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Friday Quickies: Ex Cats Praise New Cats Edition

A few former Cats took on a group of this year’s freshman and had good things to say.

Lexington Herald Leader

Former Kentucky Wildcats PJ Washington, Keldon Johnson, and Tyler Herro had some positive things to say about the incoming freshmen that will don the blue and white this year.

“They’re a lot more skilled than I thought they were,” Washington told the Herald Leader. “Tyrese, he’s definitely good. Kahlil’s pretty good. Honestly, everybody’s pretty good. Johnny can shoot it. Keion is super bouncy, really wiry and athletic.

“I just feel as long as they play together and bond off the court, they’ll be good on the court.”

That trio, along with Immanuel Quickley and EJ Montgomery, took on a squad that consisted of Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney, Johnny Juzang, and Keion Brooks, winning a best-of-11 series 6-2.

And while the former Cats had some good things to say about the 2019-2020 team, Tyler Herro advised fans to be patient while this team goes through a learning process, something that’s difficult for us fans to remember year-to-year.

He’s right. There will be growing pains. Especially early on, we will likely see a team that, talent-wise, Kentucky should defeat by 25-30 points, keep the game competitive into the second half and Kentucky will come away with a 10-15 point win.

But like most Cal teams at Kentucky, they’ll hit their stride in January and February, and likely be a contender for a national championship in March. This team certainly has the potential to do it.

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Quickies

UK’s alcohol sales decision raises cries of hypocrisy - Herald Leader

Mitch Barnhart has upset a lot of BBN with his announcement today.

Despite losing Conrad, UK has plenty of depth at tight end - Courier Journal

Who from this group will step up in a big way this year?

Fun Facts about this year’s Kentucky Football team - KSR

Brenden Bates should do the worm as a touchdown celebration. Take the flag.

Kentucky hosting Cam’Ron Fletcher on visit - Cats Pause

Could he be the next 2020 commitment?

What to know about Fletcher - KSR

The 6’6” wing has impressive athleticism.

Kentucky makes cut for Cade Cunningham - Cats Pause

It would be a major shock if he lands anywhere other than Oklahoma State.

Reid Travis upbeat about future despite not landing in the NBA - Herald Leader

Reid had nothing but positive things to say about his year in Lexington.

Reds-Pirates fight results in 40 games of suspensions - ESPN

Honestly thought it may have ended up being more.

David Griffin says he was miserable trying to build a team around LeBron - ESPN

And now for today’s LeBron-related controversy...

Broncos-Falcons features first PI challenge - Bleacher Report

The first of several this year.

College football questions to answer before opening kickoff - SI

A lot of teams are still facing uncertainty with their QB situations.

NFL wants to drug test Steven Jackson for one-day contract - Yahoo

Alright NFL....