“That’s all we were thinking about, was like, how did people make this?” Okogie said. “Real humans, no technology, just made that. It was crazy.”
Okogie was also able to sit on a camel, but was not able to take a ride for precautionary reasons.
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Playing for Calipari
Josh Pastner was an assistant to Kentucky coach John Calipari for one season at Memphis (2008-09) before Calipari left for Kentucky and Pastner replaced him. Calipari evidently had some influence, as he said things in practices that struck Okogie as sounding a lot like Pastner.
“Coach Pastner always loves to express ‘We have to do everything with two hands,’” Okogie said. “’We have to catch the ball with two hands, rebound with two hands.’ And same thing Coach Cal would do. Say we catch the ball with one hand, we have to do the whole drill over from the beginning, kind of emphasize that. And a few defensive principles here and there were the same.”