Saturday, January 23, 2010

UK wins with size and speed is it enough?

So the Wildcats are the tallest team in the country, they are currently undefeated, and above all they have the best player in the country in John Wall. But you still have to ask, is that enough? I'm not sure. If you watch Kentucky closely they play very similar to Calipari's Memphis Tiger teams. They are always extremely long, and run up and down like there was free money on the baselines. The thing that may eventually catch up with the Wildcats is their lack of a half-court game. In Memphis Tiger fashion your offense needs to be more than "get into the paint, throw it up and score on the stick back." If Calipari finds a way to score in the half-court set consistently, this team will win the National Title in history making fashion.

I like this Kentucky team to make the Final Four and John Wall to win Player of the Year. But it will be really really interesting to watch how they adjust when they get matched up against some of the other elite teams in the country, namely Syracuse! Syracuse is long, run a great half-court game, play defense, and as always are well coached! My 2 cents.

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