The first time E.J. Floreal touched the ball in the Blue-White game, he threw down a monstrous dunk over Kentucky’s lottery pick, Julius Randle. And one, please. The smile on Floreal’s face, once he looked up to see who got, said it all. That wasn’t supposed to happen.
“E.J. put the helmet on him,” Coach Cal said after the game, adding that the players were still laughing about it in the locker room when it was all over.
Randle didn’t shy away from his cameo on E.J.’s poster when reporters brought it up in the post-scrimmage interviews. “E.J. got me,” he admitted. “That came out of nowhere. Everybody was surprised.”
Marcus Lee took it one step further, sending out a warning message to everyone on Twitter:
No one is safe!! Watch yah heads!!
— Marcus Lee ∞ (@SuperKingMe) October 30, 2013
Watch yah heads is right. Kentucky’s 13th man, a walk-on, just posterized its star player.