We have some positive news regarding one of John Calipari’s returning players.
CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein tweeted that he has heard Wenyen Gabriel has been Kentucky’s best player this summer. Incoming freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been the biggest surprise of the bunch, which is in line with what we’ve heard out of the summer scrimmages and workouts from our sources.
Hearing while Wenyen Gabriel has been Kentucky's best player this summer, program's biggest surprise has been Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. #BBN
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 4, 2017
Gabriel is only a sophomore, but he is the veteran leader of the 2017-18 Wildcats. He averaged 4.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign, and leads his team in just about every category imaginable from a year ago.