Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski posted a story Tuesday morning outlining University of Kentucky Coach John Calipari’s latest big idea: A two-day, on-campus scouting combine for NBA executives to evaluate the Wildcats.
Wojnarowski notes that the combine, which would be held next month, can also be seen as “a chance for Calipari to impress a throng of top high school recruits.”
One NBA executive joked to Yahoo: “We’re just there as B-roll for his recruiting videos.”
Calipari has used the UK Alumni Game as a major recruiting event the past two years, but that showcase was cancelled last month. Big Blue Madness — the program’s biggest recruiting weekend — will be held one week after the planned NBA combine and is expected to attract several top players from the class of 2015.
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Chicago guard Charles Matthews is currently UK’s only commitment for 2015.
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