Darius Miller is, to put it lightly, struggling so far this season for the Wildcats. Darius’ play is plagued at times because his mentality is too passive. I think there is a great college player in Darius Miller. John Calipari has to find what is going to motivate that greatness to come out. Tonight , versus Boston, he struggled early by getting into foul trouble. Two fouls quickly gave him a seat on the bench, in which he stayed most of the first half. Things did not get much better in the second half, apart from him knocking down some big time threes early in the half. Add a alley oop dunk to mix, and then nothing else out of Darius. My opinion is that Darius has gotten use to being a role player. He fit the role well last season with John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Patrick Patterson running most of the show. This year, we need Mr. Miller to be “da man”. I hope things turn around for Darius and he has a long Pro career. All he needs is a fire lit underneath him! What do you think? I love to hear your comments below!
Brandon Knight led the way with 23 points as the Cats beat Boston 91-57. After a low energy first half, UK turned on the magic and blew out Boston U in the second half of play. Brandon Knight looked much better as a point guard tonight, dishing out 6 assists. Terrance Jones did what is becoming common, 18 points and 10 rebounds. I have to give the Cats a grade of “A+” for their performance in the final half. Now, on to North Carolina!
Rumors are flying around the net tonight, as DeMarcus Cousins has been kicked out of practice. This news comes after Cousins has been fined several times this season because of clashes with the coaching staff. This is hurting his already tainted reputation, as the rest of the league will look on him as a trouble maker. I hope this is just rumors and things get turned around for Big Cuz.
The fact remains that the NCAA ruled Enes Kanter ineligible to play college basketball. Enes made $33,000 dollars in Turkey, in which the NCAA sees as making him a professional. So it is to be assumed that the NCAA deems any player who makes money at sports a professional. No arguments there. However…………………..
Meet Kyle Parker. He is the starting quarterback for the Clemson Tigers. Do you want to know what’s so special about him? Before the 2010 season began, Kyle signed a $1.4 Million Dollar contract to play baseball for the Colorado Rockies, in which he received the money upfront as a signing bonus. What did the NCAA say? They declared him eligible, and he is playing this season. Yes, even a sports millionaire has been given the green light to play this season as a college amateur.
So what’s the difference between Enes and Kyle? One would say about a million dollars. This absolutely baffles me. In my mind, there is no reason that this kid is not a pro, especially if Enes is a pro making a measly $33,000 dollars, of which he paid most to attend a prep school.
I want to know what everyone else thinks. Is there a difference in the Enes Kanter situation and the Kyle Parker one? Is the difference the name on the front of the Jersey? Or does the NCAA have a bias against foreign born players? You be the judge.
During the telecast, I hope you picked up on Bill Rafferty’s comparison of Terrance Jones to LeBron James. Apparently, Terrance reminds Bill of a young James. Certainly we hope that his career turns out half as good of LeBrons!
We learned alot of the Cats tonight. Brandon Knight is going to have to become more of a pure point guard for this team to succeed. I hope the Cats can walk away from this , and take it as a learning experience.
Jorts came up big tonight against Washington! He did exactly what he needed to do for this team to be a success. He had 9 points, but more important, and added 14 rebounds! He was a difference maker in this game with 7 offensive rebounds! Keep it up Josh!
After tonight’s game, I think a fitting nickname for Doron Lamb is zonebuster. If the opposing defense shows a zone, put Lamb in the game and the zone won’t last too long. So far, Doron is proven to be a deadly marksman.
Terrance Jones is beginning to get my vote for leader of this team. As the Cats beat Oklahoma today , 76-64 , Terrance lead the way with 29 points and 13 rebounds. While watching the game, I noticed that Jones played at a much higher level than any other player on the court. I’ve heard this expression many time before, but he looked like a man among boys!