Calipari's 'tweak' made Andrew Harrison a passer

Calipari's 'tweak' made Andrew Harrison a passer

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 16: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts in the first half against the Florida Gators during the Championship game of the 2014 Men's SEC Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 16, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM


   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari says his postseason "tweak" to the Wildcats' game plan was a simple matter of convincing freshman point guard Andrew Harrison to pass first instead of shoot.
 
   The adjustment made Harrison more of a distributor in the Southeastern Conference and NCAA tournaments. He helped the Wildcats reach the NCAA championship -- and during the run his twin brother Aaron made back-to-back clutch 3-pointers off feeds from Andrew.
 
   During an television appearance Monday, Calipari said, "What I tried to do was make the game easier for Andrew."
 
   Connecticut beat Kentucky 60-54 in the championship, but the Wildcats' performance may have helped the Harrisons' NBA draft stock.
 
   The twins are among several Kentucky freshmen projected as NBA prospects if they leave school early.

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