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By LARRY VAUGHT
Is James Young settling for too many jump shots? John Calipari thinks so.
“He settles and he avoids contact, and that’s what we’re trying to get him to understand,” Calipari said Monday. “You’ve got to go in there to create a foul. It’s good for us. It gets us to the line, it stops the game, and it gets their guy out of the game. So if a team’s not deep and you’re driving it and getting them in foul trouble, which we are a great team … there’s only one game that a jump-shooting team took more free throws than us. The rest of the time, that’s what we do.
“We create fouls, and we get to the line because of how we play. Now, there’s all kinds of ways of doing this. You can decide to shoot jumpers and 3′s. It means you’re not going to get to the line as much as the other team. It’s just a fact, except that one game.”