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Darren Collison talks training incoming Wildcats; says BJ Boston is like a “mini Kevin Durant”

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The Former Bruin is now helping a trio of Wildcats.

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Long-time NBA and former UCLA Bruins point guard Darren Collison has been working with incoming Kentucky Wildcats guard Devin Askew in California for quite some time. Now, two other incoming Cats are training with him.

Kyle Tucker of the Athletic talked to Askew and Collision in his latest piece describing how California native and incoming UK guard B.J. Boston and five-star signee Terrence Clarke have joined them out west to train for the 2020-21 season.

Askew, who will be competing to be Kentucky’s starting point guard next season, was the one who helped set this up.

“We’re probably going to school later than normal, so I thought we should get together and start working to build that chemistry,” said Askew. “I reached out to those guys, and they absolutely wanted to make it happen.”

The story if full of great quotes about the incoming Cats, but one in particular really stood out in how Collison described Boston.

“B.J. is kind of like a mini version of Kevin Durant: real long, lanky, seems like he’s still growing, can shoot from anywhere on the court, has handles, can post up really good for his age, really good off pick-and-roll and is improving as a defensive player. That kid is a big, big-time player.”

That will surely raise the Big Blue Nation’s anticipation for next season.

Be sure to read all of Tucker’s story here.

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