Back in the United States with a few days to think over their time with John Calipari at the FIBA U19 World Cup, the four high school players who made that trip to Egypt have all come to pretty much the same conclusion.
These past few weeks under the tutelage of Calipari gave them all a better understanding of the UK coach. And that appears to be a good thing for the Cats.
Five-star seniors-to-be Louis King, Romeo Langford, Immanuel Quickley and Cameron Reddish were part of the 12-player team chosen to represent the United States at the World Cup in Cairo earlier this month. Before making that journey, the quartet took part in a USA Basketball training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., an event that was also managed by Calipari, who was head coach of the U19 squad.
All told, the four recruits spent 23 days with Calipari.
“I think you definitely get closer to somebody that you spend almost a month with, especially going overseas,” Quickley said. “So I got to know him quite well.
“I definitely think it helped (UK’s) cause, me getting to spend time with him. I didn’t get to spend time with the other coaches. So, I mean, it can really only help you to get to know…