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Kentucky Basketball: 5 things the Wildcats still need to improve on

Kentucky Basketball: 5 things the Wildcats still need to improve on

The Bahamas trip was a success, but there’s still room to grow. The Kentucky Wildcats were dominant in their international wins on the Big Blue Bahamas tour, and they really didn’t show many weaknesses. But as John Calipari said many times over the last week, it’s just a starting point (albeit a really, really good starting point). There are still ways for the Wildcats to improve. Here are four of them. Fewer turnovers from the bigs PJ Washington and Reid Travis were both pretty impressive, especially with Travis coming on strong in game four. But the two turned the ball over way...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 16, 2018
Film Room: PJ Washington’s Bahamas trip displayed his new look and versatility

Film Room: PJ Washington’s Bahamas trip displayed his new look and versatility

PJ Washington looked like a whole new player in the Bahamas, and that’s scary for Kentucky opponents. It’s rare that Kentucky head coach John Calipari minces words about his players. He’s not the kind of coach that’s going to beat around the bush about his players’ performances either. That’s why Calipari calling PJ Washington “a grown man” after his four-game performance in the Bahamas perfectly summed up the sophomore quartet of games. “He’s lost about 20 pounds and could lose another four or five,” Calipari said, via Darrell Bird of 247 Sports on Washington. “He...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 13, 2018
John Calipari thinks this can be his highest-scoring Kentucky team

John Calipari thinks this can be his highest-scoring Kentucky team

But he also thinks they should be a monster defensive team. The Kentucky Wildcats were nearly unstoppable during their four-game Bahamas tour, outscoring opponents by nearly 30 points per game. They did so thanks to a stifling defense that helped lead to a lot of fast-break opportunities, but even in the halfcourt, Kentucky’s offense was just too much for their opposition. Outside of a bad Game 1, Kentucky was red-hot from deep while also getting great production in the paint from PJ Washington, Nick Richards and Keldon Johnson, all of whom shot over 50 percent. Even Reid Travis got...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 12, 2018
Kentucky slams Team Toronto: 5 things to know and postgame banter

Kentucky slams Team Toronto: 5 things to know and postgame banter

Good luck slowing down these Cats. Kentucky finished off the Bahamas sweep, beating Team Toronto to go 4-0 for the week. The Wildcats started slow, but picked up the pace late in the first half, and by halftime they led by 20. They didn’t look back after that, coasting to a fourth straight win. This game featured much of the same of the last three: Tyler Herro shot well, PJ Washington appeared extremely versatile, and Quade Green was the definition of efficient. Here are five things to know from the win. Starting lineup changes The lineup looked a lot different in game four, as...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 12, 2018
Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Beat Team Toronto Edition

Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Beat Team Toronto Edition

Cats wallop Meg Bemax, Keldon Johnson loves to talk trash, Mark Stoops unhappy with practice, and Tiger’s back!Q The Kentucky Wildcats will close out their Bahamas trip tonight at 7:00 PM on the SEC network. They will take on Team Toronto and go for 4-0. Last night they dispatched the Serbian pro team Super Bemax with ease. Six Wildcats ended the night in double figures led by PJ Washington with 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Cats ended up winning 100-64 against a team that many had Kentucky losing to when this schedule came out. I know it’s August and it’s hard to gauge how good the...
Cincinnati Enquirer Aug 12, 2018
PJ Washington on the difference in new Kentucky basketball team

PJ Washington on the difference in new Kentucky basketball team

Sophomore PJ Washington sees a major difference between the new UK team and last seasons squad         
A Sea Of Blue Aug 12, 2018
UK’s balance playing a major role in Bahamas success

UK’s balance playing a major role in Bahamas success

The Wildcats are getting contributions in multiple ways from several guys We knew this Kentucky team would be deep, but the balance that they have shown through these three games in the Bahamas has shown how balanced they can be this season, and how dangerous that is going to make them. Take the game against Mega Bemax for example. The Wildcats had six guys score in double figures. PJ Washington led the way with 20, but Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro each had 16 and Nick Richards had 15. This is the type of team, as they have shown, where defenses can’t key in on just one or two guys...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 9, 2018
Wildcats run past San Lorenzo: 4 things to know and postgame banter

