John Calipari excited about returning Kentucky players

John Calipari - photo by Tammie Brown |
John Calipari – photo by Tammie Brown |

coach says he’s “excited” having familiar faces back for a change next season.

The Wildcats return six regulars from last year’s runner-up squad and welcome four high school All-Americans. That’s different from the usual pattern of freshmen leaving for the NBA, but the stability also has Calipari looking forward to this fall.

Calipari said during Monday’s Southeastern Conference teleconference, “for the first time I’ve had players return, so we’re in a unique situation where we have veterans now. … I’m excited about it.”

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