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Sunday / September 25.
  • Calipari Wants ‘Succeed and proceed’ to replace ‘One-and-done’

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    CalARLINGTON, Texas — John Calipari has a new catch phrase to replace “one-and-done.”

    “Succeed and proceed.

    “The connotation that’s been built around one-and-done is so ridiculous to make it a bad thing, it’s a negative thing,” Calipari said here Friday. “It’s not used in other sports, it’s not used in other areas of life where people stay in school a year and leave. So the thing that we have been talking about is succeed and proceed. Succeed and proceed. You cannot proceed until you succeed. Succeed and then proceed. It will be on T-shirts.”

    Calipari has had 12 one-and-dones dating to his time at Memphis and his current team is expected to have several “succeed and proceed’ players, including Julius Randle, James Young and possibly Andrew and Aaron Harrison.



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.