James Young is in Lexington for John Calipari’s ProCamp this morning and he took a break from beating kids in Knockout to chat with the local media. He kept his answers short and sweet, as he always does, but Jerry Tipton has some interesting stuff from Young about handling lofty expectations at UK.
Young said he would tell this team to drown out the undefeated hype: “Don’t listen to it. We kind of listened to it last year and it kind of got to us,” he said. “We had an up-and-down season. Leave the media stuff alone and stay focused.”
“It was just so big for everybody; it was just everywhere,” he added.
Speaking of, did you see where Hooter’s Casino in Las Vegas has UK at 50/1 to go undefeated?
I’m holding out for better odds.