Why John Calipari is ‘so nervous’ for tonight’s NBA draft

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

John Calipari is getting used to the draft.  Former Wildcat is in contention to be drafted with the top overall pick by the tonight, just a year removed from last year’s -themed draft that saw garner the top pick and his teammates drafted close behind in the first round.

Noel could become the third player drafted first overall in the last four years since went No.1 in 2010.

While Calipari is “humbled” in many ways, he admits he’s far from comfortable waiting to hear his players’ names called by commissioner David Stern.

“I’m going to be sitting at that table with my fingers crossed because I’m so nervous,” Calipari told USA TODAY Sports. “I don’t care if it’s Anthony Davis, or Derrick Rose, you really don’t know when they’re going to get picked until you hear their name. It’s a sick feeling. I don’t even get that type of ill feeling before the national championship game.”

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