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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1400 on: October 11, 2017, 04:51:54 am »

SEC Players on 247's '18 Top 100 Commits

8. Immanuel Quickley   UK

13. Reggie Perry          MS

17. Naz Reid                LS

28. Andrew Nembhard  UF

29. Ja'Vonte Smart       LS

70. Noah Locke            UF
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1401 on: October 14, 2017, 06:12:05 am »

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings

12. Immanuel Quickley   UK

16. Reggie Perry            MS

18. Naz Reid                  LS

32. Ja'Vonte Smart         LS

46. Andrew Nembhard    UF

64. Noah Locke              UF

68. Torrence Watson       MU

88. Ethan Henderson      Ark
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1402 on: October 15, 2017, 10:25:13 am »

https://247sports.com/college/depaul/Article/Updated-2018-Top-100-105906117

8. Immanuel Quickley   UK

14. Naz Reid                LS

16. Reggie Perry          MS

28. Ja'Vonte Smart       LS

29. Andrew Nembhard  UF


86. Noah Locke            UF

100. Keyshawn Embery  Ark
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1404 on: October 19, 2017, 05:53:21 am »

 SEC Network‏Verified account @SECNetwork

3-way tie for SEC preseason player of the year:

@UGABasketball's Yante Maten
@MizzouHoops' Michael Porter Jr.
@aggiembk's Robert Williams
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1405 on: October 19, 2017, 05:54:05 am »

 SEC‏Verified account @SEC 21h21 hours ago
Replying to @SEC

• @rob_williamsIII
• @YoungMoney__11
• @k5allen1
• Michael Porter, Jr.
• @diallo1hamidou

The Preseason All-SEC First Team:
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1406 on: October 19, 2017, 05:56:03 am »

Full release » http://bit.ly/2ziz1Wk

Player of the Year (tie)
Yante Maten - Georgia
Michael Porter, Jr. - Missouri
Robert Williams - Texas A&M

Preseason All-SEC
KeVaughn Allen - Florida, G, 6-2, 193, Jr., Little Rock, Ark.
Yante Maten - Georgia, F, 6-8, 243, Sr., Pontiac, Mich.
Hamidou Diallo - Kentucky, G, 6-5, 198, R-Fr., Queens, N.Y.
Michael Porter, Jr. - Missouri, F, 6-10, 215, Fr., Columbia, Mo.
Robert Williams - Texas A&M, F, 6-10, 241, So., Oil City, La.

Second Team All-SEC
Collin Sexton - Alabama, G, 6-3, 190, Fr., Mableton, Ga.
Kevin Knox - Kentucky, F, 6-9, 215, Fr., Tampa, Fla.
Terence Davis - Ole Miss, G, 6-4, 201, Jr., Southaven, Miss.
Deandre Burnett - Ole Miss, G, 6-2, 192, Sr., Miami Gardens, Fla.
Quinndary Weatherspoon - Mississippi St., G, 6-4, 205, Jr., Canton, Miss.
Tyler Davis - Texas A&M, C, 6-10, 266, Jr., Plano, Texas
Matthew Fisher-Davis - Vanderbilt, G/F, 6-5, 186, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1407 on: October 21, 2017, 04:22:09 pm »


AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 17h17 hours ago

Austin Wiley named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1408 on: October 21, 2017, 08:00:04 pm »

 Kevin Brockway‏ @gatorhoops Oct 20

Egbunu named to Adbul-Jabar Watch List http://www.gatorsports.com/2017/10/egbunu-named-adbul-jabar-watch-list/ … via @GatorSports.com
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1409 on: October 24, 2017, 05:28:04 am »

SEC Bigs on Jabbar Watch List

Austin Wiley    Auburn
John Egbunu    Florida
Nick Richards    Kentucky
Tyler Davis    Texas A&M
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1410 on: October 25, 2017, 05:57:21 am »

Chandler Rome‏ @Chandler_Rome

Collin Sexton, 360 layup


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The obligatory “Could Collin Sexton return punts?” query
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1412 on: October 30, 2017, 05:46:14 am »

 Evan Daniels‏Verified account @EvanDaniels Oct 27

The 2016 recruiting class was special, how does the future compare? | Story w/ @JoshGershon & @BSnowScout: https://scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/The-2016-recruiting-class-was-special-how-does-the-immediate-fut-109482828

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Early returns from the 2017 NBA Draft suggest that the 2016 recruiting class is going to have the type of impact on the League we thought it would have. Guys like Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, De'Aaron Fox and Dennis Smith were known names for years, and even Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac were Top 10 guys by the time they were seniors.

