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Washington and Travis separating themselves, Richards in mix too

There is a fight for playing time at every position on Kentucky’s roster, but two guys are beginning to separate themselves from the pack as the regular season gets closer.

When asked if any player has emerged above the rest, John Calipari named Reid Travis and PJ Washington as two standouts, who, coincidentally, have been matched up against each other in most practices. Travis and Washington are very similar players with very similar skillsets, on the same path to prove to the NBA they can play bigger and more versatile. They’re also roommates and the two most-experienced players on the roster, and the Cats’ only preseason All-SEC selections.

But don’t sleep on Sophomore Nick Richards. He’s in the mix, too.

After Calipari spoke highly of Travis and Washington, he said,”Nick has been so good. Who has anybody like a Nick? There are none. He’s it.”

Cal then said there will be times when he plays all three bigs together.

Good luck to whoever is trying to rebound against them.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for Washington and Travis separating themselves, Richards in mix too



  1. Ridge Runner
    4:16 pm October 25, 2018 Permalink

    Great to hear (Travis & PJ) and not really surprised.



  2. Bobbum Man
    5:00 pm October 25, 2018 Permalink

    Seems excessive to have all 3 on the court at the same time but they would sure dominate inside



  3. jimmer
    5:07 pm October 25, 2018 Permalink

    Just saying…none of the three are freshman.



    • jimmer
      5:08 pm October 25, 2018 Permalink

      So very nice to have talented upperclassmen to carry team until freshman get in their groove.



  4. michaelb
    6:18 pm October 25, 2018 Permalink

    Yes nick is getting better too , it’s amazing how high he was getting up . He can soar higher than Willie almost



    • davis2319
      9:47 pm October 25, 2018 Permalink

      No shot he can jump as high as WCS lol. Willie was a freak athlete. Richards is not the most athletic player on our team and it really isn’t close.



  5. davis2319
    9:51 pm October 25, 2018 Permalink

    I hope Nick Richards ends up having a great year, but I’m going to hold off on my excitement/judgement until we tip off against Duke and we see more of him. Last season he was terrible most moments and every now and then you would see a flash of what he could be. He will have to come a long way to get considerable playing time especially if cal goes smaller with Reid and PJ. This article tells me that he is leaning that way.



  6. chrisg18
    8:47 am October 26, 2018 Permalink

    The way PJ looked in the second half of the Blue-White game, he could definitely play some small forward this year. That is good news considering that is a position we are not deep at.