As another young Kentucky squad faces off against the likes of the SEC, this team will be doing something that hasn’t been done at Kentucky in 14 years. And that, is defending the national championship. As the old saying goes, “insert name here” is not walking through that door. With an exhibition game coming up against the top NAIA school in the land, many will wonder what kind of team we will be looking at. It’s not a scrimmage, it’s not under the lights of Big Blue Madness, this is real basketball against another team. Being 7’0” and 6’10” respectively, Willie Cauley-Stein and Nerlens Noel reminds older Wildcat fans of the “Twin Towers” from the mid-1980′s. That team became one of the most beloved in the Bluegrass, and Calipari has been doing some research.
John Calipari recently spoke with local media about the possibilities of having Noel and Cauley-Stein on the court together. Calipari admitted that he had placed the two freshman on the same team in the last couple of practice scrimmages and Big Blue Nation may witness the tandem together in their first exhibition game. One of my biggest concerns with playing both at the same time is the foul situation. What happens if they both get in early foul trouble? With this team having a lack of depth, do you really risk playing both of them together? If the reward is greater than the risk, of course you do.
The ‘Cats will hold their first exhibition game on November 1st at 7pm in Rupp Arena.
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