John Calipari appeared on ESPNU's college basketball podcast Tuesday to talk about the 2015-16 Wildcats, and part of the conversation turned to recruiting.
UK's coach is already looking forward to the class of 2016.
"This year's recruiting class that we're in the middle of right now, could be one of our best ever," Calipari said. "The kids that I'm seeing that we're involved with that I feel really good about, this could be our best class ever. And that's a pretty scary statement coming from who we've been able to recruit over the last 25 years."
247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer told the Herald-Leader on Monday that the 2016 class is "is maybe the best I've scouted" in 11 years on the job.
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Scout.com's Evan Daniels wrote Tuesday that this group is "the best crop of players I've scouted" in his eight years as an analyst.
Seventeen uncommitted prospects in the class of 2016 have UK scholarship offers, and Calipari will get his fair share of those players over the next few months.
The UK coach also talked about incoming freshman Jamal Murray, who was a standout player for Team Canada at the recently completed Pan Am Games: "We knew he was good. And then the Games taught us more. So I'm excited about him."
And he spoke about possible No. 1 draft pick Skal Labissiere, another incoming freshman. Calipari said Labissiere has work to do, but noted that Karl-Anthony Towns did too when he first got to UK.
"He's going to grow just like Karl did," Calipari said. "I see Skal on that same path. By the end of the year, you're going to say, 'This kid's ridiculous.'"
Calipari also touched on the health of Alex Poythress, a return to the dribble-drive offense, the rumors he'll go to the NBA and unleashed a rant about calling more fouls.