Following Kentucky’s impressive 69-62 victory over Michigan State to open the season, a familiar face entered the UK locker room to speak with the Wildcats.
Former Kentucky superstar point guard John Wall decided to give a few words of advice to the Wildcats, saying this team “can be special.”
“Take advantage of this, this goes by quick,” Wall said, via the UK Sports Network. “You can be special. Just keep working.”
— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) November 6, 2019
John Calipari was appreciative of his former Wildcat coming in and talking to his current players after the game:
Seeing @JohnWall in @thegarden tonight brought back some great memories of his big game there when he was just a freshman. Loved his message to our team postgame — to enjoy the ride!!! pic.twitter.com/qSxcMDu0cQ
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) November 6, 2019
Throughout the game, Wall cheered on the Wildcats from the sideline, hyping up the crowd every chance he got.
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) November 6, 2019
The former Kentucky guard also showed love to 2021 No. 1 prospect and UK target Jonathan Kuminga, who was in attendance watching the Wildcats in action.
John Wall dapping up Jonathan Kuminga is what you wanna see if you’re a UK fan. ? pic.twitter.com/fYvvGuLVuE
— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) November 6, 2019
Not a bad player to have on your side if you’re John Calipari and the UK coaching staff…