With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander now a Los Angeles Clipper, University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari faces a serious question heading into the fall about who takes over point guard duties for the Wildcats.
Ahead of the team's big offseason trip to the Bahamas for a series of exhibition games, there are three candidates vying for the job: sophomore Quade Green and freshmen Ashton Hagans and Immanuel Quickley. All three players were five-star recruits with Hagans receiving the biggest hype as the No. 12 overall player in his class according to 247Sports.
All three are true point guards who can play on both ends and knock down jumpers. Coach Cal stands to learn a lot about who really deserves the starting job based on how this trio performs down in the Bahamas. This will essentially be point guard by committee for now as the young team seeks to find its footing.
The buzz surrounding Quade Green's physical transformation is warranted. Has completely changed his body. Looks like a different player. #BBN— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 1, 2018
Last year, it was evident that Calipari's Wildcats mainly relied on a tall lineup that featured the likes of Kevin Knox and P.J. Washington. With Knox ow
Kentucky is expected to be one of the best teams, if not the best team in college basketball this season following another stellar recruiting run, and had a number of intriguing players stay for another year. Big Blue Nation will have its eyes fixed on the Bahamas for an exciting first glance at what's in store in 2017-18.