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Friday Headlines: Zvonimir Ivisic Edition

Ivisic could step right in and be a huge help for UK.

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What’s been the troubling news of the summer for the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team? Considering they had a heck of a trip to Canada (sweeping the four games they played in the Global Jam), it has to be the health of both Aaron Bradshaw and Ugonna Onyenso.

Bradshaw suffered a foot injury roughly one month ago while Onyenso suffered an ankle injury during a scrimmage in Canada leading up to the team’s first Global Jam game.

Kentucky indeed looked great during the trip, but it was behind four-guard lineups with the tallest player on the floor standing just 6-9. The Wildcats fought hard on the defensive glass and were blessed that they shot the ball as well as they did from the field. But it’s no secret that this team needs to get healthy (faster than expected) or add a player last minute.

Zvonimir Ivisic could be that player for Kentucky. The international prospect has been on the radar of multiple NBA teams for more than a few years. Ivisic will turn 20 years old in September and has two years of international basketball experience.

He stands 7-2, 220 pounds and has the full skillset to come in and make an immediate impact for the Wildcats. Ivisic is a likely draft pick for next year’s NBA Draft, but a stint at Kentucky could give that possibility a heck of a boost. He would play on multiple big TV games throughout the year and have a real shot at extended postseason play in March.

Memphis is also in pursuit of the big man, so it will likely come down to one or the other.

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