Quick-hitters from John Calipari's appearance at Louisville Tipoff Luncheon

Kentucky coach John Calipari gave an overview of his 2016-17 basketball team on Monday during the annual Wildcat Tipoff Luncheon in Louisville.

Entering his eighth season at UK, Calipari told the crowd that one of his biggest thrills is getting in the car each morning and driving to work knowing he's got a team capable of winning a national championship. 

The UK boss also offered glowing reviews of newcomers like Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo, expressed excitement about the new physique of sophomore center Isaac Humphries, and praised the work ethic of senior forward Derek Willis. 

His staff is still trying to determine how the Cats will play this season, but Calipari predicted a team that "rebounds like crazy," "swarms" and "mauls" opponents with its defensive prowess. 

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