John Calipari voiced a staunch defense of point guard Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Andrew Harrison – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Coach voiced a staunch defense of point guard on Thursday.

Harrison, who follows such stars as Derrick Rose, and as Calipari point guards, has been the subject of much fan grumbling. A six-turnover performance at 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.

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