By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky didn’t reach the Final Four, but coach John Calipari didn’t back off calling this is most rewarding season again after Thursday’s 61-58 loss to Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal.
“Both individually and collectively, this was a rewarding year for me. I wish it could have ended in another week, but you know, for me to see how individual players got better, for me to see how this team came together, for me to see Jarred in, Jarred out, all the stuff that went on with injuries, and they hung in there and played a bunch of freshmen,” Calipari said.
“I thought they really performed. ”
Now he has to wait to see how many players off this year’s team will be back at UK or headed to start professional careers.
“I don’t know yet until I sit down with all the guys, sit down and talk and see where they are with things and where their families are,” Calipari said.
“I have no idea. We haven’t discussed it.”