Jimmy Dikes, Derek Rose, Arizona discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
A lot. And he is, you know, I've known him for a few years now. He's kind of a quiet guy. He's got a quiet demeanor to him. And that's not always ideal for a point guard. For the guy who's supposed to be your best player and lead your team. You know, you don't have to be Chris Paul. You know, yelling at everybody all the time. But ask any coach, you would prefer that your point guard is vocal. And I thought it was interesting that Jimmy dikes pointed out like it's shoot around. He wasn't in the game. He doesn't appear to be. For what it's worth, one of the quietest basketball players I've ever been around consistently when he was a freshman in college is Derek rose. And he went on to be an MVP, like Derek said nothing. Perfectly kind young man just had nothing to say. And he was still unbelievable. So this isn't something that prevents you from being great, but it is something that Jimmy dykes picked up on that I suspect Rick Barnes and that staff are talking to Kennedy about. He will be there. He is their best player, and he will be their best player, and he will obviously get better. As the season progresses, but in the Arizona game, you know, he struggled a bit. I think you make a great point. They just beat Arizona with their best player not struggling. That's a great sign. And a big part of it, like you pointed out with John folks, I named him the pre season SEC player of the year. Last season. And he averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds as a normal senior. But now he's a super senior and he was terrific. 24 points, ten rebounds. I saw this last night from west Rucker. Who of course worked for golf balls two four 70s terrific. He's in the postgame press conference. Did you see this? Somebody asked John Ferguson. When was the last time the question was more or less something like this? When was the last time you felt unstoppable like you were against Arizona tonight? And he said, last night, unfortunately, last night on Fortnite, I was unstoppable. I love that quote. That's wonderful. Highly accurate. By the way, never played Fortnite. Never been in a room when Fortnite has been playing. Oh my God, my kids. Are on it boy. I can't tell you how much money I've spent on V bucks. Holy what that is, but my youngins are still too young to be getting into that life. So I know Fortnite is a huge thing and what do you buy? Ins and all that stuff, man. You gotta buy, you gotta buy V bucks, and then you use the V bucks to buy you scans and my little guys both have Nintendo switches and they are on Fortnite. They play together. And my middle guy 7, my little guy's 5. And they're like, there's a big difference in video game capabilities between the age of 5 and 7. And my little guy gets so frustrated with it because he just gets popped all the time. But I don't even want to put a number on it, how much money I've spent on V bucks over the past year. It was like, it was like every Saturday thing for a while. Like, dad it Saturday. Remember, we get V bucks on Saturday. That was my deal. If you act right, get to some bugs on Saturday. Them can't keep track of anything, but they always knew when it was Saturday boy. That ain't my life right now and I am quite happy. I got nothing else on Tennessee Arizona, and I explained for Tennessee, by the way, Arizona, which was scorching hot offensive team coming in, only held to 21 first half points. That was the season low. So congrats to the balls who looked well, let's put it this way. They looked eager, ready, adroit, and coming off that non game, the no game against Memphis. They were they wanted they wanted a chance at someone and it really showed there. So congrats to Tennessee. And should have a Merry Christmas in the Knoxville area. So dead legs court report column, it published on Wednesday, focused on various conferences forfeit policies. We're going to get into that next. But first, check this.