Effort remains focus of John Calipari’s displeasure

John Calipari - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
John Calipari – photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

Basketball is not meant to be played standing straight up.

That, to a certain degree, is what has been drilling into his team this week in practice since its offensively impressive but defensively lacking win over -Arlington on Tuesday.

“We’re trying to get them to play through a whole possession, stay in a stance,” Coach Cal said on Friday. “Someone said ‘Wow, you guys got beat on the dribble.’ Yeah, if you’re standing straight up and down, it’s pretty easy to get beat on the dribble.”

To a greater degree, the lessons have been about something a little more disconcerting than just a defensive technique.

“When I watched the tape there’s just not the effort,” Calipari said.

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