In his continued use of CoachCal.com as a masterful marketing tool for potential prospects and and a director of dialogue for the UK program, John Calipari and UK are posting previews of this season’s incoming freshmen. Today’s profile of Anthony Davis is full of all the complimentary things you’d expect from such a piece, including his efforts to get stronger in the weight room and how he’s humbled by the way he’s grown (both literally and metaphorically) in the past year and a half.
It has includes an interesting little note about who’s been dominating in the pickup games. Davis says his team wins every game they play. So who are the other four players rounding out this fearsome fivesome? Take it away, Mr. Davis…
“It’s always me, Terrence Jones, Stacey Poole, Jarrod Polson and Twany Beckham,” Davis said. “We’re always on the same team for some odd reason. They picked the teams early and we always win so the other team always tries to beat us. We’re going to start changing it up to see who plays with who.”
It’s not easy to win when you stack the teams, Anthony. As easy as it is to just jump to a quick conclusion and declare these five as the starters, that’s probably a little far-fetched. Especially since Beckham won’t be eligible to play until after Christmas. So it looks like John Calipari might have to mess with chemistry and find someone to slide into that fifth starting spot. The only question is whether or not Kentucky has enough talented players ready to step in and play alongside Jarrod Polson and Stacey Poole at the tip.
Is Darius Miller up to the challenge? Maybe Doron Lamb? Michael Gilchrist? Hell, in this bizarro world, maybe it’s Jon Hood. Either way, Coach Cal has to feel good that things are already sorting themselves out over the summer.