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Wenyen Gabriel silenced his critics again tonight


Tonight’s game was not pretty, but one bright spot was the hustle and effort from Wenyen Gabriel. For the second game in a row, Wenyen looked like a different player, coming up just short of a double-double with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Wenyen also had three blocks, two assists, one steal, and was a perfect 3-3 from the three-point line. Against Auburn on Saturday, Wenyen had 6 points and a team-high 16 rebounds, making his improvement in the past two games undeniable.

“It was kind of a follow-up to last game,” Wenyen said afterwards. “Just had to keep my confidence up.”

“Now, Wenyen is starting to get it,” Calipari said afterwards, praising the freshman for trying to shed his bad habits (even if he still goes for the ball with one hand sometimes, Cal’s biggest pet peeve).

“I’m really pleased for him. He’s the greatest kid,” Cal added on his radio show. “Here’s what he’s doing now, he’s more confident shooting the ball. He shot one right in front of me and I was saying, get back, but he shot it and made it.”

Keep it up, Wenyen.

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11 Comments for Wenyen Gabriel silenced his critics again tonight

  1. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    10:20 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

    He is getting better. But still one of the worst defenders in the country.

    • THE William Hill
      10:58 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

      Obvious troll is trolling.

    • Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
      11:12 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

      Sorry sunshine pumper, just because I don’t lick Cal’s fart box like you do, doesn’t make me a troll.

    • THE William Hill
      11:14 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

      No. You’re definitely a troll. You aren’t fooling anyone.

    • THE William Hill
      11:17 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

      And why do you change your screen name? You know we can look that up, right? Troll.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:32 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

      Bill, you have to admit; his comments are very poetic……sounds like he’s 13 years old.

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:57 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

      Definitely a troll

      UK Big Board Update January 17, 2017 at 5:01 pm | Permalink
      How many times are you going to change your name, troll?

      Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
      Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert January 17, 2017 at 9:20 pm | Permalink
      Like It (0)
      About as many times as you get on your sister.

    • UK Big Board Update
      12:13 am January 18, 2017 Permalink

      IP address shows he lives Louisville. Figures… Classy bunch.

    • catsarerunnin
      7:09 am January 18, 2017 Permalink

      Yes and we know there are zero UK fans living in Louisville….

    • UK Big Board Update
      3:26 pm January 19, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, but there’s a better chance that he’s a UL fan, since there aren’t that many across the rest of the state.

  2. EdC
    7:40 am January 18, 2017 Permalink

    OK so back to Gabriel. I always enjoyed watching his hustle and enthusiasm. It’s great to see that turning into productivity. With his length and athleticism just needs to keep his mind in the right spot.

    BTW his defense. For those of us who actually watched the game, he was giving a lot of help when others got lost. That is where at least 2 of the blocks came from. I don’t remember the other one.