Kentucky Coach John Calipari Watches DaJuan Coleman Win State Title

A day after his team advanced to the Sweet 16 with a win over West Virginia, Kentucky coach John Calipari traveled to New York to watch DaJuan Coleman win a state championship. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky coach John Calipari was in Glens Falls, N.Y., on Sunday to watch 6-foot-10 DaJuan Coleman post 22 points and 16 rebounds as Jamesville-DeWitt cruised to its fourth straight championship with a 66-51 win over Harborfields in the Class A final.

Kentucky coach John Calipari is getting ready for the Sweet 16, where his Wildcats will face top-seeded Ohio State in an East Regional semifinal Friday in Newark. But that didn't stop him from scouting one of the top players in the Class of 2012 on Sunday.

Calipari was in Glens Falls, N.Y., to watch 6-foot-10 DaJuan Coleman post 22 points and 16 rebounds as Jamesville-DeWitt cruised to its fourth straight championship with a 66-51 win over Harborfields in the Class A final.

"They have offered," Albany City Rocks coach Jim Hart said by text, referring to Kentucky. "This is the second game in 30 days that Cal has flown up to see DaJuan. He just earned a Sweet 16 berth [Saturday] and chose to head straight to Glens Falls, N.Y. "I would say he's a top target for UK."

Asked how it felt to have Calipari watch him win a state title, Coleman said, "It felt good. It was nice."

In November, Coleman said his "top five" consisted of Syracuse, Ohio State, North Carolina, Kentucky and Louisville. Then he amended his list to say West Virginia and Georgetown were recruiting him hard as well.

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