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Only one UK player made Jeff Goodman’s All-American Teams, and only as a Third-Team honoree

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Kentucky may have three of the top freshmen in the country in Bam Adebayo, Malik Monk, and De’Aaron Fox, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, only one Kentucky player is worthy of preseason All-American status. The ESPN Insider released his list of preseason All-American honors today and Bam Adebayo made the Third Team. 

“Adebayo is a big man who plays hard and is a tremendous athlete,” Goodman writes. “He has the potential for a double-double on any given night. The key for Adebayo will be adjusting to not always being able to physically overpower opponents in college as he was able to do in high school.”

Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox were listed among the 20 players “on the cusp” of the rankings. Preseason rankings and lists are total BS and not worth the time or energy to complain about, especially when it’s Jeff Goodman who made the list, but if you’d like to check it out for yourself, click here. (And then get out your wallet because all of the stuff about Kentucky is behind a paywall.)

Or, just watch Bam dunk:

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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26 Comments for Only one UK player made Jeff Goodman’s All-American Teams, and only as a Third-Team honoree



  1. ukjaybrat
    12:06 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    Jeff Goodman doing Jeff Goodman things. He is only relevant because he gets clicks from upset UK fans. we really should stop acknowledging his asinine predictions.



  2. Sentient Third Eye
    12:06 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    In the real world, getting a double-double on most nights (which Goodman expects from Bam by his own admission) translates to being a first team All-American.



  3. kuhlkat
    12:07 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    Goodman is such a tool…pay no attention to him.



  4. KSR Spy
    12:17 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    I’ll start believing in Jeff Goodman as a reliable source of sports information at about the same time I put Hillary Clinton in charge of security for my company.



  5. madarchitect
    12:32 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    ^^^Always one jerk that cannot remove politics from an unrelated topic.



    • KSR Spy
      12:38 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      Man, you must really hate Matt Jones.



    • Booby Petrino
      12:39 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      dang it Spy, I was about to type that line



    • madarchitect
      12:44 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      I stand corrected. Two jerks!



    • runningunnin.454
      1:14 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      How many?
      Count again?



    • sa_hunt
      1:58 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      counting me, 3



    • somerset bill
      2:26 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      like 8 other people (at the moment), i upvoted both madarchitect’s comment and ksr spy’s reply.



  6. jr1122
    12:34 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    Does he do this to get attention?



    • Wildfelinebeeline
      12:40 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, and he’s a self professed IU fan!



    • runningunnin.454
      1:17 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      Last year notwithstanding, being an IU fan must be a tough gig. Maybe his anti-depressants cloud his thought process.



  7. Wildfelinebeeline
    12:36 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    I plan to keep a running log of things that Goodman has left UK out of (rankings, player awards, evaluations) so that I can remind him and his readers how little lack of knowledge basketball knowledge he has at the end of the year when we take all the trophies and honors. Go Cats!



  8. BobTheBuilder
    12:41 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    “Preseason rankings and lists are total BS and not worth the time or energy to complain about”

    Then why write this article?



    • runningunnin.454
      12:51 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      Because it’s fun to laugh at the buffoon.



    • WillySpankit
      12:52 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

      The same reason Goodman makes such outlandish and stupid predictions: it gets people clicking on the website, and therefore, ad revenue.



  9. Basteballer
    1:02 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    I agree with the ukjaybrat comment. We should stop feeding the trolls.



  10. simonsays
    1:51 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    I think the main thing Goodman is saying without saying it, is that Kentucky will be so balanced it’s hard to pick a few guys that will stand above the others when you have teams like Oregon who have one player who will be shooting the ball 20 times a game. Actually, you know what, he has an opinion that isn’t the same as mine. I hate him.



  11. ekywildcat
    1:52 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    Is there any Russian hackers on here to hack Goodman and get that list free?



  12. Bluebloodtoo
    2:30 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    Really? Am I on permanent moderation status again?



  13. fauxbobknight
    2:34 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    so pre-season rankings and lists dont matter when we dont agree with the content?



  14. mikep
    3:27 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    Corky don’t know is a$$ from a hole in the ground



  15. louisvillelaw22
    5:13 pm November 2, 2016 Permalink

    Goodman has no idea what he is talking about. Just look at the thing about Markelle Fultz – “he’s not ultra-athletic, but he’s athletic enough.”

    https://youtu.be/ic04d1aT_xI?t=134

    Really? Really? A 6’4 dude dunking from the free throw line who can get his head level with the rim is “athletic enough?”

    Sit down Goodman. You’re embarrassing yourself at this point.