By LARRY VAUGHT
ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg senses a trust issue with Kentucky.
“You have got to have guys who want to trust each other. They can be good kids, great kids, but there are so many people pulling at them that the last voice in their ear is the coach’s voice,” Greenberg said.
He said the “hardest thing” for a team is not having great locker room and he feels UK lacks a proven leader in the locker room when the coaches are not present.
“The biggest thing they are missing is not having a strong voice in the locker room to explain Cal to the players and hold others accountable. There’s not any freshman that can do that,” Greenberg said.
Dick Vitale and Greenberg also readily agreed that UK’s freshmen were not as good as projected.
“All these projections are comparing them to other high school players and not comparing them to the best of the best. Until they get to the next level, you do not know,” Greenberg said.
“Have they been overrated? Yeah, some scouting services got carried away,” Vitale said. “Sometimes guys get blown out of proportion.”