We have our first injury report of the 2019-20 season. At his press conference this morning, John Calipari told reporters that Bucknell grad transfer Nate Sestina is coming off a foot injury, albeit a minor one.
“Nate’s hurt,” Cal said. “Just got out of the boot, so he hasn’t really run yet. I expect good things from Nate. The way he scores the ball, stretches the defense. Athletically, he’s physically strong.”
What about the comparisons between Sestina and Reid Travis?
“Different. Different players but physically strong. Great kid and great mentality about this. Knows he’s got to work. Nothing will be given to him. He wants to see how good he can be. The way you get better here is the day-to-day grind. Mastering your craft. Falling back on your work. Playing competitively every day in practice and every day in the summer. Should be fun.”
One trait Reid and Nate definitely share? Age. Cal joked that having a 22-year-old on his team still catches him off guard sometimes.
“Yesterday, he came into my office and I said, ‘Hey, did you just get in?’ ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Did your parents bring you down?’ He goes, ‘No.’ Oh, I forgot, you’re older. You drive yourself around.”