John Calipari joined his good friends Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg earlier this week for a segment on the ESPNU College Basketball Podcast to talk about his 2012-13 team.
It’s not a Harrison twins update, but it’s the next best thing.
Have some notes:
— Kentucky is the most inexperienced team in the country. Out of the 72 BCS schools, UK is the only one that doesn’t have a returning player who started in one game last season.
— Ryan Harrow is more of the mold of a Brandon Knight. He’s going to have to take on the role of a shooter/scorer. “He’s a really good player.”
— Leadership develops. The team captains will emerge; they won’t talk about it.
— The surprise of the group is going to be Willie Cauley-Stein. “People are going to say, ‘Who the heck is this guy’?
— The freshman who is playing the best right now is Archie Goodwin. “He’s got a motor like Michael Kidd.”
— Cal will be surprised if Wiltjer isn’t scoring 14, 15, or 16 points per game. “I will be stunned if he’s not.”
— Jay-Z, Irv Gotti, and maybe Magic Johnson will be at the Maryland game. Drake is coming back to Rupp. “He asked for seats on the wood.”
Have a listen…