On Tuesday, it was back to work for the Wildcats as they get set for a challenging four-game slate of exhibition games against quality pro teams.
But even as the Cats are hard at work, they find a way to make it a fun experience for fans. as they hosted an open practice today for fans and media to enjoy.
The Wildcats greeted fans and welcomed them to watch, even signing a few autographs beforehand.
Despite it being an open practice, it doesn’t appear as though it was any different than the usual gym session with head coach John Calipari.
More from UK Basketball’s Open Practice https://t.co/GCr6J6Ss5T— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 7, 2018
This practice was also a chance for some Kentucky players to show off kicks they don’t wear in-game. Keldon Johnson took advantage of the opportunity.
Keldon Johnson’s shoes for practice got a lot of attention pic.twitter.com/Au0NvGvAkU— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 7, 2018
The inside of the shoes featured the name of his hometown.
Keldon Johnson representing his hometown of South Hill, Virginia. pic.twitter.com/8pS77LVLlb— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) August 7, 2018
And we should get some really good sound bytes from this open practice with PJ Washington wearing a mic.
Mic'd up for open practice. pic.twitter.com/vMHZ511tuP— CoachCal.com (@CoachCalDotCom) August 7, 2018
Big Blue Express also posted footage of the practice to their Youtube page, putting the practice session on display.
Kentucky starts off its Bahamas slate against the Bahamas National Team at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
The #BigBlueBahamas has been a lot of fun so far, but now it’s time to get down to business. Our first game is tomorrow so we went hard on the practice court this afternoon. #All40 #DreamBig pic.twitter.com/b0Zq22niKI— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) August 7, 2018