Seth Greenberg visited Kentucky’s pickup game today, and apparently liked what he saw.
The ESPN college hoops expert shared his thoughts on Twitter following the practice.
Watching @KentuckyMBB in open gym pick up was impressed with their overall size and length. Big Long skilled athletic hybrid wings.— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) August 27, 2017
Would not be shocked to see @KentuckyMBB play with 4 hybrid wings and a point guard at times. That lineup could be versatile on O&D— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) August 27, 2017
Given John Calipari’s love of “positionless” players, he’d probably love this idea, as long as it means he wins more games.
Quade is a very important piece 4 @KentuckyMBB Natural leader with a very good feel Sees plays early especially in transition & S/R— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) August 27, 2017
Everyone seems to be in agreement that Quade Green will be a great tablesetter.
Gabriel looked improved. Stronger, shot it and finished better but his key is to be more active and play harder play to play. @KentuckyMBB— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) August 27, 2017
This is good to hear. Wenyen Gabriel has a chance to be a leader on a team full of talent due to his seniority.
Washington Gabriel Vanderbilt Knox could pose problems defensively all can defend any position. @KentuckyMBB— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) August 27, 2017
Switching defenders shouldn’t cause mismatches this year for UK’s defense.
Greenberg closed his thoughts with his take on what the SEC holds for Kentucky this year.
He’s right about the depth; with Arkansas returning key players like Jaylen Barford, and Missouri snagging Michael Porter Jr., as well as South Carolina and Florida coming off successful seasons, UK will have a lot more competition in the conference than they’ve had in the past several years.
Sounds like Greenberg is at least somewhat impressed with what the Wildcats are bringing to the table this year.