Fresh off a few days in Destin, John Calipari and his five o’clock shadow took to social media to address last night’s draft decisions. As you might expect, he defended Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel’s decisions to remain in the draft, hinting that there was more interest in Vanderbilt than fans were aware of, despite his injuries.
“With Jarred and the injuries, this is a good opportunity for him to step out and I think there’s been interest. There are things that you don’t know that we know. So, they have an interest in him.”
“Wenyen, with his family situation, if he wants to do this, I’m for him. I’m on the phone right now making phone calls for him to different clubs.”
Cal praised PJ Washington for being mature enough to realize his draft stock wasn’t as high as he ultimately wanted, and returning to school on a mission.
“PJ played well in the combine. I was there in Chicago, I talked to the people. He really helped himself, but this draft played out to where he wasn’t going to fall where he wanted to go. He wasn’t going to be in that situation. How about him saying, ‘I worked out, I did what I want, it’s not where I want to be drafted. I’m coming back. I want to win a national title and I want to be in that NBA and have an impact and be ready for it.'”
In conclusion, Cal reminded everyone that he could have the right recipe to make some major noise next season.
“Everyone that knows this program knows that when we have veterans come back with good young players, it’s been a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to it.”
Yesterday was a big day of decisions for our team.
Here's what Coach Cal thinks of the decisions made by PJ, Wenyen and Jarred. pic.twitter.com/e1PcVy43xC
— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) May 31, 2018