Monday, December 14, 2015

Tai Wynward is Ready to Give Kentucky Some Physicality in the Paint

New Zealand big man Tai Wynyard has noticed Kentucky's lack of physicality in the paint and says he's ready to come in and help out.

"What I notice is they're not really playing very physical, and that's an area I can come in and try to help them out," Wynyard said in a recent interview.

Here is an excerpt:

The common assumption, given Wynyard's late arrival and his lack of familiarity with the American college game, was that the Breakers development player and youngest ever Tall Black would come in as a practice body for John Calipari's Wildcats and red shirt the season, meaning he doesn't play, but also doesn't lose a year of his eligibility.

But after Calipari recently confirmed he was having a rethink on that strategy, Wynyard has declared himself ready to add some much-needed "physicality" to the Wildcats frontcourt. Kentucky, ranked No 5 in the country, are currently 9-1 for the season and top of the SEC. Their only loss was 87-77 at UCLA on December 4.

"What I notice is they're not really playing very physical, and that's an area I can come in and try to help them out," Wynyard − son of Kiwi woodchopping legend Jason Wynyard − said when asked about what he'd picked up watching the Wildcats so far this season.

"They have really good talent and outstanding players, but I don't think they're dominant physically, so that should be good for me."

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