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Calipari invites alumni to work out at UK during NBA lockout

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According to a tweet, John Wall has taken up John Calipari's offer to work out at the Joe Craft Center during the NBA lockout and will be in Lexington this summer. (UK Athletics) According to a tweet, John Wall has taken up John Calipari's offer to work out at the Joe Craft Center during the NBA lockout and will be in Lexington this summer. (UK Athletics)
While the NBA locks out its players in a labor dispute, Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is opening his doors.

Come one, come all, Calipari said in a Facebook and Twitter post Friday. Elaborating on a general invitation he's touched on recently,  Calipari said he's invited all UK alumni in the NBA back to Lexington to work out during the work stoppage.

"I reached out to every former Wildcat that's in (the) NBA and having to deal with this lockout to make sure they knew the Joe Craft Center is available to train if needed," Calipari wrote on his Facebook wall. "If they want to finish up some school work while in Lexington, we will help with that as well. We just want to make sure all our players know that it's all about family here at UK."

It seems one very notable player has already taken Calipari up on the offer as last year's No. 1 overall pick and former Kentucky All-American John Wall has indicated on Twitter that he'll be back in Lexington.

"Can't wait to go back to Kentucky this summer!!!" Wall tweeted.

Seventeen UK alumni are currently with NBA teams, including four players -- Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins -- who were selected in this year's NBA Draft.

If some of the players take advantage of the invitation, one can only imagine the quality of pickup games that will be going on at the Craft Center this summer.

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