I played on some teams that did not have a lot of depth and had to learn to adapt. I think it is like a race horse mentality. If you train a horse to run two miles, he will run two miles. If you train him to run one mile, he will go one mile. It's the same way with basketball players.
If you train them to play 35 minutes per night, then they can play 35 minutes per night. That's what they get used to.
This team is not going to have much depth, so the starters are doing to have to play a lot of minutes. I do think for 35 to 38 games they should be able to do that because they are 18, 19, 20 years old. If they were in the NBA and playing 82 games, I would be concerned. But for 35 to 38 games, they should be okay.
Inexperience will obviously come into play in some situations for this team. We saw it last year. But you would hope these guys would continue to grow and adjust to playing so many minutes as the year goes on, but with freshmen you never know for sure. We have a lot of freshmen playing big minutes.
One thing with freshmen is that when they play well, they gain confidence. They only feel bad about themselves until they play the next game. They get over things and when they play well, they really build confidence.
Walker discusses Kentucky depth
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