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Keion Brooks returns from calf injury

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Brooks is back in action with the new season approaching fast.

Keion Brooks Jr. UK Athletics

The Kentucky Wildcats held their annual Pro Day Thursday night, and the biggest story was the return of Keion Brooks Jr.

The sophomore forward has been sidelined for several weeks while recovering from a calf injury. However, Brooks was able to take part in the Pro Day, and it didn’t look like he had any limitations as he through down several athletic dunks.

Brooks actually looked more athletic and had some extra hop in his step compared to where he was last season as a freshman. He’s expected to be a key piece of what hopes to be a Final Four-contending Kentucky squad, so it’s great to see him back in action with the season beginning in less than two weeks.

Since Brooks has been sidelined, it’s allowed freshman forward Isaiah Jackson to make a strong push to be the starting power forward when the season begins next to Olivier Sarr in the frontcourt. But even if Brooks is coming off the bench, he’ll still be a very important piece that will play a big role in how good these Cats can be.

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