Malone making most of his playing time
Sam Malone
Associate Publisher
Posted Nov 24, 2011
Keith Bays


Calipari on Malone: You know what was funny? I walked in the office (Tuesday) night, and he was in the gym shooting. One more of my stars, because you know what, he didn't get in practice that much. If you've been to our practice, he doesn't get on the floor and practice, so he wants to get ready for his opportunity.

The play of Kentucky walk-on Sam Malone is making him a fan favorite among the Big Blue Nation. Last night's drive for a basket did nothing to change the minds of the Kentucky fans.

When asked about Malone's drive Anthony Davis said, “He does it in practice as well. We already knew he was going to do something. We are trying to get Brian (Long) to shoot the ball too.”

Reporters asked John Calipari about Malone's stutter step and drive after the game.

Calipari quipped, “The one he turned over or the lay up? It just makes you laugh.”

Calipari then did what Calipari is prone to do, expound on the question. The Kentucky player used the player as an example to show what players motivated to become better do.

”You know what was funny? I walked in the office (Tuesday) night, and he was in the gym shooting. One more of my stars, because you know what, he didn't get in practice that much. If you've been to our practice, he doesn't get on the floor and practice, so he wants to get ready for his opportunity. Brian Long better start doing the same thing. If you want to get out there and do something, then you're going to have to get yourself ready because you're not getting on that floor that much. But I was happy for him. He's a good kid.”


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