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Calipari on Kevin Knox: “There were times I just shook my head and said, ‘Wow'”

Photo: USA Basketball

Photo: USA Basketball

How impressive was Kevin Knox at Team USA Training Camp before he tweaked his hamstring? At one point, all John Calipari could do was shake his head and say, “Wow.” On this morning’s SEC Coaches Teleconference, Cal was asked about Knox, and had nothing but praise for his versatile small forward.

“Kevin looks terrific. Kevin, he was the best player — one of the best. There were three or four guys that stood out and he was one of them. There were times where I just shook my head and said, ‘Wow.'”

Unfortunately, Knox won’t make the trip to Egypt, but Cal said he is looking forward to coaching PJ Washington and Hamidou Diallo for the next few weeks.

“PJ is playing really well. Hami, I’m really excited. I wish Kevin still would have made the trip. You look at it and say, it’s not worth it. Go back, get yourself healthy. What’s going to happen with Hami and PJ, I get a chance to be with them for three weeks and they get a chance to be with me. I get a chance to watch them closely, learn more about them so I can do a better job of coaching them. And they know what my expectations are and it’s going to be a little bit easier road.”

“But again, the three or four days I spent with Kevin were great. He’s going to be terrific, boy, he is really good.”

Yes, he is:

More from Calipari’s bizarre teleconference appearance in just a little bit…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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