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7 Quick Reactions to our first Kentucky Basketball footage

Me when this clip dropped

This morning, the Kentucky Basketball social media squad shared a video of the team going through individual workouts at the Joe Craft Center. The clip is only 33 seconds long and doesn’t really show us more than guys shooting or driving the lane, BUT, it is the first real basketball action we’ve seen from this group so of course we’re going to overanalyze it.

Here are just a few quick reactions because it’s Friday, I miss basketball, and I’m sorry, I still can’t get excited about baseball (I’m trying!).

1. Keion Brooks looks so different

The video begins and ends with Keion Brooks, whom UK is clearly priming to be this team’s leader (mainly because he’s the only real returning player). I can’t get over how different he looks. Obviously, he cut his hair, but there’s something else to it. He just seems older.

2. Is that John Calipari or Pat Riley?

These days, it is getting harder and harder to tell.

3. Olivier Sarr: Smooth

4. What is that on the back of Dontaie Allen’s head?

Little baby dreads?

5. Jacob Toppin: Really Long

Toppin is listed as 6’7″, but seems way longer than that in motion.

6. Devin Askew’s shot sure looks pretty

7. It’s going to be fun to watch Terrence Clarke do this

Please let us have basketball.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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11 Comments for 7 Quick Reactions to our first Kentucky Basketball footage



  1. CatBlue in LR
    5:29 pm July 24, 2020 Permalink

    This is going to take a longer get-to-know-you period than usual. I didn’t recognize any of those faces—including Deion’s (until Tyler pointed him out)!



  2. BoogieDMC
    12:08 am July 25, 2020 Permalink

    Askew’s shot doesn’t look pretty to me.



    • RealCatsFan
      7:12 am July 25, 2020 Permalink

      You wanna break it down for us, because I don’t see any major issues with it, mechanically. Maybe a little more elevation, but it’s just a shootaround. Geesh.



    • PensacolaCat
      9:36 am July 25, 2020 Permalink

      I thought something looked a little odd about his shot when I saw the clip, but I’m no shooting coach and can’t put my finger on it. As long as it goes in I don’t care…



    • Bluehender
      10:16 am July 25, 2020 Permalink

      Well on that particular shot he’s jumping forward instead of straight up and he’s releasing the ball on the way up instead of at the top of his jump. But hey it’s just a shoot around and probably not a finished product by any means. He did swish it though..



    • VMI1957
      12:33 pm July 25, 2020 Permalink

      Bet you he could whoop your arse shooting!!!



  3. RealCatsFan
    7:39 am July 25, 2020 Permalink

    Darn, I’m actually a little disappointed to see Keon’s “Pulp Fiction” dreds no longer there.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:24 am July 25, 2020 Permalink

      I just want to see him go medieval on somebody’s ass, regardless of hair style. 🙂



  4. Davey McCrockett
    9:12 am July 25, 2020 Permalink

    Cal needs to grow the hair and beard out like John Wick. Coach K just may have to have another “back injury”



  5. panicpat
    12:07 am July 26, 2020 Permalink

    Y’all need to quit getting your hopes up. Won’t be any football nor basketball.