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(From left) UK’s Isaiah Briscoe (13), Tyler Ulis (3), Skal Labissiere and Jamal Murray (23).LEXINGTON, Ky. – Stay tuned for a flood of coverage from Kentucky basketball’s media day, but get started with quick hits from coach John Calipari’s appearance at the podium. Players are set to speak at 2:15 p.m.* Calipari defiant about Skal Labissiere: The coach was clearly miffed about a series of questions about recent reports that the NCAA has not yet cleared the five-star freshman and college athletics’ governing body has been inquiring about potential violations by Labissiere’s guardian. “This became like a firestorm. Where did this come from,” an agitated Calipari said. “Feel real good about what my team is going to look like on the first day.” Read a full story on his reaction here.* Tyler Ulis “our best player”: Calipari said the 5-foot-9 sophomore point guard has impressed NBA scouts as much as he can, although size will always be an issue for some. “He shoots it pretty good, his decision-making is good. What’s not going to change?” Calipari said, noting that even his weight will probably max out around 170 pounds (which would make the coach “do two backflips”). So NBA teams have to decided: “You either like a 5-9 guy or you don’t. He is who he is and staying here longer would help me” but probably not improve his draft stock.“I don’t see how much he could change. He is really good. He is our best player, can I tell ya? And it ain’t close,” Calipari said. “May be the best floor general – I’m not saying best guard, but the best floor general I’ve ever coached.”Calipari, Cats set for big recruiting weekend* Alex Poythress getting closer: The senior forward who is coming off ACL surgery in December, is up to “about 75 percent” back from the injury. “We need him to be something. He’s got to be a beast.”* Late additions impressing: Calipari said his summer recruiting additions, five-star guard Jamal Murray and 7-foot Australian Isaac Humphries were “important,” especially after a string of high-profiled misses. “It’s funny how things work out. Fate intervenes a lot,” the coach said. “You lose on some guys and when you get what you get, you say, ‘Thank goodness we lost on some guys.’ ” Humphries, who is only 17 but has an impressive offensive game, is already “proving he probably needs to be on the floor.”Murray, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Canada, will almost certainly start. “We need him to score baskets and create havoc,” Calipari said, noting that he has creative ways to score with both hands. “He shoots 3-poitners as well lefty as he does righty – and he likes to show me.”Takeaways from UK hoops’ live practice* Isaiah Briscoe’s evolving ‘city game’: The coach’s biggest message to the five-star freshman guard, who ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg said has a “city game” because of his freestyling tendencies: “North-south. If you play north-south, you’re fine with me. It’s the east-west stuff I can’t stand. (Mimicking behind-the-back dribbling.) We take ground and we do not give it back,” Calipari said. But “he’s getting there, I’m telling you.” After UK’s on-campus combine Sunday night, NBA scouts told the coach, ‘You’re going to have to play three guards. Because he plays. That kid balls.” Calipari added that Briscoe “has a will to win and a toughness that this team needs.”* Dominique Hawkins, Derek Willis on the mend: Calpari said Hawkins had three pins inserted in his broken hand, which is expected to keep him out for four weeks. He also told a gruesome story about Willis’ middle-finger injury. “If you heard the pop … you just knew he shattered a finger,” Calipari said, noting there was blood on the floor. “I wanted to go throw up.” Turned out, though, that the finger was just dislocated (although it did break the skin) and recovery will take about 10 days to two weeks. Willis even begged to participate in the combine. The Cats’ coach added that the gap between the two in-state juniors and their counterparts is much smaller – if there’s a gap at all – compared to last year, and both have a legitimate shot to earn playing time.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:b73cbaf27ac53558235e4f3e Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-900581-4557736615001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.ESPN’s Greenberg, NBA scout break down Cats* Cal on his rivals: What did Calipari think of Duke winning a national title last season with three one-and-done players – a phenomenon for which he and UK have been criticized in the past? “I was happy,” he said, “because now it’s been vetted and we won’t hear it anymore.”And what about the scandal at Louisville? “I would say I hope it’s not true. If any of it is, it’s not good for college basketball. It’s not the norm,” Calipari said. “If any of it is (true), I can’t believe (Rick Pitino) would know anything about it, knowing Rick as I do.”Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Email him at [email protected]