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Byron Wesley: A Name to Watch?

Chris Pham, Daily Trojan

Chris Pham, Daily Trojan

Chris Pham, Daily Trojan

With the Harrison twins still deciding whether or not they will enter the NBA draft, UK’s back-court situation next season is still up in the air. If the twins do depart, the team will be a bit thin at guard and may look to add an experienced transfer (a la Julius Mays) to provide depth and leadership.

A strong candidate emerged earlier this week in Byron Wesley. The 6’5” guard announced on Wednesday that he will be transferring from USC and plans to complete his undergraduate degree this summer. Wesley averaged 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds this season, shooting 47.6% from the field and 33.8% from 3 the point line.

Having attended USC in 2012-13, I was able to watch him several times in person. Wesley is primarily a slasher who is active on the defensive end, but he honestly wasn’t exceptional under Kevin O’Neill’s putrid system. However, he looks to have turned things up this year, and his skill set would work well with Calipari’s offense. Wesley will be eligible to play next season (assuming he earns his degree) and is currently receiving interest from Indiana and Michigan.

Watch him do work in a 31 point performance earlier this year:


Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

5 Comments for Byron Wesley: A Name to Watch?

  1. stick
    7:19 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

    Where does this information come from? Is UK really looking at this guy as a option as well as others, or is this just someone that KSR thinks could be a option?

    • Cat fan
      9:03 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

      I think they are just throwing out names to look at in case the Harrison’s or Poythress don’t come back.

  2. tdaddy
    9:17 pm April 19, 2014 Permalink

    I said it 3 days ago!!

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    1:20 am April 20, 2014 Permalink

    Bald beats dreads every day, at least on the bb court. You can cover it up it under a football helmet.

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