Jon Hood may be ‘way better,’ but good enough to play?

Jon Hood - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Jon Hood – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

After bragging on junior ’s improvement and recovery from a knee injury that cost him last season, University of basketball coach didn’t play the 6-foot-7 guard until the final four minutes of Thursday’s exhibition rout of Northwood.

Hood, who missed last season with a torn ACL in his right knee, hit his lone shot, a pull-up jumper near the free-throw line.

“Now I’ve got to figure out if we can stick in Jon Hood, which I’m going to do against (Transylvania),” Calipari said, referring to Monday night’s exhibition. “I told him and Jarrod (Polson), ‘I’ve got to go with these seven, and I’ve got to figure out stuff.’

“We’re so far behind. But I told (Hood), now seeing that Alex (Poythress) just didn’t have the energy to finish the game, that means that maybe we shove in there three or four minutes a half.”

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