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Calipari gives updates on Keion Brooks, Dontaie Allen and Cam’Ron Fletcher

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Dontaie Allen may finally get his chance, while Keion Brooks is still a ways away from playing.

Devin Askew. Keion Brooks Jr. Davion Mintz. Dontaie Allen. Terrence Clarke. UK Athletics

As the Kentucky Wildcats look to end their six-game losing skid, they’re now preparing for their SEC opener, which comes Saturday in Starkville vs. the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

During his weekly radio show Monday, John Calipari gave us an update regarding three players who’ve not been playing for various reasons.

First off, as well know by now, Cam Fletcher has rejoined the Kentucky basketball team after a one-week hiatus from the program. Calipari said that while Fletcher did not practice today with the team, he did some conditioning and was a “player/cheerleader” during practice. He also added that he doubts Fletcher will play Saturday against Mississippi State.

In regards to Dontaie Allen, Calipari said that he told Allen that he was finally going to get his chance, but did not say when.

“Now it’s his turn to shine,” Calipari said.

Cal added that Allen was great in practice today. That chance could be coming against Mississippi State this Saturday.

And finally, we may still be a ways out from seeing Keion Brooks Jr. take the floor this season. Calipari said that Brooks is practicing, but he isn’t doing any contact of any kind. Calipari then declined to put a timetable on Brooks’ return, so it is highly unlikely that we see him on the court Saturday, even though Calipari previously said he was hopeful that Brooks would be back in time for the start of SEC play.

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Posted by Kentucky Basketball on Monday, December 28, 2020

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