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Thursday, May 10, 2012

John Calipari at St. Joseph banquet.

STRATFORD — The relationship between the men’s basketball coach of the reigning NCAA Division I national champions and Connecticut’s all-time winningest boys’ basketball coach dates back a quarter-century.

John Calipari recruited a player from St. Joseph High by the name of Chris Watts in the late 1980s when he was the head coach at UMass.

Watts ended up going to Providence.

Calipari had plenty more to say about St. Joseph coach Vito Montelli and the NCAA "one-and-done" rule. Read more.