Sometimes in the off-season you find yourself having very random conversations with fellow Kentucky fans. You can only talk about the Harrison twins’ return, Calipari’s hip surgery, Barry Rohrssen’s movie career and Tod’s Bod for so long before you have to meander on to other topics. I was reminded the other day about Terrence Jones’ incredible 52 point outburst in the Blue/White game in 2011-2012. In continuing the discussion, we got to talking about some of the breakout performances in the early season scrimmages, particularly the Blue/White scrimmage, that were a bit misleading. Obviously the Blue/White game is somewhat informal and players get more playing time in that game than they normally would in a regular season game, but looking back at some of the statistics provided quite a few interesting surprises. Let’s take a look back at some of the statistics and performances we’ve had in the past 5+ years via a little quiz.
1) In the 2013 Blue/White scrimmage, 3 players scored 20+ points. James Young had 25 and Julius Randle had 21. Who was the 3rd 20+ point scorer with 21?
A) Aaron Harrison
B) Andrew Harrison
C) Derek Willis
D) Alex Poythress
E) Willie Cauley-Stein
2) In the 2012 Blue/White scrimmage, Archie Goodwin poured in 32 points, while Alex Poythress chipped in 25. Who was the third leading scorer with 17 points?
A) Jon Hood
B) Nerlens Noel
C) Julius Randle
D) Kyle Wiltjer
E) Ryan Harrow
3) In the 2011 Blue/White scrimmage, Terrence Jones wowed the crowd with 52 points. Who finished with 27 points to tie for 3rd in scoring?
A) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
B) Kyle Wiltjer
C) Doron Lamb
D) Marquis Teague
E) Darius Miller
4) In the 2009 Blue/White scrimmage, who was 2nd in scoring behind John Wall (25) with 24 points?
A) Eric Bledsoe
B) Darnell Dodson
C) DeMarcus Cousins
D) Darius Miller
E) Daniel Orton
5) In 2008 Blue/White scrimmage, Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson were the 2 leading scorers. Who were the 3rd and 4th leading scorers with 16 and 15 points?
A) Darius Miller and Kevin Galloway
B) Perry Stevenson and Darius Miller
C) Josh Harrellson and Darius Miller
D) DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson
E) Josh Harrellson and A.J. Stewart
** 1) C (Derek Willis)
** 2) A (Jon Hood)
** 3) B (Kyle Wiltjer)
** 4) B (Darnell Dodson)
** 5) E (Josh Harrellson and A.J. Stewart)