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Calipari is asking the BBN to lift Boston up

NCAA Basketball: Vanderbilt at Kentucky Arden Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no surprise that BJ Boston has been in a slump.

It was on full display last night as Boston scored in single digits for the first time this season, and at one point during the time, fans were booing after he missed a shot.

As he struggles, John Calipari is asking the Big Blue Nation to support Boston as he tries to pull himself out of this slump.

“We need our fans to absolutely support BJ. I don’t know why anybody would be nasty to anybody. If you want to be nasty, be nasty to me. It’s my fault. Don’t be nasty to him. I’m the one who put him in the game. So, if you’re mad, just be mad at me. Be positive. Everybody left Devin alone. When Devin struggled early, no one really got on Devin. Our fans left him alone and they let him do his thing and look where Devin is now. And now I’m saying the same thing.”

“Our fans haven’t been bad on BJ. They’ve been pretty good because they’re good people. They’re not nasty. They’re not trolls. That’s not who they are. So now, you’ll see him begin to come — and you know what? You’ll feel like you played a part in it.”

His fellow teammates say he is one of the hardest-working players on the team, and there’s a reason Boston was ranked as high as he was coming out of high school. Hopefully it’s just a matter of time before Boston comes into his own.

Until then, let’s try to lift his spirits. The talent is there. He just has to put it together.

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