John Calipari is the classiest recruiter, and by classiest I mean, using bling, hoes, and money to get what he wants
Admin on 06 1, 2009
Previously we featured an article on Coach John Calipari during his tenure at Memphis. This piece of writing hinted at shady business on Calipari’s behalf, which stirred up quite a bit of controversy with Memphis Tigers fans. It turns out Coach Cal and the Memphis program was up to no good.
It was revealed last week that a Memphis player had cheated on his SAT in order to be eligible to play ball. That player in particular was phenom point guard and former number one overall pick in the NBA Draft, Derrick Rose. This news comes to new surprise, seeing as it’s no secret that Rose isn’t exactly the crunchiest chip in the bag…have you heard him talk?!? I can’t believe it took this long for the allegations to be released to the public!
In addition to committing an academic sin (cheating on SAT), the Memphis program reportedly spent over $2,200 in trips, hotel rooms, and things of that sort for the stud PG.
John Calipari throws out the rulebook and will do whatever it takes to make sure his team has the premier recruits in the nation. It seems like everyone has forgotten about the whole Marcus Camby ordeal at UMass! In case you aren’t familiar, let me remind you; Calipari took UMass to the Final Four in 1996, which was eventually vacated by the NCAA when it was revealed that their big man, Marcus Camby, had received money from agents. In addition to money, Camby also obtained jewelry, clothes and prostitutes. John Calipari’s recruiting methods are almost as if he ripped a page out of the movie ‘He Got Game.’
The former Memphis coach skipped town to take over the reigns at University of Kentucky to take his shady antics elsewhere. He once again has some of the top prospects in the nation. According to Rivals.com, the Wildcats have four 5-star recruits coming in next year, with some names that include the top PG John Wall and the number one power forward in DeMarcus Cousins.
John Calipari continues to play the ignorance card. He acts as if he has no idea what has been going on at these programs, but all this shady business has taken place on his watch. Every move he makes should be looked into meticulously, and he should be closely scrutinized. It is only a matter of time until Calipari brings down the University of Kentucky. If he’s getting busted at a Conference USA school, there’s no way he will get away with his sketchy recruiting tactics at a premier program like Kentucky.