Well, that didn’t take long. The Kentucky basketball team has returned to campus and is “getting back to work” following a week outside of the campus bubble, sources tell KSR.
Last week, KSR reported the team would be temporarily leaving the bubble. At the time, several parents confirmed with KSR the one-week hiatus would be “just a break” and was not COVID-19 related. Rather, it was just a chance for the players to spend some time at home with their families before the grind (and continued quarantine) really begins for the foreseeable future. Last week, two parents told KSR their sons would be returning to campus on August 9. Today, that was again confirmed.
KSR’s basketball recruiting insider Jack Pilgrim shared the news on Twitter, adding that neither Olivier Sarr nor Isaiah Jackson went home during the hiatus.
After a one-week break, the Kentucky basketball team returned to Lexington today as planned, sources tell KSR.
“Back on campus getting back to work.”
Olivier Sarr and Isaiah Jackson were the only Wildcats to stay on campus, the rest went home to see their families.
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) August 9, 2020
Thus far, Kentucky basketball’s on-campus “bubble” has been widely successful, as the players have been kept isolated to the Joe Craft Center and the Wildcat Coal Lodge. Coach John Calipari even called it the “gold standard” of bubbles.
Welcome back, guys. The bubble missed you.