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Monday Quickies: Big Men Rising Edition

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Just two more days until tip-off.

Isaiah Jackson Eddie Justice - UK Athletics

There isn’t a better coach than John Calipari when it comes to taking young men and turning them into mature leaders on the basketball court. The Kentucky Wildcats head coach will once again tackle that challenge, but this time it should be a bit easier.

Kentucky lost nearly all of their pieces from last year’s team, with just Keion Brooks remaining. Surrounding Brooks in the front court will be fellow big men Cam’Ron Fletcher, Isaiah Jackson and Lance Ware.

All are incredibly talented, which many of us saw when Jackson dunked from the free throw line just s a few nights ago. Fletcher and Ware also bring specific talents/needs to the table and all three can be vital to Kentucky having a great season.

From Jackson leaping around the paint, Fletcher being an intense grinder and Ware attacking the rim, Kentucky clearly has a load of talent in their front court. With just as much in their back court, life may be just a bit easier on Calipari than past seasons.

Coming in as the 10th-ranked team to start the year, Kentucky will tip off 2020-2021 on Wednesday night against Morehead State at Rupp Arena. The game is set for 6 PM EDT and will be aired on SEC Network.

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Quickies

Let point guard Devin Askew explain what drives John Calipari crazy - Vaught’s Views

Who else is ready for Wednesday night?

PFF Grades and Snap Counts from Kentucky at Alabama - Cats Illustrated

There was a scarcity of “good” for Kentucky on Saturday.

How good would UK volleyball be if seniors return for extra season - Vaught’s Views

The answer is pretty dang good.

Sources: Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol agree to 2-year deal - ESPN

The rich always seem to become richer.

Mahomes lifts Chiefs in final minute to seal revenge on Raiders - USA Today

We couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday Night game.

Swinney blasts FSU for postponing game after Clemson player tests positive - ESPN

The Clemson Tigers head coach didn’t hold back here.

As New York Jets flirt with 0-16, RB Frank Gore says, ‘I can’t go out like that’ - ESPN

Gore had to know what he was signing up for though, right? It’s the Jets.

Tagovailoa benched for Fitzpatrick in 4th quarter but remains Dolphins’ starting QB - ESPN

Now this just doesn’t make much sense.