John Calipari now has his 2017 recruiting class on campus for summer classes, but one of the five-star studs won’t be practicing or working out with the team for now. Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt suffered a mysterious foot injury in the Jordan Brand Classic back in April and has been absent from workouts as of now.
During a conference call, coach Calipari said that Vanderbilt will not be able to get on the court for some time. “He’s not started playing with us. Probably two weeks [away],” Calipari said. ” I think he’ll be fine. There aren’t any issues.”
The team doctors have also checked him out and said that he should be fine down the road. He originally hurt his foot when he drove baseline in that All-Star game and went down clutching his foot on what seemed like a non-contact play. The 6’8″, 200-pound forward is ranked as the No. 5 power forward in the country for the class and No. 18 overall player by ESPN.