On today’s SEC coaches teleconference, John Calipari said this team’s basketball habits were worse than any he’s had in his coaching career. They didn’t know how play, he said. They didn’t know how to finish basketball games, he said. But now they’re close to being where they need to be.
After a long, 10-day stretch of Camp Cal, your University of Kentucky Wildcats are anxious to get back in game action. “The players are ready to play. Oh my gosh,” Cal told the SEC media over the phone on Monday. Hoping he didn’t wear his players out, Cal said his team really needed the time together in the Craft Center and that it helped them mentally, not just on the court.
“This team really needed this, what we just went through,” he told us.
Now he is ready to see how the progress in practice translates to the games.