Harrison, who follows such stars as Derrick Rose, John Wall and Brandon Knight as Calipari point guards, has been the subject of much UK fan grumbling. A six-turnover performance at Louisville on Dec. 27 fueled a new round of criticism.
“I think he’s as good a point guard as there is in the country,” Calipari said. “He has up and down games like any other player.”
Calipari noted how Harrison can improve. He said he wanted Harrison to play faster and play with more energy.
“He’s capable of that,” Calipari said.