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LOOK: The 2018-19 Kentucky Wildcats go to camp

The 2018-19 Kentucky Wildcats made their first appearance today at John Calipari’s satellite camps in Bardstown and Elizabethtown. Our own TJ Walker made the trek to E-Town to meet the Cats and hear what Calipari had to say about his new squad. Here’s a quick rundown.

After committing a minor NCAA violation last week by discussing Ashton Hagans, Calipari was careful with his words, simply saying that a recruit reclassifying and a grad transfer joining the squad was a “possibility,” which he followed up with a trademark pause and smirk. Cal has taken some criticism over Kentucky’s involvement with Reid Travis after his comments slamming the grad transfer rule a few years back, but today, said his main beef with the rule pertains to players leaving mid-major programs, making a grad transfer from a Power 5 conference a little more palatable.

Regardless, Calipari said he’s excited to once again have a mix of veteran experience and freshmen talent. Since the players just arrived back on campus over the weekend, he hasn’t seen them much, but did note that Nick Richards appears to be in better shape. Similarly, when asked about PJ Washington, Cal said the best way he can improve his game is to get in better shape so he can stretch the floor more next season. (For what it’s worth, TJ said PJ looked leaner.)

Enough words. Here are videos of the Cats and the campers, starting with this fun interaction between Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson:

Johnson plays defense too!

This kid found that the only way to slow down Keldon Johnson is to latch onto his legs:

I love that this is probably Keldon Johnson’s first time being around a bunch of Kentucky fans and one just grabs on to his leg and won’t let go. It’s kind of perfect, actually.


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3 Comments for LOOK: The 2018-19 Kentucky Wildcats go to camp

  1. Jiminy Crickets
    5:33 pm June 4, 2018 Permalink

    The Bardstown camp was awesome, my lil guy loved it. The players looked tired during autographs, I was wondering how they’d make it having to do it all again in same day. Great time for the kids!

  2. jimmer
    7:17 pm June 4, 2018 Permalink

    Was Herro wearing daisy dukes in that video?

  3. TonyMontana
    8:25 pm June 4, 2018 Permalink

    Seems like a great group of guys. We get good kids every year. Even if alot are only around for 1 season, its obvious that they care.