"There was a big difference," he said. "Playing without John, I had to do everything. I had to spread the ball, create defense and pass. When I had John, I could play defense, come up the court, and let John bring it up. If someone is trying to guard John, they have to handle me. If someone is trying to guard me, we have John. I hope we play together a lot, but that's Coach Cal's decision."
Like Wall, Bledsoe is adjusting to Calipari's system and trying to blend in with his new teammates. Bledsoe said the team is a work in progress and said the team's top priority is having fun while adjusting to new surroundings on and off the court.
"I think we need a little more work on offense and defense," he said. "We still have things to learn about. It's an exhibition game, and we aren't going to play like it's a practice. We want to go out there and have fun."