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John Calipari Big Blue Madness Speech (VIDEO)

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

John Calipari and Kentucky Wildcats basketball were made for each other.

No coach in America sells his program better than Cal does with UK, though it's not as hard of a sell when you've got the greatest college basketball program there is. Calipari was once again on point during his annual Big blue Madness speech in which he heaped praise upon this year's team while also sending a clear message out to to recruits who he wants part of next year's squad.

"Who wants to be next? This team wants to be next," Calipari said. "And hopefully, some other people in this building. Thank you."

Among those in attendance were five-star power forward Harry Giles, five-star shooting guard Malik Monk and five-star point guard De'Aaron Fox. There's a good chance 1-2 of those guys will be committing to Kentucky in the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, here is the full John Calipari speech, courtesy of Kentucky Wildcats TV: