Another day, another day of dominance for the Wildcats on Team USA.
Hamidou Diallo led all scorers with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while P.J. Washington added 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. UK recruit Cameron Reddish, considered a power forward by most recruiting services, played point guard and had 6 points, 6 rebounds and a team-best 6 assists in a 82-60 victory over France, considered to be one of the favorites to win the tournament.
John Calipari had nothing but good things to say about Hamidou Diallo after the game.
“He’s gotten so much better, he’s not the same player he was, he’s just not,” Cal said. “He’s better skilled, he’s more disciplined, he’ll still do some undisciplined things but you expect it. What I want him to be, if he wants to be the best player in the country, is be a lock-down defender. Because offense happens. He can run, jump, and move with the ball. He’s shooting it way better than he has and now it’s just, ‘let’s see.’”
Team USA’s first real game is this Saturday at 11:30 against Iran. We’ll have the Live Stream on KSR. Until then, enjoy this footage from today’s exhibition.