Yesterday, national college basketball analyst Jon Rothstein got to watch your University of Kentucky Wildcats practice. What did he think? He shared his observations on Twitter @JonRothstein. Here’s a sampling:
- Kentucky’s best offense this season may very well be a missed shot. Going to be hard to keep these Cats off the glass. Relentless.
- Kentucky’s offense is going to take time to come around. Expect to see plenty of games in the 50’s and 60’s early. D way ahead of O.
- Biggest question marks for Kentucky: 1. Leadership 2. Shooting 3. Overall offense
- Early prediction on Kentucky’s starting five: Quade Green, Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox, Wenyen Gabriel, Nick Richards.
Palpable buzz at Kentucky surrounding Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Has went from sleeper to a guy who could be a major factor. Hybrid.
Kevin Knox is an effortless shooter. A stoic competitor with gifts from God. Has some Harrison Barnes in his game. Freakish length.
Kentucky is going to need mileage out of Sacha Killeya-Jones until Jarred Vanderbilt is healthy. Will be fourth big until January
P.J. Washington is a throwback to a completely different time. 6-9 and can play both forward spots. The motor never stops. Relentless.
We’ll get to see the team for ourselves Sunday night during the televised open practice on SEC Network from 7-9 p.m. Until then, tidbits like this sure are nice.