All the best college point guards know what a coach needs, not just what he wants. It's a leadership quality—once defined by former Georgetown coach John Thompson—that has to be developed in all inexperienced floor generals. There are no exceptions, whether it's a Larry Drew II at defending national champion North Carolina or a sensational Kentucky freshman named John Wall. And how quickly point guards can get in sync with coaches during the season could determine just how far some perennial powers can go in March.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On February 23, 1970, Dan Issel scored 47 points against Alabama.
- On February 23, 2019, with an 80-53 victory over Auburn, 10th-year head coach John Calipari moves past Joe B. Hall for the second most victories by a UK head coach in program history. He trails only the Baron of the Bluegrass, Adolph Rupp.