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We have a new Calipari hater to add to the list

Trae Young is a 2017 point guard from Norman, Oklahoma, and four days ago, he picked up a scholarship offer from John Calipari. According to The Norman Transcript’s John McKelveyCalipari and other prominent college coaches suggested to Young that he transfer out of Oklahoma for his senior year to either Montverde Academy in Florida (Dakari Johnson’s alma mater) or Findlay Prep in Las Vegas, both prestigious basketball programs. Young’s seriously considering the possibility, and McKelvey’s colleague Clay Horning is furious about it.

Yesterday, Horning penned a scathing column about Cal, in which he said Cal’s suggestion is another example of “the slimy underbelly of big-time, big-prospect, high school-slash-college basketball.” Well then.

Here’s more:

Isn’t it nice to know that in an age of college athletics as a billion-dollar business, Calipari and his pin-striped suit are unaffected by all of it, that for all of his kiss-the-ring self-importance in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, all the Wildcat coach really wants to do is give a rising high school junior some sound advice; never mind that advice would have him moving cross country for all of a single school year, away from his family (which doesn’t seem all the wild about the idea), away from his friends, away from everything in the name of, as Young himself told Transcript sports writer John McKelvey on Wednesday, having “a good chance to be a McDonald’s All-American” and being in a better position “to lead a team as a freshman in college.”

Because it’s way too easy not to, Horning fails to mention that Calipari was reportedly just one of many coaches to suggest Young transfer to develop his game. No, even though Coach K, Bill Self, and Sean Miller are also recruiting Young, Cal is a much easier target, a caricature lazy and bitter journalists can pluck off the top of the stack. Besides, it’s a way better idea for Young to stay in Norman so Horning can write about him his senior year and get clicks than worry about his own future, right?

Oh well. You know what we say.

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[Shocker: Calipari wants Young out of Norman]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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28 Comments for We have a new Calipari hater to add to the list



  1. realme
    10:05 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

    Hope that kid does what’s best for his future instead of being guilted into staying home by a sad and desperate journalist.



  2. Chad
    10:14 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

    I’m as big of fan of UK BBALL as anyone, but man we are gonna have to stop with all the arrogance. We have won 1! Championship with all our elite talent same as Tubby Smith. Until we stop choking, lets keep the “haters gonna hate” stuff and all the arrogant crap away. Makes us look bad. UCONN and Duke are probably laughing at us.



    • JoeMoney333
      10:43 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

      I’m sorry you care about what UConn & Duke think. I’m also sorry that your grammar is deplorable.



    • Chad
      11:26 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

      I’m a huge UL football fan too but how do we think we are good? We haven’t played a strength of schedule in the top 100 in over 49 years. We were a dropped INT and hit on the QB out of bounds from losing to Kentucky at home, and they’re are rebuilding! We lost by a billion points and gave up 9,000 yards rushing to Georgia a few months ago.

      I get it, our fans are very stupid but I don’t see their logic. We have one of the easiest schedules in all of football, and have for decades. Heck, we don’t even play Gerogia Tech, UNC or a rising Duke this year. We get all of the cupcake ACC teams that couldn’t beat Vandy on our schedule. The ACC is the new Big East I guess.



    • ukplayers first
      1:29 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Your biggest problem is that you are measuring the UK basketball program with one measuring stick — NCAA championships, which are AMATEUR contests. You need to reach a little higher, my friend. The true measuring stick of any college program (athletic or not) should be what happens to the students once they leave. Do you think Harvard and Yale measure their programs by how their clubs perform? They measure by how many Fortune 500 CEO’s and U.S. presidents they have in their alumni. Calipari dominates NBA-bound high school recruiting and his players are increasingly dominating the PROFESSIONAL world. He absolutely has a right to brag and hold anyone accountable who tries to undercut his impressive success with helping students realize their dreams.



    • Chad
      4:42 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      I love how I said I am a HUGE UK fan and yet I get attacked for making a point how we need to finish the job before we brag. I used to think that UK would take any fan no matter what, but now I think maybe we should lose a few and get some mature BASKETBALL fans back. I’m not a UK Honor Roll fan, I’m a UK BASKETBALL fan. Let’s be honest, if there were no basketball, you guys wouldn’t give a rats ass about UK. So let’s focus on what matters BASKETBALL.



