Calipari on incoming freshmen

He noted how Wall, the nation's top-ranked recruit by many recruiting analysts, got excited recently when he made an "A" on a summer school math test.



Kentucky's incoming freshmen have brought an attitude to the Wildcats that has coach John Calipari excited.

"I love what they all come with. They come with the attitude that, ‘Let's try to win all the games.' At Memphis we brought in one crew like that said, ‘Let's win them all,' and they convinced our returning players," said Calipari Monday during the Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference.

Calipari said guards John Wall and Eric Bledsoe, swingman Jon Hood and forward DeMarcus Cousins have been like "brothers" since arriving at UK. Earlier another incoming freshman, Daniel Orton, spent four weeks at UK before leaving to train in California for two months.

"Eric and John (Wall) do it all together. Guys on the team love Jon (Hood). DeMarcus is a big teddy bear," Calipari said. "These guys all like each other."

He noted how Wall, the nation's top-ranked recruit by many recruiting analysts, got excited recently when he made an "A" on a summer school math test.

"They all have a lot of growing up to do, but he got all excited over that," Calipari said. With Jodie Meeks gone to the NBA, Calipari admitted the odds were much greater that Wall and Bledsoe, both point guards, would be playing together next season.

"I think John and Eric playing together now is a distinct possibility," said Calipari. "The best thing I like is they like each other. They are together 24/7."




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