Nerlens Noel is scheduled for surgery on his torn ACL tomorrow in Florida.
If rehab goes too slowly, Cal says he's likely to advise the big-man to return to college.
But that's not the matter at hand right now for the Cats.
The Southeastern Conference Tournament awaits Kentucky.
Vanderbilt and Arkansas tip Thursday night for the right to play the Cats on Friday night.
Without Noel so far, UK has struggled mightily. The lone exception being against the Florida Gators on Saturday.
Willie Cauley-Stein played the final quarter with four fouls and never picked up his fifth...keeping the Cats in it late...and helping propel Kentucky to the upset win over the Gators.
More from Cal and Julius Mays on WCS's impact in the video.