If John Calipari loses a recruit to a fellow college basketball juggernaut, it certainly won't be because living conditions at Kentucky were inadequate.
Calipari posted a video on his website Monday giving viewers an MTV Cribs-style tour of Kentucky's newly renovated Wildcat Coal Lodge, which will house the basketball team beginning this school year.
The $7 million privately funded dormitory is located directly adjacent to Kentucky's practice facility and athletic tutoring facility for maximum convenience. It features everything from a private chef, to plush lounges, to spacious dorm rooms designed with a 7-footer in mind.
Why would this be in compliance with NCAA rules when athletic dormitories typically are not allowed? Well, as Kentucky is careful to note, non-student athletes will also live in the building. NCAA rules indicate at least 50 percent of the residents of every wing or floor of a dorm have to be non-student-athletes for it to be permissible.
Whoever the lucky everyday students are who live in the lodge, it's safe to say they won the housing lottery at Kentucky