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Cal and Towns talk upcoming season and alumni charity game


Coach Calipari and former Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns spoke with the media today at ProCamps to talk the upcoming season and this year’s alumni game vs. North Carolina.

Towns is happy to be back in Kentucky to help out as a counselor at ProCamps, saying “It’s good to be home.” He made mention of one of Cal’s new Cats, Jamal Murray, calling him a “smooth operator” while Cal noted they’ve got a special player in him. Towns also had the chance to play against UK recruit Skal Labissiere yesterday and complimented his abilities but also noted, “there’s a reason I’m a pro and he’s a rookie.” Coach Calipari joked around with Towns about his pro-status, saying he has to go through Towns’ “people” to get in touch (but anything to chat with Karlito, right?).

Both Cal and Towns skated around the topic of potential UK big man, Isaac Humphries, saying the Cats hope to add one or two more players this year. This leads Cal’s biggest question in the offseason to be not how many people will play, but how they will play as a team, especially with potential new additions.

Calipari was also eager to discuss the upcoming UK Alumni Charity Game vs. North Carolina and the special honor they will be giving to the late Dean Smith. But in classic swaggy Cal form, he didn’t shy away from making stabs at the competition. “You can imagine if it’s North Carolina’s players against our players, one, they’d lose,” he said.

Article written by Kelsey Mattingly

Drew Franklin is my spirit animal. @kelseyKSR

8 Comments for Cal and Towns talk upcoming season and alumni charity game

  1. Orange Julius Syracuse Soulja
    12:15 pm August 1, 2015 Permalink

    Cheatapari is at it again bringing in no name foreign talent, stealing players from other schools. I wonder how big the payroll is for Pay Pal Cal the guido slime bucket and the most sanctioned university in the history of college sports?

    • Will
      12:34 pm August 1, 2015 Permalink

      Bro. I know you didn’t just call Cal a cheater when your school/coach just got caught for cheating.

    • J-Dub421
      2:21 pm August 1, 2015 Permalink

      Boeheim is a cheater and Syracuse is currently on probation.

    • You jealous bro?

    • Ha!
      2:15 pm August 2, 2015 Permalink

      Are all Syracuse fans as mentally retarded as this guy????

  2. inside info2
    12:50 pm August 1, 2015 Permalink

    Looks like we may have to platoon again this year. That shouldn’t be a bad word for recruiting–just look at the draft results.

  3. chessplayer1974
    1:38 pm August 1, 2015 Permalink

    I still want to see Cal photo bomb his players one day.

  4. wildcatchick95
    3:04 pm August 1, 2015 Permalink

    lets Get #9