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Early Games will take away Morning Shoot-Around

From today's shoot-around at Bridgestone via @KentuckyMBB.

From today’s shoot-around at Bridgestone via @KentuckyMBB.

John Calipari had a shoot-around before every game, until he felt he could trust his team to come prepared. That was against UCLA. That did not go well.

The Cats had a shoot-around before every single game, until the season finale tipped-off at 11:00 a.m. local time in College Station.  The Cats own, but Malik Monk could not hit a shot that was not a dunk.  Tipping off at noon local time throughout the entire SEC Tournament, the Cats must learn to adjust without a shoot-around, now.

“I don’t feel well” shoot-around,” Calipari said today.  “They gotta be responsible.  They gotta come early.  We have an hour to get loose.  Get loose.  You got an hour.  Get up early.  Have a nice breakfast.  You don’t go back to sleep.  Get ready.   This is about your responsibility about yourself to our team”.

It does not come at an ideal time.  Kentucky ended the season with three consecutive slow starts.  Falling behind early has become the theme of this team.  It happened every time they played Georgia too.

Calipari’s solution?  “Obviously whatever I’m trying is not working.”

Maybe starting the game without a shoot-around is worth a try…

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Early Games will take away Morning Shoot-Around

  1. KYcats11
    6:11 pm March 9, 2017 Permalink

    Proofread cmon nick, won not own

  2. Brian in Franklin
    6:55 pm March 9, 2017 Permalink

    Welp, looks like an early exit according to prior experience. Who’s the coach, Cal? Hopefully they’ll do the right thing and take care of business, but like Cal always says, they’re all young and we all have to understand. This team has appeared to be disconnected for a while, and the whole instagram videos situation don’t help the perception. Prove me wrong guys, Please!

  3. jboy
    7:07 pm March 9, 2017 Permalink

    If the team wants a shoot around Cal shouldn’t be set in his ways. Also may try coming back on the floor before the game more than 2 minutes before tip off. Yes I know they are 26-5, but slow stars are dangerous.

  4. leon singleton
    7:34 pm March 9, 2017 Permalink

    No problem the other team don’t get a shoot around.

  5. jrdh13
    11:20 pm March 9, 2017 Permalink

    If they feel better after a shoot around they need to get to the gym.. I dont understand why its even a topic

  6. nashvillecatsfan
    9:50 am March 10, 2017 Permalink

    was that just snapped at a bad angle or …?