"John is a program builder not a taker. He has great pride in his ability and wants to make a statement this season. He's a player coaches dream about because he's a natural leader with the skill to make others better. His length should allow him to be a force on the defensive end from day one." - John Calipari
High School Averaged 22.1 points, 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals per game his senior season ... Led Word of God to a runner-up finish in the North Carolina Class 1A state championship game as a senior...MVP of the Tournament of Champions at Missouri State University... Participated in the 2009 USA Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand All-America game... Finalist for the Naismith National High School Player of the Year... Averaged 18 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as a junior ... Ranked the No. 1 overall prospect of 2009 by Rivals.com.
Personal Son of Frances Pulley... Chose Kentucky over Memphis, Miami, N.C. State, Baylor, Duke and Kansas.