The exhibition season is over and the Kentucky Wildcats earned another victory last night over Kentucky State. The score, 83-51, was very similar to the one against Georgetown. Something else that was similar was the play of sophomore Immanuel Quickley.
The work that Quickley put in during the offseason is apparent and the guard looks as if he has made a sophomore leap like that of PJ Washington. While the two players couldn’t be more different in regards to their games, the results in production are very similar.
If Quickley remains coming off of the bench, he will be one of the best sixth men in the country. His shooting appears to be the best on the team and his hustle is undeniable. Year two of Immanuel Quickley should be very exciting.
Tweets of the Day
WATCH: Not a big game for UK 2020 wide receiver, @IzayahCummings but it was good to hear him solidify his pledge to the Cats after their win in the oldest rivalry in Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/OHw66eyx1U— Keith Farmer (@KeithFarmer18) November 2, 2019
Very good news as worries of a flip to UofL have been talked about.
Immanuel Quickley with the take and two hand slam. pic.twitter.com/71LvRzQg33— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 2, 2019
We didn’t see much of this from Immanuel Quickley last season.
.@NateSestina23 talks about better toughness tonight in the final exhibition game and why he expects a “dog fight” next week against No. 1-ranked Michigan State. #BBN @ASeaOfBlue pic.twitter.com/Yjcr2hQW0x— Greg Goins (@SeaofBlueUK) November 2, 2019
Cal was very insistent on toughness after the Georgetown game and seemed in better spirits about it after last night.
Cats cruise past Kentucky State | WDRB- Nate Sestina, Khalil Whitney, Ashton Hagans, and Immanuel Quickley were the standouts for the Cats.
Kahlil Whitney shows improvement | UK Athletics- The five star wing man went scoreless in his first outing as a Wildcat but improved greatly last night. He had 15 points and five rebounds against Kentucky State. He attributed his performance to his work ethic.
Cause for concern for EJ Montgomery? | Cats Pause- It’s only exhibition season, but EJ Montgomery hasn’t done a lot to be pleased about if you’re coach Calipari or a Kentucky fan. Both games were lackluster against inferior opponents. With the injury to Nick Richards, the Cats need Montgomery to step up.
The rehearsal is over, now it’s time for Michigan State | Vaught’s Views- Things get real for the Cats on Tuesday night as they will face the Michigan State Spartans in the Champions Classic.
Quade Green eligible for Washington | ESPN- The former Wildcats decided to transfer midway through the season last year. He could provide a big boost to a Huskies team loaded with talent.
Florida vs. Georgia is an elimination game | CBS- Both teams have one loss. Whichever one loses today will be out of the SEC title game and out of playoff contention.
Week 10 bold predictions | Saturdays Down South- No Kentucky football this week but these are still fun to look at. I think Georgia redeems themselves against Florida today.