John Calipari has coached a lot of players who have gone on to become college and NBA superstars. Marcus Camby, Derrick Rose, John Wall and Anthony Davis are just a few of the players that come to mind when one thinks about the talent Coach Cal has mentored over the years.
The man who has coached 27 NBA players, 15 draft picks over the last three years and three No. 1 selections (the only coach who can claim that feat), believes Willie Cauley-Stein has the potential to be as good as any of them.
“Willie Cauley has a chance at being one of the better players that I’ve ever coached,” Calipari said. “It’s not delusional at all (if you) understood how far he had come, understood how far he needed to go, understood he could have been a first-round draft pick.”