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John Calipari says he's 'overrated as a recruiter' after whiffing on top prospect James Wiseman

John Calipari says he's 'overrated as a recruiter' after whiffing on top prospect James Wiseman
Published On: Tue, Nov 20
Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Naismith hall of fame president John Doleva stands with 2015 inductees from left Jerry Coangelo , Dick Bevetta , John Calipari , Louis Dampier , Jo Jo White , Spencer Heywood and Dikembe Mutombo in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Championship game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky coach John Calipari didn't land one of the nation's top recruits Tuesday.A 

James Wiseman, the No. 2 overall prospect of the 2019 class, committed to Memphis. He's theA highest-ranked commitment in Memphis history. Shortly after Wiseman announced his decision, Calipari took the podium for a press conference ahead of the Wildcats' Wednesday game against Winthrop.A 

"I've said it all along, I think I'm overrated as a recruiter," Calipari said. "We've had kids that made the decision to come here and it's played out well for almost all of them. But my thing is, I want to be able to sleep at night. I want to make sure I'm telling the truth. I want to make sure I'm sticking with guys."

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