– The only thing official right now is that John Calipari has met with Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein. The three have been given the information regarding their future at Kentucky and advice on the draft, it’s up to them to make their decisions on whether or not to return or forgo the rest of their college careers for a shot at the pros.
There has been no word yet on whether or not John Calipari met with Nerlens Noel, Ryan Harrow or Kyle Wiltjer. There have been rumors floating around that all will be leaving one way or the other.
– We expected to have an announcement today regarding the scholarship situation for Dominique Hawkins, the Madison Central star that desperately wants to be a Wildcat. There were a number of tweets yesterday, some by his friends and one in particular from his AAU team, that he was going to announce his intentions to play at Kentucky today. Well, that didn’t happen. Hawkins high school coach stated that there will be no decision until after they return from spring break. They are headed to Florida to take some time off and decompress from all that has transpired in the last month.
Hawkins is probably taking his team to wait and see who leaves and who stays. Calipari probably already has a good idea and wants to give his current players time to plan on what they want to do and how they will announce their decisions.
– Andrew Wiggins met with John Calipari for an hour yesterday. Wiggins coach at Huntington Prep, Rob Fulford, had this to say about the meeting:
Cal just reiterated that he wants Andrew at Kentucky and to see if he had questions or concerns about anything,” Huntington coach Rob Fulford told SNY.tv. “Andrew did not have any.
It was also reported, according to Evan Daniels, that Calipari told Wiggins the following:
He said if Andrew decides to come it would take it to an entire different level, and if they don’t win by an average of 30 points, then they didn’t succeed,” Fulford told Evan Daniels.
Wiggins has not set an announcement date and the popular thinking is that he will try to do it as a kind of spur of the moment.
Hopefully is does it at the McDonalds All American Game where his possible future teammates can sell him on the idea of being the centerpiece on possibly the greatest collection of talent ever assembled in college basketball.
Enjoy the next three weeks folks, it’s going to be one helluva of a ride.