During Big Blue Madness 2015 at Rupp Arena, Coach Cal showcased the talent that the UK Wildcats basketball team has to offer this year.
Just months after losing six players to the draft, including more than 80% of its scoring, UK showed that it’s ready to make another run at a championship, although Calipari didn’t want to admit it right away.
“This season will be a process. Nothing happens overnight,” Calipari said. “I want these kids to worry about pleasing each other, not worry about pleasing me. They’ve got to have more fun than any team in the country playing and growing together. That’s how we become the last team standing. And I believe in this group.”
Former Wildcat stars Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and Willie Cauley-Stein were in attendance, as was recent Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer Louie Dampier.
Big Blue Madness was at full capacity once again; tickets to the 2015 Big Blue Madness were snatched up in the first 25 minutes of availability.
Gallery by Walter Cornett