Camp Cal is coming

12/12/2016 08:00 PM

The fun is just beginning for Kentucky basketball. Following their 23-point win over Hofstra on Sunday, the players are back on campus finishing up their finals. All of the players will be done with their fall schoolwork by Wednesday.

That means it’s time for the annual “Camp Cal” to begin. Calipari and his assistants will lead the team through three-a-day practices over the next few weeks to get their bodies ready for the bulk of their schedule starting in early January.

In the midst of “Camp Cal,” Kentucky has two huge non-conference games. Kentucky will face the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels this coming Saturday in Las Vegas at 5:45. The following Wednesday will be the annual Kentucky-Louisvlle game at the KFC YUM! Center. The Cats will take on the No. 11 Cardinals at 7:00 on ESPN.

This can be a grueling period for the players, but it is meant to bring out the best in their games and bring the players closer together as a team.

Assistant coach Joel Justus says the workouts only help the team going forward.

Lachlan McLean and Bradley McKee discuss what Kentucky needs to focus on during “Camp Cal.”

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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