With everything that has happened this season it seems as if these Cats are finally starting to realize that they need to play for eachother, not themselves. This game will be a testing ground for Calipari’s idea of integrating the 2-3 zone defense into the Cats arsenal. The zone could really help the Cats if used correctly because of the length that our team has as well as the ability to get a hand in passing lanes.
For Saturday the interview that really made me believe that the Cats might have turned the corner on being selfless not selfish was with James Young. He was talking about playing hard against LSU and this is what he said:
“Play the game. Throw the ball up. We’re going to find out where we are. They had a good day yesterday. Let’s have a good practice today. Our chemistry, our will to win for each other and for the team is what we’re focused on. Being more player-driven is what we’re focused on versus being coach-driven. We’re on that a lot. But, the guys are on that. They’re doing pretty good.”
This to me really changed my thoughts about this young team and really had me thinking about how good they can be if they really are making this change. Playing for eachother is something that Wildcat fans haven’t seen since the 2012 Championship with Anthony Davis and MKG. If this team can turn the corner it would be incredible to see how far they could potentially go in March, but until these changes take place we’re stuck waiting.