Big news for John Calipari this morning. According to Jeff Goodman, Calipari will coach the USA Basketball Under-19 team this summer in Egypt.
Why is that big news? That team will likely include some of the best players in basketball, many of which will have yet to choose a college. Like Coach K did during his tenure with USA Basketball, Calipari will have access to the top prospects in the sport, giving him an even bigger advantage in recruiting. Also, it puts Calipari back in the USA Basketball system, which is a pretty big deal.
Sean Miller coached the 2015 U19 Team that included Harry Giles, Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum, and Terrence Ferguson. This team will probably include Mohamed Bamba, Michael Porter Jr., PJ Washington, Trae Young, Quade Green, and others. The FIBA U19 World Championship is set for July 1-9 in Cairo, Egypt.
KSR Summer Tour in Cairo?