This week is finals week at UK and that means once Friday rolls around, the fall semester will be over and Twany Beckham will be eligible to play for the Cats. Beckham is something of an enigma to UK fans because no one knows exactly what kind of impact (if any) he’ll have on the team. Twany started five out of the 14 games he played for Mississippi State during his sophomore season before transferring to UK, so you have to assume that he’s at least a slight step up from the guys who get the end of the game mop up duty now.
The most intriguing thing about Twany is his length. He’s a guard listed at 6’5 and 205 lbs and from what I saw of him in the Blue – White game, he can move pretty well at that size. A lineup of Beckham, Miller, Gilchrist, Jones and Davis would be far and away the longest five in the country. If he had been eligible in games past, I’m sure he would have got a lot of clock based solely on how often Calipari pulled Teague.
I can’t see Twany playing in the big games, but he could come in and surprise. We should get a chance to see him some against Chattanooga considering the beat down that the Cats surely have planned for Rupp’s unfortunate Saturday visitors. What do you think? What do you expect to see from Twany in the second semester?