The Platoon Squad is finally making an appearance in KSR’s BBN Jam Tournament. Split into two teams to create an equal 32, the Blue squad features two of Kentucky’s talented upperclassmen from the 2015 team that finished 38-1.
The Platoon system did not benefit Harrison or Cauley-Stein in the box score, but their play improved dramatically from the previous season. The best ball-handling twin became an exceptional finisher around the rim. Kentucky’s offense went through Harrison’s hands while Cauley-Stein carried the torch on the defensive end. Named National Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Tournament MVP and a First Team All-American, Cauley-Stein could guard anyone anywhere.
In this matchup he will not have to stretch the floor against Magloire. A future NBA All-Star, the First Team All-SEC selection in 2000 was a bully in the paint, just ask Wojo.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Desmond Allison gives the 2000 squad limited range from beyond the three-point line. Unlike the previous matchup, this game would be defined by its physicality. Magloire could out-physical most posts in this tournament, but not Willie. It’s difficult to foresee an upset in this first-round matchup.
Final in a blowout:
2015 White- 21, 2000- 8
Willie: 12 PTS, 17 REB, 4 BLK, 12-21
An. Harrison: 9 PTS, 12 REB, 9-19
Magloire: 2 PTS, 13 REB, 2-15
Allison: 6 PTS, 13 REB, 6-30 pic.twitter.com/5630LKDoXs
— BBN JAM Simulation (@JamSimulation) April 8, 2020