You play with [Andrew] Wiggins, you play with the Harrison twins, you play with Julius Randle, I would envision an up-and-down game and an opportunity for people who pose a threat from the outside to be able to given that opportunity. Simultaneously, if you have an opportunity to get to the bucket and create some things, I think it just presents a very interesting scenario, I really do.Kentucky target James Young on the prospect of playing with other elite talents. At this point, it really appears that John Calipari is all in with the Harrison twins, Wiggins, Randle, and Young. Dream big, eh? [via.]
"...the family "decided to try to lock up anything ‘brow’ out there."...Davis’ father said. "The brow brand is his, so we wanted to go ahead and trademark it." Just don't step on Unibroue...been one of my favorite beer makers for about ten years..which now has a new, UK connection, sort of. For those who can find it, try Maudite.http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120627/SPORTS03/306270090/Anthony-Davis-already-cashing-trademarked-unibrow-awaiting-NBA-draft?odyssey=nav|head
2. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Kentucky’s Anthony Davis -- the consensus No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft -- brings shot-blocking, something the U.S. Olympic team may need this summer in London. Davis’ chances have risen due to the injury to Orlando’s Dwight Howard. Krzyzewski said Davis isn’t "trying out" for the team; rather, Davis is now in the pool of players who may be selected. Krzyzewski said it would be good to get Davis indoctrinated right away into USA Basketball. "He’s a great talent and a good kid," Krzyzewski said. "Hopefully we don’t get any more guys hurt."
Calipari said no NBA team has contacted him about an opening, including the Knicks, which are being coached by Mike Woodson on an interim basis after Mike D'Antoni was fired.Read all about it here:John Calipari says he's not interested in NBA coaching job - ESPN
There's a quality certain people have, the ability to make you feel important. John Calipari didn't just make me feel like I was the only guy in the room, he made me feel like I was the only guy in the world."Cal is a pretty decent dude...."
You had an incredible disconnect in terms of communication. I remember the first day we were there, he said something and one of the players responded with a 'Yes, sir.' If you're from the Northeast and someone says 'Yes, sir,' to you, you think they're mocking you, that they're some sort of wise guy. But in the South, when you say 'Yes, sir' it's a sign of respect. I don't think Coach Pitino understood that. He was like, 'These guys are wise guys. What are they doing yes-siring me?' There was a cultural disconnect when we got there.Interesting piece on the similar career paths of Cal and Pitino
Harrison Barnes was terrible, and worse than terrible he was selfish. He is said to be an NBA talent, and I'll tell you this: Harrison Barnes has a talent for taking NBA shots. Spinning, fading jumpers from 19 feet? He can shoot those. Make them? Well, no. He can't make them. Not Friday, anyway, when he was guarded by non-NBA defenders who were four or five inches smaller, and 25 to 35 pounds lighter. This was the kind of game Barnes should have had his way -- as Tyler Zeller had his way -- but Barnes couldn't get out of his own way.Now and then Gregg Doyel is just too funny NOT to be read...
My good friend Bob Rotella came in town last night and brought along a true winner Keegan Bradley along with the Wanamaker Trophy he won. Here's a picture of Bob, Keegan, Larry Brown and the Wanamaker Trophy, all true champions. Also, as I’ve said before, I have the greatest job in basketball at any level. Why would I be interested in another job? I love being the coach of the Commonwealth’s Team. To the Big Blue Nation and all the recruits that are coming or want to come, I will be at Kentucky.From Coach Cal's Facebook page, he is quick to put the kibosh on the NBA rumors.
Cats to Midwest Regional ??Gregg Anthony said this today. How could that happen? They have earned a trip to Atlanta. There would likely be an Occupy NCAA Headquarters movement.