The Kentucky Wildcats have started off the season 4-1 and are playing with a limited rotation in the frontcourt.
With Aaron Bradshaw and Ugonna Onyenso recovering from foot injuries, as well as Zvominir Ivisic waiting on his eligibility ruling from the NCAA, it has been the Tre Mitchell show in the frontcourt to this point. It sounds like one player may be making their on-court debut soon.
According to a few reports by Jack Pilgrim of KSR and David Sisk of Cats Illustrated, Bradshaw was expected to start practice on Wednesday. With some media availability before practice today, none of the players gave away the secret, but Justin Edwards is excited about Bradshaw’s pending debut.
Justin Edwards declined to comment on the report that Aaron Bradshaw will return to practice, but said he will make Kentucky "a lot better".— Tristan Pharis (@TristanUda) November 22, 2023
Adds that Bradshaw has been a "really good teammate".
"He supports all of us, through highs and lows. He is always one of those people… pic.twitter.com/VEytCpaALR
Edwards points to how Bradshaw will make the Cats “a lot better.” Edwards also praised Bradshaw for how well he’s continued to support his teammates.
Plugging Bradshaw in to this rotation should be rather seamless with his skillset. With the ability to knock down the 3-point shot and his ability to run the floor, it should maintain the new style of play we have seen John Calipari running this season.
It shouldn't be long before Ivisic joins Bradshaw in the frontcourt, now giving Coach Cal two of his most skilled options at the center spot in several seasons.
Going to make this team even more fun once they take the court.
Also, for what it’s worth, Bradshaw reposted this on his Instagram page today.