The 2017 season didn’t end well, but since the buzzer-beating loss, finding good news about Kentucky basketball has been easy. The latest and greatest news was Saturday night’s surprise commitment from Kevin Knox.
The Worldwide Leader in Sports looked around college basketball to find who has had the best and who has had the worst offseason. Of course, Myron Medcalf started by discussing Calipari’s success.
John Calipari is the buddy you no longer invite on group trips to Las Vegas because you hate to come back broke while he gloats about another big weekend at the blackjack table.
He acknowledged that Calipari’s rebuild is difficult, maybe his most difficult so far, but he’s still going to be jut fine.
Just when it appeared Calipari would endure perhaps his most difficult reset, he made a few moves in April (and early May with Knox) to temper any concern of a decline. The roster is not set yet, but the Wildcats have another intriguing beast in Lexington.
So how did Kentucky navigate another uncertain, disruptive April? With the same ease the program has enjoyed since Calipari arrived in 2009. This young team has as much talent as any program in the country.