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The next great duo at Kentucky?

Today was a big day in the Kentucky Basketball recruiting world as Cam’Ron Fletcher became a Wildcat. Fletcher is now the second commit for next year’s recruiting class for Coach Cal as Brandon Boston Jr. committed just a little over a week ago.

Even though it is WAY early. This should bring some comfort and momentum to the 2020-21 season. It also could ultimately be another title run for the Cats. Let’s discuss how these two could work together.

Pick-and-roll offense

This style of offense between these two prospects will make them one of the best duos possibly in the 2020-21 season. As Boston grows in his own this next season – with the addition of Fletcher – the pick-and-roll would be deadly.

This offense is a simple one that can gradually be implemented. It is also one of Cal’s signature offenses that he has used over the years with athletic big men and guards. One duo that comes up in mind is the 2016-17 season with De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo. An offense like this could fear anyone in the country.

What would Cam’Ron Fletcher bring to this style of offense?

First things first, Fletcher has to have something against basketball rims because he slams it with a passion that few do.

Fletcher’s vertical is something that could bring back lob city back to it’s Old Kentucky Home. Like all big men going into college, there is a learning curve, but the addition of Fletcher with Boston Jr. would be stellar.

What would Brandon Boston Jr. bring to this style of offense?

Boston Jr. being a lengthy guard is amazing to what this could bring. Not only would he be able to dish it to Fletcher for the easy two, but this can separate himself for easy mid-range and three-point jumpers. His way to attack the paint and finish it with authority helps as well and can put many “W’s” in the win column for the Cats in 2020-21.

This duo is just the start of the next recruiting class for Kentucky and a great start. Now, is it early? Very much so but this is something the BBN should look forward to as Cal in back-to-back weeks has gotten his players, his way.

As the year goes on, keep up with KSR for more recruiting news. 

Article written by Hayden Hooper

13 Comments for The next great duo at Kentucky?



  1. Sully
    7:30 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    Great get for us. Have seen Fletcher play several times for Vashon and he is an energetic defensive monster. Offense getting better daily. If you know about Vashon—“The V” in STL—it is a long time powerhouse that always presses and plays great D, and this kid leads them.



  2. macesmith00
    7:39 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    Can they get a big man to go with them though?



  3. BLUEVADER
    7:54 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    He is up to 6’8″ and will be nice on D and the Boards.



  4. Underdog
    8:15 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    I find it hard to believe that there’s anybody better than this kid at his position in high school right now. Name somebody please.

    He’s got dribbles. He’s got tenacity. He’s got chip on the shoulder. He can shoot. Good form. And when his athleticism is paired with the intangibles he has it is a lethal combination. This is a great get for UK.

    This is the type of attitude that Coach Cal wants on his team.

    I would use one word to describe this player:

    VICIOUS.

    He strikes fear into opponents. If you got UK on your schedule and you know you have to go to battle against this guy, you know it’s going to be a battle. You know it’s going to be a brutal war. You know it’s going to be very unpleasant. In short, unless you’re a man, you’re going to wilt when you play against Fletcher.

    Congrats both to this young man and the UK coaching staff for reeling him in.



    • Cokely53
      8:44 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

      You lost me at good form



    • nocode96
      9:07 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

      Hey coke, just going to assume you’re one of “those” UK fans that just jump on the bandwagon to say anything negative they can and that you’re saying this simply based off of his percentages. If you know anything about basketball, or took more than 30 seconds to watch this kid play, you’d know that there’s nothing heavily wrong with his form. It’s nowhere near as bad as MKG’s was and still is and MKG was pretty damn good for us and is still playing in the league making money. His form isn’t even as bad as PJ’s freshman year and look at what he did last year, shot himself right into the lottery. I can’t believe I, and so many others on this site still have to explain to people that they don’t know basketball better than Calapari it any of his assistants he’s ever had. Dude is good enough to get the same offer Fox, Wall, AD, Boogie, Knight, ULIS, Bam, Monk, KAT, LYLES, and a myriad of other phenomenal players got. No offense, but us rational people trust in professionals like Cal to make the right decisions.



    • Cokely53
      10:26 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

      It was a joke dude. Chill.



    • Cokely53
      10:32 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

      Also his form is worse than both PJs or MKGs. MKG was one of my all time favorites so it’s not like I’m saying he’s going to be a bad player. This kid clearly has athleticism for days and that’ll go a long way. But he starts his shot way too slow and it crosses from one side of his body to the other. I was making a joke about the person above saying he had good form which you even admitted it wasn’t. Quit being so defensive and don’t say if I know anything about basketball like you’re some kind of guru yourself. Just because you’re always positive doesn’t make you always right. Makes you look foolish.



  5. Big Sexy
    10:09 pm August 4, 2019 Permalink

    Not to be a cynic but what makes Boston and Fletcher(4??) better than any duo over the last 10 years? Especially to be excited for a “title run”? We can be pretty certain of ~30 wins and a second weekend run in the tourney. One thing I like about getting 4 ??s is there’s a better chance at multiple years, which is what we need. Hopefully a good title run comes this year. We at least need a Final Four.



  6. Urincatland
    4:29 am August 5, 2019 Permalink

    Cal loves hard nose players like Fletcher! I have a feeling we’re gonna see a helluva lot of dunks.



  7. NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
    9:00 am August 5, 2019 Permalink

    His form is not the best, but it’s not worse than MKG @Cokely53. Fletcher form is inconsistent, but he doesn’t bring it from the left to right shoulder, crossing his vision like MKG. With the shooting machine, breakfast club, and our coaches, fletcher is mor closer to PJs right now when he was a freshmen. Easy to fix. Great get and hope we have him multiple years! Now we need bigs and straight shooters to round this class up! Go CATS!



    • Cokely53
      9:52 am August 5, 2019 Permalink

      I wasn’t saying it couldn’t be fixed. Just that it wasn’t good right now. He’s a good get, especially if he knows going into it that he may not start because of the other guys we’re recruiting.



  8. IrishCat
    12:43 pm August 5, 2019 Permalink

    Pretty odd to base an offense off of a pick and roll between two 6’6” wings…