On Monday, Kentucky Wildcats pledge Skyy Clark shared a tweet I think all of Big Blue Nation will enjoy and should get behind.
Man I can’t wait to watch #BBN play again, win or lose I’m pulling for them each and every game because they really be giving they all under some tough conditions and no matter what they show up the next game ready to play. Much respect fellas✊ ✊ ✊— Skyy Clark (@skyyclark) February 16, 2021
This year has been nothing like anyone expected. This summer, we heard the buzz about this team being a title favorite. With the addition of two top-10 recruits in BJ Boston and Terrance Clarke, the addition of top transfer Olivier Sarr it was really easy to see why.
Then the losses started to pour in, which is something no one has been use to in the John Calipari era, losing six straight games in non-conference play. And depending on who you talked to then the sky was falling in Kentucky.
The year 2020, as everyone knows, has been unprecedented times. That doesn’t change for these athletes. It is even harder one could imagine for them with the strict protocols they have to follow each day.
Each game though they come out and compete. The craziest stat all season is where Kentucky has held a Second half lead in 14 of their 18 games. That stat is the sign of a team that is fighting, not one of a bunch of guys folding.
Now don’t get me wrong, losing is not an okay thing because of the circumstances they have been dealt. The staff and the players would be the first people to tell you that. Overcoming adversity is now a game at a time step.
The improvement is starting to show up on the floor now also. Offense finally has some rhythm, defense is still stellar as it has been all season. This team finally has some confidence in the product they are putting on the floor.
There are five games remaining (six if South Carolina is rescheduled) and the end result might not be the one everyone expected. Rupp Arena might not be able to be filled with screaming fans, and Nashville won’t be painted blue once the tournament comes around, but for this team to go on a run they will need Big Blue Nation to get behind them.
Props to Skyy for helping see these guys to the finish line.
Clark is a 2022 point guard commit playing for Ensworth High School in Nashville, TN. This season he averaged 26.4 PPG, 3.5 APG, and 4.7 RPG according to MaxPreps. He is ranked as the #12 player in the country according to 24/7 Composite rankings.