Sam Malone hosts today’s episode of This is Kentucky Basketball. It starts off showcasing highlights and behind the scenes of the February 15th ESPN College GameDay where Florida came into town.
The first featured game is the February 15th match-up against Florida at Rupp. We get to see Coach Cal’s pre-game thoughts to the team in the locker room followed by UK highlights synced up to the Tom Leach radio broadcast.
One of Coach Cal’s recent mailbag specials is also shown, where Cal answers the following questions from fans:
How have team strategies been affected by defensive rule changes this year?
Has the art of the pick and roll been lost?
Do you ever have the team watch videos of past teams?
Sam Malone then answers the following questions from fans via the #AskACat Twitter hashtag.
What do enjoy most about playing at UK?
Who has been your favorite player during your time at UK?
What home cooked meal do you miss most?
In a bit of a twist this week for “Inside the Play,” Tim Asher, the UK video coordinator, takes us through a few things that are involved in getting video of games ready for Coach Cal to watch.
This week’s “Meet a Wildcat” features Aaron Harrison. We learn that during the recruiting process, Cal treated Aaron different from other coaches–he told him that coming to UK would be very hard, and was very real; whereas the other coaches more or less told him they really like Aaron. He chose jersey number 2 because he had it his whole life. The best movie he has seen this year is Butler. His dream job not involving sports is owning a hotel. The celebrity he would like to play H-O-R-S-E with is Beyoncé. If he were President for a day, he would give everyone free shoes for one day.
The second featured game is the February 18th match-up at Ole Miss. We once again get to see Coach Cal’s pre-game locker room thoughts to the team followed by UK highlights synced up to the Tom Leach broadcast.