LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) As he prepares to take his team to the Bahamas for a six game exhibition tour, UK coach John Calipari said the Harrison twins face questions as they return for their sophomore season.
“Well the conversation we had was if you put your name in the draft, I’m going to do everything I can to get you drafted in the best position possible. And if you come back, there’s questions that you have to answer, questions that they’re saying, what are the questions they have? And they went ‘one, two three’ and I said ‘ok, then you’ve got to answer those questions, and that’s what we’re going to do. You’re not coming back here just because it’s easiest, it might be the hardest thing for you to do.’ “
Calipari would not say what questions the twins had for themselves. “Those were between us sitting in that room. They knew them, it’s pretty obvious if you’ve watched the questions people have had of them, and the next level had of them, and they’ve got to prove those wrong.”
The Harrison's have been through the grind of a season and they face tough competition every day in practice. Calipari says both have improved. “They’ve lost weight, so they’re more athletic, they’re playing faster, they’re able to sustain. The other thing is they already know what we’re trying to do, there’s no anxiety. They’re comfortable out on the court, where last year they were trying to figure themselves out, and that’s why you had that body language. So you don’t see any of that this year, and the only time they do anything like that is toward each other, like saying something to each other. Short of that, it’s been pretty good."