    • J-Dub421
      5:23 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      People argued with you, there was no personal attack. Also, you’re not a huge UK fan if you like U of L.



  3. Not Chad
    10:20 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

    Your first issue is caring what UCONN and Duke think about us.



  4. ukjaybrat
    10:32 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

    This guy sounds like pitino “Don’t go play for a better team with more exposure. stay here and let your skills rot by playing against a bunch of nobodies while we win another state title. Then go to college where you will be overwhelmed with superior talent that was properly cultured



  5. rhongray
    10:33 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

    does anybody have the password for the alumni game tickets



    • CatsFanFrankfort
      10:41 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

      I’m having problems with the Alumni Game tickets too. I got an email from ticketmaster, with the code BBN, but it hasn’t worked all morning



    • JoeMoney333
      10:42 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Promocode: Jones



    • CatsFanFrankfort
      11:05 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Its working now. Got my tix.



  6. aaron
    11:14 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

    If the kid is ELITE then he should at least know and weigh his options. And realize it probably doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Sounds like all those coaches are telling the truth and trying to make him a better player faster. MKG did it. Anthony Davis Didn’t. Depending on the kid it may not matter. Coach Cal’s son went to prep school.

  7. Eh, who cares? Who ever heard of this guy outside of Norman until today anyway?



  8. The Professor
    11:23 am August 13, 2015 Permalink

    We can only speculate which coach said what and what advice the kid is actually getting. Right now, everything is heresay and we don’t know what context under which it may have been said. However, I find it troubling that any college coach is telling a kid to move away from his family for his senior year. Most of these kids are still minors and unless there is a bad family situation I think this is crossing the line.



    • truebluefan
      2:10 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Here’s what you, and the writer in question, are not getting: It takes a lot of training, dedication and sacrifice to become an elite player. If he wants to make it to the NBA and have a good career he needs to be trained by the best and play against top competition. He is probably not getting that in his hometown. The coaches are not telling him to move out just to be away from home, they are advising him to get better coaching to improve his skill level. It’s really in his best interest.



    • The Professor
      3:27 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Really, it takes hard work,dedication and sacrifice to make it in this world. Did you figure that out all by yourself? Thank you for pointing that out as I have never head that before.



    • J-Dub421
      4:22 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Professor, apparently you either don’t read very well or you missed the part where he said: “If he wants to make it to the NBA and have a good career he needs to be trained by the best and play against top competition. He is probably not getting that in his hometown. The coaches are not telling him to move out just to be away from home, they are advising him to get better coaching to improve his skill level.”



  9. AzubuikeandFitch
    12:49 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

    How can u be a UK basketball and UL football fan?



    • J-Dub421
      12:52 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      You can’t. Which is why I disregarded Chad’s opinion as irrelevant.



  10. J-Dub421
    12:51 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

    Anyone else notice that this “professional journalist” wrote one giant run-on sentence riddled with grammatical errors? Nice work, jerk.



  11. Matt Jones
    3:37 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

    Yes before Cal got here I said he was a cheater and not just a cheater, a big time cheater. But since Cal got here my views have changed. I no longer believe that Cal is a big time cheater.



    • J-Dub421
      4:20 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      You Louisville fans crack me up with this crap. Did you love Pitino when he coached at UK?? Enjoy our sloppy seconds.



    • Stupid Lesbo
      4:44 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t listen to J-Dub, she is a huge bull dyke.



    • J-Dub421
      5:25 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t listen to stupid Louisville fans who don’t know anything about basketball so they just make ignorant bigoted false personal attacks on people because they can’t come up with an actual argument.



    • Dude
      6:39 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

      This little ankle biter knew you were a woman, J-Dub. You must have smacked him down before. LOL

      I think its the same handful of losers that camp out here, trolling under different names.



  12. MadCatter
    5:36 pm August 13, 2015 Permalink

    One major point that this hardcore investigative journalist failed to mention is that Cal allowed his own son Brad to go a private school in MA for his senior year to further develop his skills in the hopes of improving enough to garner scholarship interest. Just saying…