We’ve been duped, Big Blue Nation. Misled, rather. I think we’ve all realized it now.
This is not John Calipari’s best three-point shooting team at Kentucky, as he suggested it could be prior to the start of the season. So far it has been quite the opposite as this team is on track to be Calipari’s worst three-point shooting team at Kentucky, at least at this stage of the season, 10 games in.
After missing 15 of 17 three-point tries in the stunner against Utah (which is exactly how you get stunned by Utah) last night, Kentucky now ranks 326th in the country in three-point field goal percentage. THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIXTH. At only 27.5 percent on over 150 attempts, this team seems to be far removed from the conversation of best shooting teams.
That being said, Calipari still believes this team will find its rhythm outside and all will be right in the world. But until then, he can’t explain why shots aren’t going in.
“I don’t have the answer,” he said after Wednesday night’s loss. “I wish I did. I believe we’ve got good shooters, they’re just — maybe timid right now.”
You know what he needs? Makers, not shooters.