If you need something to do this weekend, you can keep track of John Calipari as he wraps up his summer recruiting before the dead period.
USA Basketball is hosting a training camp in Colorado Springs this weekend that wraps up today, and Calipari is expected to attend with assistant coach Tony Barbee, according to The Herald-Leader. They likely came Saturday afternoon after securing a commitment from Brandon Boston during his visit to Lexington.
Sharife Cooper and Isaiah Todd, both targets on Kentucky’s radar, were invited to participate, as well as an abundance of the other top players in the 2020 class, some of who could still be offered by the Wildcats.
Cooper, a 6-0 point guard out of Georgia, picked up his offer from the Wildcat last year, as did Todd, a 6-10 power forward out of Virginia. Calipari may be at this camp to watch other recruits, but you know he’s going to try to get these guys to stay on his side, too, especially with news that Todd will announce his top five soon.
As we’ve mentioned before, DJ Steward seems to be on John Calipari’s radar and is someone listed to participate in the training camp. I wouldn’t be surprised if Steward picks up an offer from the Wildcats, but Duke is viewed as a significant favorite at the moment. Steward and Todd have actually been impressing at the camp.
Nathan Bittle, DJ Steward, Bryce Thompson and Isaiah Todd were among the standouts tonight at the USA Basketball Mini-Camp. Granted, saw just a select group, but all four left a positive mark this evening.— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) July 27, 2019
This camp will also feature players such as Isaiah Jackson, Daishen Nix, Dawson Garcia, Bryce Thompson, and even Dajuan Wagner Jr. Calipari coached his father while at Memphis. Any one of these guys could be a quality addition to the Wildcats next season.
Also, keep an eye out for some of the 2021 players, too, as Calipari has already started getting familiar with them and issued out several offers, the most recent being Friday to Devin Askew.