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The 2016 recruiting haul will silence the Cal-to-NBA rumors for a while


With the signings of Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo in the final hours of the early signing period, John Calipari locked down the nation’s best recruiting class, and he did it all before Christmas. That’s pretty remarkable, considering the haul and how quickly it came together.

Calipari believes this is his best to date — remember, he hinted at this potentially becoming his best in a conversation with Seth Greenberg over the summer.

So what does it mean for Cal’s future at Kentucky?

He ain’t going anywhere.

With the way Kentucky’s roster projects for the 2016-17 season, there isn’t a chance in a hundred hells that Calipari leaves it for dead and bolts to the NBA. Kentucky will likely enter that season as a strong favorite for the national title and he is licking his chops at the thought of coaching that team. It has all the athleticism he loves to coach, and then some.

It’s safe to say we can put any and all rumors to bed for another 18 months.

Sorry, Sacramento.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for The 2016 recruiting haul will silence the Cal-to-NBA rumors for a while

    4:00 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    I hope everyone didn’t throw away those 40-0 t-shirts….. Monk, Bam and Fox can jump out the gym! Do you think Cal will install a dunk contest at BBM just for next year lol?

  2. Kevin C
    4:39 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    No it won’t…not one bit. Unless Adam Silver places a lifetime ban on Cal from coaching in the NBA, there will always be the stupid rumors.

  3. Jiminy Crickets
    5:36 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    Rumors to the nba are a good thing, means he is still relevant. When is last time you heard Pitino to nba rumors?

  4. Willy
    6:12 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    GREAT recruiting class, Classic Cal……In Cal We Trust!!!!!!

  5. bigblueforever
    6:13 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    In Cal…. Uh, I mean God, we trust!
    God bless Cal… No. Stop it!! God bless America!!!
    Cal is a bad motherf*cker. Finally, got it right!!

  6. inside info2
    6:32 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    i thought Cal would’ve been gone after his National Championship. I’m glad I was wrong.

    • UK Big Board Update
      7:08 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

      You’re wrong more than you’re right….

    • inside info2
      8:34 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

      the great thing about message boards is you can say things anonymously, not be correct, and suffer no consequences. UK Big Board, you excel at that.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:33 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

      Again, I stand by my statement. You are rarely right in your projections.

  7. Leuther
    7:46 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    Now let’s get numbers 9 and 10…

  8. jrdh13
    8:40 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

    Does it get complicated with a loaded back court next year. If Tyler does stay. I assume Murray is gone and Briscoe maybe. Then you have ulis fox and monk in the back court with a lot of bouncy 4 and 5s. What if Briscoe doesn’t go.? We have ulis Briscoe fox monk and not to mention Matthews

    • inside info2
      8:44 pm November 18, 2015 Permalink

      Tyler is gone after this year. He’s not going to gain anything by staying one more year and will lose the “it” momentum he’s going to have this year.

  9. Tltaworl
    12:47 pm November 19, 2015 Permalink