John Calipari is currently doing his last call in show of the season, and just shared what may be some insight into the players’ draft decisions. Yesterday, Cal said he thinks 5-7 players will go pro. Tom Leach asked him if there was any change in that after meeting with his players today.
“I think it might be 6-7. I would say I was on the phone today with probably 10 NBA clubs. Kenny was on with a bunch, some of the other coaches jumped on with some people. We’re getting our information together, we’ll let each family member talk directly with to the NBA directly if they choose to. The kids, they worked and they put themselves in a great position and now they have choices to make.”
Cal added that Marcus Lee and Tyler Ulis did not want Calipari to gather information for them, so that sounds pretty official that they’re staying. The staff has gathered information for Alex, and Cal said he is reviewing it.
After hearing that Dakari will make his decision by the end of the week, this doesn’t make me feel good about him coming back. Yesterday, Cal said he’s encouraging the kids who know what they want to do to go ahead and announce it.