From Guy Ramsey of UKAthletics.com: “On Friday afternoon – the day after the season's first exhibition – John Calipari ran his team through a practice of a little more than two hours with some individual work and film study from the victory over Northwood preceding it. I had a chance to watch the session from the men's basketball viewing deck at the Joe Craft Center.
My original plan was to write up a customary bullet-point practice report – the likes of which you have seen here and on CoachCal.com over the past two years – but there was one 20-minute segment early in the practice that I thought deserved special attention. I'll have a few other quick hitters from a very interesting practice afterward, but I'm going to do my best to take you through the installation of two new offensive plays.
I am not going to get into specifics, but the two plays used screening action and movement off the ball to create scoring and passing opportunities for UK's point guard and shooting guard. Coach Cal started by walking the White team (Ryan Harrow, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer and Nerlens Noel) through what he was asking them to do on each of the plays. He didn't waste any time, directing movement and passes and even acting things out on a few different occasions. The five players on White had to grasp the two different plays quickly, while the rest of the team paid close attention.”
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.