The Kentucky Wildcats pass the eye test and, equally important, the “I” test.
They come at you in industrial-size waves, with imposing length and sprawling wingspans, driving and dishing and dunking and dominating. But also, significantly, sharing.
“If I had to pick one thing, I would say size and athleticism,” Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams said Saturday in assessing UK’s strengths. “I guess that’s two things. But the next thing that’s most impressive about John (Calipari’s) club to me is how unselfish they appear to be. That’s a pretty doggone good trait.”
After watching his North Carolina Tar Heels absorb an 84-70 pounding from college basketball’s top-ranked team, Williams said he had been told the only team taller than Kentucky was the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.