John Calipari went to the NIT with his Cats last year.
Something he joked about today in Louisville at the UK alumni luncheon when asked how long he'd stay at Kentucky.
"If i go to the NIT again I'm not giving Mitch much choice," meaning his boss, athletics director Mitch Barnhart.
Good news for Cal?
He's got six new McDonald's All-Americans and the state of Kentucky's top two players in Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins and Derek Willis.
Willis the one guy Cal says has really surprised him so far in practice.
More good news?
Cal has his team is focused on just getting better while other teams are focused on playing the Cats...that whole "we're everybody's Super Bowl" thing again from Cal like a few years back.
But that's okay with the game's biggest recruiter and master of marketing. Because Cal has one message for both his players and the competition this year, "Bring It!'
More in the video.