Jones needs to be prepared to play every game

Jones "has to learn as a young player is this isn't AAU, there's not another game at 3. There's not another game at 7. We're not going to McDonald's to get a burger and jag around and don't worry about warming up, just go play, and if you don't play well in the first half – well, he's got to learn."

What does freshman Terrence Jones need to do in his pregame preparations in order to come out ready to play each and every game?

Coach John Calipari said, "He's got to figure that out. They said to Michael Jordan – who gets chased every game when he played, he was the target, everybody that went against him was going to give their best, everybody was going to get a good night's sleep and be ready to go, and they were going to go try and make their name at his expense, every night, 82 nights, every season if he was on that basketball floor, forget late career, same – they said to him, ‘What do you do to get yourself ready?' He said, ‘I do something different every week. I do something different. One game I'll think about my own children, and for that week that's what it's about, my children. There will be another game, I'll go into the arena next week and I'll pick out a young man in the stands and say I'm playing for him, that's who I'm playing for, and every game I'm playing for him. One week I was thinking about my dad, and the whole week that's all I thought about, was getting ready and playing for my dad.' Well, what he has to learn as a young player is this isn't AAU, there's not another game at 3. There's not another game at 7. We're not going to McDonald's to get a burger and jag around and don't worry about warming up, just go play, and if you don't play well in the first half – well, he's got to learn. And that's what I said. The loss at North Carolina, if he learned a lesson it was worth losing that game because it will carry over for us later in the season. The same thing in this last game in the second half, if he learned he didn't get ready to play – I went right at him. I'm trying to prove a point. I'm going right at him, I got young guys."

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