John Calipari echoed earlier comments he made about Ryan Harrow last week during his press conference today, while also expanding a bit on his outlook for next season.
Calipari was asked by an
esteemed local media member future television star if he saw any advantage to having a point guard for the first time who he had already worked with for a year.
“Well, I’m excited about it. Coaching this Dominican team has been good because it’s given me some ideas. Well, you have Ryan and you have Archie…basically two point guards. One’s bigger and one’s smaller, both can score and pass. I’m happy because I have a feel for Ryan. Not only does he have a feel for me, but I have a feel for him. He’s different than all of the other point guards I’ve had. They’re all different. Ryan may be a bit more of a shooter, like Brandon was.”
Calipari then went on to talk about comparing Ryan Harrow to the most recent point guard, Marquis Teague.
“He’s not a physical, tough bulldog like Teague was but he shoots better. The way we play, he’s gotten tougher. But he’s going to have to continue to get stronger.”
One of the keys to replacing some of the talent from last year’s national championship team was to find a shooter, or a committee of shooters, who could produce from long range like Doron Lamb and Darius Miller. The addition of Julius Mays was a step, along with the return of Kyle Wiltjer. With Calipari’s recent comments, it seems as if Harrow might be another threat for next year’s Kentucky team from long range.
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