In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 711
On this Board 183Record: 3046 (4/11/2012)
Online now 710Record: 6210 (3/13/2012)
You have no favorite boards.
Chris, I agree getting the final visit especially Big Blues Midnight Madness. I think that will seal the deal with this kid. I think he could be the CATS next 2013 commit and hopefully the twins will follow although Im concerned about Marylands ties with them. The twins have family close and an ex-teammate starting his fresman year and the relationship with coach Turgeon. Ill keep my fingers crossed.
If hes smart he will never go to paypal CAL, if he wants a real college experience, and not that cheat he will go to cal or louisville.
This post was edited by mj23007 on 9/21/2012 at 2:09 PM
Your team. All the time.
mj23007 said about Marcus Lee and UK ...........
"If hes smart he will never go to paypal CAL, if he wants a real college experience, and not that cheat he will go to cal or louisville."
I'm always amazed at the number of haters there are out there against Calipari. They will use names like "paypal Cal" and speak of him paying for players as if it's a proven fact, or like he's been caught on video stuffing cash into players pockets. Yet, facts are tricky things to disregard, and the facts remain that Calipari has zero NCAA violations. There aren't even any juicy rumors about him paying for players. There's only the completely unsubstantiated and false statements of jealous people like mj23007 above. Haters like him are so blind that they aren't able to see what's really going on.
Aside from the obvious built in advantages of being the team with the most wins in history, and having the best fans in college basketball, I think there are 3 major reasons why Calipari has been landing the #1 recruiting class each year since he arrived at Kentucky.
1. Calipari has a magnetic personality that attracts people. All of the people I've ever heard talk bad about him have some sort of agenda. They're either a personal rival of his in the coaching profession, or they're a fan of a person or team that is a rival of his. An unbiased person can easily see that Calipari is always focused on the positive and bright side of things, and that is one of the most endearing qualities a person can have. Positive and confident people attract positive and confident people.
2. Calipari knows the game of basketball. When he's recruiting these kids he's showing them a vision of their future under his tutelage. His dribble drive motion offense and aggressive man to man defense provide him with 3 very powerful points to sell to potential recruits. One, it's a lot of fun - It's the type of basketball that kids want to play. Second, it's the type of basketball that best prepares them for the next level in the NBA. Third, it's a style of play that showcases talent. The best high school players in the country have the most athletic skill. It shouldn't come as a surprise that they are wanting to play in a systems that will allow them to use their skills to their full potential.
3. No other coach has had more freshmen selected in the 1st round of the NBA draft. Almost all of the top high school players are wanting to get to the NBA and those millions of dollars as fast as possible. When you have the kind of record that Calipari has with getting his players into the NBA the next crop of players will be lining up at your door to get in.
All the haters have it backwards. Calipari hasn't been doing any buying. He's been selling, and the top recruits are lining up to buy everything he has to offer.
..... ..... ..... .....
Noel .. Cauley . Poythress . Goodwin .... Calipari
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by jasonukfan on 9/27/2012 at 4:32 AM
“People who live in the past are afraid to compete in the present. There's no future in it.” -- Sparky Anderson STOOPS' TROOPS
very well said
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports