Kentucky coach John Calipari brought the "wow" factor on the first day of Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) forward Julius Randle's in-home visits, whipping out his 2012 national championship ring.
Well, after our report of Randle and his mother Carolyn Kyles being wildly impressed with Calipari's bling, North Carolina coach Roy Williams came prepared to one-up Calipari.
"More like 31-up," Randle said.
During his presentation Tuesday night, Williams opened a case of 30 rings -- everything from conference titles to Final Four berths to national titles -- that he'd collected over the years.
"When coach Williams opened the case you almost couldn't look directly in it for fear of going blind," Randle joked. "It was crazy."
Added Kyles: "Yeah, coach Williams was ready for coach Cal with those rings. He got him there."
Once he'd achieved the wide-eyed reaction he hoped for, Williams added the exclamation point, reaching into his pocket and pulling out Michael Jordan's 1992 NBA championship ring he won with the Chicago Bulls.
"He said Jordan gave it to him to show his players what they could achieve with hard work and determination," Randle said. "I was just shocked. I couldn't believe I was holding Jordan's ring."
When asked if Jordan's ring was better than Calipari's, Randle frowned up, did a double-take and said, "Come on now. It's Jordan. No comparison."
Rumor has it that Krzyzewski told Randle he could get him rings on a defaulted 15-day credit line and keep them for two years!!!