John Calipari and his Team USA U19 team began training camp on Sunday night.
Representing the Kentucky Wildcats at the camp are Hamidou Diallo, P.J. Washington and Kevin Knox. They made sure to make some noise during the first camp session:
Hamidou Diallo's work-in-progress jumper. pic.twitter.com/DL98d5hJdD— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) June 19, 2017
Kevin Knox shows off his range, shoots it over PJ Washington, who throws down big dunk on next trip down the floor: pic.twitter.com/GAKwi8Seeb— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) June 18, 2017
Knox can also create for himself pic.twitter.com/coAdnmKQM9— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) June 18, 2017
Kevin Knox II (Kentucky signee) throwing it down pic.twitter.com/LebGM0Ct84— Garrett Kroeger (@GKroegs) June 18, 2017
Nice feed from P.J. Washington. Theme for UK's forwards: real skilled. pic.twitter.com/lEZLWpa9sL— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) June 19, 2017
Kentucky's three guys — Knox, Washington and Diallo — are the last three to leave the Team USA practice gym. Knox still shooting.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) June 19, 2017
Two recruits taking part in the event that UK is in good shape for are Bol Bol and immanuel Quickley. At least one of them should make it on the final roster and join Calipari in Egypt. Bol is more likely to do so, but Quickley will make a strong push himself.
Bol Bol, Cameron Reddish and Immanuel Quickley all playing for the same team right now. Three major UK targets for 2018.— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) June 18, 2017
While Bol may be the superior prospects, it’s Quickley who Scout.com’s Daniels feels great about UK’s chances with.
“I think Kentucky is definitely the team to beat for Immanuel Quickley,” Daniels told the Herald-Leader.
As for Bol, his recruitment is a little more up in the air. UK is right there at or near the top of his list, but Arizona is also making a strong push.
Daniels told the Herald-Leader that UK and Arizona are the two schools with the most buzz in his recruitment right now.
Bol showed a glimpse of why he’s so highly sought after with his ball handling and shooting during Sunday’s practice:
Bol Bol is not a typical 7-1 dude with (I'm estimating here) a 9-foot wing span. pic.twitter.com/PZfetxyrCx— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) June 19, 2017