Ebene News – United States – Calipari asks British rookie Fletcher to ‘get away’

Myron Medcalf examines Kentucky drama after coach John Calipari asks freshman Cam’Ron Fletcher to step away from the squad (1:45)

On Monday, the skies continued to fall around Kentucky men’s basketball when coach John Calipari announced that he had asked rookie Cam’Ron Fletcher to “walk away” from the team after that the four-star rookie was visibly upset towards the end of the team’s loss to North Carolina on Saturday

In a series of tweets, Calipari said he made the decision to preserve a culture that “will not change”

We asked Cam Fletcher to take some time and get away from the team He needs to think and do some soul searching to put his priorities in order Any attitude or action detrimental to this team will not be tolerated – and this goes for everyone on the team

I’ve talked to Cam and his mom and they know I care and love him, but they also understand that there are changes to be made It’s his job to decide if he can play in this culture both on and off the pitch

After the 75-63 loss to the Tar Heels – which punctuated Kentucky’s first 1-5 start since 1927 and the first five-game losing streak under Calipari at Kentucky – Calipari said Fletcher, who played two minutes in loss, apologized for his behavior on the sidelines

Fletcher later posted an apology to Kentucky fans after his “emotions reached their peak” due to the team’s constant struggles

After Saturday’s loss, Keion Brooks spoke to the media even though he did not play in the game due to injury Brooks said his teammates were not “ready” to speak to reporters after the historic defeat He also said he was concerned about the “swagger” and “confidence” of his team after the loss

The last time Kentucky started 1-5, it was three years before the school hired Adolph Rupp It’s an unprecedented low for this generation of Kentucky fans who saw Calipari win a national title in 2012 in a series of four Final Four appearances in five seasons from 2011 to 2015.

Saturday’s loss highlighted the distance – eight years and more – of this race to the national championship

Kentucky came in 50th overall on Monday through KenPom The team hasn’t finished in the 50s on KenPom since the 2012-13 campaign, which ended in a first-round loss to Robert Morris in the NIT The program reached the Final Four the following season

Cam’Ron Fletcher

Ebene News – United States – Calipari asks British rookie Fletcher to “get away”

Source: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/30573544/kentucky-wildcats-coach-john-calipari-asks-freshman-camron-fletcher-step-away-program