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Friday Headlines: Adou Thiero Edition

It appears Kentucky landed a real gem in Adou Thiero.

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Kentucky Wildcats basketball’s 2022 recruiting class was centered around Cason Wallace and Chris Livingston. While both freshman have played well through two games in the Bahamas, fellow classmate Adou Thiero has also made his case that he’ll impact the team this season.

Thiero is the son of Almamy Thiero, one of head coach John Calipari’s former players during his time at Memphis. There was enthusiasm surrounding Thiero during the offseason, but it’s fair to say he’s much exceeded most if not all of our expectations through two exhibition games. He’s been a revelation thus far and has played so well in the flow of the game.

Thiero followed up an efficient seven points on Wednesday (in just 10 minutes) with 13 points and six rebounds on Thursday. He’s made a 3-pointer in both contests and blocked four total shots.

He has a nose for the ball, is active on defense and has great size to play multiple positions for the Wildcats. His instincts and ability to play smart, winning basketball should most certainly earn him a spot in Kentucky’s rotation this season.

Through two games in the Bahamas, Kentucky has proved they have 10 players that can contribute on any given night. Fans have plenty of reasons to be excited for the upcoming season and Adou Thiero should be near the top of the list.

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One of the greatest moments in Olympic history.


Calipari’s latest comments are news to Stoops and Marrow - Vaught’s Views

Incredibly unnecessary by Calipari.

Bill Russell’s No. 6 to be retired across NBA - ESPN


Malik Willis scores TD in NFL preseason debut vs. Ravens - USA Today

Hoping he gets a chance to win the job.

Chris Livingston shows why he can be a special player - Vaught’s Views

Looking forward to watching him this year.

Tom Izzo gets new 5-year, $31 million deal - ESPN

Seems like a discount.

22 former 1st round picks running out of chances - USA Today

Lots of highly regarded prospects on thin ice.

Kentucky Steamrolls Monterrey Tech 102-40 - KSR

Another beatdown in the Bahamas.

Mariners activate star outfielder off 10-day injured list - ESPN

J Rod is back.