Cal: Rose will 'amaze' upon return

July, 11, 2012
7/11/12
6:17
PM CT
By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com

Count Derrick Rose’s former coach among those who think the one-time MVP will, at the very least, return to form, when he comes back from the devastating ACL injury he suffered in the NBA playoffs this past spring.

“I think that you’re going to see a player, you’ll be amazed when he comes back,” Kentucky coach John Calipari told ESPN 1000’s “Carmen, Jurko & Harry” show on Wednesday. “(Rose’s) skill set will be even better. I think his shooting will be even better because he only knows one thing. He almost has a fear, an anxiety about not being good enough. He’s tougher on himself than anyone around him. I used to tell him ‘you’re too hard on yourself, man. You’re going to get to the NBA, there’s too many games. You can’t on yourself like this. You gotta let it go. You gotta go on to the next game.’”

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Derrick Rose
PTS AST STL MIN
15.9 4.3 0.5 31.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Noah 11.3
AssistsJ. Noah 5.4
StealsJ. Butler 1.9
BlocksJ. Noah 1.5