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Monday Quickies: Kentucky Basketball Scrimmage at Rupp Arena Edition

The Cats can’t have exhibition games this year, so this is the next best thing.

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The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team had a simulation Sunday at Rupp Arena, per head coach John Calipari. Since the program won’t partake in any exhibition games this season due to COVID-19, the Wildcats are competing against each other and running what they’d normally do in those games.

Calipari had a special shout out for Davion Mintz, saying he “hit a bunch of shots.”

The head coach went on to say the team is emphasizing taking extreme precautions to avoid any issues with COVID-19. The ultimate goal is to of course ensure the safety of the athletes and staff.

Calipari added that his team is hungry to get started. He made note of how proud he is of the team and he respects how they’re handling themselves during the pandemic.

It’s of course the trend every year, but Kentucky looks big, long and supremely athletic.

The Wildcats always have a high ceiling, but this team is expected to be hyper athletic and intense on the defensive end of the court. If they can protect the basketball and make shots, the sky is truly going to be the limit.

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