Evan Daniels, Director of Recruiting:

The 2016 recruiting class, at least at the top, is one of the best that I've evaluated since I got into the business 12 or so years ago. It will be hard for any of the future classes to compete with that.

In fact, this statement may sound a little crazy, but I think it's true. The 2016 recruiting class will have better professional players than the 2018, 2019 and 2020 classes combined. I don't think the current crop of high school players, at least long term and as NBA prospects is on par.

Brian Snow, National Recruiting Analyst:

While the 2016 class is shaping up as a class for the ages, and there is no class in the near future that I see remotely coming close to it, I do feel there are plenty of really good prospects that will be potential all-star caliber players currently in high school basketball.

Overall 2016 isn't going to happen any time soon. That is a one a decade type of situation. We saw it in 2007 with Derrick Rose, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Chandler Parsons, De'Andre Jordan and a host of other long time pros, and again in 2016, but that is far from the norm. There are a ton of very talented players, some of which will no doubt be all-stars in the future, but not the large swath of them we are seeing from this year's rookie class.

Josh Gershon, National Recruiting Analyst:

The best part about the 2016 class is that from the moment those prospects stepped foot in high school, while there were a handful of guys who developed later in their career than others, it was a clearly special group.

Even if players like Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac didn’t join the mix until later, it was always a group destined to be the next great crop of future NBA stars.

Unfortunately, we don’t have that right now. There are several players with very high upsides who could certainly develop into very successful NBA players, but very few are prospects who are as far along as many of the 2016 guys at the same stage.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1413 on: November 02, 2017, 06:15:11 am »

 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN Oct 31

Mark Fox said it was great to see a healthy Yante Maten on the floor against Michigan State. Went for 33. Will be one of nation’s top bigs.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1415 on: November 05, 2017, 01:44:13 pm »

 Kevin Brockway‏ @gatorhoops 1h1 hour ago

Chris Chiozza was out on floor testing shoulder with a few halfcourt length passes. He's still at least week away from returning #Gators
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1416 on: November 08, 2017, 05:48:35 am »

Alabama fans shouldn't panic over Collin Sexton's uncertain status

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Everyone learned Monday that Alabama had declared Sexton ineligible and petitioned the NCAA for his reinstatement. That's standard operating procedure when a student-athlete is accused of receiving impermissible benefits.

A statement from Alabama AD Greg Byrne said Sexton had not had his eligibility reinstated by the NCAA as of late Monday afternoon. Alabama, apparently caught by surprise by that development, had no choice but to hold him out of the exhibition game.

As Byrne's statement said, "We will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and work toward a resolution that results in Collin's timely reinstatement."

Key word: Timely.

What we don't know for sure is why Alabama declared Sexton ineligible, why it feels he already should've been reinstated but still will be or why the NCAA has yet to agree.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1417 on: November 10, 2017, 05:40:28 am »

Alabama fans shouldn't panic over Collin Sexton's uncertain status


Alabama got some good news from the NCAA Thursday night regarding star freshman Collin Sexton.

While Sexton will have to sit out the Crimson Tide's season-opener against Memphis on Friday, the five-star point guard will be eligible to play beginning with Alabama's home opener against Lipscomb next Tuesday.


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"Collin Sexton will sit out of Friday's season opener against Memphis to serve a one-game suspension for a violation of NCAA rules," Tide athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement. "He will be eligible for competition in the team's home opener on Tuesday versus Lipscomb. We appreciate the NCAA's efforts to reach a timely resolution of his eligibility."

Alabama had been in limbo regarding Sexton since Monday afternoon, when Tide officials found out hours before an exhibition game that the NCAA hadn't reinstated Sexton's eligibility.

Alabama held Sexton out of that exhibition game and was unsure as of earlier Thursday what Sexton's status would be moving forward.

Only losing Sexton for one game is huge for a Tide team ranked just outside the top-25 that enters this season expecting to take a big step forward in Year Three under Avery Johnson.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1419 on: November 16, 2017, 05:38:36 am »

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"As you can see, the fans love him. He brings a lot of offense for us."  @CoachAvery6 https://trib.al/y67EnfD
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1421 on: November 18, 2017, 07:34:12 am »

Inside Alabama freshman John Petty's record-breaking night


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Huntsville native finished with 30 points on an Alabama record 10 3-pointers during the 104-67 win over Alabama A&M.

The 10 3s is tied for fourth-most in a single game in SEC history. Making it even more impressive is that Petty was 10 of 13. Ten made 3s. Only three misses.

