Mar 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari yells to one of his players during the first half of the finals of the 2012 SEC Tournament against the Vanderbilt Commodores at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky coach John Calipari rants about UK academics; losing Andrew Wiggins

In the hours leading up to Andrew Wiggins’ college decision, Kentucky head coach, John Calipari, most likely knew Wiggins wouldn’t choose Kentucky (Wiggins ultimately choose Kansas). Obviously aggravated, Calipari took to twitter to express his frustration.


We’re not done yet….

That’s right. Calipari tweeted four times. I think it’s fair to say he had a mini meltdown. While the tweets were mostly about academics rather than basketball, it’s safe to assume that it was a last second attempt to persuade Wiggins and his parents to change his mind and choose UK for not just their basketball program, but for their academic.

Another assumption could be that Calipari knew the outcome before hand, the reason why Wiggins didn’t choose UK and perhaps wanted to defend his program.

This is all assumptions and speculation so remember to take it with a grain of salt.

Tags: Andrew Wiggins John Calipari Kansas Jayhawks Kentucky Wildcats

  • Brandon Martin

    You are an idiot. Meltdown? What is fansideds obsession with Calipari bashing. Wiggins did not go to UK because he would have to go to summer school. Quit trying to create drama where there is none. Troll

    • chiefridgy

      Don’t be mad bro

  • Tim Bayer

    I think your overstating things a bit by calling it a “mini-meltdown”. Calipari obviously felt the need to defend the academic record of his players against those who bash them. Maybe some of it was last-second pitching to Wiggins, but I’m sure he would have more effective ways of doing that than broadcasting messages on Twitter. Nonetheless, I saw nothing wrong with his tweets. He’s simply stating facts and defending his program, which he obviously has every right to do.