Wildcats run past San Lorenzo: 4 things to know and postgame banter

The Cats kicked it into another gear and ran by a San Lorenzo team full of quality pros. It was anything but a normal game—due to a power outage Kentucky had to cut the first half short and then play a 22-minute second half, 10 minutes of which was not televised. But nonetheless, Kentucky is now 2-0 in the Bahamas trip, and even pulled an upset tonight, according to Vegas, who had San Lorenzo favored by nine. The Wildcats managed to defeat Argentinian team San Lorenzo De Almagro thanks to strong shooting from Tyler Herro and marked improvement from PJ Washington and Reid Travis. Here...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 9, 2018
John Calipari reacts to UK’s first win in the Bahamas

John Calipari reacts to UK’s first win in the Bahamas

The Wildcats started their exhibition tour with a win, but there’s a lot of room for improvement. It’s only August, but college basketball is finally back. We got to see it start off with the Kentucky Wildcats beating the Bahamas National Team, 85-61. The Wildcats started out the game by going on a 13-0 run behind the efforts of sophomore Nick Richards. Richards had a tremendous game (19 points), and he showed us why last season Coach Cal pushed so hard for him to grow his game. The other returning sophomore, PJ Washington, was great on both ends as well. PJ was also facilitating the...
Cincinnati Enquirer Aug 8, 2018
Can Reid Travis and PJ Washington play together in the same UK lineup?

Can Reid Travis and PJ Washington play together in the same UK lineup?

During UKs Bahamas games, John Calipari will be tasked with finding his best lineup combination. Does it include PJ Washington and Reid Travis?         
A Sea Of Blue Aug 5, 2018
One Thing PJ Washington must work on in the offseason

One Thing PJ Washington must work on in the offseason

Sophomore PJ Washington could be a beast if he improves on one specific aspect of his game. PJ Washington decided to return to the Kentucky Wildcats for his sophomore season instead of sticking in the NBA Draft. He passed up a very good chance of being drafted at the back end of the first round for a chance to improve on his game and develop into a lottery talent. The 6-7 power forward had a good freshman season. He averaged 10.8 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. He recorded three double-doubles and finished the season strong even though he was suffering through a broken pinky...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 4, 2018
Would you rather have a sophomore PJ Washington or a freshman Zion Williamson?

Would you rather have a sophomore PJ Washington or a freshman Zion Williamson?

Both players should be two of the top power forwards in America. A dominant power forward can be a tremendous asset in college basketball. Kentucky and Duke will both have a quality option at the power forward position with sophomore PJ Washington and freshman Zion Williamson. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t really want Zion Williamson to come to Kentucky. When he jumped on the scene as an internet sensation. it seemed like Lexington was the perfect destination for him to showcase his talent. Ultimately, he went to dark side and chose to play for Coach K at Duke instead....
A Sea Of Blue Aug 1, 2018
Kentucky Basketball Practice Report and Highlights

Kentucky Basketball Practice Report and Highlights

These Wildcats are hungry for greatness. The Kentucky Wildcats will be off to the Bahamas next week. Before they make the trip, they held an open practice Wednesday that Sea of Blue was able to attend. As if you needed any more reason to be hyped about this team, Wednesday brought about more encouraging developments for the preseason co-favorites to win it all. First, a few updates on injured guys. Immanuel Quickley has missed some practice this summer with a groin injury sustained a few weeks ago. He’s since returned to practice and didn’t have any restrictions today. PJ Washington...
A Sea Of Blue Aug 1, 2018
Calipari and players preview Bahamas trip, talk summer workouts

Calipari and players preview Bahamas trip, talk summer workouts

Coach Cal has spent extra time working with this loaded UK squad. The Kentucky Wildcats are getting set for their four-game slate of Bahamas exhibition games. Ahead of the trip next week, John Calipari, PJ Washington, Reid Travis and Keldon Johnson met with the media to preview the trip. They also spoke about what the summer has been like, which has been a different one with Calipari spending more time with the team than previous summers. That’s how high Calipari is on this group of Cats, as he’s been eager to work with them as much as possible while sacrificing vacation and...
A Sea Of Blue Jul 28, 2018
Calipari keeps gushing over this team’s work ethic and toughness

Calipari keeps gushing over this team’s work ethic and toughness

The Cats just finished their first pre-Bahamas practice, and Cal is still a very happy man. The 2018-19 Kentucky Wildcats have a chance to be a special team. Much of that is due to the wealth of talent this team has from all 10 of their scholarship players, eight of which were a five-star recruit in at least one recruiting service. And for once, it also includes a great amount of experience, highlighted by fifth-year senior Reid Travis to go with sophomores Nick Richards, Quade Green and PJ Washington But what continues to impress John Calipari with this team is their drive to become the...

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