What will be the defining trait of this Kentucky team? According to Tyrese Maxey, defense.
In his final blog for USA Today High School Sports, the freshman guard said he thinks this group can “dominate” games defensively, a pretty bold statement after less than a month of summer workouts.
I definitely feel like we’ll be strong next season; the thing that will surprise people is how good we’re gonna be defensively.
I feel like we’ll be able to dominate games on that end next season; with our size we’ll be able to switch ball screens and guard a lot of different positions with a lot of different players.
That’s gonna be big for us.
Typically, this early on, John Calipari hasn’t been able to start thinking about defense because his teams are so young; with four core returning players, including ball hawk Ashton Hagans, that’s not the case this year. As Maxey said, that’s gonna be big.
Check out the rest of Maxey’s blog at USA Today HSS.