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WATCH: Local talent Kyky Tandy puts on a show in latest highlight video, Calipari needs to keep him home

Kentucky sensation Kyky Tandy’s junior high school season may have been cut short by falling in the first round of the Sweet 16, but that’s not stopping him from keeping his name in the headlines.

Tandy is playing AAU ball for Team Thad on the Under Armour circuit, and his latest play in the Circle City Hoops Fest was pretty impressive.

Our friends at Frankie Vision got some stellar footage of the three-star guard out of Hopkinsville at the event.

Take a look below:

In case you missed one of his most popular tapes in the past, check it out here:

The Kentucky coaching staff visited Tandy several times in the weeks leading up to the Sweet 16, including one visit during the regional tournament when he scored 33 points. Coach Cal has yet to pull an offer for the dynamic guard, but Tandy is looking for one. At the Sweet 16, he told KSR he “could get used to hearing his name” over the loudspeakers at Rupp Arena in college.

Kyky Tandy scores 31 in Sweet 16, says he “could get used to hearing” his name announced at Rupp Arena

Almost immediately after Kentucky’s loss in their own Sweet 16, Kansas State pulled the trigger on an offer to Tandy. They join Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Iowa State, and others to offer scholarships to the 6-foot-1 guard.

After averaging over 30 points per game on 61% from the field and 45% from the three-point line this past season, it’s no secret teams are dying to pull in Kentucky’s homegrown talent. He’s incredibly athletic, has a beautiful jumper, and flat-out knows how to take games over in crunch time. With his team down by double-digits late in the fourth quarter in the Sweet 16, Tandy fought through double teams and nearly willed his team to victory.

“He’s a great player,” said Campbell County’s Tanner Clos after their victory over Tandy’s University Heights. “He can shoot from anywhere, even with a hand in his face, it doesn’t matter.”

Tandy is currently listed in the top-150 in the class of 2019, but don’t be surprised if he makes a big jump in the rankings this summer and throughout his senior campaign next year.

The Cats have to keep this kid home.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

4 Comments for WATCH: Local talent Kyky Tandy puts on a show in latest highlight video, Calipari needs to keep him home

  1. jahanc2uky
    8:02 am April 2, 2018 Permalink

    1 homegrown kid every other year is all we (stupid fans) ask. And yes, if that means offering 1 less top 50 talent, do it.

  2. shelby
    8:26 am April 2, 2018 Permalink

    Better offer him soon. Hate to see a kentucky kid talented enough to play at UK get away

    • krautdog
      3:25 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed-our homegrown heroes rarely disappoint.

  3. trumpetguy
    11:18 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

    Appreciate his demeanor after a basket/steal, etc. Not a bunch of over the top celebrations, etc. Looks like he has made these type of plays many, many times! No big deal to him…….Would be nice to have an in-state kid wearing BLUE, not because he is in-state, but because his skills are there.