Johnny Juzang made a surprise appearance in the starting lineup on Saturday. It was the true freshman’s first career start, but why?
“He worked” and “he fought,” according to John Calipari, who said Juzang made the play of the game.
“The biggest play of the game was — we’re struggling — I’ve got to call a timeout, like, what are you doing? We do this every game. Like, why would you give them, take two bad shots and let them get seven points in a row on a 7-0 run? Tell me, what?
“We go down, Johnny drives, misses the shot, but grabs it and lay it is back in, gets fouled, makes two free throws. He stopped the bleeding and it wasn’t like he did anything but fight. And that’s what he’s been doing in practice.”
Juzang finished with four points, three rebounds and an assist in 23 minutes played, a new career-high for action.