Calipari Update — 11:10am EDT
The good folks at KentuckySportsRadio.com say that their sources have said that UK expects an answer from John Calipari
— one way or the other — today.
Also, a source has told them that no players will leave Memphis for Kentucky and that Calipari is very excited about the current Kentucky roster.
I’ve seen so many reports on this back-and-forth that I don’t know who you should believe.
Let’s put it this way, Calipari would look much better if he didn’t raid his old program for his new one. And for all the UK fans who will send me nasty emails over that comment, just ask yourself if you’d be happy if a coach left Lexington and took several stars and recruits with him.
Kudos to Calipari if he avoids this.
However, and this is why I find this whole discussion fishy, a source also supposedly said that Calipari only beleives that one of his 2010 recruits is “anywhere close to a UK-level player.”
Folks, Memphis churns out players to the NBA year after year. Calipari recruits nothing but studs.
The idea that Memphis’ recruits aren’t good enough for Kentucky is ridiculous. I know that UK fans want to hear comments like that, but it’s silly.
Memphis’ recruits are as good as any team in America. Period.
And that’s why I have a hard time believing the other comments about whether or not Calipari will bring folks from West Tennessee to Central Kentucky.
This comment just doesn’t seem credible to me, which makes the other comments less credible.
All of the “who will he bring” talk is moot anyway.
Once you add Calipari to Worldwide Wes to Kentucky… UK will sign the best of the best and they’ll not need to go dipping into Memphis’ roster for talent. That you can believe.