The conventional thinking is that John Calipari won a national title because he went to Kentucky. However, when he left Memphis he had the best recruiting class in the history of mankind coming in to Memphis in 2009 ( Jerry Meyer called the Memphis Tiger 2009 class “arguably the best recruiting class ever”)and his Memphis team of 2009-10 was going to be more talented than any team in the country that year. Furthermore, Xaiver Henry had signed to play with Memphis and his stats were very impressive too. In fact, when Calipari took the Kentucky job, Henry got out of going to Memphis because of the Calipari exception clause (later such clauses were outlawed when the NCAA passed the “John Calipari rule”) and had a great year at Kansas. Below are his stats:
Calipari’s ability to recruit almost anybody he wanted started when Derrick Rose was taken first in the NBA draft after spending one year under Calipari at Memphis.
John Calipari stuggled to recruit top players to Memphis the first 4 years he was there because the “one and done” rule had not been put into place yet and many of the talented recruits of his skipped college and went straight to the NBA. Then everything changed.
Memphis reaped the benefits of the talented recruits Calipari brought to Memphis. In 2008 Derrick Rose led Memphis to the NCAA finals and he was chosen first in the NBA draft. This is where his recruiting really took off. That is why I really do think that Calipari could have had a national title sooner if he stayed at Memphis. We will never know and I do think he will be very successful in the future at Kentucky. Maybe the SEC will win their first ever triple crown this year (national titles in football, basketball and baseball).
Kansas vs. Memphis – 2008 NCAA Title Game Highlights (HD) The same matchup as 2008 coming tonight. Is John Calipari truly the villain against Bill Self? Rob Dauster Apr 1, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT Leave a comment Over the coming two days, one of the story lines that will be the most intriguing to follow is […]
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Memphis Tigers John Calipari Interview 2008 Basketball Final Kansas vs. Memphis – 2008 NCAA Title Game Highlights (HD) Knoxnews.com reported: Calipari (and Kentucky) get Kansas again for title NANCY ARMOUR – AP National Writer (AP) Posted April 1, 2012 at 12:18 a.m., updated April 1, 2012 at 3:04 a.m NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Well, this […]
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John Calipari Pre-Louisville Press Conference Uploaded by uknationofblue on Mar 27, 2012 Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari talks about the upcoming game with Louisville in the Final 4. ______ Related posts: Calipari’s been to 4 final fours and his record is 1-3 so far March 26, 2012 – 9:35 am > Kentucky Wildcats head coach […]
Over and over in the 2012 NCAA Tournament the Louisville Cardinals have been counted out. Now John Clay has counted them out again. (Wally Hall of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is picking Kentucky.) The tables are now turned. Calipari’s program has the advantage in tradition, fan base and, in this case, talent. To whom much is […]
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