Jordan Burks has been a key role player off the bench for the Kentucky Wildcats this season while they were shorthanded in the frontcourt.
While Burks has been stepping up for the Cats in the frontcourt, his natural position is actually the small forward spot.
With the return of Aaron Bradshaw, Burks is now able to slide back to his natural position.
However, ahead of Kentucky’s game against Penn, Burks hurt his hand during practice, but that was not going to keep him off the floor.
“He almost broke his hand. His hand was swollen. He still practiced,” Calipari said after Saturday’s win over Penn. “He said, ‘Man, I’m practicing. I’m finally playing the 3, I’m out here.’”
Burks was asked to do something he was not used to having to do in the early stages of the season. Now that he is back at the 3, Calipari still expects him to get playing time.
“He’ll get time with this group. He will.”
Kentucky will be in action again next Saturday as they get set to face the North Carolina Tar Heels in the CBS Sports Classic.