Former Cat Jeff Sheppard Criticizes One-and-Done Rule, UK's NBA Focus
07/22/2013 11:19 AM
Former Wildcat Jeff Sheppard was among a handful of guest speakers at the annual UK Convention in Franklin, Ohio over the weekend. The 1998 Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four spoke with fans about his career and over the course of the session, took some questions about what he thinks of UK’s current staff and the success they’ve seen.
Sheppard was of course complimentary of what John Calipari has accomplished at UK, but criticized the one-and-done process and said he thinks UK fans have had to accept it, despite not liking it. He also explained that he is not a fan of the NBA-focus around the UK basketball program and he’s still more comfortable meeting with Rick Pitino than Calipari because when he was at UK, Cal was the enemy.