One of the big recruiting benefits of having John Calipari as head coach is that all the former Wildcats are always stopping by the Joe Craft Center to visit their old digs and say hi. Today was another example of former Cats coming home but it was for the Prasco John Calipari Basketball ProCamp.
The event, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and Sunny D, is a great opportunity for children to get an introduction to the basics of basketball and interact with some former Wildcat greats.
The camp, which will run all week, will consist of three sessions and will have over 900 kids (K-12) attending. In addition to pressing the flesh with Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, DeMarcus Cousins, and Eric Bledsoe, campers will experience various stations, specializing in the fundamental skills of basketball. Groups will be small to ensure that each camper receives maximum instruction from the area’s top basketball coaches.
Jason Marcum was there today and gave us these great pictures.
Perry Stevenson also joined Nerlens Noel as a coach.
Archie Goodwin and Julius Mays talk about old times.
Coach Cal is front and center as he prepares to address the campers. In addition, the former Cats held a joint press conference: