The 2020 edition of Big Blue Madness, was, well, so 2020. Without fans, Big Blue Madness lacked what made the event great in the first place, but that didn’t stop me from hyping myself about the team that took the floor tonight, especially Isaiah Jackson.
The takeaway from the night was Isaiah Jackson can absolutely FLY, with his first dunk in the dunk contest being a windmill from the free-throw line. Jackson will only be in Lexington for one season.
The scrimmage was in normal BBM fashion, but it was fun to see the team get out and compete for who could throw down the meanest dunk.
But, nonetheless, I am officially excited for Kentucky to take the court against Morehead State next week. Big Blue Madness did its job.
Here is what Twitter had to say about the late-night, 2020, pre-recorded edition of Big Blue Madness.
AWESOME idea having former players introducing the current guys— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 21, 2020
If they don’t have my mom introduce @UKCoachCalipari then someone really dropped the ball there.— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) November 21, 2020
Coach Cal and his staff are always innovative and creative. Dope stuff. https://t.co/xUSvvbuLxL— Twany Beckham (@Twany_B11) November 21, 2020
Davion Mintz— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) November 21, 2020
Three point contest seems easier without 25,000+ fans there! I wish these guys got the RUPP experience ⚪️— Jonny David (@JonnyDavid) November 21, 2020
Davion Mintz’s stroke looked pure in that 3-point contest. Set a high early bar with a 20.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 21, 2020
Haha all is well with the world .— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) November 21, 2020
You can tell that I’m really not in the loop
In case you thought this Madness was live ... Calipari says “in today’s draft.” Ha. So this whole thing was recorded two days ago.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 21, 2020
Isaiah Jackson will be in Lexington one year— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 21, 2020
Kentucky 7-footer Olivier Sarr only missed one shot in his first two racks in the Madness 3-point contest. That’ll do.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 21, 2020
Alexa. Has Isaiah Jackson landed yet?— Chet Lemond (@ChetLemond) November 21, 2020
Best dunk contest dunkers of all time:— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) November 21, 2020
KENTUCKY— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) November 21, 2020
Periodt. ♀️ pic.twitter.com/iO4CVqvHZj