With the start of college basketball a little over three months away, now is the time to start getting the summer reports back regarding the Kentucky Wildcats team.
Last season, those reports were non-existent. The Covid-riddled summer disrupted any team workouts or unity for all college programs, but probably impacted Kentucky more than any.
This season? John Calipari and strength coach Rob Strong aren’t letting that happen. As seen by the team’s recent venture into Kroger Field, to finish off their summer workout schedule.
We weren’t messing around this summer pic.twitter.com/wF3zRoHquS— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) August 2, 2021
One name that has kept popping up over the summer? Freshman Bryce Hopkins. Rob Strong spoke to Kyle Tucker of The Athletic about the progress of Kentucky Basketball’s summer workouts. And Bryce Hopkins has opened eyes regarding his elite athleticism, being compared to another freakishly-athletic wildcat.
“From an athleticism standpoint, (freshman) Bryce Hopkins has really, really surprised me,” Harris says. “He can give you some of that Alex Poythress-type strength and athleticism, but I think Bryce can maybe be a little more skilled.”
Hopkins will see his fair-share of minutes this season, no doubt. To get the full scoop of how summer workouts went, click here to read Kyle Tucker’s piece on the UK basketball team’s determination to not let a 9-16 record happen ever again.
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