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Why do I like Nick Calathes?

Because he’s not scrappy.

Calathes–and the rest of the Gators–dismantled Vandy, a win that makes UK’s showing in Gainesville look a lot better (let it be known that it looks like Maryland has a chance to make the Dance, meaning there actually could be a way Kentucky could do it with a strong February and one key March win). Florida looks good, and Calathes is probably the top triple-double threat in college right now (over Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez). He’s big and talented. Good combination, from what I’ve heard.

Perhaps you’re wondering what made me think of this. I’ll tell you what.

If I have to hear one more time this week–or for the rest of my life–how scrappy Wes Welker is, I’m going to hurt someone. I swear I will.

So here’s to you, Nick Calathes, for being a good basketball player, so good that no one’s scripting a Disney movie for you as we speak. ‘Preciate ya.

Article written by Bomani Jones

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