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Friday Quickies: Cats Impress at Iverson Classic Edition

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Daimion Collins and Bryce Hopkins are drawing praise the all-star event.

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Bryce Hopkins and Daimion Collins appeared in the first scrimmage of the Iverson Classic on Thursday, impressing ESPN’s NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony with their play. The pair of 2021 fall signees stood out above others, which is even more excellent considering they’re side-by-side with the best of their class.

‘Twas the first time Givony had watched Hopkins, so he took to Twitter with his comments:

“Just a good all-around basketball player. Did some really interesting things defensively, made a bunch of shots, and is a really smart and unselfish passer.”

He added Hopkins is exactly what Kentucky needs at the combo guard position and that Collins also caught his eye.

“Looked lost in the drills, but came alive in a major way when the scrimmage started with some great blocks, putbacks and finishes. Moves exceptionally well. Clearly one of the prospects with the highest ceilings in this class.”

Across from Collins and Hopkins will be TyTy Washington, who just had a Crystal Ball Prediction go Kentucky’s way. He is expected to announce on May 15th and playing against two sensational talents like Collins and Hopkins may assist him with his decision.

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