"We asked him to start off faster in practice," coach Avery Johnson said. "Some guys are slow starters and you've got to get 'em going, but he started practice off fast and he was a lot more focused in practice yesterday. Probably one of his better practices."

It carried over to the game.

Petty made five 3s in the first half and found out from Riley Norris at halftime that he was nearing that previous 3-point record of eight that was shared by Norris and others.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1422 on: November 18, 2017, 08:21:27 am »

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Kentucky Basketball: Quade Green aimed to ‘knock their head off’ and did against ETSU


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East Tennessee State, its coach admitted afterward, came to Rupp Arena on Friday night believing it might catch seventh-ranked Kentucky sleeping after a near-miss Tuesday against Kansas. And it sure looked like the Buccaneers were right when they raced out to an 18-8 lead.

“Nah, nah, nah,” Wildcats point guard Quade Green said. “They thought they caught us.”

But then Green took over, swishing a corner 3-pointer, baseline jump shot, three from the top of the key and a pull-up, mid-range jumper in rapid succession. It was a blitz — 10 points in 144 seconds —

“He was the guy that gave them a spark when they needed it,” ETSU coach Steve Forbes said.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1423 on: November 22, 2017, 11:16:10 pm »

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17h17 hours ago

Texas A&M's Robert Williams through two games: 16.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 1.5 BPG. 15-21 from the field. Guy has gifts from God. Flat. Out. Stud.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1424 on: November 23, 2017, 08:31:25 am »

Kyle Tucker‏ @KyleTucker_SEC

Nick Richards has 33 points and 23 rebounds in 38 minutes since Bob Rotella told him to get out of his own head. Sound advice.


Calipari said Kenny Payne and staff have done great work with Nick Richards but biggest change was Nick called sports psychologist Bob Rotella and got in a great frame of mind.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1425 on: November 25, 2017, 09:18:19 pm »

Collin Sexton scores 40, but Alabama finishes loss to No. 14 Minnesota with just three players


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Alabama men's basketball team rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to No. 14 Minnesota, but lost 89-84 to the Golden Gophers at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday afternoon.

Freshmen phenom Collin Sexton again starred for the Crimson Tide, scoring 40 points in the loss--31 of them in the second half.

While Sexton was the highlight of the game, another was most certainly the ejection of the entire Alabama bench during the second half.

Alex Reese, Lawson Shaffer, Donta Hall, Herb Jones, Daniel Giddens and Avery Johnson Jr. were all ejected at the 11:37 mark of the second half for rushing the floor.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1426 on: November 26, 2017, 06:55:17 pm »

 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN
4h4 hours ago

Darryl Macon just came through back hallway, "Feels good." Looks like he will give it a go today against UConn-- and Arkansas will need him against Huskies guards of Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert.


 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN
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Arkansas now up 30 against UConn. Embarrassing performance by the Huskies.
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« Reply #1427 on: November 29, 2017, 05:32:31 am »

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Danjel Purifoy: 'I'm starting to feel mistreated'  https://trib.al/zvtESeu


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Auburn forward Danjel Purifoy expressed frustration about the ongoing investigation that has left him and fellow teammate Austin Wiley sidelined indefinitely from games.

The redshirt sophomore took to Twitter not long after Auburn finished practicing Monday and said that he just wants to be "happy" doing what he loves but that the current situation is "taking the love away from me."

A fan responded to Purifoy's tweet asking for clarification, and the forward said it was in reference to "waiting to play."

"I've been through this before and I'm starting to feel mistreated," ...
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1428 on: November 30, 2017, 10:36:35 pm »

 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari says Jarred Vanderbilt still not practicing with Cats
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1429 on: December 03, 2017, 08:38:01 am »

Under the national radar, Kevin Knox is off to a solid start

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Over at Alabama there’s point guard Collin Sexton, averaging nearly 25 points, hitting almost 50 percent of his three shots, earning raves as probably the best freshman guard in the country.

So where does Kevin Knox, the best freshman on a Kentucky squad stacked with freshmen, fit into the national conversation about all these first-year wonders populating the current state of college hoops?

He has scored in double figures in all eight games, including three games where he’s scored 20 or more. He has never scored fewer than 11 points. He’s grabbed six or more rebounds in six of his eight games. He has been to the free-throw line four or more times in six of the eight, as well.

Through eight games, Knox leads the team in minutes per game at 35.2. He leads the Cats in scoring at 16.6 per game and in made three-pointers with 13. He’s second in rebounds at 5.9 per game and second in steals with nine...

