By LARRY VAUGHT
At times Jamal Murray’s scoring can carry Kentucky’s offense. At other times, his questionable shot selection can stymie the UK offense.
But to win, Kentucky has to have his offense.
“It’s getting better. I’m working on him every day,” UK coach John Calipari said about the shot selection Friday. “I told him, ‘I’m not changing. You have to understand what I’m saying.’ I stopped him 10 times, both on defense and offense.“
He even asked point guard Tyler Ulis for ideas and says Ulis gave him some he was not going to reveal.
“IMaybe this will make it simple for him. Go straight line like they do, but he has never played that way. When you’re asking a guy to do stuff that will change who he is as a player but he’s never done it, if it gets rough, then they revert back to what they know best,” Calipari said.
“We’re working every day. It’s the same thing with all of the other guys. We have to figure out whether it’s Dominique (Hawkins) or Charles (Matthews). Just keep working with them.”