This morning I saw a preview of what’s to come this summer at the Joe Craft Center. With four Kentucky commits on the same team, future Cats went toe-to-toe all morning long.
The East Team’s practice began with a variety of small group drills. Quade Green’s demise came as soon as they started a one-on-one closeout drill. With P.J. Washington at the three-point line and Green starting at the baseline, Green’s goal was to keep Washington from scoring. Instead, he got dunked on.
Washington started chirping and didn’t stop. “I was talking to him the whole practice about it.”
“I was ready to fight him right there,” Green said. “Y’all are lucky y’all were here. I would’ve been ready to fight.”
But that wasn’t the worst of it. When it was Quade’s turn for redemption, Washington buried a three in his face. Unfortunately, my fingers were too busy typing to capture it on video, but the guys at Courtside Films did. See the dunk around the 12-second mark and the trey around the 37-second mark.
After it all, the point guard din’t hold it against his future teammate. During a 5-on-5 period he fed Washington for an open three and screamed, “EAT!” before Washington buried the bucket. It’s just one small example of how the four future Cats are using this week to foster a chemistry that can take them to the top of the college basketball world.
“We all have the same goals, and that’s a championship,” Washington said.