Own a piece of history! You can bid on one of 300 pieces of the 2012 national championship court.
Bid to win one of 300 pieces of the actual 2012 Final Four floor where the Wildcats captured their eighth NCAA® Championship. Each piece will be hand-signed by Coach John Calipari, and 100% of proceeds go toward the fight against pediatric cancer.
John Calipari continues to hit it out of the park when it comes to being one of the most charitable coaches around. The starting bid is $500, so hopefully you’ve saved your pennies. Good luck.
The Kentucky Wildcats have a new anthem for the 2012/2013 season. Artist Henry Ogirri made the song “Drive for 9″ to be used for motivation to get that 9th national championship ring. I honestly think it’s not bad. I know the kids nowadays are a little more into The Hip-Hop than I am, but it gets my passing grade.
John Calipari is still trying to get the message out that Nerlens Noel is Anthony Davis. It is widely known that the expectations for Noel are through the roof because of the major success of another Wildcat big man, Anthony Davis. But fans and critics need to stop that. There may never be a player to ever again accomplish what Davis did in his freshman year of high school. Here is what Cal had to say:
He shouldn’t be compared,” Calipari told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “They’re totally different. They’re not even the same. Nerlens is going to give us a different type of game. Anthony understood how to compete on possessions. Nerlens is still learning. Like, he’ll take possessions off. Well, you can’t do that. What he is, is a normal freshman.
Now, just because Cal doesn’t want us comparing the big men doesn’t mean that he doesn’t want to know Davis’ opinion on Noel:
I asked Anthony, ‘How was Nerlens?’ because that’s who he matched up against mostly,” Calipari recalled, as quoted by the paper. “He said, ‘He’s good, Coach. He’ll block some shots.’ I said, ‘How was he offensively?’ He said, ‘I kind of pushed him off the post.’ I said, ‘You pushed him off the post?’ Which is kind of like, OK, we’ve got to teach the kid how to sit down and hold your position until he gets stronger. But what he is, he’s not ever going to be Shaq.
Noel was also just named to NBC.com’s Basketball Talk All American Third Team. Here is what they said:
The nation’s top incoming freshman is reportedly a better defensive player than Anthony Davis. (Read that sentence again. That boggles our mind.) The 6-10 center isn’t as skilled offensively, but his ability to control the game by his post presence is enough to warrant a spot here. How high will he fly?
Louisville’s Peyton Siva was also on the third team. He’s a senior. Noel is a freshman that has yet to play a minute. #ThePitinoEffect #L1C4