Thursday, March 31, 2011

The UK All American Game Results

As we prepare for the Final Four we were treated with a glimpse into the future last night during the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago. It might as well have been called the UK All-American game. There were four future Wildcats playing, more than any other school, and they dominated. Completely. Dominated. Here is a breakdown:

Michael Gilchrist- The #3 overall, #1 small forward, got a double-double and was named co-MVP. Gilly put up 16 points and 12 rebounds. He scored from the perimeter, the free throw line and under the basket. He has a great overall game and reminds me a lot of Scotty Pippen.

Anthony Davis- He was the most impressive in my mind. Davis had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. He is a beast and is bigger than I had expected. Davis ran the floor and showed mass amounts of athleticism. He had a monster dunk from a feed from Cody Zeller and another with an alley oop from Marquis Teague. Davis is going to be a beast in the middle.

Kyle Wiltjer- Wiltjer might be the hardest match up for any team next year. The 6-10 player finished with 11 points. He showed the ability to muscle rebounds, score on put banks and he was stroking from beyond the arch. I really don't know how you guard him. He can beat you on any spot on the floor.

Marquis Teague- Teague had 9 points and 3 assists. He showed moves to the basket and blinding speed. He is not the scorer that Knight is but he showed more attributes of a true point guard like John Wall. The future is VERY bright for Kentucky. These four players were easily some of the best on the court. It was a Wildcat love fest for everybody involved.

Louisville had 2 players in the game (only two? what is this amateur hour?), Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan. Blackshear separated his shoulder during a practice so his involvement was limited. Behanan played and looked decent. He was slow going up and down the court. He scored only 4 points. I am not impressed.

Let's get back to the matter at hand. UK is in the Final Four on Saturday. Let's beat UConn. #revenge

Special Note- Our good buddies at the Cardchronicle have posted a story suggesting that UK might be in trouble for Jay Z being in the locker room after the Cats beet UNC. Let me say this: Keep grasping for straws. Kentucky did nothing wrong, the NCAA is not investigating, it is against NBA rules, not NCAA rules. I am wondering where the story about Michael Jordan visiting the North Carolina team and promising them shoes if they win the whole thing. He is also an NBA owner and he was actually promising to by the Tar Heels merchandise if they won. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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