If you tell John Calipari he can’t do something, by God, he’s going to do it.
Earlier this week ESPN ranked all 64 NCAA Tournament head coaches as players. Of course, the Dream Team’s Chris Mullin is at the top of the list. No one can argue with that. John Calipari does take issue with where he was ranked at No. 41.
Calipari started his career at UNC Wilmington, scoring 29 points during the 1979-80 season before transferring to Division II Clarion, closer to his native Western Pennsylvania. Calipari was a starter at point guard for the Golden Eagles, averaging 5.3 points and 5.3 assists during his senior season.
Those statistics don’t exactly jump off the page, but Coach Cal’s got game. Unlike the critics who said he couldn’t survive in Alaska, Calipari had an opportunity to prove ESPN wrong at this morning’s practice in Jacksonville. Not only did he show off a smooth jumper, Coach Cal has a pretty sky hook.
41st?!?! They ranked me as the 41st in the field? They couldn't have seen me play. I was small, but I was slow! LOL! pic.twitter.com/WbwSrMQ8ef
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) March 20, 2019
While the Big Blue Nation anxiously awaits to hear more about P.J. Washington, Swaggy Cal is busy getting buckets.