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Kentucky vs Bahamas National Team Game Thread

The Kentucky Wildcats are back.

Keldon Johnson Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Finally, the Kentucky Wildcats are set to play a basketball game.

Tonight marks the beginning of Kentucky’s four-game Bahamas slate. Appropriately, the first opponent is the Bahamas National Team.

This will be the first time we see newcomers Reid Travis, EJ Montgomery, Ashton Hagans, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro in game action while rocking that Kentucky blue.

This won’t be a game in which we see the Bahamas at its best, though, as two of the team’s best players will be out. Former Kansas Jayhawk/Ole Miss Rebel/Western Kentucky Hilltopper Dwight Coleby and former Texas Longhorn/Maryland Terrapin Shaquille Cleare have both been ruled out for this game.

Also, John Calipari will not be the head coach of Kentucky tonight. Instead, associate head coach Kenny Payne will lead the Wildcats, while Calipari sits back and goes with more of a player-evaluation role:

But more importantly, Kentucky Basketball is back in our lives.

Pregame Reading

Come join the fun in tonight’s open thread!