John Calipari was asked what he thought about Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell, but gave insights on his feelings on the Cardinals in general, including how well they fill roles:
“Just so active. Really a good player. So active, goes after every ball, accepts his role. I mean, and the one thing with—what Louisville does best is: The two guys take all the shots, the two guards. The other guys that supposed to shoot threes do it. The rebounders rebound. The screeners screen. The post play behind, and they go rebound it. They are … collectively, they know what their roles are. He knows what his role is.
“The guy on our team who does his role better than anyone else is Dominique (Hawkins). What this team needs him to do, he does. And so we’re trying now to get everybody else to understand: Do you know what you have to do to help our team become better? So we’re still working on that with our team, but he does it for them. Their two guards shoot most of the balls. Just how it is. They take 60 shots, those two are taking nearly 40. The rest of you take a few shots here and there, go rebound that ball. And they do it. They do it, and they do it well.”