John Calipari is uniquivocally THE MAN when it comes to recruiting high school basketball players.
He trumped his neighborhood rival, and those across the river and convinced Marquis Teague to matriculate to the University of Kentucky to continue his education.
As a U of L fan, how do I feel?
I am disappointed because the Cards lost an apparently talented player. To their biggest and most hated rival.
I am disappointed because U of L put a lot effort into securing the kid’s allegiance.
I am disappointed because it is obvious that Coach Cal can recruit better these days than The Rick.
I’m more than disappointed. I’m bummed. Even down here in New Orleans with friends for my favorite music festival in my favorite city, I’m bummed.
Okay? Got it.
All that said, it is NOT the end of the world.
I refuse to allow my personal well being to be dictated by the college choice of some 17 year old student athlete.
As good as he is, his team only won 2/3s of its games, if I’m correct.
He’ll be gone after one season.
What might have happened to Louisville team chemistry if Peyton Siva emerges big this coming season. He’s a McD’s All American, you know.
While members of the Big Blue Nation will crow that any such talk tonight is simply justification. It is not. I said I was disappointed.
I simply don’t think the sky is falling.
And, with that off my chest, and one more tip of the hat to Coach Cal who yet again did what he does better than anybody, I’m going now to eat dinner with friends at my favorite restaurant in the world.
– Seedy K