On Sunday, the Kentucky Basketball team scrimmaged at Rupp Arena for the first time. We’ve seen some pictures of the practice and snippets on social media, but yesterday, UK released a minute-long highlight reel that’s worth your time today:
Here are some more clips Jack Pilgrim culled from social media:
UK posted some basketball scrimmage highlights from this afternoon. Isaiah Jackson, Terrence Clarke and Olivier Sarr with some really impressive plays: pic.twitter.com/LLzWQs00SB
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 16, 2020
Afterward the scrimmage, Calipari took to Twitter to share his thoughts:
We put the guys through a game simulation today. Had them go through many of the things we would normally do on a game day since we won’t have any exhibitions this season. We finished with a scrimmage at Rupp Arena. The guys competed and were fiery. Davion Mintz hit a bunch of shots.
We talked to them again today about doing every thing they can to be safe — wearing a mask, social distancing and staying in our bubble. This is going to take every one of us to get through this, and our guys understand that.
These kids are so hungry to get this season underway. They just want to play basketball. I’ve told them 100 times how much I respect what they’re doing. This hasn’t been easy for them but they’ve handled with a sense of appreciation to be preparing for the season. Proud of them.
We’ll see the team scrimmage Friday at Big Blue Madness before everything gets real a week from Wednesday.