John Calipari is holding court in Indianapolis this weekend. The Nike EYBL is being held there and coaches around the country are flocking to see the next great players.
Of course, John Calipari being there is going to cause a stir. The Don's presence alone bumps up the prestige of a game. Here are some of the better tweets to illustrate who Cal has been watching.
Hamidou Diallo hit 12 of 18 shots and posted 33 points and 12 rebounds in front of John Calipari at the Nike EYBL in Indianapolis tonight.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) April 23, 2016
New UK point guard offer Tremont Waters calls is "amazing" for Cal to think he was worthy. Said Cal mentioned Ulis to him, another small guy— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 23, 2016
Porter said he definitely plans to take an official visit to Kentucky. Would be best small forward Cal's gotten since MKG.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 23, 2016
Both 5-star SF Michael Porter and PG Trae Young say it's about 85 percent certain they'll be a package deal in picking a college.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 23, 2016
5-star 2017 PG Trae Young says Calipari compares him in ways to both Ulis and Knight. Big to him that Cal prioritized him in this class.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 23, 2016
No. 1 player in 2017 DeAndre Ayton said he's only really hearing from Kansas. No others. "Word is I'm not going to college." Says he is.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 23, 2016
Calipari being very kind to this UK fan at Nike EYBL. "You want a selfie?" pic.twitter.com/Y1kYz421Vo
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 23, 2016
Calipari being very kind to this UK fan at Nike EYBL. "You want a selfie?" pic.twitter.com/Y1kYz421Vo— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) April 23, 2016
John Petty may be the first commit of the 2017 class- A Sea of Blue- I Don't want to assume that the 10th ranked player in the country will be a Wildcat, but his comments make it hard to not assume. He's an Alabama native that watched DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe go from UK straight to the pros. And his coach is a huge Kentucky fan.
John Calipari will have plenty of spots to fill in 2017- LHL- With players like De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, and Bam Adebayo likely going straight to the NBA while Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins, and Mychal Mulder graduate, Calipari i going to have to work extra hard to fill those spots in 2017.
Guard Gary Trent, Jr. Calls Kentucky "NBA University"- Courier-Journal- It's hard to argue. And you can bet Calipari is pushing that message extra hard right now.
What are the four games that will define the season for the Kentucky football team?- LHL- South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and Missouri are the four and Kentucky went 2-2 against those teams last season. 3-1 and they would have been looking at a bowl game.
BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Friday Fan Stories - Kentucky Sports Radio Rick has an awesome story about his experience with one of the most beloved UK football players in recent years, Jacob Tamme.
Elementary school teacher knew Tyler Ulis would be special - Cats Pause Some folks just have "it," whatever "it" is - and one of Ulis' teachers said she knew he was going to be a special talent back in elementary school.
20 players in the 2016 NBA Draft who would be smart to return to college - CBSSports.com Players such as Isaiah Briscoe and Marcus Lee from Kentucky and Indiana's Troy Williams are testing the NBA Draft but would be smart to return to college.
The 12 Stages of the Recruiting Process for Fans - Kentucky Sports Radio Oh, the twelve stages of recruiting...Good times.
Softball team gets a big time win over #4 Alabama in Tuscaloosa- UK Athletics- The #11 'Cats won 3-2 behind the pitching of Meagan Prince and Kelsey Nunley and Nikki Sagerman's two-run homer. They will wrap up the series Saturday and Sunday.
Baseball team falls 1-0 to Arkansas in Lexington- UK Athletics- Zack Brown pitched an almost flawless 9 inning as the 'Cats took the Razorbacks into extra innings tied 0-0. But Arkansas got the win due to Kentucky flubs (heard that one before) and the inability to take advantage of runners in scoring position. The teams will play a doubleheader today starting at noon.
Syfy's Superman Prequel Show Krypton Nears Pilot Order - IGN Long-in-development superman prequel Krypton is getting one step closer to reality.
Bolden holds key to No. 1 - 247 Sports Why are Duke and UK fans up in arms about where the 20th-ranked recruit in the nation is going? Because he's the key to who finishes with the No. 1 class ranking for 2016.
How Amile Jefferson's Return Affects Marques Bolden's College Decision - CI Regardless of which program he chooses, Bolden will be fighting for minutes on a team destined to sit atop the preseason national polls. There isn't a wrong choice to be made, but UK has the advantage in terms of playing time and who Bolden models his game after.
Kyrie Irving powers the Cleveland Cavaliers past Detroit in game 3- ESPN- LeBron James struggled a bit, but the former Duke one-and-done star gave the Cavs the extra juice to win on the road in Detroit, 101-91.
Isaiah Thomes score 42 in Boston Celtics win over Atlanta Hawks- ESPN- The guy everybody likes to compare to Tyler Ulis went bananas to make the series 2-1 in favor of the Hawks.
Police to stop notifying Butch Jones of player arrests- Yahoo!- Why they were giving him courtesy calls in the first place is beyond logic. Knoxville is a dirty, dirty place.
There Are 10-15 More Game of Thrones Episodes After Season 6 - IGN The creative team behind Game of Thrones have opened about how much longer fans will wait before winter arrives... and ends.
25 Essential Prince Songs- Rolling Stone- I'm still not over this.
Minute by minute schedule of the Thunder Over Louisville Air Show- WDRB- The Kentucky Derby Festival's annual kickoff is tonight and I am staying as far away from Downtown Louisville as I possibly can.