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Great Thursday morning practice allowed Calipari to go out and recruit


No one hits the in-season recruiting trail harder than John Calipari and one of the reasons he is able to leave Lexington so often is because his team can handle it. (And because he has unlimited access to private jets.)

Yesterday, Calipari called for a 7:30 am practice before his players’ second day of spring classes, so he could spend the afternoon and night in Missouri watching PJ Washington, Marvin Bagley and RJ Barrett.

The practice went very, very well, he told reporters today.

“We practiced yesterday morning and (Isaiah Briscoe) had them so ready to practice,” Cal said, when asked about Briscoe’s leadership. “My worry was that we cannot waste a day.”

If we can’t practice in the morning then I won’t travel. I’d like to get a travel day done because then I can see three kids and it saves me two or three days. When I walked in that morning at 7:25 a.m., the guys were clapping for me like I was late. He had them ready and we had a great practice, which shows me a lot about the team and his leadership.”

As for Briscoe, he is “getting closer” to being that floor general Calipari needs him to be, and yesterday’s practice was an example of that.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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