Woods doesn’t like ‘vibe’ of UK players

Morehead State Coach Sean Woods said Monday he did not like the “vibe” he got from Kentucky players at the recent telethon to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
When asked to explain what he did not like, Woods said, “They didn’t seem like Kentucky basketball players to me, and I’ll leave it at that.”
But Woods did elaborate, saying modern-day players don’t appreciate the game’s history. He also seemed to wonder if UK players this season appreciate what playing for Kentucky means.
“There is just a certain way and a certain look Kentucky basketball players should have,” said Woods, who played for UK in the early 1990s. “And not have such sense of entitlement.
“I think today it’s still an honor to wear that uniform.”
Woods noted how John Calipari’s three previous seasons as UK coach have transformed the program into a well-oiled production line that places multiple players in the NBA each season.
The Morehead State coached wondered aloud if that quick path to the NBA leads players to take Kentucky for granted.
“I think these kids should be more appreciative,” Woods said. “. . . You went through there and it helped you become who you are in those six, seven to eight months.”