The Kentucky basketball program continues to post updates on the 2020-21 roster arriving and getting settled in on campus, including one this afternoon featuring 11 players going about their daily lives in the “bubble.”
Today’s post featured Dontaie Allen, Jacob Toppin, Olivier Sarr, Keion Brooks Jr., Terrence Clarke, Cam’Ron Fletcher, Devin Askew, BJ Boston, Lance Ware, Zan Payne, and Davion Mintz all wearing their masks on campus.
Noticeably absent from the list? Five-star signee Isaiah Jackson.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) July 16, 2020
On Tuesday, UK head coach told reporters that he believed all scholarship players were officially on campus, adding that he’ll be joining them on the practice court on July 20.
“Well, first of all, all of our kids are on campus, I believe,” Calipari said. “They’re all on campus, they’re all working out, they’re in a tight bubble. When you talk about the lodge the practice facility, what we have there, they are getting antsy. They keep asking, ‘When are we going to see you?’ You guys understand. I can’t work with them until the (July) 20th. They’re doing conditioning, weight training and they are in the gym with shooting machines and shooting on their own, where they each block out time in the gym and they’re on two ends and they, you know, not touching each other and all that. The kids seem to be safe.”
Despite Calipari’s update, KSR confirmed today that Jackson has not yet arrived on campus, despite originally planning to arrive several weeks back.
Back on July 1, Jackson’s high school coach, David McGlown, told KSR that the Pontiac, MI native was expected to be in Lexington the weekend of July 4.
“He will be down this weekend coming up [on July 4],” Jackson’s former coach told KSR at the time.
While it’s unclear why Jackson’s arrival was delayed, KSR has learned that the 6-foot-10 forward is now expected to make his way to Lexington this coming weekend. If all goes well, the expectation is he will be moved in on Saturday.
While we wait for Jackson’s anticipated arrival this weekend, catch up on his impressive senior highlights below: