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Jamal Murray is Kicking it with Calipari in Canada

AP | Mark Humphrey

AP | Mark Humphrey

John Calipari is wrapping up the July live evaluation period by going against the grain into Canada.

Coach Cal has left the talented tournaments in Las Vegas to visit Simi Shittu, a 6’8″ top ten forward in the 2018 class. No stranger to America’s northern allies, Calipari has coached four Canadians at UK over the last four years. To help make it five, he’s bringing his most successful Canadian Wildcat with him on the private jet.

We don’t know exactly why Murray is accompanying Calipari on the trip to his homeland. My best guess: to teach Shittu how to fire an arrow or two in Kentucky blue. (That was a terrible guess.)


I failed to do my social media due diligence.  Tasked to infer the destination of their flight, exploring Jamal Murray’s Instagram story has led me to discover their flight was from Vegas to Lexington, not Lexington to Canada.  I apologize for the misinformation.

Even though it would be cool to bring Murray as a recruiter to Canada, it’s still pretty cool that Murray can hitch a ride back to Lex on a private jet with his coach.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

1 Comment for Jamal Murray is Kicking it with Calipari in Canada

  1. gobble gobble
    1:13 pm July 29, 2017 Permalink

    Nick, it’s an absolute joke how bad of a journalist you are. It really is pathetic. I see why they stick you in the Saturday slot.