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WATCH: High school highlights of Kentucky Basketball’s incoming freshmen trio

Over the last couple of weeks, the Big Blue Nation has received a brief glimpse into what this season’s team is like off the court.

Kentucky Men’s Basketball has been holding satellite camps across the state as they meet with kids to help work on their game and introduce themselves to those in attendance. These camps have typically been complemented by a community service trip at a nearby hospital to thank the healthcare workers for their efforts during the last year-plus of COVID-19 issues.

But we haven’t yet seen much of what these players are like on the court, particularly the incoming trio of freshmen: Daimion Collins, Bryce Hopkins, and TyTy Washington. And while it’ll still be a few more months before they suit up in a Kentucky uniform and take the court at Madison Square Garden in the season-opener against Duke, there is plenty of film from their high school days to help give us all an idea of what’s in store.

Below is a package of highlights from all three of Collins, Hopkins, and Washington during their final high school season.

How many more days until basketball season, again?

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

2 Comments for WATCH: High school highlights of Kentucky Basketball’s incoming freshmen trio

  1. nocode96
    10:31 pm June 9, 2021 Permalink

    I know all the Debbie downers around here are going to point out his thin frame and regurgitate the tired old “it’s easy when you’re playing kids under 6 foot” talking points, but Collins is just exciting to watch. He shoots well, handles the ball really well for a guy his size, crashes the boards, passes well, and absolutely dominates any player that dares go up against him in the paint and blocks anything they try. I’m excited to see what he’s capable of, especially after months with our trainers. He definitely needs to get bigger and he needs to realize he has a left hand.

    TyTy feels and plays a lot like Brandon Knight. He’s smart, gets teammates involved, great at penetrating the lane, and honestly, watching these clips of him passing to an open teammate for a three after he drives gets me very stoked. Not to mention his shot looks great from any range.

    And Hopkins can be amazing if he doesn’t try and rush out the door too soon. He muscles people out of the way, has a great paint game, and dives and handles the ball very well.

    Couldn’t be more ready for this season to watch these 3 and the rest of our team, here’s to hoping it becomes something special!

  2. millertim
    9:11 am June 10, 2021 Permalink

    Yep… Collins looks like a 2-3 year project. Just not enough tape on him going against skilled, bigs that shows he’e ready to play at the D-1 level yet. Hope I’m wrong. TyTy, on the other hand, looks ready to take the keys to the Ferrari now and make a huge impact. Can’t wait to watch him blend with Grady, Allen, CJ, and hopefully Mintz! Hopkins reminds me alot of Chane Behanan and to a lesser extent Chuck Hayes— a bull on the blocks with outside shooting ability. If given a chance, I think he’ll be an impactful Freshman.