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Wednesday Headlines: Positive Basketball Practice Buzz Edition

A lot of positivity surrounding the basketball program

Photo: Chet White/UK Athletics

There’s some optimism floating around the Kentucky Wildcats basketball program as summer practices have been ongoing.

On Kentucky Sports Radio, Matt Jones shared some things he’s heard about the team, particularly with TyTy Washington and Kellan Grady.

“As far as the new guys, all I’ve heard is that TyTy Washington, people say is the truth,” Jones said on the air. “… (I was also told) Kellan Grady is even better than we hoped. I think they hoped he’d be one level, and maybe he’s a level above that.”

He went on to say that Calipari really likes the experience that Grady brings to the table, and the skills he has shown thus far, and Washington seems to have the potential to be a star freshman.

And KSR’s Jack Pilgrim dropped a few other pieces of practice buzz, including this bit about Bryce Hopkins.

“Bryce Hopkins has come on strong in practice, with the staff extremely impressed with the four-star freshman’s versatility on offense and knack for scoring.”

That’s interesting to hear as Hopkins often doesn’t get talked about as much as many of the other players, but it seems like he might be making a case to try to earn some playing time. The fit will be the problem for him. Kentucky would most likely want to use him at the four, but with Keion Brooks and Jacob Toppin, there may not be a lot of minutes available. That’ll be something to watch for sure.

To read the full report, you can check that out here.

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