A Shout Out to Bill Keightley

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Mr Wildcat with Ramel Bradley.

Sure wish he could have been here for this season.  He would have enjoyed this one.

I’m certain he would have loved Wall and Patterson:

Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari

 

On the play of John Wall and Patrick Patterson tonight …

“I asked him, is that you’re A-game? Pretty good. He makes us different obviously. Let me tell you what I loved what he did. There were three or four times where he should have passed the ball but he didn’t in transition. There are times he’s moving so fast he’s not recognizing that stuff. But here is what I appreciated; he’s saying to me we have to get Patrick [Patterson] some shots here. At the end let’s get DeMarcus [Cousins] the ball. That’s a leader; he has a feel for his team, wants to keep everybody happy and wants to keep them involved. I told Patrick, shoot threes. He’s looking at me like I’m crazy. I said, you shoot the five-minute three-point shooting drill everyday and he makes as many three’s as our guards. I said, it’s you thinking you’re going to miss it, just shoot it. He’s still not in sync with what we need, and I have to figure out how we play him and really get the most out him and him get the most out of what we’re trying to do. What a great kid though, in the first half he said he’s fine. He just wants to win. They want him to be our best player.”

John Wall:

It’s just how it is. College is just like high school. If you’re a good player you play certain teams with certain players that will go after you. That’s how it is in college, but it’s not a one-man show. I have Kentucky basketball on my chest and I’m trying to support my team and do the best I can to help them win games.”

Rest in Peace, Bill.

Thanks for the Memories. The ’07-’08 Campaign was one crazy ride!

The Cats go down to Marquette in the 1st round.

Joe and Ramel’s last game.

It was a hella four years guys. Thanks for sticking around.

I’ll let Bob Hope do the honors.

Crawford on Coach Gillispie:

“He’s done more for me than a lot of people in my life,” Crawford said. “He changed the outlook everyone had on me. He changed me as a person. He got me believing. He’s done so much for me and I love him for that. I don’t know how I could repay him, ever.”