The closest thing Kentucky has right now to an NBA team is the Phoenix Suns, with Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Archie Goodwin, and Devin Booker all on the same roster. Suns.com’s Matt Peterson wrote a great article this week about how the four former Cats are sticking together and bonding over their shared roots. According to Peterson, the four regularly stay after practice and workout together long after their teammates are gone, a work ethic instilled in them at UK.
Here are a few quotes to whet your palette:
“I think we just have a drive to be successful at this level,” Knight added. “We all come from different backgrounds, but there was something about Kentucky that attracted us to go there. You look around the league, we have guys that have a knack for success. I would say a lot of that came from the competition we had while at school. We all watch each other.”
“Once you get [to Kentucky], it’s like you’re fighting for a spot because [Calipari] doesn’t guarantee anybody anything,” Goodwin said. “You have to come in prepared to play and prepared to battle for your position. You do it so long that it carries over [to the NBA].”
“I think that mindset — just wanting to be on the biggest stage in college basketball — translates to the NBA,” Booker said.
Awesome stuff here, so head on over to Suns.com to check it out.