Good morning, BBN. As you all know by now the game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Texas Longhorns has been canceled due to COVID protocols affecting both teams. There’s no word yet about whether or not the Cats will play on Tuesday against the Missouri Tigers.
Until then, we can talk about former Wildcats, I suppose. Right now there isn’t a hotter rookie in the NBA other than Immanuel Quickley. Last night, the former Wildcat put up 25 points and went 5-8 from beyond the arch. He led the New Your Knicks to a win last night and his team improved to 9-11 on the season.
Quickley’s leap from bench guard, to SEC Player of the Year, to an NBA Rookie star is not something many of us saw coming during his freshman season at UK. His work ethic and drive continue to make good things happen for him. If there is one player that Calipari needs to talk to his current team, it’s Quickley.
They could learn from Quickley what it takes to be successful and he can tell them about the benefits of returning to Kentucky with the right kind of attitude.
Tweets of the Day
Immanuel Quickley's celebration pic.twitter.com/6C8amDjPhH— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) January 30, 2021
The kid’s having some fun.
Coach Chaney and I fought every game we competed – as everyone knows, sometimes literally – but in the end he was my friend. Throughout my career, we would talk about basketball and life. I will miss those talks and I will my friend. Rest in peace, Coach! pic.twitter.com/0JGcQ7JPOO— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 29, 2021
John Chaney was a giant in the eighties and nineties. His Temple teams were always tough as nails, just like their coach. RIP, John Chaney.
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