He’s making 70.3 percent of his free-throw attempts, and also has 13 assists and five blocked shots.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1430 on: December 13, 2017, 08:24:37 am »

 Blake Lovell‏ @theblakelovell

SEC basketball weekly honors just announced. #LSU forward Duop Reath is Player of the Week and Arkansas center Daniel Gafford is Freshman of the Week.
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1431 on: December 14, 2017, 10:17:43 pm »

 Evan Daniels‏Verified account @EvanDaniels
8h8 hours ago

Updated 2018 Top 247 Player Rankings | 1. Cameron Reddish 2. R.J. Barrett 3. Zion Williamson | @247Sports: https://247sports.com/Article/College-basketball-recruiting-Cameron-Reddish-jumps-to-the-top-in-2018-Top247-112262428


11. S. Shittu  Vandy
12. D. Garland    VU
14. I. Quickley    UK
15. Kel Johnson  UK
16. Naz Reid       LS
20. Reg Perry      MS
30. A. Nembhard UF
32. J. Smart        LS
37. T. Herro        UK
49. R. Woodward MS
65. D. Days         LS
76. J. Butler    Bama
90. Key Johnson  UF
108. K. Embery  Ark
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« Reply #1432 on: December 15, 2017, 04:40:02 pm »

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Year of the freshmen reigns in SEC thus far


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t's not just a thing at Kentucky, where freshman-heavy lineups have become a state tradition as common as horse racing and barrel-aged bourbon. Look around the league. Nearly every conference school is relying heavily on players who will make their first trip around the SEC this season.

The league's leading scorer? A freshman. The top assist man? Freshman. Eight of the top 25 rebounders? All first-year SEC players.


Recruiting experts billed Alabama's Collin Sexton-led freshman class as one of the best in program history, and it's easy to see why. Sexton (21.8 ppg) is the only SEC player scoring more than 20 points per game, already has broken the school's single-game freshman record - 40 points in a remarkable performance against Minnesota -

Over in Auburn, Presbyterian College transfer Desean Murray is the most valuable addition to the Tigers' roster, leading the team in rebounding (8.0 rpg) despite ranking among the nation's shortest power forwards (since Charles Barkley?) at 6-foot-3.

In keeping with Kentucky coach John Calipari's tradition, the Wildcats (8-1) - the SEC's highest-ranked team at No. 8 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 - are loaded with blue-chip freshmen. Calipari's leading scorer (Kevin Knox at 15.2 ppg), ...

At LSU (6-2), freshman guard Tremont Waters - who leads the SEC in assists (6.6 apg) and ranks second in steals (2.1 spg) and fifth in scoring (18.3 ppg) - already looks like a budding superstar. Meanwhile, Missouri (8-2)...
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Re: Look back/ahead to the Top 100 College Basketball recruits in the SEC
« Reply #1433 on: December 17, 2017, 01:32:28 pm »

Kyle Tucker‏ @KyleTucker_SEC

Quade Green, after shooting 50 percent, hitting two 3-pointers, going for 17 points, 5 assists, 1 turnover while wearing shades to protect an injured eye ... said he didn't practice once all week. Baller.


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Green, who was poked in the eye a week earlier against Monmouth and had it swell completely shut, said the combination shades/goggles were to block out bright lights that are bothering him and to protect against another injury. Now here’s the fun part: How long does he plan to wear them?

“All season,” Green said. “Yep, I need them because I can’t get poked in my eye again. I’m scared about that, [and] the light messes it up. [The eye] is open now, but the light just agitates it.”

Officials inspected Green’s glasses before tip-off to “make sure they were medical,” Green said, and not just him trying to look cool. But, for the record, teammates figure he’s the Wildcats player most likely to wear shades indoors simply to be stylish.

“Definitely the coolest guy,” said fellow guard Hamidou Diallo, who kept up his hot streak with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and the critical 3-pointer with 50 seconds to go in a 2-point game. “He needs to keep those on.”

The reason Calipari was raving about Green’s importance on Friday was made plain on Saturday: He’s such a reliable shot maker that defenses have to respect him, react to him, and it opens up teammates for quality shots. Guys such as Diallo, who has scored 19-plus in four consecutive games, and Kevin Knox, who had 21 points, 5 boards and 4 assists.

“He’s playing the way I want him to play, which is: Score baskets, kid. Score baskets. That’s what you do,” Calipari said. “By doing that, he’s [also] getting 5 assists, 1 turn. So instead of being like, ‘Watch me with the ball,’ and bouncing it 12 times, he’s either trying to score it or if you stop him from scoring it, he’ll give it to somebody.”

 Kyle Tucker‏ @KyleTucker_SEC
21h21 hours ago

Kevin Knox: "I say we all get glasses. Coaches, everybody."

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