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Everyone knows about all the recruiting success John Calipari has had over the years, but what about the players he’s missed on?
Colin Cowherd asked Calipari to name a couple of misses during his show Wednesday on Fox Sports 1.
“Oh yeah,” Calipari said before launching into his analysis of Kemba Walker, then at Rice High School in New York.
“I watched him play in high school and I said, ‘He’s not big enough for me and I’m not sure how good he is,'” Calipari said. “And then he beats us early in the year, and he beat us in the Final Four game [in 2011], 57-56. But he had like 30 himself.”
(Walker actually had 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds in a 56-55 UConn win.)