Two of Bahamas’ best players will be sitting out against the Cats tonight.
Shaquille Cleare and Dwight Coleby have been announced as OUT.
Cleare, a 6-foot-8, 264-pound center, played for Maryland (2012-14) and Texas (2015-17) in college. In his first season as a professional player, Cleare played for the Swiss team ‘Pully.’
He averages 12 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest.
Coleby, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward, played at Ole Miss, Kansas, and Western Kentucky, averaging 11.1 points and 8.0 rebounds for the Hilltoppers as a fifth-year senior. He also played for the New Orleans Pelicans in the Summer League last month.
He is the brother of Kadeem Coleby, a former Wichita State power forward, who WILL play for the Bahamas tonight.
It’ll still be a battle for the Cats, but certainly not the challenge we once thought.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) August 8, 2018