Calipari praises Harris for defense (Basketball)

November 21, 2009
Ramon Harris

The University of Kentucky struggled through a sloppy 102-92 victory over Sam Houston State—in Lexington, no less.

But if there was one positive to take from the game it was the play of Ramon Harris.

The 6-foot-7 Anchorage product played beautiful basketball during his 12 minutes of action.

“We had one guy that I thought did a really good job out there and that was Ramon Harris,” Calipari told reporters. “I thought that he talked, defended and rebounded well.”

Harris, of West High fame, also grabbed five rebounds and dished out one assist.

The big news, however, was how Sam Houston State drained 18 3-pointers one game after Miami of Ohio cashed in on 15 3-pointers in the previous game at Rupp Arena.

“We’re not talking like we’re supposed to,” said Kentucky star guard John Wall. “As a leader, I wasn’t talking I was supposed to. (Ramon) Harris was probably the only one that was talking on defense tonight.”

  Suggestions for Future Blog Features?