Kentucky Basketball 2018/19

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    TJ Walker just tweeted out that SKJ has announced he'll be transferring.

    You knew it was a possibility, but became much more likely with EJ Montgomery's decision this morning.
    I believe that Jones will develop into a really good player if he goes somewhere that he can get 30 minutes or more of playing time. He is very athletic for a big guy and also has a pretty good looking jump shot, just needs minutes and more confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    He considered it last year. Nice talent but didn’t improve under Cal and lacks the alpha instinct Cal looks for.
    Disagree on both. I think he improved under Cal and I think he is more aggressive this year. However, there are other more talented players in front of him which will keep his playing time low and hence the transfer request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Disagree on both. I think he improved under Cal and I think he is more aggressive this year. However, there are other more talented players in front of him which will keep his playing time low and hence the transfer request.
    Alex Poythress like growth, who just got recruited over. He’s on the Chaz Matthews, Marcus Lee, Kyle Wilter path. His “growth” isn’t strong enough to hold off 17 and 18 year old frosh for playing time?

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    I was really hoping he would stay, but I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Alex Poythress like growth, who just got recruited over. He’s on the Chaz Matthews, Marcus Lee, Kyle Wilter path. His “growth” isn’t strong enough to hold off 17 and 18 year old frosh for playing time?
    Not guys that are top 15 recruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Alex Poythress like growth, who just got recruited over. He’s on the Chaz Matthews, Marcus Lee, Kyle Wilter path. His “growth” isn’t strong enough to hold off 17 and 18 year old frosh for playing time?
    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Not guys that are top 15 recruits.
    What HT said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Not guys that are top 15 recruits.
    SKJ was a 5 star, #23 overall. Top 25 can’t hold off top 15 (Montgomery is #12), 2 years into the system? You all are actually making my growth point, or lack there of even stronger.

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    SGA declared.

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    If Hagans commits today or tomorrow, which I'm hearing he may, do we still think Calipari is struggling in recruiting? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4chs View Post
    I believe that Jones will develop into a really good player if he goes somewhere that he can get 30 minutes or more of playing time. He is very athletic for a big guy and also has a pretty good looking jump shot, just needs minutes and more confidence.
    I may be wrong on this, but I feel like his lack of ability to defend is what kept him off the floor at Kentucky. He could guard anyone off the dribble. He was getting better as a help defender with blocking shots, but I feel like his on ball defense is why Cal didn't play him more in the first two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    If Hagans commits today or tomorrow, which I'm hearing he may, do we still think Calipari is struggling in recruiting? lol
    If/When Hagans commits, Kentucky will most likely jump Duke for the #1 class.

    I'm sure that clown Goodman will still try to spin it that Coach K still "owns him" in recruiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I may be wrong on this, but I feel like his lack of ability to defend is what kept him off the floor at Kentucky. He could guard anyone off the dribble. He was getting better as a help defender with blocking shots, but I feel like his on ball defense is why Cal didn't play him more in the first two years.
    This.

    I'm bummed he's leaving because he showed a ton of improvement this past season compared to his freshmen season. Think he could've taken another big step forward, but like you said, his defense was his Achilles heel.

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    Boom!

    Hagans just verbally committed to the Cats.

    Ashton Hagans is a Kentucky Wildcat

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Boom!

    Hagans just verbally committed to the Cats.

    Ashton Hagans is a Kentucky Wildcat
    Well that didn't take long. I hoped it happened after SGA made it official. Let's go!

    Is it October yet?

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    Anybody have a feel for how certain his reclassification is? Calling @gametime

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