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Friday Headlines: Positive Vibes with DJ Wagner Edition

One national writer says NBA scouts love the Kentucky guard’s game.

DJ Wagner Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue

Last night, freshman guard DJ Wagner had a solid performance in the exhibition matchup against Kentucky State, scoring 12 points on 50% shooting from the floor, along with a team-high seven assists.

Wagner is expected to be one of the top players on this Kentucky Wildcats team, and according to one national writer, Wagner is drawing a lot of attention from NBA scouts.

The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, who serves as the company’s senior NBA and NBA Draft writer, had this to say about Wagner last night.

I don’t think this is too much of a surprise, as Wagner has been viewed as a first round pick for a while, but it is pretty interesting that Vecenie said Wagner has been the subject of the most positive feedback.

We know about his ability to score, but last night, Wagner also showcased his playmaking ability by recording seven assists.

There’s definitely a lot to like about the young guard, and it’ll be fun to watch him grow and develop this season in Lexington.

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This team has the potential to be a lot of fun.

Headlines

Takeaways from the win over Kentucky State - KSR

Justin Edwards showed what he is capable of.

Can UK Football rediscover 2021 magic? - Herald Leader

They could use it to recover from this losing skid.

UK Defense looking to get its swagger back - Cats Pause

That unit had a rough October.

Levis earns praise from fans despite loss in Pittsburgh - Bleacher Report

A tough loss, but Will gave fans some reason for optimism.

USC will visit Michigan to open conference play next year - ESPN

That’s going to feel really weird.

James Harden continuing to throw shots at Sixers - Bleacher Report

The ugly breakup continues.

Things are not going well with the Chicago Bulls - Yahoo

Not good for Billy Donovan.

Big 10 coaches want action against Michigan - CBS

The coaches and ADs want the conference to take action soon.


And here are this week’s Kentucky Reacts results, where fans sounded off on Mark Stoops’ career as a whole with the Wildcats.