Coach Calipari Makes Surprising Reveal bout Kentucky Players
Coach John Calipari made a surprising reveal about his Kentucky players recently. More specifically, he announced that multiple youngsters have committed to entering the NBA Draft as underclassmen.
“What we did, before they left, I had individual meetings with each player and I had the staff in there,” Calipari said.
“I wanted everybody to hear it together individually with my staff. Then we just did a Zoom (video conference) call yesterday with my entire team to try to keep touching base with them, but the reality of it was five of them have put their name in the draft.”
Although Calipari did not reveal who the players were, it is not particularly difficult to deduce. Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans, Tyrese Maxey, E.J. Montgomery and Nick Richards are likely the names in question.
“We’re trying to figure out how, with the draft [potentially] moving, will they be able to come back to college at a later date than normal?” Calipari continued.
“What if they go through the draft and don’t get drafted? Come back to college. This is uncertain times right now, the NBA doesn’t know when we’re going to have a draft.”
The Wildcats finished this past season with a 25-6 mark and were considered a sleeper to do damage in the NCAA Tournament.