By LARRY VAUGHT
John Calipari has six McDonald’s All-Americans in his 2013 recruiting class and one of the nation’s best players — Karl Towns Jr. — already in his 2014 recruiting class. Yet the Kentucky coach is right back at work and Friday was watching Stanley Johnson, considered the best West coast player in the 2014 recruiting class, play.
Johnson is down to six schools — UK, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Florida and Arizona.
The 6-6 forward told Rivals.com this about Kentucky: “Kentucky, obviously Calipari. They win. I want to win. As a player, they play fast. I want to be a pro, and they give pros out. That’s what I want to do in my career is be an NBA player. So going there would probably ensure that I’ll be an NBA player.”
The California standout is a veteran of USA play and has won gold medals with the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship team that went 8-0 and 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.