In his apparently never-ending dialogue with Andy Katz — I’m beginning to think Andy is living in Cal’s basement — John Calipari tells the ESPN scribe that he is seriously considering a twin towers lineup of Nerlens Noel and Willie Cauley-Stein in the frontcourt.
Of course, this may all be part of Calipari’s campaign to draw more attention to Willie Cauley-Stein. The coach has said more than once lately that we are forgetting about the Kansas big man, who has been overshadowed by the shadow of UK’s other Class of 2012 signees.
An excerpt from AK:
1. Kentucky coach John Calipari took a brief break from coaching the Dominican National team to come home to Lexington and work out with his newcomers under the new NCAA rule allowing summer workouts if players are in school. It might as well be spring training for Calipari. He’s giddy about what is ahead despite returning only one player who contributed significant minutes in Kyle Wiltjer. The latest player to raise Calipari’s expectations is the least heralded of the four freshmen — 6-10 center Willie Cauley. “He’s so skilled, real skilled,’’ Calipari said Wednesday night. “I was stunned how good he was.’’ Calipari is already considering playing Cauley, as well has heralded 6-10 recruit Nerlens Noel together on a frontline with 6-7 Alex Poythress rotating in, as well. “Noel is so good he could guard a three man, too,’’ Calipari said. Kentucky has had four workouts so far with the team.