During John Calipari's first state-of-the-program address at Big Blue Madness 2009, he proclaimed a seemingly outlandish goal. He wanted to make Kentucky basketball so alluring that every prospect across the country would want to play for the Cats. Craig Victor, a well-regarded power forward in the high school class of 2014, continues to say that Calipari has achieved that goal. He said as much at the National Basketball Player's Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia in June, then repeated himself at the Adidas Invitational here this week. Kentucky, he said, is "America's team." Much as the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees are iconic sporting brands, so is UK basketball...
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