The incoming Kentucky Wildcats have been balling out on the all-star circuit.
The latest was P.J. Washington, who took home MVP honors at the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic on Friday night in Portsmouth, Virginia. He did so by scoring a game-high 37 points for Team Honor, which defeated Team Loyalty 198-152.
“It was great to show our talents in front of Allen (Iverson), to show we can play at the next level, and I think he believes we can do it,” Washington told The Daily Press.
Fellow Wildcat signee Quade Green poured in 32 points for Team Loyalty.
"This is the first class of the AI Classic, so it's big for everybody, to be the first ones here, to be the first ones to play in this," Green said. "It's a crazy blessing. I live in Philadelphia, so I've been watching him all my life. To get to shake his hand, to get to talk to him, to have him watching us — I don't even know what the feeling is, but it's crazy."
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander chipped in 21 for Team Honor. Jarred Vanderbilt was scheduled to play in the game, but he missed it due to the leg injury he suffered at the Jordan Brand Classic.
Here are some highlights of the game, and here is the full game: