The Kentucky Wildcats are preparing to take the court as the 2020 college basketball season is quickly approaching.
Once again, the Cats are going to have one of the best teams in the country and they can be something special, especially if the SEC grants Olivier Sarr immediate eligibility.
When Kentucky fans talk about the 2020 roster, one player that they love to point out as a great player is Terrence Clarke who some believe will be the most talented player on the team.
However, Clarke made an appearance on BBN Tonight on WLEX-TV where he expressed his thoughts regarding that belief.
“I feel like the whole team has a lot of surprises. We are all freshmen, but we will all bring different things to the team. I feel our whole team is great.
“To me, I feel like our team is exactly what I want it to be. We’re all dogs, we all want to play, we all have that spirit. I think everybody is great.”
Prior to the players moving into UK’s campus, Clarke went to California to train with B.J. Boston and Devin Askew, who are both five-star guards on this year’s roster.
Clarke noted just how important that time was and how much it helped build chemistry with one another.
“I think we all had a picture of how good we were as players, but us playing this summer and getting our chemistry right on the court, we have a better feel for each other.”
The three players training together rather than individually allowed them to understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses so they could help each other improve.
“Devin and BJ are great basketball players. It was great to just work out with them and see how they work compared to me being in Boston and training. I got to see their strengths and their struggles; see how I can help with them. Coming into the season, we’ll definitely need to know our strengths and weaknesses.”
As for the former Cats that have been putting on a show in the NBA Playoffs, Clarke noted that they have been watching the games and understand they could have the same opportunity those guys have by being a Wildcat.
“We definitely come to practice and talk about the games a lot,” Clarke said. “Me, I watch every game. I’m a Celtics fan, so watching what Tyler (Herro) and Bam (Adebayo) did to them, (in the Eastern Conference Finals) it was heartbreaking, but those are guys that have been here. You can see it.”
It sounds like this group of guys have the right mindset heading into the 2020 season and they have all the potential in the world to be a very special group that could compete for a national title come March.