- UK recruits Jabari Parker, Mitch McGary, Andrew Wiggins,T.J. Warren and Jakarr Sampson will all be at the “Rumble at Rupp” January 8th 2012. Here’s the game list:
9 a.m. -Bourbon County vs. Madison Southern
10:30 a.m. – Perry County . Central vs. Boone Co.
Noon – Clinton County . vs. Bryan Station
1:30 p.m. – Chicago Whitney Young vs. Our Savior New American (N.Y.)
3 p.m. – Kiski (Pa.) vs. Brewster Academy (N.H.) (McGary, Warren and Sampson)
4:30 p.m. – Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. Chicago Simeon (Wiggins vs. Parker)
6 p.m. – Scott County . vs. Pulaski County .
7:30 p.m. – Hopkinsville vs. Rowan County .
9 p.m. – Hargrave Military (Va.) vs. Rise Academy (Pa.)
- Draft Express has been following the coaches clinic today and sent out these tweets about Coach Cal:
Calipari showing 3 on 0 transition drills he uses to start practice, against clock. Wants players coaching themselves using “peer pressure.”
Calipari likes using these basic fundamental drills every practice so his team can learn how to play fast without turning the ball over.
Cal wants his players playing fast, but without making mistakes. That’s why he works so much on fundamentals of catching, finishing, passing
Calipari says team will be running a modified version of the dribble-drive this season, inspired by what he learned at the FIBA Americas.
Guards in corner on dribble drive will first read where their defender is before deciding whether to curl towards middle or cut on baseline.
Calipari surprisingly says that his teams don’t do any specialized work on half-court defense at this stage of the season. Only offense.
Surprising because Kentucky is always one of the best defensive teams in the NCAA. I guess the freshmen need more work on offense early on.
Calipari says its important to know how to ask for help & even more important to teach players that. Talking about Jerry Colangelo’s story.
Clinic done. Cal talking to press now. Says “this might be the fastest team I’ve coached since 2008. Anthony Davis runs court in 3 steps.”
Calipari: “There will be 4 super conferences. I said 4 months ago. Our commissioners & ADs are making decisions. They don’t ask my opinion”
UPDATE: Randall Burden and Ryan Tydlacka are named captains for the LSU game. Good luck boys, you’re gonna need it
Look for more updates from the other guys. I’ve been under the weather for a few days now. As always..go Cats! #BBN