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Cameron Reddish started at point guard last night for Team USA

Photo: USA Basketball

Photo: USA Basketball

The most interesting tidbit from Team USA’s exhibition last night had nothing to do with the top two scorers, UK freshmen PJ Washington and Hamidou Diallo; it had to do with one of UK’s top targets, Cameron Reddish. Reddish, a 2018 6-8 small forward, started the game…at point guard. Most of us expected Immanuel Quickley to handle the point, but Cal went with Reddish, and stuck with him when Quickley got into foul trouble.

“I thought the starters all played pretty well,” Cal said. “Immanuel (Quickley) struggled a little bit, but he got two early fouls. That’s why you don’t foul.”

Reddish finished with eight points. Dick “Hoops” Weiss is in Egypt to cover the event and was floored by his versatility.

“Reddish is the most talented of the four high school seniors on the roster and arguably the most versatile player on the team with the ability to play all five positions,” Weiss wrote.

Duke is considered the early leader for Reddish, but playing under Calipari this summer is already boosting Kentucky’s chances, per Kyle Tucker.

“I would say he’s a cool dude,” Reddish said of Calipari, “but he really pushes you to the limit. Like, he really wants you to be great; he cares for you. I really like that about him. And I trust him. Everything he’s saying makes sense, and his current players right now are kind of backing it up for him.”

You can watch Reddish in the FIBA World Cup starting on Saturday, but in the meantime, enjoy these highlights:

 

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1 Comment for Cameron Reddish started at point guard last night for Team USA



  1. Shagaris Sock Puppet
    12:30 pm June 29, 2017 Permalink

    At 6-8 with room to grow, Cals sending this kid a message that kids his size dont get, come play for me and ill put your talents on display and not box you in. Most coaches would stick this kid on the block and tell him to goto work. This move could serve as a great recruiting tool down the road and hopefully get him from the favorite in Duke. To do that you got to pull out all of the tricks. Sure would be nice to have him in the back court alongside Quickley making plays and creating mismatches!