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Kentucky Wildcats Basketball 2020-21 Roster Unveiled

We have our first full official UK roster for next season.

Chet White - UK Athletics

It won’t be long until the 2020-21 college basketball season is here.

In the meantime, the Kentucky Wildcats have unveiled the 2020-21 men’s basketball roster, which includes official heights and weights. All of the players also have their official headshots at UK Athletics.

One thing that immediately stands out is the size of this team. Terrence Clarke and Brandon Boston both measure in at 6-7 and will likely be starting at the 2 and 3. Devin Askew and Davion Mintz, who are competing for the starting point guard spot, both measure in at 6-3, so this should be one of, if not the tallest starting backcourt Kentucky has had under John Calipari.

The biggest player on the team is center Olivier Sarr, who measures in at 7-0 and 243 pounds. He’s actually dropped weight since the beginning of his junior season at Wake Forest when he weighed 255 pounds. It’s still unclear if the SEC will allow him to play this season.

The next tallest player is Isaiah Jackson at 6-10. He’s a little thin at 205 pounds, so a full year with strength coach Rob Harris could do wonders for the freshman forward.

The only other player that’s over 6-7 and expected to play this season is Lance Ware, who weighs in at 6-9 and 223 pounds. Jacob Toppin is also 6-9 but is expected to redshirt following his transfer from Rhode Island.

Kentucky’s lone returning scholarship player who logged minutes last season is Keion Brooks Jr., who still weighs in at 6-7 and 205 pounds. I wouldn’t read too much into there not being much change. He probably dropped some fat and gained some muscle this offseason as he looks to be a more effective combo forward that can play both the 3 and 4 spots at a high level.

Dontaie Allen is actually down two pounds to 198 from what he was last season during his redshirt freshman season.

2020-21 Kentucky Basketball Roster

0 Toppin, Jacob Brooklyn, N.Y. / Woodstock Academy F 6-9 187 So.
2 Askew, Devin Sacramento, Calif. / Mater Dei G 6-3 195 Fr.
3 Boston Jr., Brandon Norcross, Ga. / Sierra Canyon G 6-7 181 Fr.
5 Clarke, Terrence Boston / Brewster Academy G 6-7 187 Fr.
10 Mintz, Davion Charlotte, N.C. / North Mecklenburg G 6-3 191 Gr.
11 Allen, Dontaie Falmouth, Ky. / Pendleton County G 6-6 198 R-Fr.
12 Brooks Jr., Keion Fort Wayne, Ind. / La Lumiere School F 6-7 205 So.
13 Welch, Riley Littleton, Colo. / Chatfield G 6-0 185 Sr.
14 Canada, Brennan Mount Sterling, Ky. / George Rogers Clark F 6-6 198 So.
15 DeGregorio, Isaac Pittsburgh / North Catholic G 5-10 170 Fr.
20 Payne, Zan Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic G/F 6-4 222 R-So.
21 Fletcher, Cam'Ron St. Louis / Vashon F 6-6 215 Fr.
23 Jackson, Isaiah Pontiac, Mich. / Waterford Mott F 6-10 205 Fr.
30 Sarr, Olivier Toulouse, France / INSEP F 7-0 243 Sr.
55 Ware, Lance Camden, N.J. / Camden F 6-9 223 Fr.

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