Zollo waiting on Calipari's Call

Sophomore Vinny Zollo not only is waiting to talk to new Kentucky coach John Calipari and/or his staff, but his mother is also still waiting for UK officials to return her call.

Sophomore Vinny Zollo not only is waiting to talk to new Kentucky coach John Calipari and/or his staff, but his mother is also still waiting for UK officials to return her call.

Zollo recently finished his first season at George Rogers Clark in Winchester after moving there from Ohio with his family last summer. He had already verbally committed to play for then UK coach Billy Gillispie before his family moved. "He hasn't talked to the staff or coach Calipari," said his mother, Robyn Curry. "They were supposed to be in contact with him and asked to put it off until Monday.

"We have not done anything. We are just sitting back. They are the ones who need to contact us. We have tried to call (UK) president (Lee) Todd two times and he is yet to return our call. That has upset Vinny because him and Vinny had a good relationship. We sat in Todd's office for an hour after Vinny made his verbal commitment and we are upset he has not returned calls."

Curry says she knows her son doesn't have to rush to make any rash decisions even though at least four other players -- Konner Tucker, Dakotah Euton, K.C. Ross-Miller and Michael Avery -- who made verbal commitments to UK have re-opened their recruiting and another one, Dominique Ferguson, says he may do the same. Plus, G.J. Villarino, who did sign with UK in November, says now he won't attend UK.

"The university evaluated and wanted him. Now we need to evaluate the new coaches and see if it is still a good fit for Vinny," Curry said. "Maybe coach Calipari and Vinny will bond right away. Vinny said they are both Italians, so who knows. Vinny is a good kid and good person. Coach (Calipari) needs to evaluate him before he just turns him away. Vinny has more growing and maturing to do. I think he could help UK some day. "It's sad that some recruits he has built relationships with like Dakotah Euton don't have that chance. We hope it works out for (senior signee) Jon Hood (of Madisonville) because he is a great kid, too. We are just going to remain positive and see what happens."


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