Re: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Fans
On 12/10/05, John H. Rifkin wrote:
> On 10/29/05, Dale wrote:
>> Personally, the Kentucky Wildcats have been my favorite
>> basketball team since I started listening to them play at
>> the age of ten years old!!
>> Question: How many of the Fabulous Five Wildcat players
>> could you list? I'll promise to list all five by Wednesday!
> I also have been a Wildcat fan, and have seen many, many
> games. Being from Kentucky I have a sick feeling inside
> about Tubby's ability to direct a basketball program as
> successful as Ky. Other coaches train their players to play
> their position in a few weeks. Tubby has had two seven
> footers for three years now, and he says they aren't ready
> yet. Frankly there is two ways to look at this. He either
> can't teach basketball to a youngster, or he cannot recruit.
> He has continually made statements that his team is not
> ready. Whose responsibility is that anyway. Tubby almost
> refuses to play freshmen. Look at Carter's progress. Isn't
> Smith expected to teach basketball. When I see other
> freshmen in the country playing major minutes, but we can't
> trust a freshmen. Maybe I was blind and deft when North
> Carolina played as many as four freshmen at the same time.
> Could you expect a top freshman to come to Kentucky, and be
> treated like Crawford, Bradley, and Carter from the coach and
> ride the bench while players with lesser talent and ability
> get the playing time (ie Moss, Stockton, Sparks). Sparks is
> the weakest defensive player to play so much at Ky.
> I realize that Morris and Rondo started last season, but
> quickly, how many freshmen can you name that has started for
> Tubby at Ky.