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Recruits left picking up the pieces

Calipari was on his way to a legendary class, but what happens now that he's leaving?

Originally Published: March 31, 2009
By Antonio Williams | Scouts Inc.

John Calipari's move to Kentucky will cause huge ripples and shake the foundation of the college basketball landscape, particularly on the recruiting side. Calipari assembled an unbelievable 2009 recruiting class at Memphis, headlined by Xavier Henry (Oklahoma City/Putnam City), the No. 1 player in the ESPNU 100, plus another ESPNU 100 prospect, Nolan Dennis (Richland Hills, Texas). A few weeks ago, the Tigers had a verbal commitment from No. 4-ranked DeMarcus Cousins (Mobile, Ala./LeFlore), and ...

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