Kentucky freshmen decline Team USA invites to jumpstart NCAA title run

Future Cats - photo by Brian Spurlock | McDonalds
Future Cats - photo by Brian Spurlock | McDonalds
Future Cats – photo by Brian Spurlock | McDonalds

Some of America’s best young basketball talents will play college basketball next season at Kentucky. You’ve probably heard about this by now.  Today, you might have learned none of these young men will play for America this summer in the FIBA U19 World Championships.

According to UK coach John Calipari, that is not by his design.

“Most of it is, they didn’t want to play. I’m not forcing kids to do anything,” Calipari told Sporting News. “I think the reason they all turned it down is, they want to get started.”

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