LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — John Calipari will make nine stops throughout the state as part of his satellite camp next month.
The camp, for children ages 7-17, will make stops at North Laurel High School (June 4), Harrison County High School (June 5), Elizabethtown High School (June 6), Thomas Nelson High School (June 9), Meade County High School (June 9), South Oldham High School (June 10), The Corbin Arena (June 11), Pulaski County High School (June 13) and the Christian Academy of Louisville (June 21).
“Our guys really enjoyed going around the state and meeting the BBN’s youth (last year),” Calipari said. “We’ll be making nine stops and hope to add a 10th (stop). Based on our numbers last year, these will fill up fast.”
AT HOME IN ROME
Calipari took part in a coaching clinic in Bologna last weekend and has been visiting several tourist stops throughout the region. He visited Positano in Amalfi, which he considered a “great little town.”
He also visited the Vatican, Mussolini’s Balcony, Vittotio Emanuele II’s monument, the Pantheon, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Pope’s residence and Vatican City, Clementine Chapel, the Colosseum, Fountain of the Four Rivers among other stops.
“We had the incredible honor of a private tour or some special places in Rome,” he tweeted.
Among those special places included the private residence of the Pope and his private chapel.
“I had to say a prayer for family and friends while I was in the Pope’s private chapel,” he said in a tweet. Calipari, a Catholic, also visited the “Room of Tears” and the Sistine Chapel, where he said the artwork is “absolutely unbelievable.”
Calipari also made a stop at the Church of Domine Quo Vadis on Appian Way where he lit candles for “my mom and my family.”
He made a visit to Barcelona on Wednesday.
Former Kentucky guard Jemarl Baker plans to transfer to Arizona. He will sit out next season and will have two more years of eligibility remaining.
Baker sat out his freshman season because of a knee injury, but played in 28 games for the Wildcats last year. He missed the first eight games, but appeared in 28 games and tallied eight points in a win over Wofford in the NCAA Tournament. He finished his Kentucky career with 64 points, 15 rebounds, 12 assists and 13 3-pointers.
The NBA Combine began Wednesday and concludes Saturday in Chicago. Former Kentucky players Tyler Herro, PJ Washington and Keldon Johnson were among 66 players who received an invite to the event.
The NBA Draft is set for June 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New. York.
Keith Taylor is sports editor for Kentucky Today. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @keithtaylor21.