Latest Kentucky practice report reveals Calipari seems to want to play faster, press more

Willie Cauley-Stein - photo by Walter Cornett |
Willie Cauley-Stein – photo by Walter Cornett |

From Eric Lindsey of  “ still had 35 minutes left of skill instruction with his team this week, so he got the guys together again on Tuesday and had his team scrimmage for most of the practice.

Two things stuck out in the five-on-five. One, this team could play a lot more Dribble Drive this year. Two, Cal seems to wants to play faster and press more. It would be silly for me to say both of those are certainties for the season after a 30-minute scrimmage in late September, but there is no doubt there is more emphasis at this time of the year on picking up the pace and playing the Dribble Drive than there was the last couple of seasons. The two teams pressed the entire practice, and when the offense broke the press, Calipari wanted them driving straight to the basket and looking for opportunities to score. I almost get the impression that Coach Cal wants other teams to press. If you give these Cats a numerical advantage on the break, it’s game over. The length and speed of this team could also make for one of the scariest full-court presses in the country.”

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