Calipari on Big Blue Madness

CALIPARI: We'll be fine. Like I said, one, we got a heck of a team. I'm more concerned with them. But I understand we have to keep our recruiting in check because the opportunities for these kids to lead. But it's all good. I'm feeling good about that. I'm feeling good about our team.

How is that midnight madness weekend shaping up? How is that as a recruiting tool for you guys?

COACH CALIPARI: We'll be fine. Like I said, one, we got a heck of a team. I'm more concerned with them. But I understand we have to keep our recruiting in check because the opportunities for these kids to lead. But it's all good. I'm feeling good about that. I'm feeling good about our team.

We're in year three. We're in year three. It's probably been faster than I thought it would be or we thought it would be. But if you go back to the press conference, go back and look at my quotes, go back and think about what I said. Right now we pulled a 2.8 grade point average this summer. I told you, we want to get the best and the brightest. We want every kid to have Kentucky on their mind, compete for national titles. We want to be the gold standard.

Go back and look at that press conference and you'll see, we're moving in the direction we want to move. Now when you start getting closer to where you want to be, it becomes even harder. One, you could slip back. Two, you're being pulled back.


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