Kentucky head coach John Calipari had to blow his whistle and stop practice for a minute on Tuesday. The Wildcats were going through a one-on-one drill and he needed to point out something to the guys with the unenviable task of trying to defend Malik Monk.
“He’s harder to guard in this (drill) because he can jump,” Calipari said while motioning his hand about three to four feet above the floor.
Earlier in the preseason in a conversation with select media outlets, Calipari echoed that thought by saying Monk feels like he’s open with every shot he takes because he jumps that high on his shots.
‘You weren’t really open,” Calipari tells Monk, “you just happened to jump over the guy.”