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Bam Adebayo earns preseason All-American honors

UK already has one freshman earning some nice preseason honors.

NCAA Basketball: Kentucky Media Day Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

With the college basketball season inching closer, the preseason honors are starting to roll in for the Kentucky Wildcats.

The latest of which comes for freshman forward Bam Adebayo, who was named to the NBC Sports Preseason All-American Third-Team by Rob Dauster, who offered up the following:

Bam Adebayo, Kentucky: Who is going to be Kentucky’s leading scorer this season? It’s tough to figure out, right? Our money is on Adebayo, their 6-foot-10 center. He’s a freak athletically with more of a face-up game than he gets credit for. Given the lack of perimeter shooting for the Wildcats this season, Adebayo will be asked to carry much of the load.

I would not be surprised if Bam ends up being UK’s best player this season. He’s the kind of physically imposing big man who can go toe to toe with anyone and average a double double.

He hopefully won’t need to with as much depth and talent as UK has, but don’t be surprised if Bam is the guy earning many of the pre and postseason honors for this team.