Apr 3, 2012
Calipari Back To Work After Championship

Reuters

http://www.dailypress.com/sports/national/sns-rt-us-basketball-finalfour-kentuckybre8320iq-20120403, 0, 3870799.story

Kentucky coach John Calipari knows he has no time to rest despite winning his first national title with one of the most dominant seasons ever in college basketball.

The 53-year-old coach has to hit the road to bring in more talent because he is certain a good portion of his current team will jump to the National Basketball Association (NBA).

“I said this a couple years ago and everybody got crazy when we had five guys drafted in the first round, a strangely pensive Calipari said Monday night after his team beat Kansas 67-59 for the Wildcats’ eighth championship.

This is one of the biggest moments, if not the biggest, in Kentucky history. The reason was, I knew now other kids would look and say, ‘You got to go there.’

“What I’m hoping is there’s six first rounders on this team. We were the first program to have five, let’s have six. That’s why I’ve got to go recruiting on Friday.”

Calipari is the nation’s top recruiter and will undoubtedly have to re-load despite starting a team with three freshmen and two sophomores.

Six-foot-10 first-year player Anthony Davis would probably go number one in the June NBA Draft if he decides to leave Lexington.

The multi-talented power forward from Chicago, named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, said after the game that he has until April 29 to make a decision and he needs to sit down with his family and Calipari.

He is just one of many players on the 38-2 squad that will don NBA jerseys if not this year then next.

Calipari Back To Work After Championship

Reuters

http://www.dailypress.com/sports/national/sns-rt-us-basketball-finalfour-kentuckybre8320iq-20120403, 0, 3870799.story

Kentucky coach John Calipari knows he has no time to rest despite winning his first national title with one of the most dominant seasons ever in college basketball. The 53-year-old coach has to hit the road to bring in more talent because he is certain a good portion of his current team will jump to the National Basketball Association (NBA). “I said this a couple years ago and everybody got crazy when we had five guys drafted in the first round, a strangely pensive Calipari said Monday night after his team beat Kansas 67-59 for the Wildcats’ eighth championship. This is one of the biggest moments, if not the biggest, in Kentucky history. The reason was, I knew now other kids would look and say, ‘You got to go there.’ “What I’m hoping is there’s six first rounders on this team. We were the first program to have five, let’s have six. That’s why I’ve got to go recruiting on Friday.” Calipari is the nation’s top recruiter and will undoubtedly have to re-load despite starting a team with three freshmen and two sophomores. Six-foot-10 first-year player Anthony Davis would probably go number one in the June NBA Draft if he decides to leave Lexington. The multi-talented power forward from Chicago, named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, said after the game that he has until April 29 to make a decision and he needs to sit down with his family and Calipari. He is just one of many players on the 38-2 squad that will don NBA jerseys if not this year then next.






75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Interested in the print edition of Coach & Athletic Director?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs