Football has been stealing the show lately, but let us not forget the reason for the season: Kentucky basketball. Your University of Kentucky Wildcats have been flying under the radar this week without a game, while going through three sessions a day during Christmas break. The sessions include morning conditioning, afternoon practices, walkthroughs, film sessions, team meetings, team dinners, movie nights, and other functions at the Calipari home. “It’s not always live body-to-body,” Calipari said in his Wednesday mailbag on his website. But the team is always together.
The team is working to improve a lot of aspects of their game during this unrestricted time away from classes, and dieting is a huge part of Camp Cal. “The biggest thing is they eat right,” he said. “They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner — we’re monitoring it. Guys are gaining weight, we’re weight training, we’re eating right — we’re getting our bodies back.”
He said the Wildcats are coming together as a team, however, on-court communication is still a long way from where it needs to be. He said, “It’s not good. It’s better but it’s still not good.”
So how are they working to improve it?
“We just run.”
Running, dieting, and weight training… It’s kind of like my Christmas break but exactly the opposite.