Calipari wants to play faster game

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, June 5, 2021

Shooting was a big issue for Kentucky basketball last season but John Calipari says he would like to play “four guys out, five guys out” next season which means he would need shooters.

Calipari rattled off the names of players such as Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Jamal Murray, Devin Booker, Doron Lamb and Immanuel Quickley who could shoot the ball while admitting he knew he left out others — Tyler Herro certainly comes to mind.

“I won’t sacrifice shooting for everything else,” Calipari said. “If you can’t guard and are a turnover machine, it’s hard to play here. The bottom line here is we are trying to win.

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“I want to play faster with this group. Shoot more 3’s, play four out with this group. We will have to see when we get everybody here exactly how we are going to do it.”