The Kentucky Wildcats entered the 2014-15 college basketball season with a number of highly-touted recruits. As a result, head coach John Calipari had to come up with a way to get everyone on the court.
His idea was the “platoon system” which used mass substitutions and two different squads that took turns on the court.
Ultimately, the Wildcats settled on a more reasonable rotation as the season went on due to a number of factors. Now, Calipari is saying that the system may be — like a number of his players — one-and-done.
Calipari shared his thoughts on the system in a recent blog post.
“If you ask me if I’m ever going to platoon again, my answer is NO. Last season was an absolute outlier. It’s just not the way I like to coach,” Calipari wrote.
“I would rather play seven or eight guys because I believe that gives us the best chance to win. I think we wrote the book on platooning this year, but I hope we stick it on the shelf and never have to use it again.”
By allowing the elite recruits in the nation to get more minutes, Calipari and Kentucky may be even more attractive to the top players in the nation than ever before.
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