LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's not easy playing point guard for John Calipari. The Cats are only 11 games into the season and freshman Andrew Harrison is finding that out.
" It's just tough being a point guard for us and for me." said Calipari My point guards historically, it's the toughest position to play and ya know, whats happened, to not only Andrew but they have habits, basketball habits that are bad."
Andrew has been playing better. He scored 17 points, dished out seven assists and committed four turnover in the loss at North Carolina. He knows the expectations are high. "It's a big responsibility but at the same time I knew it coming in so I have to get better at it."
Andrew has been guilty of hanging his head when something goes wrong but Calipari says it goes for many of his young players. "They don't respond to adversity real well. Whether its an official's call, whether it's a bad pass, whether they miss a shot. They're acting like they're 18 years old.... Oh."
Kentucky has two nonconference games left, against Belmont Saturday and Louisville the following weekend. The young Wildcats have already dropped to No. 19 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Harrison and his teammates would like to make a statement going into SEC play in January. "I mean it's tough but us having so much talent we knew we were going to have great expectations. So the only thing we can do is get better."
Tipoff for the Belmont game will be at Noon on ESPNU.