Kentucky fans are quick to point to basketball IQ as one of this team’s weaknesses, but John Calipari doesn’t think that is the case.
“I don’t think the issue has been basketball IQ,” he said Friday. “I think the issue has been they didn’t realize until two weeks ago how bad they needed each other.”
There’s that trust issue he’s been preaching again, and he obviously would know more than you or me.
“The second thing is they’re still trying to figure out who they are,” he continued. “Then we add Jarred midseason. I mean, that all comes together and we look confused sometimes out there on the court, which would make you to believe, ‘Man, their IQ –.’ It’s not, they’ve got a good basketball IQ, they have a good feel for the game, but again, we’ve had to make adjustments. I’ve had to really set into rules of how we’re playing, roles for guys, but they’ve gotten better.”
Whoa… A good basketball IQ? It’s one thing to say IQ isn’t the problem; it’s another to say it’s good. But again, what do I know? Cal has forgotten more about basketball than I’ve ever known.
Chime in with your thoughts on this team’s basketball IQ.