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Two-a-Day Reports

After the glitz and glamour subside from Big Blue Madness we always seem to enter a lull in excitement surrounding the basketball program.  Now that the yearly lull has been entered it’s time for players and coaches to start building towards the ultimate goal at two-a-day practices.  Yesterday marked the first instance of Kentucky practicing twice a day and Eric Lindsey of was fortunate enough to cover the events.  In his lengthy and detailed report, he reviewed anything from players’ physical ailments, initial performances, and behind the scenes schematics from Coach Calipari himself.  Here are some of the key notes from yesterday’s practices.

Talking about Freshman, Archie Goodwin

One guy Calipari doesn’t have to worry about is Archie Goodwin, who continues to exhibit a Michael Kidd-Gilchrist-like mentality. The more competitive the environment gets, the more he rises to the occasion. When the pads were out, Goodwin seemed to bounce off the punishment like he was a running back with shoulder pads and a helmet on.

On Senior Julius Mays.

Although Julius Mays has only been on campus a few months, he’s grasped the idea of getting the ball high on the glass. Short in stature, Mays almost never gets his shot blocked and routinely leaves the ball to where it’s either going in or a player is tipping it in. “That’s why we’re the best rebounding team in the country, because we drive and shoot floaters so we allow our bigs to get off their big and rebound the ball,” Calipari said.

Discussing the development of Ryan Harrow.

Harrow is starting to get it. On plays where he would almost always try to lay it in himself, he’s giving it up for the lob pass. He’s developed such a crafty layup over the years that he can put a pass just about anywhere he wants to.”

It’s not all easy for Freshman, Nerlens Noel.

Noel showed nice touch around the rim, particularly with his jump hook against Cauley-Stein and Wiltjer, but you could tell that two full practices on top of Big Blue Madness was starting to tire him out. Calipari challenged him to fight through the fatigue. “Make him stay out there for 10 minutes,” Calipari said. “He’s getting tired.”


The remainder of the lengthy report can be found at

Article written by Jonathan Schuette

6 Comments for Two-a-Day Reports

  1. BurnerTurner5
    1:28 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like Nerlens needs to toughen up. Clyde would have him running the steps until he ended up with a stress fracture.

  2. Flip
    1:34 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    The only report I’m interested in is the one that says Bobby Petrino has been hired.

  3. are you kidding me
    1:37 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    #2, you’re only interested in reading a report about football? In case you haven’t noticed for the past 50 years, reports about football are almost always negative.

    1:56 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    as an old man i have come to see just how great the people of BBN are and im sorry for being a complete butt wipe. This team will set standards and i would love for the fans of ky to invite me to just one home game this season. Please BBN love me cause my family is just like me a year ago and there is no love in their heart. I need someone, anyone …..

  5. CardHater
    3:23 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Why is the picture of last years team?

  6. Duke Sucks
    3:48 pm October 14, 2012 Permalink

    Hopefully WCS game will resemble Big Cuz’s a little.