Everyone saw the glaring issue on Saturday night when Kentucky went to Notre Dame — a not so good basketball team — and collapsed late to fall, 66-62. The Wildcats can’t consistently make shots from behind the arc, their guards are struggling to put points on the board and decision-making late in games has been questionable at best. Yes, for the coach as well.
Kentucky hits the road once again this weekend, traveling out west to Las Vegas for the CBS Sports Classic where they’ll face the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes. With all due respect to Notre Dame, OSU will present much better talent and ability on both ends of the floor. So if Kentucky takes a second consecutive loss this weekend, what will be the solution?
The name Shaedon Sharpe comes to mind as a player Kentucky could possibly turn to once 2022 arrives. Sharpe will arrive and enroll early at Kentucky, graduating this fall and coming to Lexington a semester early to practice/become affiliated with the program. While his intentions are to wait and play next fall, could head coach John Calipari ask for his assistance now? Sharpe is the No. 1 overall prospect for next year’s class so there’s no secret that the 6’5 shooting guard has the talent to score the rock at a high level.
It would be a daring task to ask an 18-year old to step in during the midst of a season and fill the team’s most glaring need. However, what else can Kentucky fall back on? Oscar Tshiebwe seems to be the only consistent asset on the team (at least at the moment) and with a “championship or bust” mentality in Lexington, calling on Sharpe seems to be in the cards.
What’s your answer to solving Kentucky’s issues? Is Sharpe ready to step in? Let us know.
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Who else took a loss on Sunday?
Not the best weekend for any of the Wildcats.
Huge step forward for next year’s offense.
Can anyone explain this?
Something for Big Blue Nation to look forward to.
Going for it all next season.
Plenty of blame for the coach, too.
Another record for the GOAT.
The Browns almost Browned.