John Calipari wasn’t in a very good mood after his team came out flat in the second half of Tuesday night’s 88-56 victory over Samford.
The UK coach spent near the entirety of his post-game press conference blasting his players’ conditioning and promising that they would be running at 7 a.m. every day for the next three weeks. The phrase “out of shape” was used in reply to just about every question.
Calipari had the look of a man who needed to get away for a little while.
As he left the podium, he said he was going to do just that.
“I’m going recruiting,” Calipari said. “That’s where I’m going tomorrow.”
He said he would make stops in two cities, but he didn’t reveal the locations.
None of his healthy 2013 targets — Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Gordon and Dakari Johnson — have games scheduled for tomorrow. Another 2013 target, the injured Julius Randle, obviously won’t be playing either. So, if Calipari visits one of them, he won’t see them in action.
And he won’t see Wiggins at all. The Huntington Prep star, who Calipari failed to see at the Marshall County Hoop Fest in Benton, Ky., over the weekend, is on his official visit to Florida State. The Cats and Seminoles are thought to be the co-favorites for Wiggins.
Obviously, there are a number of 2014 recruits he could be visiting. New Jersey center Karl Towns became UK’s first commitment from that class Tuesday morning.