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Seth Greenberg on the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats


Seth Greenberg was a special guest at John Calipari’s Fantasy Camp last week (hell of a nice guy, by the way) so he got to see the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats basketball team in action during a couple scrimmages in the Joe Craft Center. Greenberg, like everyone else in attendance, was very impressed with what he saw from Cal’s new team, so much so that he pulled out his laptop and wrote a scouting report of the team for ESPN.com.

It’s an ESPN Insider account so I won’t steal his money-making thunder, but I would like to share some of his Greenberg’s points from the lengthy report. Here are a few things that stood out:

On the Harrison twins:

The Harrison twins were very different than I expected. Despite their reputation of being aloof, I found them to be engaged and connected to their teammates. They were very much part of the group. I think oftentimes they are prejudged by their body language as opposed to their actions.

Julius Randle:

Randle is the most impressive physical specimen I have seen since LeBron James.

James Young:

Young is the X factor for the Wildcats this season. The 6-6 wing is athletic and long, but the skill set he brings to the Kentucky lineup is as a knock-down jump shooter with 3-point range.

An explosive athlete, Young is an active offensive rebounder. Defensively he has the quickness and length to be a lockdown defender.

Dakari Johnson:

He has excellent hands and footwork and a knack for scoring around the basket. Despite having limited lift, Johnson uses patience and his body to create angles to score on the block.

Marcus Lee:

He must get stronger and have a defined position offensively, but he showed a nice touch to 15 feet. In a crowded frontcourt, it might be difficult for him to see significant minutes as a freshman.

Read Greenberg’s entire ESPN Insider report here and then book your hotel for the Final Four.

**Alex Poythress was out with an injury during Greenberg’s stay so don’t be alarmed by his omission.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 responses to “Seth Greenberg on the 2013-14 Kentucky Wildcats”

  1. josh

    most impressive physical specimen since Lebron. WOW!!!!

  2. Homestead Fred

    How come he can write these things about the players now, but you can’t?

  3. Fake Dale

    Matt I was watching the Conner vs Ryle game on Ihigh streaming, and the Ryle announcer said that there are rumors everywhere in Northern Ky that Towles is considering transferring. Maybe that is what the hold up on him is?

  4. Alumni Gym

    Sounds great, but what is Alex Poythress’ injury? Not to be paranoid, but it would nice to know at least the nature of it.

  5. ThatsAShame

    Homestead – the draw backs of being ‘connected’. They have inside scoop but now can’t share it.

  6. Jeff

    POY torn ACL and MCL is the rumor. Full recovery expected and should be in the lineup for the Blue White scrimmage…

  7. Biglaw Dawgin'

    Basketball season: “Can’t Wait.” (*Bart Scott voice*)

  8. blake

    #7 are you serious?? You do know how long it takes to recover from that injury don’t you?? Noel tore just his ACL and he won’t be ready for another 6 months. Lol, UK fans can jump to conclusions quickly.

  9. James

    I can’t wait to see Randle obliterate some fools.

  10. Buckdawg41

    Cauley-Stein? what about him?

  11. Bob

    #7 Jeff, do us a favor and go jump off a bridge please. Idiot

  12. Moment of Silence

    Blake and Bob need to take it back a notch. Jeff was obviously joking and pretty funny too. I heard Poythress tore his ACL too but theyre able to put his twin sisters ACL in there so he’ll be ready for Big Blue Madness. Thanks Alex’s sister, youre a season saver.

  13. cracka
  14. Bunny

    Thanks for the link, #14 (Cracka)!