The fact that Kentucky was able to beat Georgia by 20 with zero points from its leading scorer, Keldon Johnson, is promising for the team, but what’s up with the explosive young Cat? John Calipari told reporters today that Johnson is still trying to figure out how to be a part of the offense when the other team focuses on shutting him down.
“He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine. Teams are collapsing on him. We’re saying, you’ve got to find people, well, but yeah, you’ve got to score. That’s what you do for us. Yeah, you’ve got to see people, but, ‘Coach, you’re telling me to score and see people if they collapse.’ Yeah, that’s how you play the game. You take what they give you. He’s not quite there yet with that. But when he does — because he can pass, he can handle it. But we need him to score baskets.”
Kentucky can afford an off night from one of its stars vs. teams like Georgia, but against Auburn? Hopefully the bright lights of a Top 15 matchup will inspire a big performance.