Monday, October 10, 2016

NBA Scout Believes Kentucky is Going to Struggle with Perimeter Shooting

According to Adam Zagoria, an NBA scout said Kentucky is going to struggle to consistently knock down perimeter jump shots this season.

Following UK's practice on ESPNU, a scout had this to say:

“Kentucky is a team that is going to struggle to consistently make perimeter jump shots especially when teams play zone against them,” one NBA scout in attendance said. “Malik Monk is an NBA athlete who has a nice mid-range jump shot off the dribble. Fox has exceptional quickness and speed. Bam has an NBA body and is a powerful two footed jumper. [Derek] Willis is their best perimeter shooter. [Wenyen] Gabriel and [Sacha] Killeya-Jones both have upside and should be draftable prospects in a couple years.”

The full court scrimmage showed Fox being guarded by sophomore Isaiah Briscoe, who is touted for his defensive ability, and more often than not the freshman guard blew right past his elder counterpart.

On one particular sequence Fox beat Briscoe off the dribble, got towards the top of the lane and lofted a beauty of an alley-oop pass that was slammed home by his freshman teammate Adebayo. In that three second play – in practice nonetheless – scouts and viewers alike got a glimpse of the explosiveness these collegiate rookies can bring to the Wildcats.

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