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:
Monk with the steal, Bam with the slam pic.twitter.com/IBXHsevG86
– Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) October 30, 2016