Our favorite faux hawk over at CBS Sports, Gary Parrish gives us a rundown of an interesting turn of events that landed Calipari and Bruce Pearl (along with a number of big-name coaches) at a clinic at Christian Brothers University in Memphis this weekend. Basically, it’s all centered around 2010 shooting guard Joe Jackson because the camp is run by a friend of his summer coaches and the college Cal, Pearl and Co. felt….well…obligated to be there. According to the organizer, the only reason that any of these guys are at Christian Brothers doing a clinic is because they feel like turning it down would hurt their chances with Jackson.
Well played, event organizer.
Anyway, here’s some footage on Jackson, ranked by Rivals as the #3 point guard in the class of 2010. Right now, according to Rivals, the 5’11” five-star player holds offers from Memphis, Tennessee and Arkansas.