CBS analyst talks 2012-13 Cats with Calipari

 Posted by at 10:37 AM on October 9, 2012
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CBS Sports Network “college basketball insider” Jon Rothstein has been calling coaches over the past few weeks to see what they think about their teams and the upcoming season.

Rothstein talked to John Calipari on Tuesday morning, and here’s what the UK coach had to say …

.@ on Kentucky “We don’t know what we are yet. I don’t know how we’ll play offensively yet. We’re figuring it out.”

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.@ on Archie Goodwin “He’ll set the tone for us defensively. He’ll be like Deandre Liggins, Antonio Anderson, + MKG.”

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.@ on Alex Poythress “We’re probably going to use him like we used Patrick Patterson. In a 4/3 type role.”

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.@ on Willie Cauley “He’s surprising. This is the 1st time he’s been fully committed 2 basketball bc he played other sports.”

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.@ on Ryan Harrow “He’s more like Brandon Knight, a PG that can score. He has a good understand of what I want.”

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.@ on Kyle Wiltjer “We’re going to need him to score. He’s going to be one of our most skilled players.”

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.@ on Nerlens Noel “He just needs to learn how to play every possession. We have to define what his offensive game is.”

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.@ on playing Nerlens Noel + Willie Cauley together “We’re going to have to do it for 8-10 minutes each game.”

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Jon Rothstein

.@ on UK “Do I play zone w this team w 3 guys over 6-10? And how do we get into our dribble drive? Those are some questions?”

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Jon Rothstein

.@ on the SEC “There’s 14 teams in our league, I’d say seven will make the NCAAs. We’re going to beat each other up.”

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.@ on Tennessee “They’re going to be much better than people think. They play the way you win in the NCAA Tournament.”

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Early prediction on Kentucky starting five — Ryan Harrow, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer, Nerlens Noel……

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  One Response to “CBS analyst talks 2012-13 Cats with Calipari”

  1. Will Hood get much playing time?

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