Kenny Walker was a dominant player during his playing career at Kentucky. Game in, game out Walker produced big numbers even though he normally was the focal point of opposing defenses.
So what will it take for Randolph Morris to become that same type of dominant player for Kentucky this season? Or can he?
"Consistency. That's what he has lacked in the past," Walker said. "He just has to show up and be a dominant player every night no matter who Kentucky is playing. He has the body and the tools to do that. He just has to make that his mindset to be a dominant player every game.
"I think one way for him to do that is to be more aggressive. I am not necessarily talking about showing more emotion, but being more aggressive by attacking the basket, blocking shots and grabbing rebounds. If he can do that, and he has the body to do it, he can be a great player. He has everything it takes to be a great player except for showing that aggressiveness it takes.
But can Morris turn into an aggressive scorer and shot blocker so quickly? Often he's been timid or a step slow when he got in foul trouble or failed to dominant inside. Is it possible to make that much of a change from last season to this year?
"He can easily do that in a year. He has been around long enough now to know what it takes. You could see as a freshman that he really did not play hard every night. I think he improved on that last year, but he missed 14 games (because of the NCAA suspension)," Walker said. "It's a matter now of going out and doing it every single game. If is body is in great shape like I hear it is, then it is all mental. Physically, he has the body and tools. He has a good jump shot. He has good inside moves. He just has to tell himself he is the best big man on the floor and that nobody can stop him. That's what Noah at Florida does. I would like to see the same attitude from Randolph because then he could be a great player."
Walker says Morris can be dominant
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