In what was a magical season in John Calipari’s first year at the helm last year, Kentucky fans finally found themselves connected to the team and the program in a way that they’ve so desperately craved for years. There were big wins and big names, but the most pleasant surprise was the reassuring “he gets it” feeling that Coach Cal brought to the table as he went out of his way to make the Big Blue Nation his own. On Tuesday night, one of the feel-good stories from last season intertwined itself with this new batch of Cats as Kentucky welcomed Indiana teenager Kevin Massey at last night’s game. Massey, you might remember, earned an inspiring surprise visit from Coach Cal last season. Last night, it was Kevin’s turn to inspire. Here is what Brandon Knight had to say about it via his Twitter account:
Shoutout to KEVIN MASSEY. Just got done spending time with him. A big inspiration and motivation for me and a strong individual. Keep him in your prayers.
Yep, he still gets it.