Jonathan Holton is tired of hearing about "Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky"

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 6 years

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IMG_5345 West Virginia junior Jonathan Holton is tired of hearing about the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. When asked how he and his teammates plan to contain the Cats, Holton started shaking his head. "Apply a lot of pressure. Apply a lot of pressure. Make them work," Holton said. "Honest to God, I got goosebumps and chills right now, I'm ready to play. I've done heard too much about Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky." Holton averages 7.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and said the Mountaineers are prepared for Kentucky to try to make tomorrow a dunk fest. "If they dunk the ball, they dunk the ball. That's basketball. I ain't gonna let anybody dunk on my head like that. I'm gonna be alert," Holton said. "We honestly know who we're playing against. It ain't like we're playing against the Sisters of the Poor or nothing like that. We're playing against Kentucky, so you have to come out of that game ready." Holton is especially prepared to contain Willie Cauley-Stein, telling reporters the Mountaineers plan to "hit" Willie before he "flies to the rim." "If Willie Cauley-Stein let the ball go up, you have to go hit him, you can't just let him fly to the rim thinking you can go up and get the rebound," Holton said. "Nah. You've gotta put a body on those guys and I'm definitely going to put a body on somebody tomorrow." One thing I learned about Holton today? He really loves to say things in threes. "I'm ready to just get out there, make Ulis, the Harrison Twins work, work, work. All we've been doing all year is working, working, working. Now it's time to show the world how hard we work. Having everybody picking against us, it doesn't really matter because we can build our own momentum. We hold our own water. All year we've done that. We pressed every team in the country, we first in steals, first in turnovers, first in offensive rebounds. That's not skills, that's just working. We're going to continue to work and overcome this great team." Actually, you're second in turnovers, but that's okay. Thanks for the bulletin board material.

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2021-09-19