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Hopkinsville three-star guard Kyky Tandy “really likes” the thought of ending up at Kentucky

With Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins graduated, Kentucky fans have been begging for a local talent to fill a roster spot on the basketball team.

Luckily for the BBN, Coach Cal may have found one. And he’s a stud.

Dekeyvan “Kyky” Tandy, a three-star talent from Hopkinsville, has been the center of attention as of late. 247 Sports lists him as the No. 150 prospect in the nation, and he already holds offers from Oklahoma, Florida, and Tennessee, among others.

Tandy is currently averaging over 30 points per game on 61% from the field and 45% from the three-point line. He’s incredibly athletic, makes great decisions, and flat-out knows how to put the ball in the basket.

Last weekend, Tandy unofficially visited Kentucky for the Missouri game, where the Cats pulled up the 87-66 blowout victory.

After the visit, the talented local guard sat down with Joe Mussatto of SEC Country, where he said Kentucky’s interest in him is ramping up.

“When I went up there I knew they had interest in me,” Tandy told SEC Country on Thursday. “But they weren’t recruiting me that hard at first. So, I feel like they got more interest in me then. We’ll just go from there.”

During his time at Rupp Arena, Tandy said he was “shocked” at how impressive the facilities were.

“It was a great experience,” Tandy said. “I was shocked. Like their locker room and stuff is crazy. It was a great facility. I don’t think any college got that.”

Tandy’s coach Grant Shouse also talked to SEC Country about the visit, who said his star guard is extremely interested in being the next great local talent to suit up in blue and white.

“Obviously being a Kentucky kid he really, really likes the thought of being there,” Shouse said. “He really enjoyed his visit, talked very highly of the facilities, the players and just their length and athleticism. Being in Rupp Arena on the floor down there gave him a great sense of what it would be like.”

Watch him work:

For the entire interview with SEC Country, head on over here.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

10 Comments for Hopkinsville three-star guard Kyky Tandy “really likes” the thought of ending up at Kentucky

  1. parrIs72
    8:40 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Any chance we could quit saying “watch him do work”? Annoys the hell out of me for some reason.

    • Luether
      1:06 am March 4, 2018 Permalink

      And 3 star players aren’t “Studs”…

  2. TonyMontana
    9:17 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Great vision, good speed, soft touch with a nice shot and can get up. Makes almost half his three’s! Very solid all around from what I’ve seen. The article didnt mention it, but he is in the Class of 2019, he is 6’1 and 160. (Maybe he’ll add a few inches) He is also ranked #2 in Kentucky. Wouldnt be surprised to see him move up to a 4-star.

  3. 1UKFAN6
    10:07 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    We should have tried to recruit Mac McClung

  4. kydrummer
    10:30 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Is he related to Keith Tandy?

    • LaRueBlue
      1:28 am March 3, 2018 Permalink

      Cousin of Keith and Bubba I believe.

    • kydrummer
      11:29 am March 3, 2018 Permalink

      Great, thanks. They were great athletes.

  5. BigBlueNationDude
    12:20 am March 3, 2018 Permalink

    Cal would never play him. He would rather have Hami or Briscoe bc they are sharpshooters.

    • 4everUKblue
      8:34 am March 3, 2018 Permalink

      The old Slater is back, I knew there was no way you could post even one sincere comment.. By the way, Briscoe is no longer on the team, you can check the roster.

    • Luether
      1:07 am March 4, 2018 Permalink

      What you mean is that Cal would Jon Hood him…