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This week’s episode of The C.L. Brown Show features an interview with new Kentucky men’s basketball coach Mark Pope, who was the captain on the Wildcats’ 1996 national championship team. Pope was the surprise replacement for John Calipari who left UK after 15 seasons to become the head coach at Arkansas.


Pope explains why he plans on delegating more to his assistant coaches than he has in the past. He also speaks on the challenges and advantages of building a roster from scratch, and why he’s so intrigued by the potential of San Diego State transfer Lamont Butler in his system. (This discussion took place before Jaxson Robinson became the newest Wildcat after withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and following his former BYU coach to Lexington.)

With 11 new players total, none of which have played a second of basketball with each other, the flashy names or skillsets are easy to get caught up with. But, it’s sometimes the under-the-radar skills and names that end up being the most impactful.


That’s seems to be the case with Otega Oweh. The former Oklahoma guard averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last year as a sophomore. He shot 49.3 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from three.


While he was one of the first players to announce their pledge to the Wildcats, his popularity nationally is not like the likes of some of his teammates.