We’re still several months away from college basketball season, but the first major step toward that took place today: getting the 2019-20 roster on campus.
Over the last 24 hours or so, just about every player on the upcoming Kentucky basketball team announced on Twitter that they had officially made it to Lexington.
Kentucky sophomore point guard Immanuel Quickley told the world yesterday afternoon that a UK fan talked his head off on his entire flight from Baltimore, Maryland to Lexington.
— Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) June 2, 2019
Rounding out the returnees, Ashton Hagans and Nick Richards both announced they touched down yesterday afternoon.
— ashton hagans (@H23Ash) June 2, 2019
— Nick Richards (@iamnickrichards) June 2, 2019
We haven’t heard from sophomore forward EJ Montgomery on his status quite yet, but it’s likely he’s either back in Lexington or close to it, as well.
As for the 2019 signees, Kahlil Whitney, Tyrese Maxey, and Keion Brooks Jr. all announced they were on campus.
— THE DRAGON? (@KahlilWhitney) June 3, 2019
— Tyrese Maxey (@TyreseMaxey) June 3, 2019
Lexington, Kentucky? ???
— Keion Brooks Jr. (@KeionB_12) June 3, 2019
Bucknell graduate transfer Nate Sestina didn’t send out a tweet of his own, but one of his friends from back home said he was headed to Lexington today.
Best of luck to one of the hardest working kids out there. Always proud and got your back the whole way. ???? pic.twitter.com/cCEZvh5WQY
— Jenny Fischer (@jennylynnfisch) June 3, 2019
According to their AAU program’s official Twitter account, small forward signee Dontaie Allen and walk-on forward Brennan Canada both moved in today, as well:
— M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs (@MustangsMatts) June 3, 2019
The official Kentucky men’s basketball account posted a video of Hagans, Maxey, and Sestina all moving in to the Wildcat Coal Lodge this evening:
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) June 3, 2019
The only player we know for certain isn’t on campus yet is Kentucky shooting guard signee Johnny Juzang, as he still hasn’t graduated from high school. He is expected to be in Lexington later this month.
Welcome home, Wildcats!