On Friday night, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker had one of the great "in a losing effort" performances in basketball history, dropping 70 points vs. the Celtics.
Meanwhile, Booker's alma mater Kentucky got its own huge performance from De'Aaron Fox, who scored 39 in the Wildcats' Sweet 16 win over UCLA.
Today, Calipari was asked about Booker's explosion, and said that Booker cracked a joke when the two spoke after the 70-point outing.
Booker was one of the better shooters that Calipari has had in the last few years, but he definitely didn't have the same green light that Malik Monk does this season. Monk is scoring over 20 points per game on 14.8 field goal attempts per game (6.9 from three-point range). Booker was much more economical, scoring 10 per game on 7.6 shots (3.7 threes) for the 2014-15 'Cats, Calipari's famous two-platoon team that went undefeated until the Final Four, where it lost to Wisconsin. Booker only scored six points of 3-of-6 shooting in 19 minutes against the Badgers, so he may have a point there.
Amazingly, of the nine NBA players that have scored over 50 points this year, four played at Kentucky for Calipari.