The Wildcats hosted a âjob fairâ Friday in the Joe Craft Center in front of approximately 90 NBA scouts and front-office personnel, practicing, working out, and performing various strength and agility drills in front ofÂ their 30 possible future employers.
An event like Fridayâs â a nationally televised practice on ESPNU â is something âweâve never seen before,â ESPN college basketball analystÂ Jay Bilas said. âJohn Calipari has outdone himself.â
The Wildcats went through a series of strength and agility drills in front of NBA personnel on Friday at UKâs open practice. (photo by Chet White, UK Athletics)
The hosts were obviously impressed by the event. Seth Greenberg said the practice was âintimidating,â but Avery Johnson was probably the most excited about what Calipari and Co. put on.
âIf I had this opportunity when I was in college like Kentucky has, I would have been a first-round pick,â Johnson said.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walterâs Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.