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.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) July 24, 2020
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.