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Big Bracket Nation: Website holds a Calipari player tournament

The good people over at The Ringer need your help in deciding John Calipari’s best player.

Big Bracket Nation,” the website is calling it, will determine which of Cal’s best players from UMass, Memphis and Kentucky is actually the best of the bunch. It’s a field of 32 former stars who played under Cal in college, and the bracket is seeded across eight spots in four different regions.

The No. 1 seeds are Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and Karl-Anthony Towns, with Marcus Camby, Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker and Derrick Rose seeded right behind them at No. 2 in each region. The whole thing is pretty self-explanatory, although it’s worth noting that the Harrison twins are lumped together as one player.

You can see the entire bracket here:

To decide which players advance, simply click here to visit The Ringer to place your vote in each match-up.

To me, two notable first-round showdowns are Monk-vs-Fox and Murray-vs-Ulis, and I don’t think anyone who played at UMass or Memphis stands a chance against BBN in this thing.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Big Bracket Nation: Website holds a Calipari player tournament

  1. TreyTingle
    3:26 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    I love all my Cats. But Anthony Davis is by far the winner of this. Dude is pushing to be the best player on the planet in the NBA, plus that 2012 team as good as they were. Do not win anything without him on the court.

  2. J-Dub421
    3:34 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    Who are these animals that put both Fox vs. Monk and Ulis vs. Murray in the first round??

  3. emtchris75
    3:55 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    Where is tyreke evans?

  4. emtchris75
    3:55 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    Nevermind i missed him

  5. CatstopWontstop
    4:59 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    1. How is Terrance Jones a 7 seed? He’s fallen off now, but was successful in the NBA for awhile (a starter) and was a key figure in Cal’s only championship, and first final 4 run at UK. That’s just dumb.

    2. How you going to put the twins together as one player?

    3. I know he coached them, but I’m not sure Miller and Patterson should be on Cal’s list. those players were good before Cal. Jorts on the other hand…yeah give him that.

  6. cats646
    5:17 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    John wall all day every day!!

  7. BigBlueNationDude
    8:06 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    Enes Kanter higher than mkg?? Hilarious.

  8. Wcatfan727
    9:01 pm March 12, 2018 Permalink

    Its AD all day long. John Wall and Demarcus Cousins a tie for distant second.

  9. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    7:08 am March 13, 2018 Permalink

    If your criteria is who is the best as an NBA player it is an easy bracket to decide. If your criteria is how they played while under Cal it becomes much more difficult.