It’s been barely a month since John Calipari’s family reunion in early September for the UK Alumni Charity Game, but four more of Coach Cal’s “sons” will be in town Saturday for a preseason exhibition game.
John Calipari talks about Julius Randle as an alpha beast, Willie Cauley-Stein’s development and more in part three of a four-part preseason Q and A with the UK head coach.
Kentucky fans will have another chance to see current Wildcat pros in their own backyard on Oct. 19. The New Orleans Pelicans and Washington Wizards will play a preseason game in Rupp Arena on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Rupp Arena, pitting former Jon Calipari players Anthony Davis and Darius Miller against John Wall.
Nine former John Calipari players — all former Kentucky Wildcats — performed in NBA Summer League competition this year. The leagues, which took place July 7-12 in Orlando, Fla., and in Las Vegas from July 12-22, are generally reserved for rookies and second-year players.
John Calipari has coached a lot of players who have gone on to become college and NBA superstars. The man who has coached 27 NBA players, 15 draft picks over the last three years and three No. 1 selections (the only coach who can claim that feat), believes Willie Cauley-Stein has the potential to be as good as any of them.
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.
Now that another NBA regular season in the books, it is time to look at the 2012-13 performances of the many former John Calipari and Kentucky players in the Association, as well as look ahead to which guys are in the upcoming NBA playoffs.
ARLINGTON, Texas – One could blame it on the hour-and-a-half delay from the four-overtime Kentucky-Baylor women’s basketball game earlier in the night, but that would be making an excuse for a UK team that showed a lot of glaring holes in its 67-62 loss to Baylor on Friday night. No, after watching his team get […]