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Jet-setting UK coaches round up recruits

It seemed impossible that University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari could be in so many places in so little time. During a frenzied stretch last week, Calipari was in Los Angeles watching incoming freshman Karl-Anthony Towns be honored at the ESPY Awards one day, then in Augusta, Ga., to see a new crop of recruits the next. When NBA superstar LeBron James showed up in...
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Kentucky's high-class problem: Loaded roster forces Calipari to be creative

John Calipari called all his Kentucky players into a meeting, and in front of the entire group he posed a short series of questions to the three or four Wildcats who easily could have entered their names into the 2014 NBA Draft. "Did you come back for me? Did you come back for the program?’ He got his answer without anyone really saying a word. “What do you think they...
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Report: John Calipari took $200K in private flights in 2013

In a reveal that probably won’t surprise anyone, it was recently reported that Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari took about $200,000 worth of chartered flights last year as part of national...Story
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Report: John Calipari And Mark Stoops Combined To Take $450,000 Worth Of Charter Jet Flights For Recruiting Last Year

Twitter/Calipari Recruiting at Kentucky is a big deal. John Calipari’s basketball program has recruited better than anyone else in college basketball over the last few years, while Mark Stoops has done a good job recruiting ever since he got to Lexington. Part of this is because the two have gone after recruits across the country. Of course, flying all over to get recruits does...
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Was Jalen Rose considering joining Kentucky basketball staff?

Is it just me or does Jalen Rose always find himself involved in some type of speculation. After the college basketball season was over, there were rumors that Rose might join John Calipari’s Kentucky staff. So were the rumors true? Well Rose was addressed the rumors on his podcast and pleaded the fifth when asked by his co-host Dave Jacobi. Fast forward to 6:45: Rose never...
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Video: Jalen Rose “Pleads The Fifth” After Being Asked About Considering Assistant Role At Kentucky

Former NBA star Jalen Rose, now an on-air analyst for ESPN/ABC, certainly has an enviable job. But on his Grantland podcast with co-host David Jacoby earlier this week, he all-but-admitted to having interest in the then-vacant assistant role with Kentucky coach John Calipari’s Wildcats this past offseason. Rose made it clear that Calipari is “one of the few” coaches he’d...
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Photos: Kentucky Basketball Freshmen Try On Their Wildcats Uniforms For The First Time

John Calipari is pretty excited about his 2014-15 Kentucky men’s basketball team. Much of the optimism is due to the Wildcats returning a large portion of their key players from a season prior, but some of it stems from the recruiting class the 55-year-old coach brought to Lexington, Ky. Kentucky’s 2014 class ranked No. 2 in the country, according to 247Sports.  The incoming...
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Photo: John Calipari Snapped A Picture Of His Full 2014-15 Kentucky Team

John Calipari’s teams always seem to be stacked with talent, but few have blended his signature blue-chip freshmen with experienced veteran players like the 2014-15 team will. The Kentucky coach has to be proud today. On Facebook, he posted that he arrived on campus after being on the road, and found what looks like almost his entire group of scholarship players playing a game...
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Happy 4th of July John Calipari Update; UK Alumni Charity Game Set

The 4th of July weekend is here. Before departing to celebrate with family this weekend, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari posted a brief update on his team via twitter: Our guys have been really committed to each other this summer. I’ve been really impressed with the leadership, the competitiveness and the togetherness at such an early stage. They are all going to take...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats showing interest in Eric Davis

As the summer rolls on, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari and the rest of his staff are carefully gauging all of their options for the class of 2015. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports was at the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp, where he caught up with shooting guard Eric Davis. Ranked 35th in the ESPN 100, Davis is beginning to see his recruitment heat up, and the Cats are one school...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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