Alex Poythress hosts today’s episode of This is Kentucky Basketball. We get to see Coach Cal, Alex Poythress, Julius Randle, and Governor Steve Beshear get on Skype with some of the U.S. troops around the world, which was a pretty cool moment.
The first featured game for this episode is the February 1st match up at Missouri. We get to see Coach Cal’s pre-game locker room thoughts to the team as well as an extended version of UK highlights of the entire game synced up to the Tom Leach radio broadcast.
As usual, Coach Cal’s recent mailbag episode is featured. Cal answers the following questions from the fans:
Now that Alex Poythress has matured, what must he do to get where he needs to be?
Will we play more zone the rest of the season?
Have you given Coach Stoops any advice on recruiting?
Alex Poythress also answers fans’ questions via the #AskACat Twitter hashtag. The questions include:
What’s your biggest motivation?
Do you have any gameday superstitions?
What’s your favorite memory with UK so far?
Coach Orlando Antiqua takes us “Inside the Play” where he breaks down a play from the Missouri game where the Cats reverse the ball against the zone and James Young drives it down the middle of the lane for a dunk.
We also get to learn more about Jarrod Polson. His dream job not involving sports would be to go overseas to help people, he would like to guest star on Sports Center and The Office, he chose number 3 because it’s his second favorite number (5 is his first favorite), Matt Damon would play him in a movie, he’d like to play Denzel Washington in a game of H-O-R-S-E, and if he were President for a day you wouldn’t have to pay for anything ever–well at least Jarrod wouldn’t ever have to pay for anything. As a senior, Jarrod’s goal is to go out with a bang and win a championship.
The second featured game is the February 4th match up against Ole Miss. We get full game highlights synced up to the Tom Leach radio broadcast followed by Coach Cal’s post game locker room thoughts to the team where he talks about how well Andrew is running the team and how Alex Poythress is a beast.