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Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm  |  10 responses

John Calipari Organizing Team Kentucky vs Team Dominican Republic Game


It’ll be a star-studded affair on August 15th, at Rupp Arena. Hoopsworld reports: “Calipari is coaching the Dominican Republic national team [at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship] and will call upon some familiar faces to prepare his squad for the tournament, which begins on August 30. On August 15, Calipari’s two teams will collide at Rupp Arena, according to tweets from the head coach. Team Dominican Republic will face Team Kentucky, which will be made up of eight of the program’s former stars. Calipari will coach the national team while Sam Bowie and Joe B. Hall will lead the Kentucky alum. Team Dominican Republic will include NBA players Al Horford, Charlie Villanueva and Francisco Garcia. Team Kentucky will include John Wall, Rajon Rondo, Tayshaun Prince, DeMarcus Cousins, Jodie Meeks, Nazr Mohammed, Eric Bledsoe and Keith Bogans.”

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  • rudy

    damn, they even got francisco!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Team Kentucky ftw.

  • Ben Ireland

    Kentucky should win, but man 3 points, all mostly pure… Gonna be either a highlight factory or a complete hash !

  • Riggs

    DOMINICANS REPRESENTING! hopefully charlie stops being the bum that he is and be the player that he was. Cisco is always going to ball (just don’t get hurt) and horford is the all-star. I have a cousin on that dominican team and too bad Adris is playing for Team NIKE, he wouldve been the final piece in this squad.

  • Rex Chapman’s Bodyguard

    john wall’s back in rupp arena and you really question whether or not it’ll be a highlight factory? seriously?

    this is almost too good for big blue nation to even dream up. if chuck hayes and/or patrick patterson were able to play, it would be too good.

    welcome back to kaintuck, rajon; we shore did miss yew.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Pretty cool to see that even non-Calipari coached UK players (like Rondo, Prince and Bogans) will stop by.

  • http://thesportsseer.com Evin Demirel

    Calipari’s foray into international basketball could provide yet more ammunition to his recruiting firepower.

    C/o 2012 recruit Archie Goodwin likes it:
    http://thesportsseer.com/2011/07/23/archie-goodwin-extras-on-jarnell-stokes-caliparis-dominican-adventures/

  • http://www.yomamajokes.com LilKDub503

    And here I was thinking it would be cool if Kentucky’s current roster (incoming class) would be nice. Wow, this should be pretty cool.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    this dude think he Rick Pitino…

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