COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Kentucky's coaching staff challenged forward Bam Adebayo this week, criticizing his foul trouble and "cautious" play at times.
Adebayo seemed anything but cautious as he recorded his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points and grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds to help the 11th-ranked Wildcats defeat Missouri 72-62 on Tuesday night.
"If someone passes on him in the (NBA) draft this year, they should be fired, and the reason is he can guard five positions," Kentucky coach John Calipari said of Adebayo. "I couldn't be more proud of him. He's on a team where we've got some guards that like shooting the ball. He just keeps playing. He doesn't say much. It's on me to make sure we're throwing him the ball more."