The first of our KSR College Basketball Road Trip articles is up over on FoxSports.com and it’s a good one for Kentucky basketball fans, which would be you. We had the opportunity to sit and chat with Coach Cal after taking in yesterday’s practice and Matt went home and churned out a recap of the discussion, titled, “Why you should believe in John Calipari’s Goliath-turned-David Wildcats.”
In his conversation with KSR, Cal told us the potential two-year full for NBA draft hopefuls would extend his career at the University of Kentucky:
“My career will be extended if they go to the two-year rule in the NBA. It just will,” Calipari says. “If that happens it will be crazy down here. My hope is that it goes to two years. It will be better for high school basketball, better for college basketball and better for the NBA. Is it also a little self-serving? Sure, but it will be better for everyone else and the game of basketball too.”
He also explained what is taking this group longer to “get it,” compared to the 2012 national championship team:
“Why didn’t it take so long in 2012?” he asks. “Back then I had a team with Anthony (Davis) and Michael (Kidd-Gilchrist) who were ready from day one and only thought team. Then we had a couple of sophomores and Darius (Miller, a senior) and we only had to change one guy, Marquis Teague, not a whole team. This group has required us to change almost everyone, so it has just taken longer.”
You can read more from Matt and Calipari here at FoxSports.com.