The Kentucky Wildcats are off to a rough start in the 2020-21 season, which is not what anyone expected after the opening game against Morehead State.
Since that win, the Cats have lost three games in a row and in response, Brandon Boston has started this year’s ‘Breakfast Club’ as they are trying to right the ship.
“After three straight losses, it’s kind of just brought me back to myself. Getting up early at 6 a.m. to go shoot on The Gun in the morning this whole week, it’s making me lock in even more. It’s changed my mindset on how I approach the game,” said Boston.
The Breakfast Club with Kentucky basketball started back in 2011 when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist created it. Many players have kept the tradition alive through the years including Tyrese Maxey starting it last season.
With the current Cats struggling, Boston has decided to get this team’s Breakfast Club rolling and already has one teammate joining him each morning.
“I’ve extended the invite to all my teammates. I call it the Breakfast Club,” Boston said. “I get up around 5:45 (am), get to the gym by 6, try to finish by 7:30. I meditate after that, then eat breakfast. So far, it’s only been me and Cam(Ron) Fletcher getting up that early right now.”
If I had to bet, I would say it will not be long before many more of his teammates start joining him and Fletcher for the early morning workout, especially if the Cats continue to struggle in games.
Boston knows the team is struggling and hopes to get the team back on the winning side and playing the game the way it’s meant to be played.
“It’s a long process. We’ve just got to stay the course. We’ve got to learn how to gel together and play basketball the right way.”
The Cats will get another opportunity to improve on Saturday when they face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. That game will tipoff from Rupp Arena at noon and will air on CBS.