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For as easy as it looked for Davis and Co. during their 38-2 domination of college basketball, the struggles of this past year confirmed what Davis knew all along: His team didn’t just show up and win because it was better than everyone else. They worked hard. They sacrificed for each other. They came together. As 2012-13 proved, it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Of our 10 players who have been eligible to graduate by the end of their senior years, all 10 will have graduated after this weekend. For you math majors out there, that’s 100 percent. We’ve also had a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average over the last three years. It’s the norm, not an aberration.
Dreams of playing in the NBA may be common for Kentucky Wildcats, but those dreams don’t always come true. Sometimes, life finds a different path. New dreams arise. For Joe Crawford, a Wildcat star from 2004 to 2008, his dreams have shifted from a starlit life in the NBA to a journey across the world, playing in China and Israel, and now promoting basketball worldwide.
Never one to hide what happens within his program, John Calipari has launched an online store for coaching drills that will allow coaches, players and fans across the world to watch the drills and teaching points he has used in guiding teams to four Final Fours and the 2012 national championship.