Constant turnover as players leave for the NBA draft has forced a new batch of McDonald's All-Americans to take starring roles in each season of Calipari's Kentucky tenure, but the coach raised the bar for his new freshmen just minutes after his 2015-16 season ended.
“We got a heck of a group coming in, maybe the best ever that I've had,” Calipari said in a news conference after an NCAA tournament second-round loss to Indiana. “The big picture for us is we're fine.”
Calling any recruiting class maybe the best he's had is a head-turning comment for Calipari.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club. He did it in 49 games.