SEC Teleconference: John Caliapari Summary

Feb 20, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 74-70. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

 

Here is a rundown of what John Calipari had to say at his weekly SEC teleconference:

On Kentucky’s remaining games :

We gotta tough road. We’re getting better, and I’m just telling our team to stay in the moment and keep on the path.

On advancement in video technology and scouting:

These ipads are ridiculous with what you can do with them watching film faster, and it’s much easier to blow through tape now. You can also put clips of teams and players to give your players an evaluation of the players they’ll face.

I do’t overload my players with too much film though, because I need them to have fresh minds and fresh bodies at the end of the year. The only real tape we show our players that’s not of themselves is during the pregame meal.

On Archie Goodwin:

He’s played good. He’s one of the youngest freshman in the country. We’re trying to figure him out while he figures himself out. He needs to get better about defending, especially after a play when he turns it over.

He’s got to get better about playing through turnovers and being more patient on offense.

He’s an unbelievable worker. He’s the first one to practice and the last one to leave.

It’s a lot of trial and error, and right now there’s a lot of error, but that’s what it’s like to be a freshman.

 On Ryan Harrow and Goodwin’s 3-point struggles:

They’re not the ones we’re relying on for threes, so I’m good with it. Ryan had 68 rebounds and 6 assists last game, and he played well. He can go 0-for-5 and still have a great game, and it’s the same with Archie. They’re rebounding the ball well and setting up teammates. They’re not going to be evaluated on 3-point shooting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: John Calipari, Kentucky Wildcats Basketball

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