In a Raleigh News and Observer story on the recruitment of Class of 2013 megastar Jabari Parker, North Carolina coach Roy Williams made an interesting comment with regards to one-and-dones and UK coach John Calipari.
Williams didn’t criticize Calipari, but said he was more comfortable having a mix of players, not just one-and-done possibilities in a recruiting class.
UNC, meanwhile, hasn’t had a one-and-done player since Brandan Wright left school in 2007. Williams, who has commitments from two other top players in the class of 2013, said recently he’s not comfortable following the Kentucky model of building an entire team around players who might only stay one season.
“You know, John’s comfortable with that,” Williams said of Kentucky coach John Calipari. “I’m not comfortable with that. But it’s today’s world, too. I’ve had somebody say you should mark off the top 50 and start recruiting those other guys. And I said, well, that’d be good, but I like to have some of those top-50 type players.
“I like a mix. I loved Marvin Williams and Quentin Thomas in the same class.”