John Calipari Takes To Twitter To Explain The New “Wildcat Code” For Kentucky Basketball

So, news first leaked of a new “Wildcat Code” at the University of Kentucky when incoming recruit Dominique Hawkins mentioned it several days ago to Adam Himmelsbach of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Here was the explanation given in the piece:

Hawkins said the offseason program is thorough and detailed, down to a point-based reward system called the “Wildcat Code.” He said players accumulate one to four points per day for things such as sitting at the front of the class, showing teachers their notes afterward and displaying extra hustle in basketball workouts.

If players do not accumulate 80 points by a certain date, Hawkins said, they will not be allowed to use the team locker room. If they reach the 80-point mark, they could get their own room in the team dormitory. When they reach 100, they receive a jersey.

“I’m doing all right; I think I’ve got 18 or 19 points right now,” Hawkins said. “The highest is 23. Willie has that. He’s overachieving.”

Today, Coach Cal decided he would tweet out some clarification over the code:

Of course, he proceeded to elaborate a bit on the actual code:

This is actually a pretty cool system to help motivate players. Maybe this is a reason why families trust their children with Coach Cal?

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