The Nike Hoops Summit takes place tonight, and for Kentucky recruits of the past, it has been a game in which players have made quite an impact.
Looking back, fans realized how special of a point guard John Wall could be when he dished out a team-record 11 assists and had five steals in the 2009 game. The next year, Enes Kanter set a game-record for scoring 34 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. In 2012, Nerlens Noel showed how much of a defensive monster he could be by blocking four shots and recording four steals. Last year, Jarred Vanderbilt turned heads with an all-around great performance.
This year, Kentucky will only have Tyler Herro playing in the game. Could we see Herro have a breakout performance that turns the heads of national media?
Keldon Johnson was selected to play in the game, but it doesn’t look like he is going to be on the court tonight. Johnson may try to give it a go, but he’s been limited in practice all week, so expect him to sit this one out.
It’ll be interesting to watch Herro as he goes up against the best players in the world. He had a solid showing at the Jordan Brand Classic, and a lot of the focus of the Big Blue Nation will be on him again tonight.
- Date: Friday, April 13
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN 2
- Live Stream: FIBA Facebook and YouTube channel