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Kentucky Basketball roster reveals unofficial heights, weights

Photo: @KentuckyMBB

Photo: @KentuckyMBB

Kentucky just sent out the prospectus for the 2019-20 season, which includes a complete roster with each player’s heights and weights. The numbers are unofficial, but let’s take a look:

Again, the numbers are unofficial, but that’s not stopping me from diving right in. Some takeaways:

— Ashton Hagans is up to 198 lbs. from 190 last summer. Based on the pictures of him in summer workouts, that’s not surprising. Nick Richards and Immanuel Quickley both added three pounds, redshirt freshman Zan Payne added ten pounds, and EJ Montgomery’s numbers stayed the same.

— Going by Bucknell’s 2018-19 roster, Nate Sestina has dropped eleven pounds since last season, down to 234 from 245.

— All of the freshmen have put on weight compared to their numbers in 247 Sports’ recruiting database:

  • Tyrese Maxey: Up to 198 from 185 lbs.
  • Dontaie Allen: Up to 200 from 185 lbs.
  • Johnny Juzang: Up to 214 from 200 lbs.
  • Keion Brooks: Up to 205 from 185 lbs.
  • Kahlil Whitney: Up to 210 from 190 lbs.

After seeing this picture from last week, it’s clear Whitney’s 20 lbs. weight gain is all muscle:

@KahlilWhitney

— Freshman walk-on Riley Welch will wear No. 13.

I like my team.

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14 Comments for Kentucky Basketball roster reveals unofficial heights, weights



  1. UKLugo
    3:01 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    I thought Quickley was 6’5″. He doesnt look 6’3″ in that picture with Whitney.



    • ColoradoCatFan88
      4:02 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      That’s because that’s not Quickley in the picture with Whitney..



    • Kentucky Hoops
      4:03 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      That isn’t quickley



    • UKLugo
      6:39 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Who is that?



  2. BobbyBlue
    3:04 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Whitney is ripped like a body builder.



  3. nellis234
    3:12 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Gosh, this team is RIPPED



  4. IrishCat
    3:50 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Whitney and Brooks both shrunk an inch from the HS numbers I saw. Not unusual, but not ideal since we’re hoping they can both play some 4. We’d heard Sestina might not be a legit 6’9”, so it’s nice to see that number stay still. So much is going to hinge on EJ and Nick. Very excited about this team.



  5. Ridge Runner
    3:50 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    When practice starts with scrimmaging… Riley’s short self may wanna keep score.
    😉



  6. Aar
    4:43 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Montgomery may not have gained but he looks leaner and his legs look larger. He’ll need that strong base to defend the 5.

    Richards only gained 3 but he also looks more cut. Looking for each of them to go harder for longer this season than last. Richards looked really good for the first 90 seconds of his stints last season. We just need him to a little more than double that to become a real difference maker for this team. He’s through the Sophomore slump. Time for a Junior year breakout!

    If the players develop, I think the best team Cal can put on the court this year would have Richards at the 5 and Montgomery at the 4. Top 8-10 teams will have that much length and the Cats need to have the same at their disposal.



  7. Bluefelinefan
    8:10 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Kudos to the nutritionist and strength coaches who assist in molding these kids bodies into supreme basketball playing machines. I always appreciate the amount of time and work that these kids have to invest in order to play at this level. There is no just rolling the ball out there for coaches or players. Appreciate the effort and sacrifice.



  8. UKFanSC
    8:40 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Surprised EJ’s numbers stayed the same



  9. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    1:05 am August 20, 2019 Permalink

    Nate is going to be way better lighter. Dude has Lofton range.



    • IrishCat
      8:15 am August 20, 2019 Permalink

      That is STRONG praise. If he’s anything close to Chris as a shooter, he’ll give us instant offense.



  10. royce12
    8:37 pm August 21, 2019 Permalink

    That extra muscle Hagans added is really going to help him play through contact allowing him to finish stronger at the rim and fewer turnovers.