What a lovely present to wake up to. UK Athletics released the official team picture this morning, and after sipping some tea and staring at it for a while, I have seven observations:
1. Brian Long’s hair
Whoa. Just, whoa. That summer at the shore really stuck with him.
2. Alex Poythress has grown
UK’s official roster was also posted this morning, and Alex Poythress has grown an inch since last season, measuring at 6’8″. He didn’t gain or lose any weight though, remaining at 239 lbs. Also, it’s really nice to the birthday boy smile. Happy 20th, Alex!
3. Two seven footers
Both Dakari Johnson and Willie Cauley-Stein are listed at 7′. Wonder Twin Towers activate!
4. Smile, Dakari!
You’re on the most talented team in college basketball history. Let us see you smile.
5. Marcus Lee’s mohawk/fauxhawk/frohawk is something
That is some odd looking hair. Is signature hair now a signature thing for Kentucky basketball?
6. We can tell the Harrison Twins apart!
The numbers help. Also, Andrew’s hair is noticeably longer in this shot. Sitting next to each other here, I just noticed that even their numbers are almost mirror images of each other. On the roster, they’re both listed at 6’6″, but Aaron is three pounds heavier. Those are some big guards.
7. Brian Long and Tod Lanter missed the shoe memo
White Shoe Academy?