John Calipari had some biting words for reporters during Kentucky’s media day on Wednesday afternoon when asked about the eligibility of star freshman Skal Labissiere.
“Everything is good to go,” Calipari said, emphasizing the school’s policy against commenting on the eligibility of incoming recruits. He said five players were reviewed by the NCAA prior to last season, and some weren’t cleared to play until a week before the first game. “Every year we’ve been here, players go through the review. You won’t believe this: it’s always the best players that get the review.”
“I think my team will be fine and you guys will figure it out when we go out there the first game,” he said, before going on to add, “how did this become such a huge … this became like a firestorm. Where did this come from? Feel real good what my team’s going to look like on the first day.”
You can watch the full interview session here, courtesy of the Louisville Courier-Journal.