Anyone who’s watched this Kentucky team the last month has noticed the improvement of Bam Adebayo. The freshman big man is averaging 13.7 points and 9.8 boards during UK’s 11-game winning streak and has become a consistent source of offense in the post. While Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox may steal the headlines heading into the tournament, CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander believes Bam is one of ten players who could be a breakout star this month:
Bam Adebayo, Kentucky: Still projected by some as a first-round pick, Adebayo is a beast down low who still hasn’t been in contact with his ceiling. I could see it coming in the tournament, and in fact think that will happen. Fox and Monk are Kentucky’s two best players, but everything changes for UK if Adebayo plays like an NBA-level forward.
I believe it, especially after watching some of highlights from the Arkansas game: