Over the weekend, we found out that Slice Rohrssen was leaving Kentucky to join his friend Chris Mullen at St. John’s, but this afternoon, John Calipari made it official. Here’s his post on social media:
Let’s all congratulate Slice for his new opportunity at St. John’s. When he came in my office and talked to me about the offer, we both got emotional. You have to understand, we’ve been friends for 30 years. Not only that, he loved this place and the â€ª#â€ŽBBNâ€¬. At the end of the day, it was an offer in every way — including going home — that I didn’t think he could pass on. As we do with players and staff, when these things arise, I want our family to do what’s right for them. I couldn’t be happier for Slice. He’s not only a great person, he’s a terrific coach and recruiter, and one of my most loyal friends. I wish Slice and Kerry nothing but the best in their new opportunity.
Best of luck to you, Slice. Except against Kentucky in recruiting. I know he’s your buddy and all, but if Cheick Diallo wants to be a Cat, let him be a Cat.
UPDATE: According to Adam Zagoria, Slice will make $450,000/year for five years. Wow.