One of Kentucky basketball’s newest Wildcats, Bam Adebayo, has been named a preseason All-American by NBC Sports’. As a member of the second team, he was joined by such players as Indiana’s Thomas Bryant, Melo Trimble from Maryland, and Dillon Brooks from Oregon.
If Bam can do what NBC Sports predicts he can do this season, averaging a double-double at the least, he could be Coach John Calipari’s eighth All-American since coaching at Kentucky. Adebayo, the 6’9″ power forward from North Carolina was the only player in the McDonald’s All-American game to post a double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Ranked no. 9 overall in the 2016 class, Bam led his team to a 24-6 record his senior year and surpassed the 2,000 point mark. He will be essential to Kentucky’s front court this season and isn’t hiding the pride he feels in his decision to rock Kentucky blue.