We all know the classic John Calipari point guard: strong, aggressive, explosive off the dribble, able to draw contact and get to the free-throw line consistently. And tall. That last part might be the most noticeable – Calipari hasn’t been dealing with 6-foot lead guards.
And look who he has coming in for the 2013-14 season: Andrew Harrison, an elite 6-foot-5 prospect who is perfect for the Calipari mold.
As a result, most signs pointed to top-five prospect Emmanuel Mudiay being the next in line. He is 6-foot-5 and nearly impossible to keep out of the lane. Of course, Mudiay shocked everyone and committed to SMU last month – leaving Kentucky searching for a contingency plan.
Plan B ended up being Tyler Ulis