Kentucky Players’ Post-Lipscomb Interviews


#5, Jarrod Polson, G

On what John Calipari is wanting them to do better after today’s game …
“It’s really just about effort. I thought we did some good things today, but the overall effort level probably wasn’t where it should have been.”

On how ‘Camp Cal’ practices have been this week …
“They have been pretty rough. We have been pretty competitive in practices doing more drills where we win or lose, not just going through things. It’s pretty much been all competitive and its been pretty rough, but I think it’s been good for us.”

On improving on communication on the floor …
“I think we have improved on everything, including today. I don’t know if we are just too tired, or not thinking as much, but communication has to get better.”


#33, Kyle Wiltjer, F

On what he did well in the game …
“Its always good to see some shots go in, but I just wanted to have a good rebounding game because that is what I struggled on. So I just wanted to become better at that and make strides. ”

On pregame strategy for rebounding…
“Just working hard in practice and getting in better shape. That really helps, and having the mentality of being ready on every play and don’t ever have the thought that someone else is going to get it. Just be aggressive and go after it.”

On what Coach Cal expects from him…
“Just be physical down there and be in position and when on defense boxing out.”


#12, Ryan Harrow, G

On the team’s performance …
“I thought we played better, I guess. I don’t know. I guess we all just have to play with intensity the whole game and don’t have the coaches telling us what we need to be doing. We just have to come out there and be ready to play.”

On listening to Coach Calipari …
“We just have to listen to what he says, go out there and execute it and not have him have to tell us during the game what we need to be doing. That’s his biggest thing. We did all of that in practice then we don’t do it in the game.”

On Kyle Wiltjer’s game …
“It’s real important. I don’t know how much we won by, I think its pretty big, but I think when all of us are clicking, it’ll be scary. Me scoring, Archie (Goodwin) scoring, Alex (Poythress) scoring, Kyle (Wiltjer) scoring, Julius (Mays) scoring, Nerlens (Noel) scoring, all of us playing well, it’ll be the team that everyone’s expecting and with this time off we’ll get to gel a little bit more. Come January and February, we’ll be the team everybody has been looking for.”

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