.  Karl-Anthony Towns is a freshman at the University of Kentucky. The former five-star recruit also has been a member of the Dominican Republic’s men’s national basketball team for a couple of years. His college coach, John Calipari, used to lead the squad...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari doesn’t regret turning down Cavs’ $60 million

Prior to LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert was primed to make John Calipari one well-paid NBA coach—a $60 million offer which was eventually turned down. But now that James and a host of other quality players have decided to make their way to Cleveland through various channels, Coach Cal, who returned to the University of Kentucky, says he...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari: I wouldn’t have gone to Cavs even for LeBron James

A little over two months ago, a report surfaced that indicated John Calipari was in “deep discussions” with the Cleveland Cavaliers before he finalized a new contract extension with Kentucky. That was before LeBron James shocked the world by announcing he was heading home to Cleveland. In hindsight, Calipari was probably using the Cavs and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats embrace ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Mark Stoops joins in

The Kentucky Wildcats are embracing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. John Calipari and the basketball team did the challenge, as did Joe Craft Coach Stoops & his assistants do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. . Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats  discussion? Then be sure to check out the KSC Forums Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari and Kentucky Basketball Team Complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

Shortly after defeating Champagne Chalons-Reims by a score of 77-72, the Kentucky basketball team cooled off by completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign started by the ALS Association, essentially involves pouring a bucket of ice water over your head and challenging others to do the same or make a […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Says He Has Come up with One of His “Best Ideas Yet”

With a two-day layoff between games, John Calipari has had plenty of time to think during his time in the Bahamas. He took to Twitter on Thursday to inform the world that he had experienced another breakthrough, reminiscent of his infamous “tweak” that coincided with Kentucky’s Final Four run last season. When I get time […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s John Calipari Cryptically Says He’s Come Up With One Of His Best Ideas Ever

When it comes to mysterious tweets, John Calipari is as good as it gets.  The Kentucky coach, in the Bahamas for his team’s preseason trip, claims he has come up with one of his best ideas ever. It’s “crazy” and “ridiculous,” but he’s not going to reveal it until “it’s ready to be executed.”  Does the idea even have anything to do with basketball? Probably....
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Players Participate In Samaritan’s Feet In Bahamas In Awesome Act Of Charity

John Calipari made sure his Kentucky team’s trip overseas wasn’t all about basketball.  The Wildcats’ men’s basketball squad, in the Bahamas for a preseason slate of games, participated in Samaritan’s Feet, a charity aimed at giving members of an underprivileged community shoes.  Members of Kentucky’s team spent the day helping children put on socks and shoes.  Calipari...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Believes People Are Going To Try To “Sabotage” His Team Regarding Chemistry Issues

It may only be August, but Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari is already up to his old tricks when it comes to attempting to control the narrative regarding his squad. Coach Cal’s Wildcats, now 3-0 in their “Big Blue Bahamas” tour, have looked impressive, albeit against inferior competition. Calipari apparently wants to make sure that his 2014-2015 unit, which includes...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari After Exhibition Win: “We Are Farther Along Than Any Team I’ve Had In A While”

John Calipari is clearly excited for this upcoming season. With so much talent returning from a team that went to the finals of the NCAA Tournament, and a number of blue chip freshmen coming in, its no wonder that he’s clearly more relaxed than normal this early in the year. After this afternoon’s blowout win over French pro club Champagne Châlons-Reims, Calipari took to Twitter...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: John Calipari Ran The ESPNU Camera During Today’s Kentucky Exhibition

With the return of many stars from last season’s national runner-up, and another top recruiting class in the fold, some may say John Calipari has it easy this season with so much talent in Lexington. Today, during UK’s exhibition against French club Champagne Châlons-Reims, Calipari took some time to dabble in another field—he worked the camera for ESPNU. Coach Calipari...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Was Running The Cameras During Kentucky’s Exhibition Game

During Kentucky’s Big Blue Bahamas Tour game against Chalons-Reim on Monday, John Calipari, who was not coaching on the day, took to manning the cameras for ESPNU. Jay Bilas had the best response, saying Calipari is the “highest paid cameraman in the history of television.” The post John Calipari Was Running The Cameras During Kentucky’s Exhibition Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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