There's Terrence Jones the man-child, who can drive it or drain it.
There's Brandon Knight, who can slice and dice.
There's DeAndre Liggins, who can slash and dash.
That's Kentucky basketball under John Calipari, all-out talent and lightning strikes and firepower.
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But sometimes, you just have to rise and grind.
Isn't that right, BWK?
"I just played my game," said Josh Harrellson.
First Josh was known as Jorts, thanks to his what-not-to-wear penchant for the fashion faux pas that are jean shorts.
Then Josh was the "Mother Hen," or at least he was to the Boston University coach who used the label to describe the senior center after Harrellson posted a double-double to tame the Terriers a couple weeks back.
But then on Friday, in his day-before media opportunity, John Calipari said he was chatting with an NBA friend and the NBA friend just happened to say, "I really like your big white kid."
Saturday, as Kentucky finally wrestled itself free from scrappy Indiana's grasp to put an 81-62 hurting on the Hoosiers, we all saw why.
Harrellson scored 14 points. He grabbed 12 rebounds. With foul trouble limiting Terrence Jones to 24 minutes and just 10 points, the "Big White Kid" gave the Cats a more-than-solid 29 minutes in which he went 5-for-9 from the floor, 4-for-4 from the foul line, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, and did not commit a turnover.
"My first time that I ever had a good game was against Indiana," said Harrellson, who had 15 points and seven rebounds in a win over the Hoosiers at Rupp in 2008. "I just knew that if I did it once, I could do it again."
"I was happy with Josh," Calipari said. "As I told Josh, there's not that many dominating big guys out there. Josh can be whatever he wants to be. He can paint his own canvas. He can paint his own masterpiece."
Jorts as Picasso?
"Nah," said Harrellson, grinning again. "I'm not good at art."
What he is good at is hitting that soft jumper, and banging under the boards. He entered the game hitting 63 percent of his shots and leading the team in offensive rebounds with 30.
"But he hadn't taken a free throw, which usually means he needs the ball a little bit more," IU Coach Tom Crean said. "After today, I think he'll get it."
He might have earned a little more self-confidence, too. After all, with the Big Blue Nation forever pining for Enes Kanter — if only we had Enes — you could see where even the beloved Harrellson could develop a slight inferiority complex.
"Just like at the beginning of the year, if I got a rebound, I didn't try to put it back as quick," he said Saturday. "I would kick it out and just do whatever, just try to get it back out to them. But now when I get the ball, I look to score now and try to be more aggressive."
At one point, Calipari didn't think his big man was being aggressive enough. After Harrellson missed a couple of point-blanks inside, the coach urged his BWK to dunk the ball. So Harrellson dunked it. Twice.
"He's in better shape. We play an offense that's perfect for him," Calipari said. "Now make free throws, and make one-footers."
The BWK can do that. He can do that with his eyes closed. So Saturday, someone asked Harrellson what he thought when he heard his coach pass along the "big white kid" compliment?
"It feels great," Harrellson said. "It just gives you more confidence and it lets you know that you're a better player than what you think you are.
"Since I started playing, everyone has always seen something in me that I have never seen. They say I'm really good, but sometimes I don't show it, or I don't think of myself (as being) that good. But when you get NBA scouts talking about you, it just makes you feel a lot better."
Looks like this grinder is on the rise.