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Yahoo! Questions if Kentucky’s Guards Can Play Together

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Yahoo! is discussing the 10 key questions facing top programs as practices kick off for the 2015-16 college basketball season. Number four on their list? Can Kentucky’s three guards coexist and work together?

My immature response:


There’s no reason to doubt that the three guards (Jamal Murray, Tyler Ulis and Isaiah Briscoe) can work together. Yahoo! is saying “The bad news is that all three are best with the ball in their hands yet there’s only one basketball to go around.” That should already be ruled out as we saw Ulis play off the ball last season with Andrew Harrison and Murray playing off the ball at the national level for Canada in the Pan-Am Games this summer.

Personally, the three point guards are an advantage for Kentucky heading into the season, not a question mark. It’s almost impossible to press Kentucky, unless you want to get beat and then have to play transition defense. On top of that all three players are good shooters from deep, so defenders won’t be able to help off any of them, giving more space for whoever has the ball to drive to the lane.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

10 Comments for Yahoo! Questions if Kentucky’s Guards Can Play Together

    5:13 pm October 5, 2015 Permalink

    The reason why I think that this team is going to do what last years team couldn’t (Raise the 9th championship banner) Is because of these 3 guards. They are all different, Tyler is the captain and unquestioned leader! HANDS DOWN the best point guard in the country. He is a pass first floor general who might double as the best shooter in the country! Jammal is a assassin, he can flat out score from all levels. Isaiah is a BULLY that can dominate smaller guys and get wherever he wants on the floor. Respect to Wall and Bledsoe but this is best back court coach Cal has EVER had.

    • ChicagoCat
      6:09 pm October 5, 2015 Permalink

      Agree with you aside from the Wall/Bledsoe bit. They could be that good, we’ll see. Don’t forget Charles Matthews, he’ll be a bulldog off the bench too. Starting to get really excited for this team’s potential versatility and athleticism.

  2. john wall
    5:20 pm October 5, 2015 Permalink

    Does a bear shit in the woods?

  3. John Calipari
    5:28 pm October 5, 2015 Permalink


  4. bosshogg24
    5:51 pm October 5, 2015 Permalink

    They have to have something to write and talk about. Some writer the other day said, he didn’t think UK had enough 3 point shooters. What plant is he from?

  5. ukcory15
    7:00 pm October 5, 2015 Permalink

    UKALLDAY- while I agree Ullis is going to be a great PG and maybe best in the country. But there is no way he will be the best shooter in the country. At times he hit some big 3’s, but at times he missed a lot also and toward the end of the year and tournament was throwing up some bricks. I think all 3 guards together will be great but Ullis is not going to double as the best shooter in the country.

    • Hmmm...
      7:18 pm October 5, 2015 Permalink

      UKALLDAY is big on hyperbole….

  6. Too many guys who need the ball, only 1 ball, blah, blah, blah.

    We heard this all last year and it wasn’t true (hello platoon system). Who knows, it may turn out to be true, but not because this writer is Nostradamus.

  7. android guy
    8:28 am October 6, 2015 Permalink

    It won’t be a problem, and if it does become a problem, we’ll just play with three basketballs. Let’s see the opponents defend that.