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Yes, Roy does recruit one-and-dones. No, he does not get them.

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Every time John Calipari’s team is near a Final Four, the “one-and-done” conversation gets brought up.  Naturally, it was a topic yet again today.

Playing with a roster full of seniors, Roy Williams was asked if there’s a difference in the way he recruits that gives him team filled with veterans.

“Yeah, there’s a difference, he got them and I didn’t.  I recruit the same guys,” Williams said he recruited all three of UK’s freshmen.  “That’s the only difference is they got them and we didn’t. We’ve got to try to figure out a way to compete with them and go from there.”

Apparently the national media believes not having one-and-done players is a choice.  It is a choice, for the player.  They have to decide to go to your school.  To be fair, Williams has landed his fair share of McDonald’s All-Americans — there are six on this year’s team — but his guys usually aren’t good enough to leave after their first year.  Brandan Wright was the last Tar Heel freshman to declare for the draft, back in 2007. Williams doesn’t know how Calipari does it every year.

“What John does is just phenomenal to me,” Williams said.  “To have to change four, five, six, seven guys every year is just phenomenal.  What he does is really special there, and I’m not trying to suck up or anything, I really believe that.”

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

17 Comments for Yes, Roy does recruit one-and-dones. No, he does not get them.



  1. ClutchCargo
    9:19 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    Man, I think Ol’ Roy broke some kind of code of silence by admitting that. He probably needs to watch his back.



  2. catsarerunnin
    9:20 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    No class….literally



  3. Ridge Runner
    9:38 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    I salute ole Roy on that admission



  4. Saul T. Nuts
    9:42 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    Whoa, that was an honest answer from ole Roy



    • The Fake John Calipari
      10:58 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

      Sorry wrong post reply.



  5. daverice
    9:55 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    Harrison Barnes in 2012 declared as a freshmen, didn’t he?



  6. Kat 308
    9:56 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    Love the mutual respect between him and Cal.

  7. Come on Ducks! Don’t quack up now!



  8. CATandMONKEY
    10:50 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    Kansas GONE.



  9. GroundControlToNumber9
    10:57 pm March 25, 2017 Permalink

    Dagummit Roy… you had me there for a second.



  10. Red River Saga
    12:21 am March 26, 2017 Permalink

    Roy cannot get the recruits because of the constant Cheating Scandal hanging over their heads.



    • dballrb
      2:33 am March 26, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe ole Roy needs some escorts on speed dial.