Following Kentucky’s win over Missouri last week, John Calipari credited Tyler Ulis and Isaiah Briscoe with bringing back the breakfast club of voluntarily morning workouts.
If you recall, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist started the club in 2011-12 by dragging his teammates from the lodge to the gym before the team’s practice each morning. That team went on to win the national championship.
This year’s club began with Ulis and Briscoe hitting the gym together on their own, but has since grown to more and more guys. Calipari said on his call-in show last night that almost the entire team was in early when he looked out at the gym Wednesday morning.
“Today they were doing that breakfast club — Tyler and Isaiah put it together — and today 12 guys were down there. They were there at 8 o’clock.”
Calipari said Ulis is trying so hard to drag his teammates along that it’s almost like he is stealing his job.
“Tyler is trying to do it. I feel bad for him,” said Cal. “It’s like he is doing my job. He’s so mad at some of the guys, and frustrated at what they’re doing.”
More Tyler Ulis, please.