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Robic says each player has to make 500 free throws a week

John Robic met with the media who wasn’t at the Breeders’ Cup this afternoon to preview Monday’s exhibition game against Ottawa. (Oh yeah, there’s an exhibition game Monday night!) It’s hard to get too worked up over stats from a scrimmage, but one of the more troubling ones from Tuesday night’s Blue/White game was free throw shooting. The Cats shot 13-30 from the line, an alarming stat that Robic said the staff’s already working on.

“We didn’t shoot them well,” Robic said. “We’re making sure the guys are shooting more free throws throughout the course of the week. They have to get up 500 free throws made per week now, and we want to chart it. Early on in the season, it’s maybe a little bit of an afterthought, free throws, we do shoot them, but not everyday, but we’ve put more of an importance on it as of right now.”

Marcus Lee attributed some of the free-throw shooting woes to the new guys adjusting to Rupp.

“In different gyms, there’s different depth perceptions, especially going from our practice gym to Rupp, it’s very different. It’s something you have to get used to, something you have to get comfortable with.”

Speaking of shooting, Mychal Mulder told reporters that in the team’s five-minute three-point shooting drill at the start of practice, he made 64 threes. Who made the most on the team? Tyler Ulis, with 72.

Not bad.

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11 Comments for Robic says each player has to make 500 free throws a week



  1. Rajonrondo9
    2:51 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

    Good, nothing is more frustrating then losing because of free throws.



  2. Rajonrondo9
    2:51 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

    *than



  3. ComeOn
    3:51 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

    Are you seriously still out of the kitchen?



    • Ha!
      5:23 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

      #L1CWHORE 🙂



  4. DavidP19
    4:40 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

    IF only they had been emphasized years ago ………..



    • Seriously
      5:22 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

      Shut up.



    • Reality
      6:15 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

      Remind me when FT’s cost UK a championship under Cal……



    • Dan
      7:38 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

      Both UCONN Final Four games would’ve been UK wins if the free throw percentage was better.



    • Leuther
      8:06 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

      Cal has lost at 3 ships because of poor FT shooting. 1 at Memphis and then both losses to UCONN since he’s been here…



  5. Kent P
    5:39 pm October 30, 2015 Permalink

    Oh good, we’re working on something rather than taking it for granted? Lol.



  6. Edward Louis Severson
    7:18 am October 31, 2015 Permalink

    500 Free Throws Each!

    This is awesome!

    Practice makes perfect…..or at minimum, markedly improved.

    And these fellas need to understand the rule: If you want to be a pro, you got to first be proficient.