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Kentucky Basketball: Rex Chapman gushing over Wildcats; new practice highlights show why

The latest practice highlights back up why Rex is already very high on these Cats.

NCAA Basketball: Stephen F. Austin at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky basketball legend and UK Radio Network analyst Rex Chapman got a peek behind the curtain recently, as he got to sit in a Wildcats team workout. He shared his thoughts in tweet form for all of us to see.

Chapman seems encouraged by the shooting ability of this team (in practice, at least).

This is going to be a much-improved shooting team. Tyler Herro and Jemarl Baker’s big selling points were shooting, and Keldon Johnson should be a new addition that helps in that regard as well.

Speaking of Herro, I think we can count Chapman onboard the Herro hype train.

Herro has gotten a lot of attention as a player who could thrive on this team due to his ability to add shooting to the lineup.

But we haven’t heard a lot about him playing that many different positions. Playing him as a small-ball three could make the Wildcats lethal on offense.

And Chapman has lofty expectations for Johnson, though we don’t exactly know what they are.

While we’re talking about backcourt, we have to mention this crazy transition block from five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley.

Going from backcourt to frontcourt, Chapman is amazed by what this frontcourt could be.

If EJ Montgomery lives up to the hype and Nick Richards and PJ Washington make the proper developments, this will be the best frontcourt in college basketball. They have everything in these four: veteran experience, starpower, size, strength, etc.

And while we’re talking backcourt to frontcourt, here’s a good example of it in practice.

Kentucky has also been posting videos on Instagram:

Chapman is impressed. Fans will get a chance to see what he’s seeing when the Wildcats hit the Bahamas starting Aug. 8.