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16 responses to “John Calipari will visit 2020 five-star forward Scottie Barnes”

  1. a21CATSfan

    There are only 6 options left (Askew, Cunningham, Barnes, Jackson, Omoruyi and Brown), and Cal needs at least 4 of them. Good luck coach, you are turning down some top talent. CATS

    1. T-wah

      There has to be a legitimate reason Cal has pulled out of the race for Todd. I trust that Cal knows what he’s doing and is acting in the best interest of the program and university.

    2. StuckinLville

      I think Cal is asking guys to commit and when they don’t, he goes and finds someone else. He said himself, we will not just be a hat on the table. Either you’re all in and want to be here, or you dont. Guys like Maxey, Allen, Whitney, Boston, and Fletcher are changing the game. If it’s your dream school, there should be no hesitation in committing. Three of them said UK was their dream school and as we saw with three of the ones I named, they committed on their visits. Cal isn’t messing with these kids and their egos.

    3. Bruce Dickinson

      Cal knows what he is doing. If a kid has issues that is not something you want to bring into a locker room.

  2. BobbyBlue

    Kuminga likely will reclassify.

    1. StuckinLville

      And dont forget Banchero might as well. They all say no this time of year because they still want to play in the spring circuit.

  3. IrishCat

    This move kind of puzzles me, unless Cal is going all in on the small ball idea and wants him as a four. W/ Clarke, Boston, and Fletcher in the fold, and some combo of Whitney, Brooks, Juzang and Allen coming back, we’re going to have a real log jam at wing.

    In Cal I trust.

    1. StuckinLville

      It’s not a log jam when most of those guys are versatile enough to play multiple positions.

    2. IrishCat

      They can all play either the 2 or 3, and a few may be able to play the 4. That’s 3 of the 5 positions. Mathematics dictate that that is indeed a logjam.

    3. Cletis75

      You think 6-8 210 is small for a 4? That’s average size for a 4.

    4. IrishCat

      I didn’t say he’s small, I said he’s a small ball 4, since his game is perimeter oriented and slashing. He’s got the size but he’s a natural 3.

    5. Cletis75

      You’re throwing me off with the small ball comment. He fits the average size of a 4 at the college level. If he played the 5, that would be small ball!

    6. Cletis75

      I guess if they play him with 3 guards and another 4, like a Kuminga, Sestina, or Brown out of Texas, that would be small ball! Is that what you were saying?

    7. IrishCat

      Exactly Cletis.

  4. RAGE

    Just curious Jack… Do you think that maybe the late swing in this recruitment has anything to do with how Isaiah Todd recruitment ended with us??? I wouldn’t mind the trade off if it is… Or do you think it could be something else??? Only asking cause it seems that here in the last week we have some positive momentum here with Barnes… When I thought the quiet front here a while back meant that there wasn’t much hope of having even a chance to land Barnes… Like I said just curious cause I thought Todd was the major front court option for Cal and to find out that it was us as a university to end things with him…

  5. BobbyBlue

    Without even one mention of Ky by this kids camp for months this comes as a surprise to me