Earlier today, a story by The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie got a lot of attention.
Vecenie interviewed assistant coaches that faced Kentucky last season and asked for their thoughts on Tyrese Maxey, Nick Richards, Immanuel Quickley, EJ Montgomery, and Ashton Hagans.
The coaches, who are anonymous in the piece, didn’t have great things to say, especially about Ashton Hagans. One coach called Hagans “trash” (as a player).
John Calipari released a statement defending his players.
And this particular group? If we would have been able to finish the season, I truly believe this would have been one of the last teams standing. Great group, wonderful and talented kids, and SEC champs! I would take every one of those kids to battle with me.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 15, 2020
You can read the story by The Athletic below.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) July 15, 2020