Calipari impressed with Behanan, others

Kentucky coach John Calipari says that he "loved" Louisville freshman forward Chane Behanan when he was trying to recruit him.

Kentucky coach John Calipari says that he "loved" Louisville freshman forward Chane Behanan when he was trying to recruit him.

"I loved his skill set for a guy his size. I thought he was a three-man in the making," Calipari said. "I love (Peyton) Siva. I've always liked Siva, I think he is really good and they've got shooters and (Gorgui) Dieng has played better. They've got the (Chris and Russ) Smiths; they've got a terrific team which is why they are still playing. They've got terrific players." Russ Smith went 10-for-20 from the field against UK?and had 30 points in 27 minutes in Kentucky's 69-62 win on Dec. 31.

"Whoever guarded him last time probably won't be guarding him this time. It will be somebody different. Not only can he get 30, Siva can get 30. They've got guys. Dieng can hurt you, Behanan hurt you. What they are doing is they are playing mush mouth with him inside. He is doing a heck of a game. I mean the baskets he made late against Florida, and you have to box him out.

"If you don't box him out, he is going to wedge you right into the cheerleaders. The shot goes up, find him early and wedge with him, or you're going to ask for the pom-poms because you are going to be underneath the basket. He does a great job if it. (Kyle) Kuric could go for 30. They are probably going to take 20 3's.


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