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“Fortnite” is the new video game keeping the team busy on the road

When Kentucky reached the Final Four with a record 38 wins in 2015, the key to the Cats’ success wasn’t the team’s depth or Karl Anthony-Towns or the Harrison twins’ postseason experience or Willie Cauley-Stein’s defense or the platoon system or anything else that bunch had going for them.

It was a video game: Super Smash Bros.

The players piled into one hotel room during their tournament down time and competed in the four-person video game on the classic Nintendo 64 console. One player called it the key to the team’s bonding that year, and that their intense battles lasted into the wee hours of the morning.

This season there is a new video game competition going on behind the Kentucky basketball scenes. The immensely popular Fortnite goes on the road with the Wildcats, and guys like Kevin Knox, PJ Washington and Sacha Killeya-Jones are among the players who are addicted to it.

Quade Green, Jemarl Baker and Dillon Pulliam told me all about it before UK’s open practice in Boise on Wednesday, and I must admit, I still have no idea what it is. So don’t feel bad if you don’t either.

This makes me feel old.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for “Fortnite” is the new video game keeping the team busy on the road



  1. KYJelly
    8:17 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    Pubg is better



  2. fogt333
    8:45 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    Can’t beat free tho and Fortnite is def free.



  3. LaRueBlue
    9:04 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    Fortnite is awful.



  4. vandzandz
    9:05 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    Pubg is doo-dee



  5. BBN_strive_4_9
    9:15 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    Fortnite is the best



  6. CatesDuncan
    9:50 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    I want Fortnite on my iPad. I heard it’s a fun game



    • collier187
      9:54 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

      Fortnite it suppose to come out on the IOS



    • Miller45
      10:54 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

      What a discussion. both are fun in my opinion, but I feel like pubg allows the player to get away with bad strategy where fortnite punishes bad strategy.



  7. collier187
    9:53 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    I love fortnite, it is better than pubg on the Xbox. I got a Xbox to try it and sold it. I’ll just stick to fortnite on my ps4



  8. Kfckernel
    9:54 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    Fortnight is like hunger games. 100 players find weapons and kill or be killed. There can only be 1.



  9. LaRueBlue
    11:34 pm March 14, 2018 Permalink

    I think they’re both equally bad.



  10. catdaddyd
    1:33 am March 15, 2018 Permalink

    Whatever happened to poker?