Wenyen Gabriel was the surprising X-factor in last night’s game playing 29 minutes. In those 29 minutes Gabriel scored six points and grabbed 16 rebounds, the most in any SEC matchup by a player in the Calipari Era.
Gabriel opened up yesterday’s game with a three-pointer and his 29 minutes were the most he’s played all season. After the game, Calipari had nothing but praise for the freshman, in few little words.
Gabriel’s 16 rebounds yesterday are the most ever for any player in the Coach Cal era in SEC play. pic.twitter.com/cCzQtCIEQU
– Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) January 15, 2017
“Woo,” Calipari said, “Wow.”
Not many people can leave Calipari speechless, but apparently 16 rebounds does the trick.