Keion Brooks spoke on behalf of the Kentucky players following yet another loss for the Wildcats, this time to Georgia in Athens. Brooks was down—“we gave the game away,” he said—but the veteran sophomore defended each of his teammates and made it clear he still believes there are brighter days ahead.
But with a much tougher schedule to come, Jerry Tipton asked, what does he call upon for that belief?
“We call upon our work that we put in every single day in the gym,” Brooks replied. “Nobody on this team takes days off, everybody on this team goes hard everyday. We have great practices. Sometimes the outcome doesn’t always go your way but we’re going to keep believing and keep pushing through because we put in so much work that we would be doing ourselves a disfavor if we stopped believing in our talent and our ability to win games.”
Brooks pointed to the team’s inexperience in the COVID-shortened year as one of the roots of UK’s problems, but not an excuse.
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