As John Wall’s Washington Wizards take on Eric Bledsoe’s Phoenix Suns tonight in our nation’s capital, the Washington Post published a great article highlighting the two former Kentucky teammates and just how UK alums have taken over the NBA. It features a few great quotes from Wall, always the Wildcat ambassador for Coach Calipari.
“The way people still talk about Coach Cal like, he can’t do this, he can’t do that,” Wall said. “He’s writing the blueprint of what basketball is now. How many coaches can get five or six talented all-Americans and have them play together on one team? It’s very rare to find that.”
With 19 former Wildcats on an NBA roster to start the season, the former Kentucky players have formed a “fraternity” of sorts. Wall understands that even though he played at UK for just one season, his connection to the Bluegrass State will last a lifetime.
“They all supported us and they’re still supporting,” Wall said. “It’s a big tradition and once you play for them it’s like a big family here.”
To read the entire article, click here.