EJ Floreal's Dunk On Julius Randle Wasn't A First For The Walk-On
10/31/2013 08:45 AM
EJ Floreal’s dunk on Julius Randle at the Blue-White scrimmage stunned the crowd and their fellow teammates. But this wasn’t the first time Floreal dunked on one of UK’s big men.
After Floreal told KSTV about his previous dunk in practice, he said it builds his confidence.
“To know I can at least play with these guys with the limited skills that I have, it boosts me more,” Floreal said. “When I get more skills and when I get better, I’m going to be able to play with them regardless.”
Head coach John Calipari was happy for Floreal to have a moment in the spotlight at the Blue-White scrimmage when he dunked on Randle.
“EJ’s done well in practice and he’s not getting a whole lot of time on the floor, but the time he was out there, you watch and say, ‘you know what? He can do this,’” Coach Cal said. “So I was happy for him… even though he didn’t let Tod get a basket.”