The first question for John Calipari today was the one weighing on everyone’s mind: “Is Skal Labissiere going to play?”
“Everything is good to go, and like we do here, on the first day — if you don’t know, let me explain the process: there are probably 50 players that have a review. Last year we had five players have a review. A couple of them got cleared a week before the game. This year there was more than one.
Every year we’ve been here, players go through the review. You won’t believe this: it’s always the best players who go through the review.
I think my team will be fine. You guys will figure that out when we go out there the first day and everybody’s got uniforms on. You’ll know ‘Welp, everyone’s got uniforms on, they must be cleared.'”
After a brief pause for the next question, Cal went back and asked the room, “How did this become such a huge — this became a firestorm. Where did this come from?”
“I feel real good about what my team is going to look like on the first day.”
There ya go, BBN. He still feels good.